Canadian linebacker Lukas Korol announces retirement from Ticats, CFL

Canadian linebacker Lukas Korol has announced his retirement from the Canadian Football League on his Facebook page.

What a ride it has been. Today I have officially announced that I will be retiring from the game that has shaped me into the person I am today.

While this has been one of the toughest decisions I have ever had to make, I am very excited for this next chapter in my life. I just wanted to truly say thank you to everyone I have met along the way, I will never forget what this game has provided me. While it is hard to walk away, I have made many lifeline friends throughout my career that I will always consider family. To my coaches, thank you for shaping me into the person I have become and providing me with the transferable skills that I can bring with me anywhere I go.

From growing up a season ticket holder, to running on that field in front of the hometown crowd, it was a dream come true and one that I will never forget.

To all my brothers still playing, I wish you the best of luck and I’ll always be watching!

The native of Dundas, Ont. went unselected in the 2018 CFL Draft and returned to the University of Guelph where he was named a U Sports Second-Team All-Canadian after making 74.5 total tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, four forced fumbles, three sacks, and one interception.

Korol signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats prior to the 2019 CFL season and spent portions of the season on the active and practice rosters. He dressed for six games, notching two special teams tackles.

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