“I wanted to let you know I have medically retired from football,” Staub wrote in a statement. “I have had issues with concussions in the past, and this season made it clear to my doctors that it would not be wise to continue playing. Thankfully, I feel great and have no reason to expect any long-term damage.”
Staub, a rising junior out of Chestnut Mountain, Ga., played in 20 games during his career at linebacker and on special teams. The 6-foot-2, 235-pounder totaled 28 tackles and a tackle for loss in 2014 after registering 19 tackles and a sack in 2013.
UNC has filed the necessary paper work to secure a medical exemption for Staub, according to a team source. That exemption would allow Staub to remain on scholarship and finish his degree without counting against UNC’s 85-scholarship limit.
Concussions End Staub's Career
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