Stanford quarterback Josh Nunes is medically retiring from football, Stanford announced on Monday. Nunes suffered an undisclosed workout-related injury that prevented him from participating in spring practices with the team.
The senior started the first nine games for Stanford before giving way to freshman Kevin Hogan in the final five contests. Nunes led the Cardinals with 1,643 passing yards and 10 TDs. Nunes lifted the 21st-ranked Cardinals over then No. 2 team in the country, USC, 21-14 on September 15, 2012. Nunes rushed for 33 yards while passing for 215 yards and two touchdowns in the contest.
Nunes was the first quarterback since 2008 other than Andrew Luck to start a regular-season game for Stanford.