Skip to main content

Texas A&M LB Justin Dunning Announces He's Walking Away From Football

A general view of Texas A&M's football stadium.

COLLEGE STATION, TX - OCTOBER 03: General view as Mississippi State Bulldogs kicks off to the Texas A&M Aggies in the first quarter on October 3, 2015 at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)

After three seasons with the Aggies, Dunning is moving on.

Junior Texas A&M linebacker Justin Dunning announced today on Twitter that he will no longer be part of the program, as he's walking away from the sport.

"After 3 unforgettable years as a part of the amazing football program at Texas A&M," he wrote, "I have decided that it is time to walk away from the game."

The full statement is below:

Dunning goes on to describe how various injuries have taken a toll on his body and have made it difficult to continue playing, and he emphasizes that while it's a tough decision, it's the right decision.

"I am grateful for every obstacle that I had to leap over on my road to recovery, but now I am at the end of that road and it is time for me to walk a different path."

Dunning missed all of 2016 with a season-ending knee injury, but managed to come back in time for the 2017 season. He appeared in seven games, recording seven tackles and one sack.