Clint Tricett retires from football citing concussions

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West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett has retired from football. The senior will step away from the game after he allegedly suffered five concussions – including two he hid from trainers – over the last 14 months.

Trickett will not play in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl against Texas A&M after he failed to get clearance from a concussion suffered on Nov. 20 against Kansas State.

The school announced Friday that Trickett would not play in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl against Texas A&M after failing to get cleared from a concussion he suffered on Nov. 20 against Kansas State.

Sophomore Skyler Howard, who relieved Trickett in the K-State game and started for him the following weekend at Iowa State, will start. Howard has thrown for 483 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions during his two games.

Trickett finished his final season completing 67 percent of his passes for 3,285 yards and 18 touchdowns. He hopes to pursue a career in coaching.

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