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June
22nd

Huskies QB Cyler Miles retiring from football due to injury

Washington quarterback Cyler Miles passes against Washington State in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Washington quarterback Cyler Miles passes against Washington State in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Washington announced today that quarterback Cyler Miles will not return to the team, which in itself is not surprising news.

But it’s a bit of a surprise that the stated reason for Miles’ retirement, per UW, is a persistent hip injury that apparently bothered the Centennial, Colorado, native throughout his career.

UW announced on March 13 that Miles was taking a voluntary leave of absence for unspecified reasons, and after he missed all of spring football, it appeared increasingly unlikely that he would return to the team.

That notion was only bolstered when the Huskies added junior-college transfer Tony Rodriguez earlier this month, a signing that now assures the Huskies will have four scholarship quarterbacks available when fall camp begins.

“I am grateful to Coach Petersen and his staff for all the opportunities I have been given here at Washington,” Miles said in a statement released by the school. “I am disappointed that my hip injuries will not allow me to continue playing, but I am committed to earning my UW degree and will leave the program with many great friendships and valuable lessons learned.” Read more »

March
10th

Former Huskies QB Jake Locker announces retirement from NFL

Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker scrambles against the New York Jets in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/James Kenney)
Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker scrambles against the New York Jets in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/James Kenney)

Jake Locker, the former Huskies quarterback who starred as a high-school player at Ferndale High before playing quarterback at UW from 2006-10, has announced his retirement from the NFL after four seasons with the Tennessee Titans.

Locker was drafted No. 8 overall by the Titans in 2011, but injuries marred an up-and-down career in Tennessee.

On Tuesday, he released the following statement, via NFL.com: Read more »