Penn State running back Journey Brown is retiring from football after being diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Brown’s condition is based on his heart muscle becoming abnormally thick, the reason behind his devastating decision.
Brown released a statement regarding his unexpected retirement.
Nittany Lions’ coach James Franklin reported to media that the condition was discovered early September, through the teams COVID-19 testing.
Brown has not played during the 2020 season, but no clues were given on his status until today.
The junior running back had a strong 2019 campaign, rushing for 890 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Brown was expected to be the starter at running back for the Nittany Lions this season, but Devyn Ford has been responsible for the majority of carries.
The final game of Browns short-lived collegiate career was a 202-yard, two-touchdown performance against Memphis in the Cotton Bowl.
A football memory Brown will now cherish for the rest of his life.
Penn State is coming off their third consecutive loss to start the 2020 season, now taking another loss, losing Brown.