TCU receiver Daniel Walsh is being forced to hang up his cleats. The senior announced he is retiring from football via his Instagram account.
My time at TCU Football has been nothing short of a dream come true, however all good things must come to an end. I want to thank anyone and everyone who ever supported me throughout my time here. The community truly has made me feel as though I can call Fort Worth home. To the entire football coaching staff, especially Coach Meech, Coach Cumbie, Coach Luper, Coach Burns and Coach P thank you for believing in me and giving me a chance when no one else would. Thank you to the trainers and strength coaches and everyone else behind the scenes who help make the TCU program one of the best in the nation. I cannot thank my amazing teammates enough who have become my life long brothers for allowing me to be apart of something so special. Thank you to my roommates over the years who believed in me before anyone else did. Thank you to Kylie for being my rock and supporting and loving me no matter what. Most of all thank you to my parents and brother for believing in me when it was hard to believe in myself and giving me the support and love I needed to live out this dream. They have been there through every setback, every injury, and every game. I am forever thankful for their love and support. I feel truly blessed to have had this journey at TCU. Spread love, do good, and Go Frogs 🐸⛵️
There are several photos included with the post; including one with Daniel sitting up in a hospital room. That picture is concerning as 247Sports’ Jeremy Clark reported earlier that Daniel was injured in practice and would miss significant time. Although, it is not clear how recent that photo is or what led to Daniel’s decision to step away from the game.
Walsh came to Fort Worth as part of the 2013 class and redshirted his freshman year. He saw the field in six games in 2014, but an injury kept him out all of 2015. Last season, Walsh was healthy and played in all 13 games for the Horned Frogs, including starting one game against West Virginia. He finishes his career with 15 receptions for 162 yards.
The loss of Walsh may impact the receiver rotation, but the good news for TCU is that the Horned Frogs have depth at the position. We wish Walsh luck in the next phase of his life.