The Texas Longhorns will not have David Ash as their quarterback anymore. Ash has chosen to retire from football after dealing with concussion-related symptoms for the past year.
Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong made an announcement about Ash following practice on Wednesday.
“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,” 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 played just two games last season after suffering a concussion against BYU. Those same symptoms appeared this season.
“The trainers and doctors had been working with him and, like I said, his health is our major concern,” Strong said. “We sat down to talk and he said, ‘Coach, this is what I’d like to do.'”