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College Quarterback Retires After Suffering Second Concussion

University of Houston Quarterback David Piland has called it a day

Piland suffered a concussion last year and then another one last month, effectively ending his career.

“David has given everything he’s had to the University of Houston and our football program,” Houston Head Coach Tony Levine said in a statement. “He has been a model student-athletes and a valued leader for us. He has handled everything with class and will continue to be a major part of our program. David’s health and well-being is our top priority, and we respect the decision of our medical staff.”

Piland reportedly spent a week isolated in a dark room to avoid any bright lights.

“One of my lifelong dreams and goals has been to play quarterback at the collegiate level and thanks to the University of Houston, I’ve been able to accomplish one of my dreams and meet one of my goals,” Piland said in a statement. “It was not easy to hear that I can no longer play the game that I love, but I know that our medical staff has my best interests in mind. I will always cherish my time on the field and my time at the University of Houston.”

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