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Former West Virginia QB JT Daniels Retires from Football

In a disappointing update from ESPN’s Pete Thamel, former West Virginia quarterback JT Daniels is retiring from the game of football due to multiple sustained concussions.

Daniels was most recently on the roster for the Rice Owls but after being advised to retire by his doctors, Daniels will move on from playing football, and focus on coaching.


The California native Daniels had one of the wildest rides of any quarterback in college football during his career taking snaps under center with four different programs. Daniels started his playing career at USC where he threw for 2,887 yards in two seasons with the Trojans.

Daniels then transferred to Georgia where he spent two seasons going 148-213 for 1,953 yards and a touchdown to interception ratio of 17-5 before losing the job to Stetson Bennett. The senior quarterback then spent one year with the West Virginia Mountaineers under Neal Brown where he underwent a slight comeback with 2,107 yards under his belt as a fifth-year senior, Daniels elected to finish his career out at Rice.

Daniels was eventually replaced by current Mountaineer quarterback Garrett Greene which pushed him to enter the transfer portal following the conclusion of the 2022 season. Despite Daniels’ struggles as a starting quarterback, his time in college athletics comes to a close after taking one too many hits to the head.

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