Former BU quarterback Seth Russell retires from football

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WACO, Texas (KWTX) Former Baylor Quarterback Seth Russell, who played for the Bears from 2012-2016, says he’s retiring from football.

Seth Russell (File)

The quarterback told KWTX Monday he made the tough decision after suffering a season-ending ankle surgery last season in the Bears game against Oklahoma.

Russell underwent surgery and was hopeful he’d play again, but said the injury never got much better.

Russell said he is currently living in Houston and would love the opportunity to coach, but if that doesn’t work out he knows there’s something out there for him.

“I truly believe that there is so much more out there and that everything is going to work out perfectly,” Russell said, adding that making the decision to retire wasn’t easy.

Russell was hoping he’d be picked in the sixth or seventh round of the NFL draft, but he wasn’t selected.

He did earn a rookie minicamp workout with the Oakland Raiders, and in June worked out with the Dallas Cowboys
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At the time he said he had no plans to work out with any other NFL teams.