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Florida DE Jordan Sherit Announces Retirement After Recent Injury

A view of Florida Gators fans during a football game.

GAINESVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 19: A general view of the crowd during the game between the Tennessee Volunteers and the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Jordan Sherit announced he's leaving the game of football.

On Wednesday, Florida defensive end Jordan Sherit announced his retirement from football after a recent injury diagnosis.

Sherit suffered a hip injury that ended his 2017 season. Although he no longer holds eligibility to play at the collegiate level, some believed he would attempt to play professionally.

He released the following statement:

"Today, I am reluctantly retiring from the game of football. After receiving final feedback this week from a number of doctors and medical staffs, it has become clear that I will be unable to continue playing the game I love due to my recent hip injury. Playing the game of football for the past 16 years has taught me so much about life and has helped build countless lifelong relationships, and for that, I am forever grateful.

My only wish is that I would have accomplished more here at the University of Florida, but sometimes life is out of our control. Although it hurts accepting that I will never suit up again, I am eager to tackle the challenges ahead of me."

He played in six games as a senior, racking up 23 tackles, 5.0 tackles for a loss, 2.5 sacks, a team-high 9 quarterback hurries and a pass breakup. Sherit was a 4-star recruit from the 2013 class where he ranked as the No. 8 weak-side defensive end in that class.