Former Irish Standout David Bruton Retires From NFL After Six Concussions

Source: onefootdown.com | Re-Post Duerson Fund 7/26/2017 – 

David Bruton, a former safety with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, told ESPN today that he will retire from the NFL after eight seasons.

“I’m burnt-out, definitely worry about my health,” Bruton, 30, told the network. “Another season was cut short by a concussion [in 2016] — that’s six. I’m a guy who likes to use his brain. Especially back in school, I need as many brain cells as possible with all these science classes. It came down to health, and I’ve definitely had my time in the league. I’m ready to move on.”

Bruton played almost the entirety of his career with Denver Broncos. That team will also factor into his post-NFL life. Burton is currently pursuing a degree at The University of Colorado at Denver so that he can become a physical therapist, he told ESPN.

Bruton says he has interned at Next Level Sports Performance, Golden, Colo. and intends to assist the Broncos’ training staff during summer camp.

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