Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Vanderbilt quarterback Patton Robinette said Friday he is walking away from football to enter medical school.
Robinette missed six games due to injuries last season, including a concussion he suffered against South Carolina on Sept. 20, which he called "a factor" in his decision to give up football.
The redshirt junior began the 2014 season as Vanderbilt's starting quarterback and was expected to compete for the role again this year. He completed 89 of 155 passes for 1,096 yards and seven touchdowns with eight interceptions in 16 games for the Commodores, including five starts.
Robinette will enter Vanderbilt's medical school this summer and plans to study orthopedics.