- Associated Press - Thursday, August 14, 2014

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia Tech offensive lineman Mark Shuman has retired after tearing the meniscus in his left knee for the third time.

The school announced Shuman’s decision after an MRI confirmed the tear. Shuman suffered the same injury in 2011 and again last preseason.

The school says the 22-year-old redshirt senior will take a medical disqualification for this season and remain on scholarship. He has already graduated with a degree in sociology with a concentration in crime and deviance and is pursuing a second degree in history.

Shuman, 6-foot-7 and 312-pounds, played in 10 games during his career and figured prominently in the Hokies’ offensive line plans this season.

Coach Frank Beamer says he’s disappointed for Shuman, but that he will remain a part of the team “in some capacity.”

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