Arkansas Razorbacks Football Tight End Dax Courtney Announces Medical Retirement

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Razorback freshman tight finish Dax Courtney introduced Monday that he’ll medically retire from soccer.

Courtney was a three-star recruit out of Clarendon, the place his father, Mark Courtney, is the pinnacle coach. He missed time throughout the junior and senior seasons of highschool with accidents.

“It’s with tears in my eyes that I announce I’ve been medically retired,” Courtney mentioned in a tweet Monday. “The sport I’ve put my coronary heart into for 19 years is now over for me as a participant. Football has been my life for so long as I can keep in mind and can all the time be my primary story piece, however as a consequence of numerous harm’s I’ve sustained I’ve to start out desirous about life after soccer.”

Courtney dedicated to Arkansas in August of 2020 and he held provides from Kansas, Baylor, Missouri, Penn State and Michigan State amongst others.

“Thank you to the Razorback teaching workers for recruiting me right here and doing all the things y’all might to ensure I had a very good profession, I apologize for not having the ability to fulfill the objectives we had got down to do. Thank you Razorback nation for being one of the best/most supportive fanbase on the planet, and supporting me for the previous 2 years. Thank you to the DeWitt, Dumas and Clarendon communities for serving to form me into the individual I’m at present. Thank you to my teammates from peewee until now , love y’all boys. I like soccer with all of my coronary heart, however it’s time for a distinct route. I like you all.”

Arkansas now has simply six scholarship tight ends on the present roster after Courtney’s retirement.

Below are tweets from Courtney following accidents in highschool:

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