Colt’s safety begins Khari Wallace abruptly retires at 26 years old to make a new call

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Colts begin strong defense Khari Willis announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday. Willis, a 2019 fourth-round pick who has started 34 games in the last three seasons, announced this via his Instagram account.

Here is Wallace’s full retirement statement, which includes his immediate post-football plans.

“I would first like to thank the Indiana Police Colts organization for giving me the opportunity to participate in the National Football League for the last three years. The relationships that have made me so impressed that I’m at this stage of my life will be precious to me in my next chapter.

“With much prayer and reflection, I have chosen to formally retire from the NFL as I strive to dedicate the rest of my life to furthering the gospel of Jesus Christ. Thanks to the friends and the people who have supported me. I am still on this journey and I look forward to your continued support in the next phase of my life. I am humbled and excited to carry on this sacred call. I am from God for my life which gives me great joy and purpose.

Thank you all for your support over the years. ”

Willis, a native of Michigan, played collectively in Michigan State, where he was named captain of the team in 2018. He was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten Selection graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Sciences in Social Sciences, which was emphasized. Community Governance and Advocacy.

Wallace made nine starts in 14 games during the 2019 season. He was in the starting lineup in 2020 and in 2021 he got 10 starts. He made four interceptions with the Colts, as well as 11 pass defenses, 3.5 sex and 219 tackles. His two interceptions last season were against Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford and 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garopolo.

Rookie Nick Cross is next in line to replace Willis in strong defense. The 96th overall pick in the draft, Cross made 134 tackles, six interceptions, 12 pass break-ups and four sacks and three forced fumbles during his three years in Maryland.