The surprise retirement of Journey Brown is leading to an outpouring of support, including from former quarterback Trace McSorley.

This week, Brown shocked the college football world by retiring due to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The heart condition was discovered during routine COVID-19 testing but is unrelated to the coronavirus.

There was an outpouring of love and respect from his teammates, including McSorley, who played with Brown in 2018.

Brown did not play this year but is coming off a big sophomore season at Penn State where he posted 890 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns.

He was considered a top NFL Draft prospect at running back. Because of his output in 2019 and his projections for this season, Brown was regarded as one of the best running backs in the nation and projected as a solid Day 2 selection in the draft had he played this season.

McSorley is a former three-year starter at Penn State who was selected in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens.