Rutgers quarterback McLane Carter made the official announcement Tuesday that he is medically retiring from football.
The graduate transfer from Texas Tech arrived at Rutgers and actually won the starting quarterback job heading into 2019. He won his first start against UMass but was injured and removed from a 30-0 loss against Iowa.
Carter has been sidelined since that time, and interim head coach Nunzio Campanile explained Monday that he did not expect Carter to play anymore in 2019. Carter made that official with his announcement.
In a note he shared on Twitter, Carter said he would miss being on the field but recognized the time had come:
“Playing football has been my life and my dream for as long as I can remember…I will truly miss being on the field playing this game, but it’s time to move on and contribute in another way,” wrote Carter.
Here’s his post:
— McLane Carter (@McLaneC4) October 8, 2019
Carter threw for 368 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions this season. With the redshirt decision of sophomore QB Artur Sitkowksi, Rutgers’ situation under center will be a very interesting one moving forward.