One quarterback competing for the Ohio starting spot in the upcoming season has decided to hang up the cleats for good.
Conner Krizancic has decided to end his career in football due to concussions, a decision that was confirmed on his father’s Twitter account:
So tough to hear ur sons football career is over because of concussions. But I've never been more proud of that young man. Love him so much.— Bob Krizancic (@CoachKrizancic) June 27, 2016
Krizancic transferred mid-year in 2015 from the University of Minnesota and never attempted a pass for the Bobcats.
In his time at Mentor High School, Krizancic threw for over 3,300 yards and also lettered in basketball, a sport in which he won a state championship.
Krizancic is not the only Ohio Bobcat to retire this offseason; Langston Provitt, a defensive back, retired "for his future health" after being sidelined with a head injury. Austin Lewis, a linebacker at Western Michigan, also retired this offseason due to accumulated concussions.
The Mid-American Conference announced earlier this year that it will be conducting mental health and concussion forums with over 150 NCAA-member institutions in order to pinpoint potential solutions moving forward.