Baylor cornerback Jordan Tolbert has medically retired from football, according to a university spokesman.
Tolbert was granted a medical retirement after suffering multiple ACL tears, both before and during his time at Baylor. The final one kept him out during the entire 2017 season. He is no longer listed on Baylor’s roster.
The Missouri City, Texas, participated in games against both SMU and Rice during the 2016 season. However, he did not record any statistics. Knee injuries caused him to both redshirt in 2015 and miss the 2017 season.
Before the knee injuries, Tolbert was an elite cornerback prospect in the class of 2015. Tolbert ran a 4.46 40-yard dash and jumped 42.1 inches in the vertical. His 5-foot-11 size made for an ideal cornerback. 247Sports rated Tolbert the No. 696 overall prospect and No. 69 cornerback in the nation.
Tolbert announced that he would transfer after the 2016 season, but new coach Matt Rhule convinced him to stay on campus. However, Tolbert never played a game with Rhule at the helm.
With Tolbert’s departure, Baylor is down to six cornerbacks on the roster. Baylor signees Byron Hanspard and Mark Milton will also likely the position when they arrive on campus this summer.