Florida Atlantic quarterback Jason Driskel (16) runs in for a touchdown in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Akron in the Boca Raton Bowl in Boca Raton, Fla., Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. (Jim Rassol/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Jason Driskel is ready for the real world.
The Florida Atlantic quarterback announced Thursday that he's ending his football career, even though he would have been eligible to return to the Owls next season. Driskel is about to graduate with a civil engineering degree.
"It was always a dream of mine to play quarterback at the FBS level and I'm proud of accomplishing that goal," Driskel wrote in a social media post . "It has never been a dream of mine, however, to play football beyond college."