The 24-year-old retired linebacker said one option for his future is to enter the coaching profession. Head Coach John Harbaugh said the Ravens, or any other organization, would be lucky to have him on staff.
The 24-year-old linebacker said he is sad to walk away from the game, but also feels blessed to find out about his spinal condition before a wrong hit could lead to paralysis or even death.
The Ravens linebacker shared the first time he learned of his congenital neck/spine condition, and how he feels blessed to be able to walk away from the game still healthy.
Rising from undrafted free agent to starting middle linebacker, Zachary Orr became the Ravens' leading tackler in 2016. Now, at the age of 24, he will retire from the game because of a congenital back condition.