Nate Coehoorn Retires from the CFL

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April 9th, 2017
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After a lot of thought and prayer. I have decided to call it a career and retire from the CFL. I know I could still play a couple of years. However with how my body and more importantly my head have been acting up in the last couple years due to injuries. I feel that long term health and quality of life are my priority now. The spark and passion to play that I once had isn’t as strong as it was when I first started. I have been blessed to have had a successful career and the title of Grey Cup Champion. I have given a lot to this game and have given a lot up for it. People always say “you’ll know when it is time to walk away” and I have complete peace with the decision I am making. With that I would like to thank all of the people in my life who have journeyed with me through this process and have helped me become the player I was and more importantly into the man of God I have become. I want to thank my wife Tegan and my parents for all of their support throughout my career; I wouldn’t have been able to do it without you. I want to thank the Edmonton Eskimos for the opportunity to be an Eskimo and to be a part of the great tradition here in Edmonton. I have created lifelong relationships in my 6 seasons here in Edmonton that I will have forever. I will miss my teammates, coaches and fans that supported me over the years. I’m hanging up my cleats and stepping into a new future that I feel God has called me into.

Psalm 144: 1-2 Praise the Lord, who is my rock. He trains my hands for war and gives my fingers skill for battle. He is my loving all and my fortress, my tower of safety, my rescuer. He is my shield, and I take refuge in him.

Ephesians 3:20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or imagine.



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