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Ark St.’s starting center to retire due to injuries

Bryce Giddens

With the start of summer camp just around the corner, the middle of Arkansas State’s offensive line has suffered a significant blow.

Head coach Blake Anderson announced in a press release Monday after that center Bryce Giddens has decided to end his playing career due to injuries.  The injuries were only described as being incurred in the past and recently.

The intimation, however, is that the decision involved head injuries.

“After multiple discussions with Bryce, his family and doctors, we support Bryce’s decision to step away from football,” said Anderson. “Bryce is obviously a talented football player, but the health and well-being of all our players comes first. We wish Bryce only the best in his future endeavors. As far as our football team goes, I’m confident we will have several players step up on our offensive line this fall to fill the vacancy left by Bryce.”

Giddens, a two-year starter who would’ve been entering his true junior season, will remain on scholarship and continue his pursuit of a degree.

(Photo credit: Arkansas State athletics)

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