Redshirt freshman running back Nolan Edmonds medically retires from the Gophers
July 16, 2019 — 4:54pm
The Gophers have lost a second player to medical retirement this offseason.
Redshirt freshman running back Nolan Edmonds medically retired, a source confirmed Tuesday. He is no longer listed on the Gophers online roster.
The 5-11, 200-pound Georgia native was a three-star recruit. He had yet to play for the Gophers and was injured during spring football.
Edmonds follows defensive lineman Alexander Reigelsperger in stepping away from the game in the past week. The fellow redshirt freshman endured a concussion and C4 vertebra fracture during spring football. Just like Reigelsperger, Edmonds will be a medical non-counter, which allows the Gophers to keep his scholarship going without it impacting the the total allotment.
Megan Ryan is a sports reporter at the Star Tribune covering college sports, including Gophers football and hockey. Ryan covered Minnesota United FC during its first two years of existence. She previously spent two years at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette covering Penn State football, Robert Morris basketball and high school sports. Email Megan to talk about the Gophers.