Cowboys center Travis Frederick retires from NFL

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According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Guillain-Barre syndrome is a rare neurological disorder in which the immune system attacks the body's peripheral nerve system. He returned to playing last season, but he is officially calling it quits at the age of 29.

In a shocking announcement via his own Twitter account, perennial Pro Bowler center Travis Frederick retired from the National Football League at the age of 29. Frederick began a complete 16 video games in each of the 6 periods of his profession for the Cowboys.

Overall, Frederick made five Pro Bowls and was named a first-team All-Pro once after being selected by Dallas in the first round of the 2013 draft.

Frederick first made the Pro Bowl in 2014 and was selected four seasons in a row before sitting out in 2018.

Frederick became the NFL's highest-paid center when he signed a six-year, $56 million contract with Dallas in 2016.

A key factor in his decision was how he played last season after returning from Guillain-Barre Syndrome. 'I was ready for the next stage of my life.

"Playing football has given me many fantastic things". I did not know how to handle things. But it was a hard year for me. I realize how fortunate I was to play a game for a living. "Most of all, I realised the importance of my family and how much I want to be there for their peaks and valleys, as they were for me".

"Facing the potential end of my career because of my illness forced me to imagine life after football", he continued. I had to prepare for my career potentially ending.

"After months of contemplation, I found myself not only accepting that moment but welcoming that moment". He said he did not feel like he could continue to perform at his best level, and it was no longer worth the risk of playing football. However, in the statement, he says it was "a hard year" and "playing "well" is not what I expect of myself and is not what my teammates deserve".

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