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A Michigan 4-Star Senior OT Is Retiring

View of a Michigan Wolverines football helmet before their game against the Utah Utes.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - SEPTEMBER 3: View of a Michigan Wolverines football helmet before their game against the Utah Utes at Rice-Eccles Stadium on September 3, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

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.

From 247Sports:

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.