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Dallas Cowboys Star Reacts To Travis Frederick's Retirement

A closeup of a Dallas Cowboys football helmet.

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 02: A detail photo of a Dallas Cowboys helmet before a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Cowboys Stadium on December 2, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Dallas Cowboys All-Pro offensive lineman Travis Frederick announced his surprise retirement from the NFL at the age of 29 on Monday.

Frederick, a five-time Pro Bowler, announced in 2018 that he was battling Guillain-Barré syndrome, an autoimmune disease that affects the nervous system. He made his full return in 2019 and was once again a dominant player.

The former Wisconsin Badgers star has decided to walk away from the game now, though. Frederick announced his decision on Monday night.

Frederick's now-former teammate, Zack Martin, posted a heartfelt message on Twitter in response to the decision. "I have learned so much from Travis - both on and off the field," he wrote. "I think I can speak for everyone, but I know I speak for myself when I say, 'We will miss 72!'"

Frederick will certainly be missed. The former Big Ten standout retires as one of the best offensive linemen in the game.