Washington Football: DJ Beavers Forced To Retire Due To Injuries

A Washington football player has been forced to retire due to injuries. According to the Seattle Times, the fifth-year linebacker medically retired after multiple injuries have sidelined him for a majority of the last two seasons.

“[Beavers is] such a tough football player,” Huskies defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake said. “He was just snake-bitten. It seemed like every spring football, every training camp, every three games he was getting injured. Just unfortunate for the guy.

“This is how it happens sometimes. This is a physical, fierce game that we play, and sometimes it doesn’t roll right for certain guys.”

Beavers was a three-star recruit in 2015 and played in a majority of the games during his redshirt freshman campaign including starts in the final four games of the season. Following that promising campaign, Beavers was injured in summer camp the next season and reduced to just five games. He played in five games again in 2018 due to injuries.

But while he will no longer be suiting up for the Huskies, Beavers will remain on scholarship while he finishes his one remaining course to complete his degree from the University of Washington.

We wish Beavers all of the best in the next phase of his life.