Former Lake Travis standout Matthew Baldwin medically retires from TCU

Kelly Guess

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Former Lake Travis quarterback Matthew Baldwin will medically retire from TCU after repeated injuries, according to a report from 247Sports. 

Baldwin ranked among the top-recruited quarterbacks in America in the class of 2018 after a strong senior season in his lone year as a starter for the Cavaliers. He enrolled at Ohio State, but transferred to Fort Worth after Justin Fields headed to Columbus, Ohio. 

However, Baldwin struggled to handle multiple nagging injuries over his career. He suffered a knee injury in the state championship game in 2017, and was unable to play after receiving a transfer waiver in 2019. Head coach Gary Patterson also noted that Baldwin would miss spring practice with yet another injury before practices were shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Baldwin is just the latest TCU quarterback to leave the program. Alex Delton (retire), Justin Rogers (UNLV), Shawn Robinson (Missouri) and Mike Collins (Rice) rank among the quarterbacks who left the Horned Frogs since Fall 2018.

TCU returns starting quarterback Max Duggan after an inconsistent freshman season. The Horned Frogs ranked last in the Big 12 in several key passing categories. TCU also added JUCO transfer Stephon Brown and freshman enrollee Eli Williams to bolster the room over the offseason. Former walk-on Matthew Downing is also now on scholarship.

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