For one Texas A&M Aggie, their football career has come to an end.
Adrian Wolford, an offensive guard, announced on Twitter that he was medically retiring from the football. Wolford revealed that he had double discectomy surgery on his back on Aug 15..
Next Chapter 👍🏾 pic.twitter.com/jF2hvBOJsa
— Adrian (@WolfordAdrian) January 19, 2018
Wolford was a 3-star recruit out of Meeker, Okla., and a member of the 2017 recruiting class. The rising sophomore is listed at 6-foot-4 and 323 pounds. The Aggies have produced a number of elite offensive linemen in recent years, and offensive line coach Jim Turner was the only coach retained by new Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher. Turner recruited Wolford to Texas A&M.
Even with the loss of Wolford, Texas A&M should still be a competitive team next year, given that both quarterbacks Kellen Mond and Nick Starkel return as does running back Trayveon Williams. The Aggies do have a treacherous first month, as Texas A&M plays Alabama and Clemson in September next year. Those two teams both made the College Football Playoff this past year.