Wisconsin lineman Jon Dietzen retires from football

Wisconsin offensive lineman Jon Dietzen announced that he is stepping away from football on Monday. Mike Lucas praised the grit and toughness of Dietzen, who Lucas says battled on every play.

Dietzen's announcement cited injuries as the main reason for retiring.

Dietzen's decision to retire stems from a series of injuries he's had since the start of his collegiate career, which makes his ability to play through it all at a high level in 2018 impressive in itself.

Cole Van Lanen, who subbed in for Dietzen in several games, will likely take over Dietzen's spot in the starting lineup.

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