Hunter, a rising sophomore who was held out of the last 10 days of spring practice, in part, due to reoccurrence of seizures due to epilepsy, will now have to give up football because of the same reason.
Sources close to his situation confirmed late Saturday evening he will no longer play football at Clemson and will move into a student assistant role with the team, effective immediately.
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney admitted earlier last week at his annual golf tournament with the media that he was worried about his condition, but did not reveal he was in danger of leaving the game altogether.
Hunter reached the decision and informed Swinney and defensive coordinator Kevin Steele on Thursday.
As a reserve linebacker last season, Hunter recorded 37 tackles in 158 total snaps. He actually let the team in plays per tackle at 4.27 and earned one start against N.C. State.
He was listed as the third team MIKE linebacker and the third team weakside linebacker on the preseason depth chart released by Dabo Swinney last month.
He was signed as the No. 38 safety prospect in that nation from Byrnes High School in the 2007 recruiting class, but had to sit out a year after failing to get a qualifying test score on the SAT.
Clemson is set to begin preseason workouts, Tuesday, Aug. 4.
Hunter done with football
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