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Redskins: Undrafted QB Halliday Retires Before Career Even Begins

May 16, 2015 • Ben Heck • D.C., Front Page, NFL Draft, Retirements

According to the Washington Post, undrafted rookie quarterback Connor Halliday announced his retirement from football the night before the start of the Washington Redskins’ rookie mini camp.

Halliday went undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft, but was signed as a UDFA and was set to participate in Washington’s rookie mini camp this weekend. But Halliday made the conscious decision, prior to the start of Friday’s open mini camp practice, to retire from the game of football.

In 2013 and 2014 at Washington State, Halliday passed for back-to-back 3,000-yard, 30-touchdown seasons, including 4,597 yards and 34 TD tosses in ’13. Halliday holds WSU school records in . But the record-setting quarterback played in just nine games in ’14, and suffered a college career-ending injury (broken tibia and fibula) on November 1, 2014 against USC.

The injury plummeted the 6’4″/200-pound QB’s draft stock this winter and spring, and it’s reported that Halliday had lost a love for the game…which sounds like the most plausible reason for his early retirement.

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