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Armand Perry announces retirement due to injuries

Armand Perry will not be with the Sun Devils on the field in 2017 or beyond.

Arizona State junior safety Armand Perry announced via Twitter on Wednesday evening that he's retiring from football due to injuries. 

Perry, who started 10 games last season for the Sun Devils and had 59 tackles, said that in addition to turf toe, he had serious hip and shoulder injuries that to this point had been unreported.

"Life is tough but I am tougher," Perry wrote in the message. "During my career at ASU I have continuously battled many injuries and surgeries since my freshman year. Many of you may not know this, but last season I battled through turf toe as well as torn labrums in my hip as well as my shoulder. Unfortunately this has brought my playing days to an end..."

One of the more reliable players on a defense that ranked worst nationally in passing yards allowed over the last two seasons, Perry was a virtual lock to be a starter for the Sun Devils if healthy in 2017. Now they'll have to move on without him. 

After having surgery immediately following the season, Perry missed all of ASU's spring football. But there was no indication during that time he was considering stepping away from the game permanently. 

Perry thanked ASU coach Todd Graham and a host of others in his message, including the University itself. 

"I am a proud Arizona State football alum and will continue to show my love and support for the university.

Perry's brother Alex Perry is a four-star cornerback who will join the Sun Devils this season. The brothers had long hoped to play together in college. 


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