Indianapolis Colts starting safety, Khari Willis, 26, has just announced that he is retiring from the NFL to go into full-time ministry.
Willis, who was drafted in the fourth round in the NFL draft in 2019, won the team’s starting safety position halfway into his rookie year. During his three-year career, Willis started in 33 of the 39 games that he played.
He had signed a four-year contract with the Colts worth $3.8 million in 2019.
Breitbart provides the details:
“With much prayer and deliberation, I have elected to officially retire from the NFL as I endeavor to devote the remainder of my life to the further advancement of the Gospel of Jesus Christ,” Willis wrote on Instagram. “I thank all of my family, friends and those who have supported me on this journey thus far and I look forward to your continued support through the next phase of my life.
“I am both humbled and excited to pursue the holy call that God has for my life which brings me much joy and purpose. Thank you all for your support over the years …”
READ: Colts’ Khari Willis, 26, Retires to ‘Advance the Gospel of Jesus Christ’