Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh announced a couple of major news bites this afternoon. Earlier, the Wolverines' coach named his starting quarterback. Now, he's revealed that a former four-star recruit is retiring.
Harbaugh announced on his "Attack The Day" podcast that senior offensive tackle Grant Newsome is retiring from the game of football.
Newsome has dealt with a couple of tough injuries in recent seasons.
After sustaining a leg injury two seasons ago that nearly required amputation, Grant Newsome has made the decision to medically retire. The would-be senior offensive lineman underwent several surgeries and extensive rehab in hopes of coming back, but during an appearance on Jim Harbaugh’s weekly Attack Each Day Podcast earlier today he announced his playing days are officially over..
Newsome, a 6-foot-7, 280-pound offensive lineman, was a four-star recruit coming out of high school.
He was ranked the No. 21 OT in the country by 247Sports.
Michigan opens its season on Sept. 1 against Notre Dame.