Texas junior cornerback Kobe Boyce announced Saturday that he is stepping away from football in a bid to focus on his mental health.
Boyce took to Twitter to shed light on his dark days of depression, noting that he needs “to work on myself.”
“For a few years now I have been battling depression and I let all of my emotions build up and it wasn’t a good feeling,” Boyce wrote. “I used to be scared of discussing this and kept it all to myself and anyone who is going through the same thing please talk to someone. You are not alone. Everyone is struggling with something in life especially in these times. Take care of yourself and your mental health because you won’t be able to operate in anything you do if your head is not in the right place.
“That’s what I felt I was and I am going to be taking a step away from football and work on myself.”
Boyce, who said he plans to continue as a student at Texas, redshirted in 2017 and played in six games in 2018. He recorded six tackles last season and has 16 in 19 career games with the Longhorns.