Baylor’s Florence won’t try to follow RG3 to NFL
The Baylor quarterback who succeeded Heisman Trophy winner
Robert Griffin III with a record-setting season of his own has
decided not to pursue a possible NFL career.
Nick Florence tells the Waco Tribune-Herald that he will focus
on completing his master’s degree at Baylor. He expects to be
finished in December.
Florence broke Griffin’s school record with 4,309 yards passing
as a senior. He threw for 33 touchdowns and ran for 568 yards with
Florence’s 375 total yards a game ranked second nationally
behind Heisman winner Johnny Manziel. The Bears finished 8-5 with a
Holiday Bowl victory over UCLA.
Florence told the newspaper he doesn’t know if he would have
been picked in April’s NFL draft, but that he had no doubt he could
have made a team.