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College Football Player Retiring After His Team's Bowl Game

A look at the sky during a Miami-Syracuse game.

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 21: A general view of Hard Rock Stadium during a game between the Miami Hurricanes and the Syracuse Orange on October 21, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

A major college football player announced today that he will be retiring from the sport after his team's bowl game.

Demetrius Jackson, a senior at Miami and a former three-star recruit, announced on Twitter that he'll be retiring from football.

The defensive end has dealt with some injuries over the course of his career.

"Came to the decision through prayer and thought. After the bowl, I’ll be closing this chapter of my life. After my surgery, last year I just don’t feel the same. I know when it’s time and it’s time. I’ve been blessed to play the game so far with some great dudes," he wrote.

Jackson is a Miami, Fla. native. He's been a key contributor to Miami's defense over the last four seasons.

Best of luck in your post-football life, Demetrius.