Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports
Georgia head coach Kirby Smart told reporters on Tuesday that Georgia tight end Pearce Spurlin will be medically retiring from football due to a heart condition. Per DawgNation:

“He had a congenital heart condition,” Smart said. “We were aware of it and closely monitoring it. It was really a tough decision for him.”

Spurlin, a sophomore from Rosemary Beach, Fla., signed as a member of Georgia’s 2023 recruiting class. He was the first public commitment for the 2023 cycle and was the No. 68 overall player in the class.

As a freshman, the 6-foot-7, 230-pound tight end appeared in six games. He caught 3 passes for 60 yards, including a 31-yard reception in Georgia’s win over Florida State in the Orange Bowl. Spurlin missed time last spring after he broke his collarbone.

Spurlin will still remain on scholarship, but will not count towards the 85-man roster.

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lsuoilengr1 month
Kirby processed him
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jjv00041 month
Way to joke about someone with a congenital heart failure.
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