Randy Edsall: Quarterback Bryant Shirreffs Has Played His Final Game For UConn

At one point Tuesday morning, Bryant Shirreffs walked into Randy Edsall’s office overlooking the Shenkman Training Center and closed the book on one of the most interesting football careers in UConn history.

Shirreffs, the starting quarterback for 29 of the Huskies’ 35 games the past three seasons, told Edsall he won’t attempt to play again this season even if he is medically cleared, or asked, to do so.

“Everybody’s career is going to end at some point,” Edsall said during his weekly press conference at the Burton Family Football Complex. “When it does, the one thing you want is to walk away healthy. He’s going to be able to do that. I know he’s at peace from the standpoint that he did everything he could to be the best player and the best teammate that he could be. That’s the thing that’s important. Football ends, but now you have to go on with life. He’s going to be well-equipped to do that and be successful.”

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