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DiGiorgio story not uncommon

Posted by Chris Brown on July 26, 2010 – 9:45 am

Some fans hear that the average NFL career is just four years and some find it hard to believe. What makes that average so low are stories like that of former Bills LB and special teamer John DiGiorgio.

Knee injuries compromised his career just when it was getting started, forcing him to announce his retirement on his Facebook page.

“I just wanna say thank you to everyone that has ever supported me throughout my career,” wrote DiGiorgio. “I’ve done everything I could in therapy to try to get my knee healthy and get back and play the game I love most. Unfortunately I fell a bit short. I recently decided to retire from the NFL and gladly accept a teaching and a coaching job at Chippewa Valley High School. Thanks for all the support, Go Bills!”

Fortunately for DiGiorgio, prior to his last season with the Bills he finished his teaching degree enabling him to pursue a career in education. A player that made the most of his ability, DiGiorgio was an even better person, and the Italian-American community in Buffalo embraced him.


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