Texas QB David Ash given full medical clearance

By Tom Fornelli | College Football Writer

David Ash cleared to practice
David Ash missed 10 games due to a concussion last season. (USATSI)

Texas quarterback David Ash has been cleared to return to the team for fall training camp.

Ash, who missed most of last season due to a concussion and was granted a medical redshirt, suffered a Jones fracture in his foot during spring practice. The fracture required surgery and had Ash in a boot in May and June.

With Ash returning to practice this fall, you have to think he's the favorite to win the starting quarterback job this fall given his experience, and the lack of experience elsewhere on the Texas depth chart. Tyrone Swoopes seems to be Ash's main competition for the job, but Swoopes only appeared in five games for the Longhorns last season, completing five of his 13 passes for 26 yards and rushing for 79 yards.

Ash wasn't the only key cog in Texas' offense to get medical clearance, either, as the school confirmed the CBSSports.com report from Jeremy Fowler last week that running back Johnathan Gray has been cleared after suffering a torn achilles against West Virginia last season.

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