Football players don’t appear to be the only ones retiring early.
In a surprise move, Ole Miss starting pitcher Brady Bramlett announced his retirement via Twitter on Saturday.
“It is with much thought and prayer that I have made the decision to no longer continue my baseball career,” Bramlett said in a note he shared on Twitter. “I will be returning to Ole Miss to pursue my master’s degree and continue my work with Division I National SAAC as C0-Chair and the SEC. Thank you to all of those who have ever supported me through all the years of baseball, especially the dedication from rebel nation. You have been the best fans a student-athlete could dream of having! God bless, and I will see you all in the stands at Swayze!”
After posting an 8-3 record with a 3.17 ERA in 16 starts for the Rebels during his junior season, Bramlett was selected in the 13th round by the Boston Red Sox in this year’s MLB draft.