Colorado QB Connor Wood quits football

Sep 7, 2013; Boulder, CO, USA; Colorado Buffaloes quarterback Connor Wood (5) prepares to hand off in the first quarter against the Central Arkansas Bears at Folsom Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Buffaloes quarterback Connor Wood started off 2013 as the team’s starting quarterback, before being replaced by freshman Sefo Liufau mid-season. Wood is now set to graduate in the spring and he has decided that 2013 would be the last season of his career.

The university announced Wood’s decision to leave the team on Friday.

“Connor is a great young man and was a big part of our program,” Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre said in a statement released by the university. “He had a phenomenal game in our win over CSU in our season opener. He means a lot to our program and to our team, but he has decided to graduate and move on to other things in life.”

Wood, who transferred to Colorado from Texas, has one year of eligibility remaining and could transfer and play immediately since he will be graduating, but he has no plans to continue playing football and his looking forward to the next phase of his life.

“First of all, I want to thank my family for sticking by me through the thick and thin,” Wood said. “Whether I was the starting quarterback or battling for third string, their unwavering support for me was beyond compare. Secondly, I want to thank (Texas) coach Mack Brown for giving me a scholarship and the opportunity for me to pursue my dream of playing college football.”


Topics: Colorado Buffaloes, Connor Wood, Football

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