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Oklahoma State LB Josh Mabin Retires From Football Amid Health Concerns

Diagnosed with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, the Cowboy linebacker is retiring from football.



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Oklahoma State will take the field for the first time of the season on Saturday afternoon, but unfortunately, one Cowboy won’t be with them. Linebacker Josh Mabin announced via Twitter that he has been forced to retire from football after being diagnosed with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.

Mabin joined the Cowboys out of Klein Oak High School in Texas as a three-star member of the 2014 class. After redshirting his freshman year, he played in five games last season and looked to be in the rotation this year.

Nobody gets to play the game of football forever. Eventually, everyone is forced to hang up the cleats at some point, but you always hate to see it happen this way.

We wish Mabin well, and much luck in all his future goals and endeavors.