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Tsoumpas announces retirement

Dimitri Tsoumpas
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According to the Calgary Stampeders website on Wednesday, Calgary Stampeders' offensive lineman Dimitri Tsoumpas announced his retirement at the age of 28.

Tsoumpas, a native of Edmonton, Alberta, played six seasons with the Stampeders and was a Canadian Football League all-star for three consecutive seasons from 2010-2012 and a four time CFL West all-star. He was the Stampeders' second overall pick in the 2008 Canadian Football League draft behind defensive back Dylan Barker of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

A major reason why Tsoumpas retired is because of a concussion he sustained last season. Tsoumpas claims he is now concussion free, but felt it was very important to end his career because of the difficult recovery period he experienced.

Tsoumpas will remain with the Calgary Stampeders as a strength and conditioning assistant. Tsoumpas, who played his college career at Weber State in Ogden, Utah, also spent a short stint with the Miami Dolphins in 2010.