Former Baylor quarterback Seth Russell will no longer pursue a professional football career, due to injuries.

Staff photo — Jerry Larson

Former Baylor quarterback Seth Russell announced on his Instagram account that he’s retiring from football for medical reasons.

Both of Russell’s last two seasons for the Bears ended prematurely as he suffered a broken bone in his neck in 2015 before fracturing his ankle in 2016. Russell finished his Baylor career with 5,461 yards passing with 60 touchdowns and 18 interceptions.

He went undrafted by the NFL in 2017 but went to rookie minicamps with the New Orleans Saints and Oakland Raiders. He also had tryouts with the Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals, but he was never able to rehabilitate his ankle sufficiently.

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