Khari Willis retires from the Colts in the NFL to be a priest

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The one who until a few days ago served as defensive back for the Indianapolis Colts in the NFL, Khari Willisdecided to hasten his retirement from the gridirons, because at just 26 years of age, he preferred to continue his priestly vocation.

“With much prayer and deliberation, I have chosen officially retire from the NFL while I go on to dedicate the rest of my life to transmission of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I thank all my family, friends and those who They have supported me on this journey until now, and I look forward to your continued support throughout the next phase of my life,” the former player wrote on his Instagram account.

Khari Willis He was drafted in the fourth round of the NFL Draft In 2019, he was active 39 times with the Colts, most of them as a starter. He walks away with a career high 219 tackles and four interceptions.

In this regard, the Colts, who would already have foreseen this loss with the addition of veteran Rodney McLeodwho arrived as a free agent, respected the decision of Willis at the time in which they appreciated the time he was in the American Conference team.

We are grateful and we appreciate Khari’s contributions to the Colts, both on and off the field, over the past three seasons. I admire and respect his decision to do the transition to the next stage of his life and the priesthoodand my prayers will always be with him,” Frank Reich, the team’s head coach, said in a statement.



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