A member of the Oregon State football program is being forced to hang up his cleats due to medical reasons. Oregon State offensive lineman Drew Clarkson has announced that he will be medically retiring from football after a second surgery to remove a tumor.
Clarkson was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2013, while he was still in high school.
Clarkson underwent surgery to remove the tumor and also underwent chemotherapy. There was still a benign tumor Clarkson was living with that was being monitored by doctors.
Unfortunately, in February, doctors informed Clarkson that would also need to be removed.
With the second tumor removal and concerns over concussions, Clarkson decided it was best to call it a career.
Clarkson joins offensive lineman Leo Fuimaono and running back Damien Haskins as the third Beavers football player to retire due to medical reasons.