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Ohio State QB Stephen Collier Announces He's Retiring From Football

The Buckeyes quarterback will remain off the field.

Ohio State quarterback Stephen Collier announced in a letter to Land of 10 that he's decided to retire from playing football.

The Buckeyes are loaded at the quarterback position and Collier is coming off a torn ACL injury that sidelined him for the entire 2016 season.

Collier arrived at Ohio State as a three-star recruit in the 2014 class.

Here's part of what he wrote:

I’m excited for another reason as well. I’ve completed my bachelor’s degree in just about three years and as I work on my master’s degree at Ohio State, I’ll be contributing to the program in a behind-the-scenes role, not on the field.

Yes, it is hard to acknowledge that it’s time for me to hang up my cleats. There were opportunities to go elsewhere to keep living that dream, but why would I leave the greatest institution in the United States? That doesn’t make any sense at all.

It’s time for me to start living my new dream.

You can read his full letter here.