Arizona State senior safety Marcus Ball announced he will retire from football to live a better quality of life.
In a heartfelt post on his Twitter account Wednesday night, Ball announced that he is “retiring from football so I can live a better quality of life.” After being diagnosed with epilepsy three years ago, the Arizona State linebacker has been dealing with what he described as “uncontrollable seizures.”
“I want to thank the Sun Devil fans as well as those who have supported my every decision I have made up until this point,” the defensive back wrote.”My health and family are first in my life, but I make it clear that Arizona State University has put me in a position as well it can do with others to succeed in life!”
It is certainly sad that he no longer gets to play football, a sport he loves, but at such a young age it is probably better for his future if he retires.
Ball played in 32 games the past three seasons for the Sun Devils. His 64 total tackles last season were good for second on the team.
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