Student Well-Being

College Quarterback Retires Due to Concussions

By Bryan Toporek — September 09, 2014 1 min read
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The University of Connecticut announced Monday that redshirt quarterback Casey Cochran is retiring from football due to the multiple concussions he’s suffered during his playing career.

Considering that roughly 1 in 3 Americans said they’re less likely to allow their children to play football due to what they know about football-related head injuries, per an HBO Real Sports/Marist poll, this decision could be yet another sign of an evolving culture surrounding concussions in sports.

Cochran, a sophomore, suffered a concussion late in the team’s season opener against Brigham Young University on August 29, according to’s Jerry Hinnen. UConn head coach Bob Diaco said during his weekly radio show that the sophomore signal-caller didn’t mention the injury until four days after the game, per

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.