On Monday, Rutgers interim head coach Nunzio Campanile said in his Indiana week press conference that he did not expect quarterback McLane Carter to return this season. On Tuesday night, Carter made it official by tweeting out a statement that he was medically retiring from the game of football.
It’s a tough break for Carter, who opened the past two seasons as the starting quarterback at Texas Tech and Rutgers, respectively. However, he has been plagued by injuries his entire college career. After transferring to Texas Tech and Rutgers from the JUCO level, he only played in 12 total games spread over three seasons due to injuries and fighting to win his job back after returning from them.
He completed 26 of 46 passes for 56.5%, 362 yards, 2 touchdowns and 4 interceptions in three halves of football this season for Rutgers. He left the Iowa game at halftime after suffering a concussion that ultimately resulted in the end of his career.
In three seasons between Texas Tech and RU, Carter completed 53.8% of his passes, threw for 1039 yards, 6 touchdowns and 8 interceptions.
We wish Carter the best of luck in all of his future endeavors.