Friday May 15th, 2015

Undrafted rookie quarterback Connor Halliday has retired from football, just before the start of Washington Redskins minicamp on Friday, reports The Washington Post

ESPN's John Keim reports Halliday "lost his love for football." Halliday signed with Washington after going undrafted out of Washington State but is not currently with the team.

Halliday thrived in Mike Leach's pass-heavy offense at Washington State and was the nation's leading passer last season when he suffered a gruesome ankle injury on Nov. 1. He was regarded as a talented passer but went undrafted due to concerns about his injury and his ability to adjust to NFL-style offenses. 

In 35 games with the Cougars, Halliday completed 62 percent of his passes for 11,304 yards and 90 touchdowns.

• Read Connor Halliday's mother's essay for The MMQB

Washington has three quarterbacks under contract: Robert Griffin III, Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy. The team also brought in undrafted rookies Hutson Mason and Anthony Neyer on tryouts. 

- Dan Gartland

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