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23-Year-Old Glen Coffee Retires

San Francisco 49er Glen Coffee has retired after just one year in the league. Coffee, a third-round pick out of Alabama ran for 226 yards and a touchdown last season. Coffee released a statement about his retirement:

“This has been a tough decision for me to make, but at this time in my life I feel it is best for me that I move on from football. I appreciate what the 49ers, my teammates and coaches have done for me, and I wish them a blessed season and all the best in the future.”

The news of his retirement comes as a shock to just about everyone. Except Patriots beat-writer Ian R. Rapoport who wouldn’t be surprised if Coffee had decided to pursue  a life in the ministry.

While this may seem crazy to some people, I understand completely. Obviously, I didn’t choose that path, but one of my best friends in college did. We lived very similar lives for four years except he remained committed to his faith and finally went down that path a couple years after we graduated. Its just in some people. Heathens like you and I might not totally understand it, but people like Glen Coffee and my old roommate do.

[Shutdown Corner, image via Getty]

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