Unfortunately it appears that the career of one Notre Dame player has come to an end.
Per a press release from Notre Dame on Wednesday, tight end Tyler Luatua will be retiring from football after being medically disqualified.
“It’s always a difficult decision for a player to step away from football,” said head coach Brian Kelly in the statement. “Most importantly, Tyler will still have an opportunity to earn his degree from the University.”
While the injury that caused the disqualification wasn’t announced, Notre Dame Insider speculates that Luatua — who appeared in 32 games in his career — may have had complications from concussions.
In ordinance with the medical disqualification rules, Luatua will stay on scholarship at Notre Dame, but he will no longer count towards the football team’s set 85 scholarship maximum.
Luatua is a former four-star recruit of the 2014 class. He originally picked Notre Dame over Alabama and Ole Miss, among others.