Journey Brown To Retire From Football Due to Heart Condition

By RLR Staff on November 11, 2020 at 7:22 pm
Dec 28, 2019; Arlington, Texas, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions running back Journey Brown (4) celebrates after running for a touchdown during the second quarter against the Memphis Tigers at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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Penn State running back Journey Brown has been diagnosed with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, a rare heart condition, and will medically retire from the game of football.

A three-star prospect in Penn State's 2017 class, Brown redshirted his first season on campus before playing sparingly as a redshirt freshman. He burst onto the scene last season, rushing for 890 yards and 12 touchdowns, despite not being the starting running back for the first few weeks of the season. 

Brown was projected as a first-round pick in some mock drafts, a testament to how far he's come from his days as a little known recruit in western Pennsylvania.

His final football game was by far his best, rushing for 202 yards and two scores against Memphis in the 2019 Cotton Bowl.

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