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Stanford QB Josh Nunes takes medical retirement

By Chris Huston | College Football Writer

Stanford's Josh Nunes is taking a medical retirement.  (USATSI)
Stanford's Josh Nunes is taking a medical retirement. (USATSI)

Stanford quarterback Josh Nunes will take a medical retirement, the school announced on Monday.

The senior missed all of spring ball after injuring his arm during a workout this past February. Coach David Shaw afterward referred to the incident as a "freak occurrence" but thought Nunes would make a full recovery.

Nunes succeeded Andrew Luck as the Cardinal's quarterback last season and started the first nine games, throwing for 1,643 yards and 10 touchdowns with seven interceptions. He led Stanford to a big upset of No. 1 USC early in the year but struggled overall with his accuracy (52.8 percent) and efficiency (119.57), which led to him being replaced as a starter by redshirt freshman Kevin Hogan in game 10.

With Nunes out of the picture and Brett Nottingham out of the program (he transferred to Columbia a couple weeks ago), there's not much depth behind Hogan heading into the fall. Junior Evan Crower and sophomore Dallas Lloyd -- neither of whom has seen any action -- plus true freshman Ryan Burns will serve as the backups.

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