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Arizona State Sun Devils Football: Samson Szakacsy Leaves Football Program

TEMPE, AZ - NOVEMBER 28:  Quarterback Samson Szakacsy #10 of the Arizona State Sun Devils drops back to pass during the college football game against the Arizona Wildcats at Sun Devil Stadium on November 28, 2009 in Tempe, Arizona.  The Wildcats defeated the Sun Devils 20-17.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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William BoorCorrespondent IJanuary 18, 2011

Arizona State senior quarterback Samson Szakacsy has decided to stop playing football. Szakacsy was the third string quarterback last season and only saw action in one game.

"It's really nothing to do with walking away from anything," Szakacsy said Tuesday. "It's more like running to something. It's one of those things where I didn't really have to make a decision. It's just things in my life that were happening and that I was finding the most joy in just started to overcome everything else.”

Szakacsy enjoys music and released an album entitled “Chasing Truth” last year. Recently he had his first live performance and is planning a second one in the Phoenix area.

While he will move on with his life, Szakacsy is not completely leaving the football program because he does love being part of a team and enjoys his teammates.

"But it's not like I'm totally leaving. I'm still going to be around and doing a lot of the things I do like the camp at the reservation. I'm just going to be focusing more of my attention on my growth as a person and just reflecting and the art world and I'm really diving into school. I'm still doing a lot of things I really value."

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