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The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today international safety Tyron Brackenridge is retiring from the Canadian Football League.
Brackenridge played 75 regular season games through five seasons with the Green and White after originally joining the team in October of 2011. He re-signed as a free agent in February, 2013 in order to remain with the Riders.
“On behalf of the Roughriders, I want to congratulate Tyron on a remarkable career,” stated Riders Vice-President of Football Operations and Administration Jeremy O’Day. “You could always count on Tyron for his work ethic, intensity, and overall will to win. Off the field, he took as much pride in being able to give back to the Province through community initiatives and spending countless hours with fans. He was an important part of the success we had as an entire organization.”
At 31-years-old, Brackenridge will retire after registering 254 defensive tackles, 18 special teams tackles, 10 interceptions, and four quarterback sacks – on his way to picking up CFL All-Star selections in 2013 and 2014.
He won his first Grey Cup in 2013 with the Roughriders.
“The decision to retire from the game I love is truly bittersweet,” noted Tyron Brackenridge. “I have been blessed to be able to play this game for the past ten years, including five wonderful years with the Roughriders. I’m content with the decision and look forward to what lies ahead.”
“I would like to give a special thanks to the CFL and particularly the Saskatchewan Roughriders organization,” added Brackenridge. “Last but not least, I want to send a special thanks to the amazing Rider Nation. Thank you all for making Saskatchewan my home away from home.”
Brackenridge currently resides in Riverside, California with his wife Christine and daughter Brooklynn.