Friday, July 20, 2012
Ducks WR Justin Hoffman forced to retire
By Ted Miller
Oregon receiver Justin Hoffman will forgo his senior season on the advice of medical personnel, Oregon announced Friday.
Hoffman, who had concussion issues, will remain with the team, the school said in a news release, as an undergraduate assistant coach.
“Justin Hoffman epitomizes what a student-athlete should be,” Kelly said in a statement. “No individual has worked harder to make himself a good football player and his contributions have been immeasurable. I am anticipating the impact he makes on this team from a coaching standpoint to be just as great as it was on the field.”
Hoffman caught 10 passes for 133 yards in 2011. He played in eight games and started six, before missing the final six games. He completes his career with 13 catches for 148 yards.
The Pac-12 second-team academic all-conference selection was one of 15 Oregon athletes to volunteer for a trip to the Dominican Republic in June as part of a humanitarian effort to help construct athletic courts for kids. He is expected to graduate next spring with undergraduate degrees in geography and psychology.