Nebraska guard John Raridon is giving up football to focus on his academic career.
Raridon is not a part of NU’s 2020 online roster. He told The World-Herald on Friday that he’s leaving the sport to pursue a career as an architect, one of the more rigorous academic pursuits at the university.
“I am done playing football and will finish my last semester here as a student,” Raridon said.
Raridon, the son of former NU lineman Scott Raridon, was a four-star signee from West Des Moines Valley in the 2016 recruiting class. He was a backup interior lineman for the bulk of his career.
In addition to Raridon, outside linebacker Pernell Jefferson is also not listed on the Huskers online roster.