Just three years ago, Jordan Wynn’s future looked bright after a record-setting freshman season and Poinsettia Bowl MVP honors.
Now his football career at Utah is over after yet another shoulder injury, suffered in Friday’s overtime loss at Utah State.
“Enough is enough,” Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said Monday in announcing Wynn’s decision to end his career because of an injury that likely will result in a fourth shoulder operation. “He’s going to move on with life after football. He’s fought the good fight.”
Wynn was injured late in the second quarter after being hit while dropping back to throw. He lay on the ground for a while before being helped off, holding his left, non-throwing arm against his body.
Wynn finished his career as one of 11 quarterbacks in school history to throw for 4,000 yards (4,637 yards, eighth all-time), with 33 touchdowns.
Whittingham said Wynn, who earned his degree in 31/2 years, will stick around the team the rest of the season to help the two quarterbacks now fighting it out to replace him — senior Jon Hays and freshman Travis Wilson.
It’s still too early to know the long-term effects of Tulane safety Devon Walker’s spinal injury, the school’s athletic director said Monday.Walker is in stable condition at an intensive-care unit following his head-to-head collision with a teammate during Saturday’s game at Tulsa. … Alabama running back Jalston Fowler is expected to miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. Fowler is second on the top-ranked Crimson Tide with 85 yards on 11 carries. … Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema insists that replacing offensive line coach Mike Markuson two games into the season isn’t a knee-jerk reaction to the Badgers’ surprisingly sluggish start on offense. He said he and Markuson had several conversations about the direction the team was heading prior to then-13th-ranked Wisconsin’s 10-7 loss at Oregon State last Saturday.