- Despite a record-setting senior season, Baylor quarterback Nick Florence said he won't pursue an NFL career. Florence will focus on finishing his MBA instead of preparing for the April NFL draft. "I've decided to hang up my cleats and finish my master's in December," Florence said. "My wife and I have spent the last 1 1/2 months talking about it, and it all came down to what we wanted in life, and it didn't include playing football."
Stepping in for 2011 Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III, Florence produced a superb senior season as he passed for a school-record 4,309 yards and 33 touchdowns while rushing for 568 yards and 10 scores. He ranked second nationally in total offense with 375.1 yards per game as he led the Bears to an 8-5 record that was capped by a 49-26 win over UCLA in the Holiday Bowl. He had planned to play in last weekend's Texas vs. the Nation college all-star game in Allen, but pulled out due to an ankle injury.
"Oh yeah, I'm going to miss it," Florence said. "I've been doing it my whole life. I don't know whether I would have been drafted, but I have no doubt that I could have made a team. But I'll look back and have a lot of great memories." - John Werner, The Waco Tribune-Herald
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