TCU football: JD Spielman retired, says Gary Patterson William M. Brito October 26, 2021 Christian University TCU wide receiver JD Spielman has retired from the game, coach Gary Patterson said. Amanda mccoy [email protected] JD Spielman hangs up his crampons. Wide receiver TCU met the trainer Gary Patterson Monday and decided to call it a career. “JD is going to retire,” Patterson said at his press conference Tuesday. Patterson said Spielman had talks with his family over the weekend and then Patterson when a decision was made. “He’s had persistent (injuries),” Patterson said. “For five (more games) it’s just not worth it. It’s just what’s best for him in the future. “He had a great career in Nebraska and then at TCU. He was a great teammate. He drags. He was motivating. It was all of the above. If I was in her situation, I’m not sure I wouldn’t do the same to be honest with you. Spielman has struggled with injuries since joining TCU in 2020. He’s had eight catches for 125 yards and two touchdowns in four games this season. His flagship game could have been an 87-yard kickoff return to open the game in Texas. Spielman, who is the son of Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, has spoken of his desire to return to TCU earlier this season. He only played three games last year, finishing with five catches for 56 yards before a shoulder injury cut him off prematurely. “They gave me the chance to come here and play and unfortunately I got injured in Game 3,” he said. “It’s part of just playing football. I really felt like I owed them to come back and give them everything I have. On top of that, I love my team and my teammates. I want to do all I can to help them get one more season before these seniors leave as well. “ Spielman arrived in Fort Worth after three exceptional seasons in Nebraska. Spielman was close to becoming Nebraska’s all-time best receiver when he decided to transfer. He was only 201 meters from setting the record. In his three seasons with the Huskers, Spielman had 170 catches for 2,546 yards and 15 touchdowns. He was the first receiver in program history to record three consecutive seasons with at least 800 receiving yards. TCU always has depth at the slot receiver position. Taye Barber and Derius Davis provide a skill set similar to Spielman’s. Barber is second on the team in receiving yards with 276 yards on 17 receptions. He also has two touchdowns. Davis, who established himself as the team’s No.1 turner, has 194 receiving yards and one touchdown on 16 receptions. Davis is averaging 32.6 yards on kickoff returns, including a 100-yard touchdown return to open last week’s loss to West Virginia. He’s averaging 12.6 yards on punt returns. TCU (3-4, 1-3 Big 12) travels to Kansas State (4-3, 1-3) on Saturday. Kick-off is set for 2:30 p.m. in Manhattan. This story was originally published October 26, 2021 at 12:22 pm. Fort Worth Star-Telegram Related Stories Source link Related posts: Ohio Valley Faith Calendar | News, Sports, Jobs Game Day: Colonels face Abilene Christian on Saturday in Richmond Win Streak ends in Concho Valley, as LCU falls in straight sets Syracuse alumnus Riley Christian makes “Bachelor” history, details life after “Paradise” Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.