Found February 08, 2013 on Down and Distance:
Baylor’s quarterback Nick Florence has decided not to enter the NFL and instead finish his master’s degree at Baylor (Credit: AP Photo) Over the past few years a number of former NFL players have either sued the NFL over head injuries suffered during their careers or shown signs of severe disabilities due to head trauma. One of the most prominent incidents occurred when former San Diego Charger Junior Seau committed suicide due to head trauma suffered during his career. The discussion over head trauma garnered enough attention that President Obama even spoke on the situation. The toll the NFL takes on players’ bodies may be one of the reasons Baylor’s Nick Florence has decided not to join the NFL. Florence has already graduated from the University of Baylor and is currently working on his Master’s degree. Florence told the Waco Tribune-Herald, that after taking some time to think about his options, he has decided not to enter the NFL. “I’ve decided to hang up my cleats and finish my master’s in December,” Florence said. “My wife and I have spent the last one and a half months talking about it, and it all came down to what we wanted in life, and it didn’t include playing football.” Last season he passed for 4,309 yards and 33 touchdowns and ran for 568 yards and 10 touchdowns, and he says he believes he’s good enough to make an NFL roster. But he also says that while he loves football, that’s a part of his life he’s willing to put behind him. “Oh yeah, I’m going to miss it,” Florence said. “I’ve been doing it my whole life. I don’t know whether I would have been drafted, but I have no doubt that I could have made a team. But I’ll look back and have a lot of great memories.” It is nice to see to that a player is willing to put his career and education above playing in the NFL. The post Nick Florence, RG3′s successor at Baylor, not interested in the NFL appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE.
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