Illini's Ryan Klachko to retire

Updated: October 16, 2012, 2:45 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

Illinois redshirt freshman offensive lineman Ryan Klachko will retire because of numerous concussions, coach Tim Beckman said on Tuesday.

Klachko, a Springfield, Ill., native, transferred to Illinois from Nebraska prior to the season and was sitting out this season per NCAA transfer rules. He was ranked the No. 28 offensive guard in the country by ESPN in the Class of 2011 when he committed to Nebraska.

Beckman said Klachko suffered a number of concussions during the team's ...

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