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.