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Former Ohio State Football Star Retiring From NFL At 24

A closeup of an Ohio State football helmet on the field.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01: An Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

A former Ohio State football star announced this afternoon that he is retiring from the game. He's only 24.

Joshua Perry, a fourth-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, announced on Twitter this afternoon that he is retiring from the game after recently sustaining his sixth documented concussion.

"The last thing I want to do is put the health of my brain and my future wellbeing in jeopardy over a game and a paycheck," he wrote.

Perry was taken with the No. 102 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft by the Chargers. He spent the 2017 season with the Colts and had signed with the Seahawks earlier this summer.

The Ohio native says he plans on spending more time in Central Ohio moving forward. He plans on getting his real estate license and will be chasing aspirations "in that arena."

Perry's full announcement can be seen below:

Perry began starting at Ohio State as a sophomore. He led the team in tackles as a junior.

Best of luck in retirement, Josh.