Fifth-year senior Torrence Brown, who suffered a season-ending knee injury last September against Georgia State, announced Saturday night on Twitter that he will not return for the Nittany Lions this season.
"Due to multiple injuries and surgeries, my career at Penn State has come to an end," wrote the 6-foot-3, 257-pound defensive end Brown, who is from Tuscaloosa, Ala. "It has been tough coming to terms with this news but I know that everything happens for a reason and God will continue to guide me."
Brown is the fifth Penn State player to end his career because of injuries. Redshirt junior Ryan Buchholz (Great Valley), another defensive end, announced Wednesday he will not play any more because of chronic back pain.
Brown, who is on schedule to graduate in December, said he will be supporting the Lions from the sideline.
"My career isn't over," he said. "It's just a bump in the road."
Brown, who earned a starting job out of training camp last season, suffered his injury in the first quarter of the third game, against Georgia State. His teammate and fellow defensive end, Shareef Miller (George Washington), wore Brown's No. 19 in the next two games to honor his friend.