Kansas linebacker Huldon Tharp is hanging up his cleats
Our best wishes to Kansas starting linebacker Huldon Tharp, who's giving up football due to repeated injuries in service of the game. The university announced Tharp's decision on Monday; Tharp himself offered the following statement:
“Physically my body just can’t hold up anymore. I love KU and have enjoyed my time being a part of the football program. Thanks to Coach Weis’ encouragement I am going to graduate this summer and head out into the real world. I want to thank Coach Weis and the entire KU football staff for all that they have done for me,” said Tharp. “They have treated me very well and I definitely see bright days ahead for this program.” Tharp would have had one more season of eligibility to play college ball.