Ash tak­ing one last shot

Ex-UT quar­ter­back with con­cus­sion his­tory clings to NFL dreams.

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS -

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.

RALPH BAR­RERA / AMER­I­CAN-STATES­MAN

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.

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