On Sunday afternoon, Miami Hurricanes LB Jamie Gordinier announced on twitter that he is retiring from football due to injuries. You can see Gordinier’s statement on the topic here:
A 6’4” 235lb linebacker, Gordinier twice tore ACLs in his time at Miami. A Red Bank, NJ native who attended the same HS as Miami’s former coach, Al Golden, Gordinier was never able to stay healthy and show what he could do with his very good size and strength.
In his career at Miami, Gordinier played in 2 games and had 2 tackles. When you have as many ACL tears as games or tackles, that’s not a good thing for player or team.
With Gordinier retiring, and Darrion Owens reportedly looking to transfer, Miami’s LB group is a bit thinner than before. Young players like De’Andre Wilder, Bradley Jennings Jr., Waynmon Steed, and 2018 signee Patrick Joyner will need to step up into the 2nd team LB rotation quickly.
This was undoubtedly a tough decision for Gordinier to make. It’s always tough to see players retire due to injuries, and that’s what we have here.
We wish Jamie Gordinier the best in his future endeavors.