Travis Frederick, a five-time Pro Bowl center for the Dallas Cowboys, has announced his decision to retire from the NFL at age 29. Frederick shared the following post on social media detailing his decision:
— Travis Frederick (@tfrederick72) March 23, 2020
Cowboys center Travis Frederick announces his retirement after 7 seasons in the NFL. pic.twitter.com/Rbny6TeNhU
— NFL (@NFL) March 23, 2020
Frederick, the Cowboys’ first-round draft pick in 2013 out of Wisconsin, cited his 2018 diagnosis of Guillain-Barre syndrome as a contributing factor for his retirement. Frederick had been out of action since his diagnosis and has now made the decision to call an end to his career.
The news of Frederick’s retirement follows another early retirement in this offseason, as Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly also announced his retirement at age 28. Frederick is the latest elite lineman to announce his retirement this offseason, with eight-time Pro Bowler Marshal Yanda of the Baltimore Ravens also recently hanging-up his gear.