Wisconsin Badgers Junior DT Jordan Kohout Ends Football Career Because of Migraines and Seizures

Wisconsin Badgers DT Jordan Kohout (photo by Megan Sheridan/The Beaver Dam Daily Citizen)

By Tom Mulhern

The Beaver Dam Daily Citizen


BEAVER DAM, Wisc. – DT Jordan Kohout, a junior from Waupun, Wisc., has been forced to stop playing football due to issues related to migraine headaches, the University of Wisconsin athletic department announced on its Web site.

Kohout suffered two “small strokes” linked to the migraines that he experienced during spring practices.

“You don’t really think of 21-year-old athletes having strokes,” Kohout told the Web site.”But I’m glad that we caught it early and I can still do a lot of the things that I love to do.

“As much as I love football, life has a lot of other things to offer as well.”

Kohout started seven games in 2010 and was a regular part of the defensive tackle rotation last season. He played in all 14 games in 2011 and tied for 17th on the defense with 22 tackles, including eight solos. He also had 2.5 tackles for loss, one quarterback hurry and recovered a fumble.





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