49ers Linebacker Quits After 1 Season, Citing Safety Concerns

March 17, 2015 12:42 PM

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San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland (50) is seen here in a 2014 game against the New York Giants. Borland, who had two interceptions in that game, has announced that he is retiring from the NFL after his rookie season.

Concerns over possible brain injuries have prompted Chris Borland to end his NFL career after one season in which he emerged as a star on the San Franciso 49ers' vaunted defense. Borland, 24, said, "I just honestly want to do what's best for my health."

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