A Michigan defensive end who was a member of the 2019 recruiting class has decided to retire from football.

According to MLive’s Aaron McMann, Gabe Newburg, who was set to enter his 4th season with the program, has opted to medically retire. The news was confirmed by McMann by a university spokesperson.

Newberg, a 3-star recruit from Ohio, signed with the Wolverines ahead of the 2019 season. The 6-foot-5, 251-pounder did not play a game as a freshman but saw the field 4 times in 2020, earning 3 tackles. Two of those were against Wisconsin on Nov. 14 that year. However, he did not register an appearance in 2021.

Newburg and his family had suffered tragedy during the offseason as his father, Scott, died in May.

Michigan opens its season on Sept. 3 against Colorado State.