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He received a divine call…

Khari Willisstarting defensive end of the Indianapolis Coltsannounced this Wednesday that he is retiring, after only three seasons in the NFL, to start your cI walk in the priesthood as a minister of faith.

In a letter posted on his account Instagram, Willis26 years old, explained your decision:

I would first like to thank the Indianapolis Colts organization for giving me the opportunity to compete in the NFL for the last three years. I have built relationships with numerous teammates, coaches and support staff that have impacted me greatly. The lessons I learned at this stage of my life will be valuable to me in my next chapter. After much prayer and deliberation, I have decided to officially retire from the NFL to spend the rest of my life promoting the message of Jesus Christ. I thank all my family, friends and those who have accompanied me on this journey and I hope they continue to support me in the next stage. I am honored and excited to follow God’s call on my life, which brings me so much joy and purpose. I appreciate your support over these years.

The Colts chose Willis in the fourth round of the 2019 Draftcoming from the Michigan State University. It was starter in 33 of the 39 games that he played in his career and accumulated 219 tackles, 3.5 sacks and four interceptions.

The defender signed a contract four years and 3.2 million dollars upon reaching the NFL. When submitting his resignation, Willis had already collected 2.78 millionso that will leave half a million dollars on the table.

On your departure, Frank Reichtrainer of the Colts commented the next:

We are grateful and appreciate Khari’s contributions to the Colts, both on and off the field, over the past three seasons. […] I admire and respect his decision to transition to the next stage of his life and the priesthood, and my prayers will always be with him.

(With information from ESPN)

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