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Pitt Fullback Derrick Burns Unlikely To Play Football Again After Stroke Tuesday

Derrick Burns, a 20-year-old freshman fullback at the University of Pittsburgh, suffered a stroke on Tuesday, but he's now in stable condition and is expected to recover fully. While the stroke is not believed to be related to football, it is unlikely that Burns will ever play the sport again, according to his family.

CBS Pittsburgh spoke with Dan Burns, Derrick's adoptive father:

"'Coach, I think I'm done with football,'" Dan Burns said of Derrick. "We kind of had a little laugh over that - through the seriousness of it all we still had a little laugh over that."

"Paul Chryst, the class act that he is, says, ‘Derrick, I don't care about football right now. We just got to get you better,'" Burns continued.

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