Journey Brown’s football career is officially over with Brown announcing his retirement Wednesday evening.

In reality, head coach James Franklin was the first to break the news during his press conference. Without getting into details, Franklin said Brown would be unable to return to football action this season or in the future.

Brown quickly followed Franklin’s announcement with his personal statement, revealing that he was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy during the offseason. That is a rare heart condition that forced Brown to after just two seasons with the Nittany Lions.

That is an undeniably tough blow for anyone to deal with, especially for a player and person of Brown’s character. Following his announcement, many coaches and current and former teammates reacted to Brown’s news on social media:

Hopefully Brown’s teammates will continue to rally around him as he deals with this unfortunate news and begins to move forward.