Myles Brennan, who started the 2020 season as quarterback for LSU but missed most of the past two seasons through injury, will retire from college football, he announced Monday.
said Brennan a statement posted on social media that he is “retiring from football”.
“I’m forever grateful for every opportunity I got, every obstacle I overcame, and every second I was a tiger. However, after five seasons, it’s time to start a new chapter in my life,” he said in the statement.
What a journey it has been.. I gave everything for this university and this soccer team. I love each of you. I will be a tiger for life. 15 officially deregisters. #ForeverLSU pic.twitter.com/GOJPM2GXOK
— Myles Brennan (@MylesBrennan) August 15, 2022
Brennan had competed with former Arizona State transfer Jayden Daniels and sophomore Garrett Nussmeier for the starting job.
“We are grateful to Myles for everything he has done for LSU Football,” LSU coach Brian Kelly said in a statement. “Myles is a great leader who has had a tremendous impact on this program and has earned the respect of everyone here through his dedication and love for LSU.
“Myles has always embodied the qualities required to fulfill our mission of becoming a Master, and we have every confidence that those qualities will help him succeed at every step of his journey as he progresses.”
Brennan briefly entered the transfer portal last winter when former LSU coach Ed Orgeron was fired.
After being hired by Notre Dame, Kelly approached Brennan and persuaded him to return.
A few months later, Daniels entered the portal. Kelly told ESPN in the spring that he was hesitant to sign Daniels, calling it “one of the tougher decisions I’ve made over the offseason.”
“But it was about competition,” Kelly said. “It was about upgrading the competition across the board on this squad.”
A talented two-threat quarterback, Daniels threw for 6,025 yards and 32 touchdowns in three seasons as a starter for the Sun Devils.
Brennan did equal reps as Daniels and Nussmeier during LSU’s spring game, with all three quarterbacks throwing touchdown passes.
Born in Mississippi with family ties to New Orleans, Brennan waited until he was a fourth-year junior to get his chance to start in 2020 and took over from Joe Burrow, who won the Heisman Trophy and led the Tigers to a national championship was in season.
In three starts, Brennan threw for 11 touchdowns and three interceptions. But he suffered a muscle tear that ended his season prematurely.
The following year he broke his left arm in a fishing accident.
Max Johnson, who started for LSU last season, joined Texas A&M in December.
LSU opens the season on September 4 in New Orleans against Florida State.
https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/34403950/lsu-tigers-say-qb-myles-brennan-no-longer-play-college-football LSU Tigers QB Myles Brennan will no longer play college football