TEMPE AZ - SEPTEMBER 04: Quarterback Steven Threet #14 of the Arizona State Sun Devils celebrates after throwing a 37 yard reception during the second quarter of the college football game against the Portland State Vikings at Sun Devil Stadium on September 4 2010 in Tempe Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
This news is surprising -- we don't often deal with multiple quarterback "retirements" in the same season when we're looking at a college football team. But today, ESPN and Bruce Feldman broke a story that Steven Threet is calling it a career after sustaining multiple concussions and having lingering issues that have stemmed from the constant physical abuse.
After transferring from the Michigan Wolverines, Threet sat out a season as a redshirt and began the 2010 season for Arizona State as the starting quarterback. He threw for over 2500 yards and completed 18 touchdown passes. He was a likable player, even if he threw a lot of interceptions (16) in his one season at ASU.
Threet sustained three concussions over the season, including one against UCLA that knocked him out for the rest of the season. Upon hearing the news that Threet still "deals with constant headaches," I can't blame him for hanging up the cleats.
I wish Steven Threet all the best with his recovery from the post-concussion symptoms he is currently afflicted with, and hope that he will be able to remain closely connected to a Sun Devils family that appreciates all the hard work he put in last year.