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Bragg Announces Retirement From Football

Sep 12, 2022

Stanford senior offensive guard Branson Bragg has announced his retirement from football. Bragg issued the following statement about his decision on Monday:
"I'm heartbroken to announce that I've decided to retire from football. This was the hardest decision I've ever had to make, but with long-term lingering and intense symptoms stemming from a severe concussion I sustained in training camp, along with other mental health factors, I'm confident that stepping away is the best decision for me.
The past four years at Stanford have been everything that I could've hoped for, and I created countless lifelong bonds while living out my dream with the best teammates and support staff in the world. Huge shoutouts to the entire offensive line, Coach Shaw, Coach Heff, Coach Pritchard, Coach Carroll, Coach Perez, Dr Kelli Moran-Miller, Floyd Vito-Cruz, Greg
Valenzisi, all of our athletic trainers, and so many more.
I plan to graduate on time with a bachelors in Mathematical and Computational Science.
Go Card, now and forever!!
Branson Bragg"
Bragg played in and made 16 starts during his Cardinal career on the offensive line and has been named preseason All-Pac-12 by numerous publications leading into the 2022 season. He was set to be Stanford's starting left guard this season prior to the injury.