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Former PSU DL Robert Windsor Announces Retirement from NFL

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Robert Windsor, who was one of the anchors of Penn State’s defensive line during his time in Happy Valley, announced via Twitter that he’s retiring from football due to lingering health issues.

After leaving Penn State, Windsor went to the Indianapolis Colts in round six of the 2020 NFL Draft. Unfortunately, his career lasted all of two games, both played in 2020.

Windsor underwent two surgeries on his hip and groin last summer, and with rehab not going the way he wanted, he’s decided to move on from the game.

“I have been playing football for 17 years,” Windsor wrote in his statement posted to Twitter. “Up until this point, football has been my identity and how I receive my self worth. With that being said, this has been one of my most challenging years yet.

“If I’ve learned anything from football, it’s that pain ultimately leads to growth. This pain has forced me to look within myself and find out who I am without the game I have loved and played my whole life.”

At Penn State, Windsor twice made second-team All-Big 10.

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