Stanford Football: Cardinal QB Josh Nunes retiring following injury

Stanford QB retiring following 'freak accident'

4/30/13 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   407 respect

Stanford quarterback Josh Nunes has decided to do what no athlete ever wants to do before he’s ready—hang up the cleats.Blog Photo - Stanford Football: Cardinal QB Josh Nunes retiring following injury

According to The Associated Press, Nunes has no other option after completely tearing his right chest muscle in February. He is set to medically retire.

"The injury shouldn't have happened, and we're not sure why it happened," said Josh’s dad, Tim Nunes. "It's not something that could've been prevented. Doctors told us it's rare for quarterbacks. Just a freak accident."

Nunes, an upcoming senior, missed the entire spring session but had every intention to dress this fall in hopes of a full recovery. Now it seems as if his chest won’t heal the correct way, preventing him furthering his football career.

As Andrew Luck’s successor, Nunes started the first nine games for Stanford, including what was then a major upset over No. 1 USC.

However, he proved very inconsistent and inefficient as a passer and was ultimately bypassed by redshirt freshman Kevin Hogan, who leads the Cardinal into 2013 as the returning starter.

Due to Nunes’ injury and Brett Nottingham’s transfer, freshman Evan Crower will assume responsibilities as the backup to Hogan (Stanford’s post-spring depth chart).

Nunes finishes his collegiate career with 1,643 yards, 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions—all but seven yards came from last season.


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4/30/13   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   407 respect

mcleodglen wrote:
i'll tell you, this is no freak accident.

Uhh..?

4/30/13   |   Dan_B   |   1066 respect

Nunes wasn't particularly effective, but he handled the situation of losing his job to Hogan with the utmost class. I wish him the best going forward.

4/30/13   |   mcleodglen   |   32 respect

i'll tell you, this is no freak accident.