Long before San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland publicly revealed his retirement from the NFL after just one season, his family was aware that his professional football career could be a short one.In fact, Borland told his parents following the 49ers final preseason game on Aug. 28 that he was leaning toward retiring after the 2014 season. Still, he planned on making an impact on the field – even if it was for only one season.He passed a note to his mom and I after the last preseason game, thinking this would be his last year, Jeff Borland, Chris' father,Wholesale Jerseys supply told the San Jose Mercury News. At the same time, and this is very important,Cheap NFL Jerseys supply he also expressed he planned to go all out and not hold back whatsoever. He set the loftiest of goals, and he maybe came within an ankle injury of achieving them.Jeff Borland said even though he knew he would play only a year, Chris still wanted to prove that he could perform at the highest level.We kept it to ourselves. It wasn't a farewell tour. It was,Cheap Jerseys supply ‘Let's go see what we can do and see if we can do it at this level. Jeff Borland said. The 49ers gave him a chance. An injury [to Patrick Willis] gave him an opportunity, and he got to prove to himself, if not others, he's not too short, not too slow and whether his arms are not long enough.He certainly did prove himself, too. After replacing the injured Willis (who also retired last week) in the starting lineup, Borland quickly established himself as a playmaker at middle linebacker and ended up leading the team in tackles.Even after that success,Wholesale NFL Jerseys supply Borland decided the risk associated with playing football was too much.