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College Football QB Announces He's "Taking A Break" From Football

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A college football quarterback took to Instagram this evening to announce that he's stepping away from the game ahead of the 2018 season.

Brandon Dawkins, a former Arizona quarterback who transferred to Indiana, announced tonight that he won't be playing anywhere in 2018.

The dual-threat quarterback, a former three-star recruit, had decided earlier this month to leave Indiana after not winning the starting job.

"As my mental health is deteriorating I have decided to take a break from the game. I know now that I need to take care of ME. I need to make myself important. I have not properly taken care of myself. Do I know what’s next? Of course not, but I do know God has a plan that is way bigger than any plans I could ever imagine for myself. I hope you can respect my privacy during this time, and my decision. Thank you all."

Here's his full announcement:

Dawkins has thrown for more than 2,400 yards and 15 touchdowns during his career. He was expected to compete for the starting job at IU.