Dewey no longer a football player

Redshirt freshman quarterback Preston Dewey has been missing from the team since the summer. Today, he announced that he's done with football. Read on for more.

Preston Dewey released a statement through the school today regarding his status as a quarterback for the Hurricanes.

"Following consultations with doctors in Miami and in Texas, it was determined that I am no longer able to play football because of my back injury. We have scheduled surgery for December and I am looking forward to getting better. I have decided to remain at the University of Miami to complete my education. I would like to thank Coach Golden for the opportunity to be a part of the Hurricanes football program, the future is bright for this team. Obviously this is a very sad time for me, but I will continue to be a supporter of this team and these coaches; and I will be a Hurricane for life."

Dewey came to the University of Miami in the Class of 2012. Originally from the state of Texas, Dewey played high school football for coach Ty Detmer. He was offered a scholarship when Jedd Fisch was offensive coordinator, and was later selected to play in the Under Armour All-American Game. He spent his entire first year redshirting.

The Hurricanes now have four scholarship quarterbacks on the roster -- senior Stephen Morris, junior Ryan Williams, redshirt freshman Gray Crow, and true freshman Kevin Olsen.

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