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WVU OL James Gmiter Leaving Football to Pursue Career in Law Enforcement



West Virginia offensive lineman James Gmiter is saying goodbye to football.

The redshirt junior confirmed recent rumors that he is stepping away from the game despite another year of eligibility with a subtle tweet on Sunday. “I’m going to miss this game. Thank you for everything,” is all Gmiter included as the caption to an image of him wearing his jersey.

Gmiter also retweeted a tweet from a fan saying he was going to pursue a career in law enforcement and has accepted a job with the WVU Police Department. It also says he is headed to the police academy soon.

This news comes only a couple weeks after Gmiter’s mother passed away. He has not played since her death. The media was informed the day of the TCU game about his absence. Gmiter did not travel to Ames, Iowa and missed the win over Oklahoma on Saturday.

It now appears that the lineman has decided football is no longer apart of his life plan and he has found his next passion.

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