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Badgers lineman leaves football after multiple injuries

MADISON, Wis. - A Wisconsin Badgers football player is stepping away from the sport.

Redshirt junior offensive lineman Jon Dietzen announced his retirement on Twitter Monday.

"I've decided it is in my best interest to step away from football due to numerous injuries," Dietzen said in the tweet. 

The Wisconsin native played 35 games for the Badgers and started in 32 of them.

"It was an opportunity of a lifetime to be a part of the Wisconsin football team,"  He added in the tweet. 

Dietzen is one of four Wisconsin linemen who will not be returning to the team.  Micahel Dieter, Beau Benzschawel and David Edwards will be entering the NFL draft.

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