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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.
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 17, 2011 3:24 am
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Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: September 27, 2011 1:38 am

Great job

It might suck for Brewster now, but forty years down the road, he will be thanking all who took part in the decision.  I wish more schools and coaches would pay this much attention to a kid's future.  Congratulations to Mack Brown and the Texas medical staff for doing the right thing here.  

Since: Apr 16, 2010
Posted on: September 26, 2011 7:48 pm

Texas safety giving up football

Being a UNC fan from where Mack Brown was the head coach for 10yrs,I have the upmost respect for what Coach Brown has done for the Texas program..I hope Nolan Brewster can lead a full life and that he can continue to make contributions to the Texas program whether it's on the field or off the field...

Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: September 26, 2011 7:03 pm

Texas safety giving up football

Feel bad for the kid but he made a very adult decision that will benefit him the rest of his life. Good Luck Nolan!

Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: September 26, 2011 6:47 pm

Texas safety giving up football

good for him health comes first

Since: Nov 26, 2007
Posted on: September 26, 2011 5:03 pm

Texas safety giving up football

TDAISON  = CBS Sports Idiot of the Week.

Best of luck to this kid. 

Since: Mar 7, 2007
Posted on: September 26, 2011 4:19 pm

Texas safety giving up football

Nolan Brewster will keep his scholarship.  was a Longhorn commit and collapsed on the sidelines during a HS football game. He still got a scholarship offer from Texas and has since graduated.  He served as a student assistant for the Longhorns.

Since: Feb 2, 2007
Posted on: September 26, 2011 4:18 pm

Texas safety giving up football

TDAISON - As a lifelong Alabama fan myself, you make me sick. Your the same type of white trash as that idiot who poisoned all the oak trees at Auburn and acted shocked no one supported him. Get a clue and a life. See if the guards will let you go for a walk in the sunshine when the other patients are inside taking their naps. Find an oven, turn it on and stick your head inside to see if the gas works.

Best wishes to Mr. Brewster on a speedy recovery and a life without migraines from these injuries. Too many of these guys don't have the courage to make this decision while it can still allow them to heal. Godspeed.

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: September 26, 2011 4:00 pm

Texas safety giving up football

Lets see how much they "care" about this kid.  Football related concussions drove him out of the sport.  Does he get to keep his scholarship (assuming he was on scholarship)?  SHOULD HE get to keep his scholarship? 

Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: September 26, 2011 3:51 pm

Texas safety giving up football

Okay, let's get off TDAISON's back.  It should be obvious that TDAISON is the product of one too many concussions himself.  So rather than criticize TDAISON we should take this as confirmation that Brewster had made the right decision.  It is too late to help TDAISON.  He has already become a bumbling idiot and is neither going to grasp your correcting his language/grammar nor your understanding of the human body.

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