Houston Texans safety Andre Hal is retiring from the NFL.
The 26-year-old defensive once more launched Tuesday on social media that he’s ending his participating in career “completely healthy.”
“One thing I’ve learned in life is that change is inevitable and life goes through seasons. This season of my life has come to an end,” Hal wrote on Twitter. “I will be retiring from the NFL. My health did not have anything to do with my decision. I am completely healthy. Thank you to the Houston Texans organization for giving me the opportunity to live my childhood dream. I also want to thank my family and friends for their support. I truly appreciate it.”
Thank you Houston pic.twitter.com/doc4ONMKRA
— Andre Hal (@Drehal29) April 2, 2019
Hal was recognized with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma ultimate June. The Texans launched in September that his sickness was in remission. He was activated to the roster in October and carried out in 9 video video games, along with the playoffs, ultimate season no matter his newest prognosis.
Hal seen his participating in time enhance as a result of the season progressed, lastly participating in 58 of the crew’s 67 defensive snaps throughout the Texans’ playoff loss in opposition to the Indianapolis Colts. He had 13 blended tackles, three interceptions and 5 passes defensed ultimate season.
Thanks for your whole contributions on the sphere and within the neighborhood, @Drehal29. pic.twitter.com/D6t1jVWcrl
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) April 2, 2019
“Andre Hal is the epitome of what it means to be a Houston Texans player. What he overcame last season is nothing short of incredible and is an inspiration to every single person in this building,” Texans head coach Bill O’Brien said in an announcement. “Over the last five years, Andre’s leadership, infectious personality in the locker room and play-making skills on the field were instrumental to our success. He’s what this place is all about. Although Andre will be missed, I have no doubt that he will be extremely successful in the next chapter of his life.”
The Texans initially chosen Hal throughout the seventh spherical of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Vanderbilt. He compiled 189 entire tackles, 31 passes defensed, 12 interceptions, two compelled fumbles and one sack in his five-year expert career.
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