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Nebraska Football: Offensive Lineman John Raridon Retires From Football

Former 4 Star Guard Calls It Quits To Focus On Academics

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The Huskers lose a piece in the trenches as offensive lineman John Raridon retires from football.

Raridon is not a part of NU’s 2020 online roster. He told the Omaha World-Herald Friday that he is leaving the sport to pursue a career as an architect, which is one of the more rigorous academic pursuits at UNL. “I am done playing football and will finish my last semester here as a student,” Raridon said.

The West Des Moines, IA native was a coveted piece of the 2016 recruiting class. A former Army All-American, the consensus 4 star was expected to be a integral piece of the Husker offensive line but never quite found his footing, being a reserve his entire career. He is the son of former Nebraska offensive lineman Scott Raridon.


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