Second Penn State defensive player announces retirement
A second Penn State defensive player is retiring from the game on football.
On Wednesday morning, defensive lineman Ryan Buchholz announced via Twitter that he would be retiring from the game, citing “extreme pain” and “multiple back surgeries” as his reasons behind the difficult decision.
Later Wednesday afternoon, a second defensive player, cornerback Jordan Miner, also announced that he’ll be calling it a career. Miner was a member of Penn State’s 2018 recruiting class.
— Jordan Miner 🎱 (@_Jordanminer) August 15, 2018
“From the day I committed to Penn State I always imagined of making huge plays in Beaver Stadium,” Miner wrote in a message. “But unfortunately I was diagnosed with a heart problem that will have to put a hold on my football career.”
Miner wasn’t able to see a snap in a Penn State uniform, as he’s forced to step away from his career.
As a prospect, Miner was a 4-star talent who ranked as the No. 31 cornerback in the 2018 class and was a top 350 prospect overall.