Even Superman had kryptonite.

Even Superman had kryptonite.

Adrian Wolford was always one of the biggest and best football players around. The Meeker standout originally signed with Oklahoma State University and later changed his commitment to Texas A&M.

His goals of playing Division 1 football were about to come true.

But then he injured his back. Thursday night on Twitter, Wolford confirmed that he would not be returning to the football field.

“It is with great sadness I have to announce that I am medically retired from football,” Wolford said. “For those of you who are not aware, I had double diskectomy surgery on August 15.”

A diskectomy is a surgical procedure to relieve pressure from slipped or herniated disks between vertebrae. Wolford’s injury was to his lower back.

“Lower back injuries are common in linemen,” Wolford said in his tweet. “However, because of the severity of this injury, my age and in addition to other injuries I have sustained up to this point, the doctors, surgeons and specialists suggest that I no longer play the sport I love.”

Wolford called his retirement “devastating” but he said having made it to Texas A&M was a dream come true.

“I have met some incredible people and made lifelong friendships playing football,” Wolford said. “I wish my teammates the greatest of successes.”

The former Bulldog found a silver lining in his injury.

“I am blessed to have earned the opportunity to complete my education at Texas A&M and that’s exactly what I am going to do,” Wolford said.