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Texas Announces David Ash Will Quit Football, Citing Health Concerns

Former Texas Longhorns starting quarterback David Ash has decided to quit his football-playing career, according to head coach Charlie Strong. Ash, who started 22 games for the program over the past four seasons, suffered concussion-like symptoms after the game he and his team played against North Texas earlier in the year. Ash also missed a great deal of time last year due to two separate instances of the same nature. 

The former star will remain part of the team, however.

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Strong also mentioned that Tyrone Swoopes will be his starter until otherwise. Jerrod Heard will be his backup.

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While it's sad to see Ash's once-promising career end in such a fashion, it's certainly an intelligent, mature decision, given the circumstances.