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

10 scores.

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.