On Wednesday morning, a Big Ten quarterback announced his plans to retire from football. Maryland quarterback Tyler DeSue took to Twitter announcing his decision.
DeSue issued a statement about the decision along with a series of photos from his playing career. The former three-star quarterback recruit initially committed to the Terrapins in 2017 as part of the 2018 class.
“For the last 15 years you have given me some of my best times and given me some of my hardest struggles that I’ve ever experienced,” DeSue said about the game of football. “You have taught me so many lessons that I will never forget and brought some of the best people into my life.”
DeSue revealed he plans to step back from the football field in order to focus on his ultimate goal: graduating. “I absolutely love everyone who has supported me and been there for me along this journey, but it’s time to hang up the cleats and move on,” he said.
Here’s the full message.
Doing what’s best for me🙏🏽 appreciate and love everyone who has been there for me. Maryland will always be home 🙏🏽🤟🏾👋🏾 pic.twitter.com/wEJ3JlDOEi
— Big Chai Guy☕️ (@DeSueTd3) February 19, 2020
DeSue is a former three-star recruit from Virginia. According to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings, he was the No. 21 dual-threat quarterback in the 2018 class.
He was the No. 15 player from the state of Virginia and the No. 672 player nationally.
He played in eight total games for the Terrapins, completing 6-of-16 passes for 104 yards and one touchdown.