Sherit announced his retirement via an Instagram post Wednesday afternoon.
He played in six games for the Gators this season.
Sherit is hanging up his cleats due to a lingering injury.
Florida defensive end Jordan Sherit announced his retirement from football on Wednesday, citing a recent hip injury that sidelined him for the back half of this season. Sherit, a senior, does not have any remaining years of collegiate eligibility.
Sherit made his decision public through an Instagram post:
Today, I am reluctantly retiring from the game of football. After receiving final feedback this week from a number of doctors and medical staffs, it has become clear that I will be unable to continue playing the game I love due to my recent hip injury. Playing the game of football for the past 16 years has taught me so much about life and has helped build countless lifelong relationships, and for that, I am forever grateful. My only wish is that I would have accomplished more here at the University of Florida, but sometimes life is out of our control. Although it hurts accepting that I will never suit up again, I am eager to tackle the challenges ahead of me.
The University of Florida did not release a statement.
Sherit’s affliction appears to be extremely severe, as it was specified as the sole reason for his retirement. When asked about Sherit’s injury in October, Jim McElwain, then head coach of Florida said: “It’s a bad deal, man.”
In six games this year, the 6’4” 254-pound defensive lineman racked up 23 total tackles, five tackles for a loss, and 2.5 sacks.
Sherit was bothered by injuries throughout his football career, as he tore his ACL in his senior year of high school and missed a couple games during his collegiate career due to various impairments.
Sherit was a key member of the Florida defensive unit for the duration of his time in Gainesville. He played in a career-high 12 games in 2015.
The season is already over for the Gators, as they were not eligible for a bowl game with their 4-7 record.