The junior offensive lineman posted on Facebook Monday that his career has come to an end. He suffered a concussion during the week of the LSU game and the prolonging symptoms wouldn’t go away. Sarvary and the medical staff decided that it would no longer be in his best interest to play football.
Here is the message Drew Sarvary posted on Facebook:
"As many of y'all already know I received a concussion 8 weeks ago during LSU week. Due to the severity of it and the prolonging symptoms, the UF medical staff and I have came to a conclusion that it would no longer be safe to play. I wanted to thank everyone who has ever helped me get where I am today. One chapter of my life closes as another one opens. #gogators#ibleedorangeandblue"
Sarvary transferred to Florida after playing one season at Tyler Junior College in Texas. He spent his first season of college football at Florida A&M before electing to leave. The North Florida Christian product played in Florida’s first four games of the season before the concussion kept him off the field for the rest of the year.
Even though he didn’t have a big role this season, it does deliver a blow to Florida’s offensive line next season. After junior Tyler Moore announced he would leave school early, the Gators have just nine scholarship offensive lineman slated to return next season. Of those nine, only D.J. Humphries, Rod Johnson, Trip Thurman and David Sharpe got significant playing time this season.
Humphries could also elect to leave early, which would drop that number to eight. He will request more information from the NFL before making his decision about next season.
Offensive line recruiting will need to be a priority when Florida hires a new coach, and some junior college additions could go a long way to building depth for next season.