Ravens linebacker Zach Orr retires at the age of 24.


The Baltimore Ravens are losing one of their best defensive players, Zach Orr, to retirement. At the age of 24, the young linebacker is deciding to call it quits due to a nasty congenital neck and spine condition. Orr didn’t want to retire but was forced after an MRI for a herniated disc found the congenial issue in his neck and spine.

Orr who has come to terms with the retirement seemed thankful to a be able to walk from the NFL in fairly good health. According to NFL Networks Mike Garafolo, it seems that Orr was playing with a cracked shoulder bone during the latter half of last season. He did miss the final game of the regular season with a neck injury and was placed on IR.

Orr led the Ravens in tackles, last season, with 130 and was second on the team with three interceptions. It was also his first full season as a starter and he earned Second-Team All- Pro honors.