Preston Dewey’s UM Football Career Ends Before It Starts

After suffering a back injury, Miami Hurricanes’ QB Preston Dewey announces that his football career with UM has come to an end.

Nov 1, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; (From left to right) Miami Hurricanes quarterbacks Preston Dewey, and Stephen Morris, and Ryan Williams, are watch the game from the sideline during the third quarter against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Sun Life Stadium. Miami won 30-12. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Topics: Football, Miami Hurricanes, Preston Dewey

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