Florida DE Jordan Sherit announces retirement after injury

One dark cloud hangs on what was an exciting day for Florida Gator fans – Senior defensive end Jordan Sherit has decided to retire from football after suffering a substantial hip injury on October 14th against Texas A&M, ending his season.

Sherit’s career had always been injury filled – redshirting in 2013 after an ACL injury in high school left him with a slow recovery, 4 games in 2014 with various bang-ups, 2 games in 2016 with a right knee injury and then 5 more this past season after hurting his hip. Injuries would have kept Sherit out of the top few rounds of the draft, but he was certainly not short on talent and finishing out the 2017 season healthy may have put him in the top half for sure – he led the team with 9 quarterback hurries and ended up with 23 tackles, 5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks.

Our heart hurts for him and we are proud he was a Gator, who certainly gave his everything on every snap, often being a bright spot in some bad games. Jordan we wish you luck on your future and we know you will bring the same intensity to life as you did in the Swamp.

 

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