Nebraska Cornhuskers LB Sean Fisher headed to medical school, not back to practice field

Nebraska Cornhuskers linebacker Sean Fisher (42) yells during the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Memorial Stadium in the second half. Nebraska won 32-23. (Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports)

It is never easy to say goodbye to the game of football. For that matter, it is never easy saying goodbye to anything one loves.

Especially with time remaining to continue to play.

Such is the case for Nebraska linebacker Sean Fisher. After breaking his leg in spring practice in 2010, Fisher missed the entire season. Thus, he could have petitioned the NCAA in order to play in 2013, and in all likelihood his request would be accepted.

However, Fisher has decided that his time has come to hang up the cleats. With a perfect 4.0 grade point average in business administration/pre-medicine, Fisher is going to focus all of his energy into preparing for medical school.

He started five of the Huskers’ 14 games during the 2012 season, finishing ninth on the team with 48 tackles.

The Big Ten is debating changing the ‘Legends’ and ‘Leaders’ divisional names.