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Oklahoma TE Grant Calcaterra Retiring from Football

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In a stunning announcing on Thursday evening, Oklahoma tight end Grant Calcaterra has announced he is retiring from football due to multiple concussions.

Calcaterra made the announcement on Twitter when he said, “Football has been the biggest thrill in my life, and it kills me to know that it’s over. But I’m confident that God does everything for a reason, and he has a plan for me.”

The full video can be seen here:


Calcaterra’s career was off to a bright start in Norman.

As a freshman in 2017 he had 10 catches for 162 yards and three touchdowns. Then as a sophomore, he racked up 26 catches for 396 yards and six touchdowns, including a huge grab in the Big 12 Championship game.

This season, Calcaterra had five catches for 79 yards. He had only played in three games this season and had not played since the Kansas game on October 5th.

Calcaterra was a four-star prospect out of Santa Margarita Catholic High School in California. He was ranked he No. 2 tight end in the country by ESPN Recruiting and the 178th player in the country.

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