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Nebraska Player To Retire From Football Due To Medical Reasons

Nebraska's players take the field.

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 08: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers leads the team on the field before the game against the Colorado Buffaloes at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

Scott Frost certainly has the Nebraska Cornhuskers on the right track, but unfortunately the football program received some tough news yesterday surrounding one inspiring player.

Jacob Weinmaster began his career with Nebraska as a walk-on linebacker, but his impact on special teams eventually earned him a scholarship for the 2018 season. Now, he'll have to leave the game he loves behind and retire from the Cornhuskers.

The Nebraska linebacker announced on social media that he'll retire due to medical reasons, which will force him to miss his final season of college football.

Fortunately for Weinmaster and his family, he will be eligible to go on a medical scholarship for his final year.

Weinmaster played in 10 games this past season, registering 13 total tackles and becoming an important piece to the team's coverage on kickoffs.

The Cornhuskers only have five scholarship players on their linebackers corps, following Weinmaster's departure. However, two of those players are incoming freshmen and will need time to adjust to the collegiate level.