Stampeder Draft Pick RB Tyler Varga Thinking About Retirement?

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    Mike Wells ‏@MikeWellsNFL 2h2 hours ago

    [​IMG] Concussion issues last season has Colts RB Tyler Varga (reserve/did not report list) thinking about retirement.

    Varga retires after one season with the Colts
    by CFC Staff on July 26, 2016

    Multiple media sources south of the border are reporting that Tyler Varga has retired from the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts after only one year with the team.

    Speculation started when he was put on the did not report/reserve list today. Soon after paperwork was finished, the Colts moved him onto the reserve/retired list.

    This past season started with such high hopes for the 5’10, 220 pound fullback from Kitchener, Ontario. During Week 3, Varga suffered a concussion from a hit and was sidelined for the remainder of the season.

    However, Varga did come back during the offseason for training after he was given the green light after passing the concussion protocol. As recent as last month, the fullback was excited about coming back and competing for a spot on the Colts’ offence.

    Varga signed a three year free agent contract after the conclusion of the 2015 NFL Draft.

    Prior to the Colts, Varga enjoyed a successful career with NCAA Division 1 Football Championship Subdivision team Yale Bulldogs. This past January, Varga tallied two majors to power the North squad to a 34-13 victory over the South squad at the 2015 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.

    During his time with the Bulldogs, Varga was selected as the recipient of the Bushnell Cup, given the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year. This past season, Varga been selected as a First –Team All-Ivy League for the third time in his career, Gold Helmet as the Top Senior in New England, Swede Nelson Award (top scholar athlete) and National Football Foundation (NFF) Scholar Athlete Award.

    In the 2014 season, the tailback rushed for 1,423 yards (an average of 6.1 yards per carry, 142 yards per game) in 10 games. He also set a team record with 26 touchdowns (22 rushing, four receiving). During his career with the Bulldogs, Varga has amassed 2,985 rushing yards on 529 carries and 31 rushing touchdowns.The Ontario native has reached the 200 rushing yard plateau on three occasions and the 100 yard mark more than 17 times. He was a finalist for the Walter Payton Award as NCAA FBS Offensive Player of the Year as well as the William Campbell Trophy which is awarded to the player who best exemplifies community service, academic and football.

    #1 Seeker1, Jul 26, 2016
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