Northwestern superback Cameron Green announced his retirement from football on Monday. The junior from Buffalo Grove, Illinois, released a statement on Twitter, citing head injuries as his reason for retiring.
“Unfortunately, due to concussion and head injuries within my family, I have chosen to step away from the game,” Green said in a tweet from his account. “Though the love of the game will be everlasting in me, the love for family and health overpowers all.”
Green was slated to be one of the Wildcats’ top pass-catchers heading into his senior season. After reeling in just 24 catches in his first two seasons, Green had a breakout year in 2018 after converting to superback, catching 57 passes for 483 yards and four touchdowns. He finished the season ranked second on the team in receptions and third in receiving yards.