Ash taking one last shot
Ex-UT quarterback with concussion history clings to NFL dreams.
Afriend recently approached David Ash after hearing the former Texas quarterback had decided to resume his football career.
“You’re going to die,” his friend said. So are you, Ash thought. I get it. You only live once. Ash won’t be young forever, and the chance to play pro football has been a lifelong dream that he’s completely within his rights to pursue, despite a history that suggests he should never strap on a helmet ever again.
Ash, Texas’ former quarterback who had to quit football in 2014, returned to the field Tuesday for UT’s pro day. He threw to former teammates as assembled scouts from every NFL team watched.
Ash said his head injury problems have been fixed and that he hasn’t had an issue in nearly two years.
That time frame, of course, coincides with him not being hit.
Former Horns quarterback David Ash throws for scouts during Tuesday’s Texas pro day. Ash quit football in 2014 because of concussions but says he is now healthy and hopes to latch on with an NFL team.