TCU Quarterback Matthew Baldwin Medically Retires From Football

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Matthew Baldwin’s time as a football player has officially come to an end.

According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the former Ohio State quarterback and current TCU passer has decided to hang up his cleats after health issues with his back and knee. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

Baldwin transferred from OSU to TCU back in 2019 after Justin Fields arrived in Columbus.

It truly is a shame Baldwin is calling it quits without ever being able to really get many college reps. He came out of high school with a ton of hype when he went to Ohio State.

Unfortunately, he had no shot of seeing the field in Columbus with Justin Fields on the roster. That meant he had to transfer.


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He landed at TCU, and things clearly didn’t work out from there. Now, he’s medically retiring and his football career is over.

It’s a dark and blunt reminder that you never know which snap might be your last.


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Hopefully, he gets his degree and pursues something he’s passionate about. It sucks we’ll never know what could have been, but that’s just the way sports work sometimes.