Andre Hal survived lymphoma and made a comeback few would have expected from the Texans DB last season. He nabbed three interceptions, won the Ed Block Courage Award and informed many in the world about the power of meditation in a time after he lost his father and battled cancer.
Now Hal is moving on to something greater as he announced his retirement from the NFL.
“One thing I’ve learned in life is that changed is inevitable and life goes through seasons,” he wrote. “This season of my life has come to an end. I will be retiring from the NFL. My health did not have anything to do with my decision. I am completely healthy. Thank you to the Houston Texans organization for giving me the opportunity to live my childhood dream. I also want to thank my family and friends for all of their support. I truly appreciate it.”
Hal was diagnosed with lymphoma last spring and vowed to return to football, opting for physical training as opposed to chemotherapy.
“God is good,” Hal said during the season. “It’s been a real tough year for me, but it’s been a learning year for me. I learned so much about myself and about life. It feels good to come out on top.