Thursday afternoon Virginia Tech Hokies fans were forced to offer a somber farewell to wide receiver, C.J. Carroll, when he announced his retirement from football. The red-shirt senior from Maryland has battled injuries over the last few seasons and listed a setback on a nagging foot ailment as the impetus for his move from football. Mr. Carroll took to Twitter to pass the decision, saying, “As many of you know I’ve been battling through a foot injury for the past two years and trying extremely hard to get healthy. Unfortunately after another setback Saturday night my family and I have decided it is in my best interest at this moment to stop playing the game I love and get healthy... I’d like to thank Hokie Nation, you guys have been unbelievable and are second to none when it comes to fans. These last 4+ years at Virginia Tech have been incredible and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Blacksburg will always be home.”
We here at Gobbler Country will certainly miss seeing Mr. Carroll streaking down the field, but understand the situation demands otherwise. Best of luck to you CJ! Thank you for everything you’ve done for VT athletics and football!