WVU's Trickett Out For Bowl

West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett, who suffered five concussions in the last 14 months, did not pass the most recent testing at UPMC - the foremost concussion facility in the region - to become cleared for the Liberty Bowl, and thus will not play in his final collegiate game. Here, Trickett discusses those issues, and the decision to end his playing career and enter coaching.

Trickett, who completed 281 of 419 passes for 3,285 yards and 18 touchdowns, admitted hiding two of his five concussions from the WVU training and medical staff in an effort to return to the field more quickly. Noting that was an unwise decision, Trickett also discussed his lingering symptoms, his testing, when he found out about the finals results, and his discussions with some coaches with whom he has had past contacts to enter the profession at the graduate assistant level. West Virginia will start Skyler Howard, with Paul Millard serving as the reserve.

Trickett, who said he wouldn't trade his time at WVU for anything, finishes his Mountaineer career having started 18 of 19 career games played while completing 404 of 652 passes for 4,890 yards and 25 touchdowns with 17 interceptions. He ranks fourth on WVU's single-season passing yardage chart, and is still, despite missing the last game, ninth in the NCAA in passing yards this season. Trickett is tops in the Big 12 in completion percentage and completions per game and fourth in the league in pass efficiency.


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