John Raridon

Nebraska offensive guard John Raridon is retiring from football to focus on his academic career.

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.


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