DAVID ASH, 22, quarterback with Texas, 2013-14, suffered a concussion in the 2014 season opener versus North Texas, in which he took several hard hits, but finished the game before feeling the effects afterward. Ash missed 10 games last season due to a concussion in a game at BYU, and received a medical redshirt. Coach Charlie Strong says Ash will be out indefinitely and is worried about the quarterback’s future.—Chicago Tribune 8/30/14. CBSsports.com 9/8/14, Tom Fornelli.
9/22/14 Update: After being told by team doctors that if he were their son they wouldn’t let him play, Ash retired from football on 9/22/14. He experienced headaches for 7 or 8 days after the North Texas game concussion. He has not disclosed how many concussions he’s had, but has not had memory loss. “At the core of my heart of hearts, I knew I shouldn’t be playing. It’s been hard, I’ve met my quota for crying for the next ten years. I’m not a victim, I’m a victor.”—“David Ash: ‘Awesome days ahead’”, ESPN.com 9/22/14, Max Olson.