West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett retires after concussions

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Trickett suffered five concussions in 14 months.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — West Virginia senior quarterback Clint Trickett is retiring from football because of concussions and won’t play in the Liberty Bowl on Monday against Texas A&M.

Trickett said Friday that he had endured five concussions during the past 14 months.

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen indicated that sophomore Skyler Howard would start at quarterback for the Mountaineers (7-5) against the Aggies (7-5). Howard is 36 of 64 for 483 yards with five touchdown passes and no interceptions in three games this season. He started West Virginia’s regular-season finale against Iowa State.

Trickett completed 67.1 percent of his passes for 3,285 yards and 18 touchdowns with 10 interceptions. He hasn’t played since being knocked out of a 26-20 loss to Kansas State on Nov. 29.

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