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A Former Michigan Football Star Has Decided To Retire At 23

A Miami Dolphins helmet sitting on the field.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 31: The helmet of Jakeem Grant #19 of the Miami Dolphins is seen as he takes a knee during warmups before the preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings on August 31, 2017 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

A former Michigan football star has decided to retire from the NFL. He's just 23.

Mike McCray, a former Wolverines' captain and All-Big Ten selection, announced this afternoon that he was retiring from the game.

The former Michigan defender was an undrafted free agent. He was signed by the Miami Dolphins this past May.

McCray announced the news on Twitter.

"For some time now, I have been playing the game of football for the wrong reason and during this time I sacrificed my happiness and my well being," he says.

McCray totaled 84 tackles, 17 for loss, and five sacks during the 2017 season.

The former Michigan star says he plans on remaining in the game despite the fact that his playing career is over. Stay tuned.