Kyle Emanuel said he had enough.
The former North Dakota State All-American and 2014 Buck Buchanan award winner, walked away after four years in the National Football League. He says his body can't take the punishment anymore.
Emanuel, who never missed a game between college and the NFL retires after starting 33 games with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers.
Emanuel played in a record 61 games with the Bison, winning four national championships in his four years playing. He was drafted in the fifth round by the Chargers in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Emanuel was released by the Chargers after the 2018 season wrapped but said he did have interest from other NFL teams to play in 2019, namely from the Detroit Lions.
He says he's going to take some time to plan out his next move.
WDAY's exclusive interview with Emanuel can be heard here.