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Former Texas QB David Ash earns rookie minicamp tryout with the Carolina Panthers

Once retired from the game because of concussions, Ash will get his shot at the NFL.

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The comeback of former Texas Longhorns quarterback David Ash will take the Belton product to a Carolina Panthers rookie minicamp tryout starting on Friday.

After retiring from the game in 2014 due to multiple concussions and longterm lingering symptoms, Ash recently received a new treatment plan that gave doctors the confidence to once again clear him to play the game.

In a Pro Day workout in Austin late March, Ash showed the arm talent that made him an intriguing prospect before his concussions and concussion-related issues derailed his career starting in 2013.

As for former running back Johnathan Gray, who spent the last year recovering from his second Achilles tendon tear and landed a tryout with the New York Giants, Ash has a difficult road ahead to make the roster in Carolina or anywhere else.

However, like Gray, he will be able to say without reservation that he gave football everything he had.

Ash is also slated to play for one of the four teams in the Spring League, which will feature a six-game season.