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Former No. 1 Overall Recruit Is Retiring From Football

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A former five-star and No. 1 overall recruit has decided to retire from the sport of football. He's just 28 years old.

Da'Quan Bowers, the No. 1 overall recruit in the 2008 class, is calling it a career. He most recently played in the Canadian Football League.

Bowers' CFL team, the Edmonton Eskimos, announced the roster move on Twitter.

Here's the full release:

Bowers was a five-star recruit in the class of 2008. He committed to Clemson with offers from basically every school in the country.

The defensive lineman played at Clemson from 2008 to 2010. He was a second-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Bowers was a first-team All-ACC and consensus All-American in 2010. He then played for the Buccaneers from 2011-15. The defensive lineman played one season in the CFL.

Best of luck in retirement, Da'Quan.