- Ravens offensive lineman is working on his PhD
- Urschel attending Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Had been with the Ravens for three years
(CNN)John Urschel, a Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman known for his passion for mathematics, has retired from the NFL at age 26.
In a statement released by the team, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Urschel had informed him of the decision Thursday morning.
"We respect John and respect his decision," Harbaugh said. "We appreciate his efforts over the past three years and wish him all the best in his future endeavors."