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Former New York Jet Terrance Ganaway has decided to retire from professional football and pursue his graduate degree. He had been with the St. Louis Rams since September 2012. With the Jets, Ganaway will be best remembered for catching Greg McElroy's touchdown pass in the final preseason game of 2012, the Jets' lone touchdown during the four game stretch.

New York selected Ganaway with their compensatory sixth round selection in the 2012 NFL Draft. He was a project player to be sure and the Jets had even taken to experimenting with him at fullback. He was waived shortly after the Eagles game and the Jets, hoping to stash him on the practice squad, lost him to the Rams who submitted a waiver claim.

He spent the 2012 season in St. Louis but did not have a carry in the regular season and only suited up for three games. He was competing for a back-up job this year however, a hamstring injury had saw him plummet down the depth chart as he was unable to perform in the preseason.

It's a shame that the Jets couldn't have gotten a longer look at Ganaway and see how he progressed -- maybe things would have gone differently had he stayed in New York. That's neither here nor there though. We respect Ganaway's decision of putting an education ahead of everything else and that will certainly serve him well in the future. We wish Terrance the best of luck.

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