Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - UCLA linebacker Patrick Larimore informed
his teammates Sunday night that he was retiring due to repeated concussions.
"After talking with the doctors and talking it over with his family, he felt
like for his future health, long-term health, that he should medically
retire," UCLA coach Jim Mora said. "It's obviously a very tough decision for
Patrick, a very tough decision for this team.
"More importantly, Patrick was mature in his decision. He gave it a lot of
thought. He didn't get captured in the moment. We support him."
Larimore was team captain and MVP of the defense last year. In 13 starts, he
had a team-leading 81 tackles, including one sack. He also had an interception
that he returned for a touchdown. The redshirt senior also recovered a fumble.
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