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June 1, 2022

Canadian defensive lineman Connor McGough has announced his retirement from the CFL at the age of 26.

“Unfortunately, due to health reasons, I am retiring from football,” said McGough in a statement. “It is very unfortunate but it’s important I take care of myself and get healthy. I’d like to thank the Stampeders organization for staying by my side during everything and for being so supportive. I wish all the players and staff a great season.”

McGough re-signed with the Stamps on Feb. 24, 2022 after spending last season on the retired list while recovering from myocarditis.

“It’s very unfortunate that Connor’s medical condition did not improve to a point that would allow him to continue his football career,” said Stampeders’ president and general manager John Hufnagel. “On behalf of the organization, I wish him good health and the best of luck in his future endeavours.”

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