Casey Cochran, the UConn quarterback who won the starting job—and our hearts—before the college football season, has stepped away from the game due to concussions.

UConn released a statement on Cochran's retirement today, saying that the redshirt sophomore would stop playing football and possibly pursue a mentoring or coaching role with the program.

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Cochran missed last Saturday's game against Stony Brook with an "upper-body injury," according to head coach Bob Diaco. Cochran was injured in the Huskies' first game against BYU, but didn't tell the staff until four days later.

H/t to Ethan