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Wildcat Defensive Lineman Retires from Football


An active member of the Kansas State defensive line room has decided to retire from football with one year of eligibilty remaining.


Defensive end Jaylen Pickle announced his retirement from football on Saturday evening, after five seasons with the Wildcats.


Pickle gave health as the reason for stepping away from football, saying that his body couldn't handle it anymore and that he appreciates those who believed in him.


Pickle also made a remark to his hometown of Cimarron, Kansas, wishing that every kid that grows up in Cimarron sees his jersey and goes after their dreams.


Jaylen Pickle played in 31 games for the Wildcats, totaling 42 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, and 1.5 sacks in his career.

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