Big 10 Freshman Announces He’s Giving Up Football

first_imgView of the Beaver stadium.STATE COLLEGE, PA – NOVEMBER 21: A general view of the stadium prior to the game between the Michigan Wolverines and Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium on November 21, 2015 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Evan Habeeb/Getty Images)Penn State’s offensive line depth has taken a hit. One of the Nittany Lions’ young lineman has announced that he’s giving up football.Robert Martin, a redshirt freshman offensive lineman for the Nittany Lions, was taken off of PSU’s roster on Monday. At the time, it was unclear what the reasoning behind that was.The former three-star recruit later took to Twitter to announce his decision.Martin has decided to give up football.“I want to thank the entire Penn State coaching staff for the opportunities they have given me, it is sad yet relieving to say that [I] am done with football. My love for playing has just decreased for a while. But I’m glad to say I’m very happy and can’t wait to pursue my future!” he wrote.I want to thank the entire penn state coaching staff for the opportunities they have given me, it is sad yet relieving to say that I’m am done with football. My love for playing has just decreased for a while. But I’m glad to say I’m very happy and can’t wait to pursue my future!— Robert Martin (@RobertFMartin71) May 15, 2018The 6-foot-4, 273-pound offensive lineman redshirted for the 2017 season. He was not expected to play much this upcoming season.Martin was a three-star recruit coming out of high school. He committed to Penn State in the spring of 2016.Penn State opens its season on Sept. 1 against Appalachian State.last_img read more

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