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Penn State freshman offensive lineman Nana Asiedu announced Wednesday that he is retiring from football because of a heart condition.

Asiedu was a four-star recruit from Virginia who recently enrolled at PSU. He posted on Twitter that he has the genetic heart condition hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

“These past couple of weeks have been the toughest time in my life. I’ve handle(d) this situation pretty well even though it is hard to swallow…well with that being said I have a genetic hear condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy due to this condition I can no longer play football anymore,” he posted on Twitter.

“This hurts because football was my everything but God has other plans for me…With love and support from Coach (James) Franklin and the Penn State staff I’ll still be on full football scholarship and still be apart of the team in every aspect!! This is one reason why I chose Penn State because of the security and they’ll never go back on their word.

“This is truly a curse and a blessing and I just thank God for giving me this opportunity that I will never take for granted.”