Yruretagoyena retires from football

Oregon offensive lineman André Yruretagoyena announces his retirement from football.

Oregon offensive guard André Yruretagoyena has retired from football the university confirmed on Thursday. The news was first reported by Duck Territory.

The initial report indicates that Yruretagoyena, who would've been a redshirt senior entering the 2015 season, will not transfer and intends to finish his degree at Oregon.

GoDucks.com editor in chief Rob Moseley posted on Twitter that Yruretagoyena was retiring for personal reasons and a desire to get healthy. Last season, Yruretagoyena was one of several offensive linemen who fell victim to injury over the course of the season and ended up missing a total of nine games.

As one of the more experienced members of the offensive line he was expected to compete for a starting role this upcoming season. Including Jake Fisher, Hamani Stevens and Hroniss Grasu, who all graduated, Yruretagoyena is the fourth member of the offensive line from the 2014 season to depart the program.

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