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UCLA Football TE Jimmy Jaggers Announces Medical Retirement

Jaggers suffered his third concussion in a car accident on April 6th.

Jimmy Jaggers (89) catches a ball during 2017 UCLA Football Fall Training Camp.
Joe Piechowski

Jimmy Jaggers’ football career at UCLA is over. He is medically retiring from football after suffering his third concussion in a car accident on April 6th.

The tight end from Roseville, California made the announcement this afternoon on his Twitter account.


Unfortunately, as a result of this, Jaggers will never get to play in a game at the Rose Bowl because he redshirted last season and Bruin fans will never have an opportunity to watch Jaggers catch a touchdown pass.

But, the bottom line is that Jaggers has to consider his long-term health and, considering that this was his third concussion, his decision to medically retire, while no doubt was a difficult one, is the smart one.

Under NCAA rules, Jaggers will remain on scholarship for the rest of his time at UCLA, meaning he will still have the opportunity to earn that prized UCLA diploma.

We wish Jimmy all the best in his future endeavors. Once a Bruin, always a Bruin!

Go Bruins!!