Rutgers football: Brandon Sanders retires for medical reasons

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Brandon Sanders has announced his retirement from football. The Rutgers football wide receiver posted the news on his social media account on Thursday.

Sanders transferred from Bucknell and was productive last year. He had 16 catches for 183 receiving yards and a touchdown in his lone season at Rutgers.

In an October loss to Ohio State, Sanders had seven catches for 47 yards.

The heartfelt message posted on Thursday on says that Sanders’ retirement is for medical reasons:

“After many talks with God, my family and support staff, I have decided to medically retire from the game of football. I am forever grateful for everyone who has guided me, taught me and believed in me along my journey these last 17 years.”

 

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Prior to playing at Rutgers, he was twice an All-Patriot League First-Team selection.

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