After suffering a back injury, Miami Hurricanes’ QB Preston Dewey announces that his football career with UM has come to an end.
While not a part of the football team, Dewey will however remain a student at Miami.
Dewey released the following statement, courtesy of UM:
“Following consultations with doctors in Miami and in Texas, it was determined that I am no longer able to play football because of my back injury,” Dewey’s statement read. “We have scheduled surgery for December and I am looking forward to getting better…I would like to thank coach [Al] Golden for the opportunity to be a part of the Hurricanes football program. The future is very bright for this team. Obviously, this is a very sad time for me, but I will continue to be a supporter of this team and these coaches and I will be a Hurricane for life.”
The Texas native redshirted during his freshman year at UM and was expected to compete this year for the third-string backup QB position along with Gray Crow and freshman Kevin Olsen.
Dewey spent most of his senior year in high school battling a wrist injury. As a junior at St. Andrews Episcopal School (Austin, TX), Dewey threw for nearly 1,500 yards with 13 touchdowns. He competed in the Elite 11 Camp and was a member of the 2012 Under Armour All-American roster.