Auburn LB White gives up football after injury

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn coach Gene Chizik says linebacker Jawara White has sustained a career-ending injury.

Chizik announced Thursday that White won't be able to play football anymore. He didn't elaborate on the nature of the injury or whether it occurred during a practice this spring.

The sophomore was redshirted in 2010 and had 23 tackles in 11 games last season. He posted on Twitter that "giving up the game of football is the hardest thing I've ever had to do."

Chizik says White will continue to work toward graduation.

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