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David Ash | Quarterback

Team: Texas Longhorns
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 200

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Texas redshirt junior QB David Ash has retired from football after suffering from multiple head injuries.
"We just decided, because of his health -- that's the No. 1 concern for all of us -- that he's no longer going to play football," head coach Charlie Strong said. "But he is going to be part of the team, because I told him I wanted him around the team and that's what he deserves." Ash suffered a concussion last September and has only played in two games since then and most recently disclosed suffering from head injuries following the school's season opener. Sep 18 - 9:39 AM
Source: ESPN

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Texas HC Charlie Strong said redshirt junior QB David Ash is out indefinitely with a concussion.

It is again time to question if Ash should retire from the sport. The quarterback took a hit against North Texas in the season but stayed in the game. He admitted to concussion-like symptoms following the game. Texas will move forward with Tyrone Swoopes.
Sep 8 - 12:13 PM

Texas redshirt junior QB David Ash (concussion) will miss this week's game against BYU.

Texas HC Charlie Strong told reporters Ash didn't show any symptoms during Saturday's 38-7 win over North Texas, but said his coaching staff got a call about Ash later that night. Strong didn't discuss Ash's injury, but the junior took several hits to the head against NTU, and his head bounced off the turf. Sophomore Tyrone Swoopes will get the call against the Cougars.
Sep 1 - 2:11 PM

Texas HC Charlie Strong told reporters redshirt junior QB David Ash has looked "unbelievable" during preseason camp.

There was a point when many thought Ash might not play another snap of football due to multiple head injuries. The biggest question is Strong previously stated he would not allow Ash to take a hit prior to the season, so we will see how the quarterback reacts to that first contact. Ash is locked in as the team's starting quarterback.
Aug 22 - 9:04 AM

Texas head coach Charlie Strong said he won't allow Texas redshirt junior QB David Ash to take a hit before the first game of the season.

Ash suffered a fractured foot during spring practices back in April. The 6-foot-4, 200-pounder also missed 10 games last season with a concussion. Because of the head injury, he was granted a medical hardship waiver and still has two years eligibility remaining for the Longhorns. Needless to say, it's an intelligent decision to keep Ash out of harm's way. Ash is the favorite to land the starting QB job, but he'll have to beat out Tyrone Swoopes.
Aug 8 - 1:16 PM

Texas HC Charlie Strong is making players earn the logos on the side of their helmets during preseason practice.

Via Mike Finger, edge rusher Cedric Reed said Strons "weeds out the people who shouldn't be here. The guys who are here have bought in." The new head coach has attempted to rapidly change the culture of Texas' football program, and this year's results should show if it has paid off.
Aug 5 - 12:31 PM

CBS Sports' Tom Fornelli reports that Texas junior QB David Ash has been officially medically cleared for preseason camp.

The 6-foot-4, 200 pound Ash suffered a fracture foot during spring practice in April. Before fracturing his foot, Ash dealt with a concussion last season, missing 10 games for Texas. Luckily for Ash, he was granted a medical hardship waiver and still has two year's of eligibility remaining for the Longhorns. Ash will be the favorite to land the starting QB spot this fall, where he will compete with freshman QB Tyrone Swoopes.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 21 - 1:35 PM

Texas junior QB David Ash suffered a fractured left foot during spring practices.

He will undergo surgery next week and is expected to be healthy in time for fall camp. It's bad news for a player who has struggled with his health. A concussion cost Ash 10 games last season. He was granted a medical hardship waiver, which means he still has two year's eligibility remaining.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 12 - 5:58 PM

Texas junior QB David Ash has been medically cleared to participate in offseason workouts and spring football practice.

Ash only appeared in three games last season due to concussion symptoms suffered against BYU, and Texas appears likely to apply for a medical redshirt to get that year of eligibility back. If successful, Ash would conceivably be eligible through the 2015 season. Ash, who has thrown for 4,538 yards and a 30/18 TD/INT ratio on a 63.2 percent completion rate at the collegiate level, will compete with freshman Tyrone Swoopes and incoming recruit Jerrod Heard for Texas' starting QB gig.
Jan 19 - 3:17 PM

Texas junior QB David Ash has officially been ruled out for the season.

Ash has not played in months after suffering multiple head injuries in a short time frame. The junior quarterback will reportedly seek a medical redshirt for the season, giving him two more seasons of eligibility. There's a chance he is ready for spring practice.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 12:22:00 PM

Arizona State athletic director Steve Patterson will be named Texas' next AD, according to Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel.

"Patterson emerged as the favorite early Tuesday morning and agreed to take the job a few hours later," Thamel writes. "It's done," one Texas official told Thamel. The news is somewhat surprising, since many believed Oliver Luck, West Virginia's AD, would be named to the same position with the Longhorns. Patterson's "marketing experience" and "business experience" were a big selling point, per Thamel.
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 12:22:00 PM

Texas junior QB David Ash suffered another setback regarding his concussion symptoms and will be out against West Virginia.

The setback occurred during a workout last week. We doubt Ash plays again this season, and it would not be a surprise if the quarterback ends his playing career.
Mon, Nov 4, 2013 12:40:00 PM

Texas coach Mack Brown said that junior QB David Ash (concussion symptoms) is "making progress."

"They (the trainers) actually told us this weekend that he (David Ash) is making progress, and that the symptoms are subsiding," Brown said. Ash will be inactive for Saturday's game against Kansas, but Brown has steadfastly refused to rule him out for the season. Brown burned the redshirt of freshman quarterback Tyrone Swoopes in Texas' victory over TCU last weekend. "We don't know what’s going to happen with David," Brown said after the game. "Want Swoopes to get ready for rest of season."
Mon, Oct 28, 2013 07:15:00 PM

Chip Brown of Orangebloods is reporting West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck will be named Texas' next AD in mid-November.

"Luck's interview with the committee could come as early as this week," Brown writes. "If all goes as expected, a contract could be finalized Nov. 13 or 14, when Texas regents are already scheduled to meet." He will be taking over for DeLoss Dodds, who announced his upcoming retirement a few weeks ago.
Mon, Oct 28, 2013 01:08:00 PM

Texas head coach Mack Brown believes there is still a chance that junior QB David Ash plays this season.

Ash has returned to observe practice and team meetings. We doubt he plays again this season after sustaining two head injuries, but it will likely ultimately be Ash's decision.
Mon, Oct 21, 2013 02:32:00 PM