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Texas safety giving up football

Posted on: September 26, 2011 12:43 pm
Edited on: September 26, 2011 12:43 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Nolan Brewster is a backup safety for the Texas Longhorns who suffered a concussion during Texas' win against UCLA last weekend. It was not the first time Brewster has suffered a concussion, as he says he's had a history of them along with post-traumatic migraines since he was in high school. This latest concussion, though, Brewster is hoping it will be his last.

The Longhorns announced on Monday that Brewster was giving up football.

“We’re disappointed for Nolan, and I know it was a really difficult decision for him and his family,” said head coach Mack Brown. “I’ve known him since he was a little kid and know he loves this place and playing football for Texas, so this is a tough deal, but his health is the most important thing.”

Brewster had played in all three games for the Longhorns this year, and has played in 30 games in his career. Mack Brown has said that Brewster will remain a part of the Texas program and help the staff.

Brewster is the son of former Minnesota head coach Tim Brewster.
Comments

Since: Mar 26, 2011
Posted on: September 26, 2011 2:08 pm
 

Texas safety giving up football

I'm assuming from Mack's comments that Brewster gets to keep his scholarship?



Since: May 23, 2007
Posted on: September 26, 2011 1:41 pm
 

Texas safety giving up football

smartest decision the kid ever made. im hoping its not too late. these concussions are so dangerous, there is no clock ticking to end the danger, it goes on and on.
best wishes to young Brewster. maybe he can follow dad into the coaching biz. 



Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: September 26, 2011 1:14 pm
 

Texas safety giving up football

Best wishes Nolan.  Sorry for your tough finish as a player, but I'm sure you'll excel in other areas now.



Since: Aug 31, 2011
Posted on: September 26, 2011 12:56 pm
 

Texas safety giving up football

Tough but right decision for Brewster if he suffers from post concussion headaches.  It would be a very tough decision with all the time, effort and money spent on football so he could play college football but I have respect for him for making this tough decision.


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