It is never easy to come to the conclusion that your football career is over, but that is exactly what Texas A&M Aggie had to do on Monday. According to multiple reports, A.J. Hilliard has ended his own career after dealing with multiple injuries the last few years.
The news was originally broken by Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle. It was later confirmed by head coach Kevin Sumlin following the team’s practice Monday night.
Kevin Sumlin said AJ Hilliard is medically retiring from football. Will stay at Texas A&M and finish school. #12thMan
— Colin Deaver (@ColinDeaverTV) March 1, 2016
This is certainly sad news for Hilliard, but it may end up being for the best. He missed nearly the entire 2014 season after breaking his leg in the season-opener against South Carolina.
Hilliard, who began his collegiate career with TCU, was also limited during most of the 2015 season and did not dress for the team’s Music City Bowl while dealing with another injury.
Campus Sports would like to wish Hilliard all the best in his future endeavors.
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