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Wildcat Sam Simpson On Giving Up Football

Reported by: Dan Rieffer
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Updated: 6/16/2012 12:37 am
Kentucky center Sam Simpson talks about his decision to end his football playing career due to injuries.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky's Sam Simpson said he had to give up football because he didn't want to be a father one day who couldn't bend down and pick up his kids.

With two herniated discs already, Simpson knew he had to stop playing football for the sake of a healthy future.

It has been tough for Simpson to deal with, but he said being able to remain with the team as a student assistant has helped him get through it.

Simpson was slated to be the back up center to senior starter Matt Smith this season.

Coming out of Henry Clay High School in Lexington, where he played for his dad, Simpson was one of the top-rated center prospects in the country.

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