TULSA – A Tulsa legend has hung up his boots. Former Tulsa Roughnecks FC Captain and USL Championship journeyman Cyprian Hedrick has retired from professional soccer at the age of 31. The defender announced on Facebook Wednesday morning that after nearly a decade at the professional level, he was retiring.
Hedrick played every minute he was available for selection for the Roughnecks in the 2019 season as captain of the squad. Hedrick was a USL icon, playing for four different USL Championship clubs in his eight seasons in the league. He ranks 11th all-time with 13,909 minutes in the regular season and 19th all-time in league appearances with 169.
Hedrick posted on Facebook saying:
“All good things must eventually come to an end, so after almost a decade of playing this amazing game I feel this is the right time to hang them up.
I want to thank God for blessing me with a gift and allowing a little kid from Cameroon to live out his childhood dream.
I want to thank my wife Kelsey for holding it down and being our rock. Multiple cities, multiple kids, me having multiple injuries, packing up multiple U-Huals to move. it’s been a crazy ride and I’m blessed to have had you and our family to share every moment of that journey with.
To my agent David, thank you for your belief and your hard work. Thank you for all the advice and guidance along the way I’m grateful for your wisdom and friendship.
To all of the fans, staff, front offices, coaches, teammates, grounds crew, and team chaplains, I want to say thank you for helping me create memories I’ll never forget. To Sporting Kansas City, Energy FC, San Antonio FC, FC Tulsa, thank you for giving me the opportunity to represent your city and clubs.
I’m excited to see what the future holds ❤️✌