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Northwestern SB Cameron Green Announces Medical Retirement

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EVANSTON, IL - SEPTEMBER 29: A general view of Ryan Field as the Northwestern Wildcats take on the Indiana Hoosiers on September 29, 2012 in Evanston, Illinois. Northwestern defeated Indiana 44-29. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Northwestern superback Cameron Green is stepping away from football. Green announced his medical retirement this evening on Twitter.

According to Green's announcement, he is retiring "due to concussion and head injuries within my family." He had one year of eligibility remaining after redshirting in 2015 and playing the last three seasons.

"It is with joy and pain that I am announcing my retirement from the sport of football," Green wrote in his announcement. "I am honored to say I played for Northwestern, and privileged to represent this University on such a prestigious stage. Unfortunately, due to concussion and head injuries within my family, I have chosen to step away from the game. Though the love of the game will be everlasting in me, the love for family and health overpowers all."

Green came to Northwestern as a wide receiver before transitioning to playing superback for the Wildcats, essentially a hybrid fullback/tight end or h-back role. He was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection in 2018.

This past season, Green was second on the team with 57 receptions last year, recording 483 yards and a team-high four touchdowns.

He totaled 20 receptions for 170 yards and two touchdowns in 2017.

Green is the son of former Notre Dame and Chicago Bears running back Mark Green.