Adrian Coxson was a very highly rated high school wide receiver that ended up landing in Stony Brook football program, after transferring from D1 Florida and Maryland. Today Coxson told Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post that he is retiring, after a short stint with the Green Bay Packers.
“I’m retiring because I’m still having symptoms and my health is more important to me than the game of football,” Coxson said in a telephone interview. “It’s been recommended to me by two neurologists and two doctors to retire from football. The next hit to my head could possibly kill me or be life damaging. This last one could be life damaging. It has taken a great toll on me. This concussion was a bad one. A Grade 3 concussion is real serious.”
Cut with a failure to disclose physical condition designation, Coxson was signed by the Packers after going undrafted out of Stonybrook in New York. Coxson ran the 40-yard dash in 4.3 seconds at his Pro Day workout.
“It’s definitely tough,” he said. “I worked hard all my life and I felt I was achieving my life-long goal. Unfortunately, I got hit in the head in practice and it was really bad for me. I couldn’t describe how bad it is. I’m blessed to have my life right now. I’ll see how things work out as far as my health, but my health isn’t in tip-top shape right now because of the concussion.”
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