Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Robert Marve is retiring from professional football.
“After consulting with my doctors, and contemplating my future, and life after football, I have made the decision to retire from this great game,” said Marve. “I would like to thank the great fans of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and this organization, who have supported me through this process. I’ll deeply miss the on field competitiveness, but this is the right decision for me and my long term health.”
Marve, 26, replaced starter Drew Willy, who suffered a serious knee injury August 9 and is out six to eight weeks.
Marve was signed by the Bombers in March 2014.
He set state records as a senior at Tampa Plant High School and was about to attend the University of Miami when he was involved in a summer car accident.
— With files from The Canadian Press