Georgia’s Rashad Roundtree’s football career ending due to concussions

Georgia inside linebacker Rashad Roundtree (39) speaks with the media prior to the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles, Dec. 30, 2017. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald)

Georgia’s Rashad Roundtree is walking away from football after sustaining multiple concussions.


Roundtree was a four-star rated prospect out of Lakeside High in Evans in 2015 as a safety by most recruiting rankings. He contributed on special teams and in a reserve role at Georgia.

He did not play this season in what would have been his junior season after entering a concussion protocol. He served as an unofficial student assistant at practice. this season.

He announced on Wednesday night that his playing career is over.

“As a result of a number of concussions, it is with a heavy heart that I announce that my journey in the path of football has come to an end,” he wrote in a series of Twitter posts. “As a child, all of my dreams involved playing football and it deeply saddens me that I can’t play anymore. I want to humbly thank everyone that has supported me and who continue to support me. From little league, to middle school, through high school and now at Georgia my life has always been filled with football. My best memories involve being out on the field with my boys and with my family in the crowd cheering me on.”

Roundtree worked in both the secondary and inside linebacker at Georgia. He had six tackles in 2015 and six in 2016 in 24 total games.