Thursday, September 21, 2006

Texas Commit Matt Nader Ends His Football Career but Keeps His Scholarship - Interview Footage

Austin Westlake's four-star offensive tackle and Longhorn commit Matt Nader collapsed on the sidelines during last week's game in College Station. His heart had stopped beating. If it weren't for a portable defibrillator and the quick action of several people on the scene (turns out that every Westlake player has at least one parent with a medical degree) Nader might not have made it back to Austin.
But he's up and around again with a new internal defibrillator in his chest and a nifty scar to boot. And even though Matt has announced that his football career is now over, Mack Brown and the Longhorns still intend to honor his scholarship.
It's the kind of thing that makes you proud to be a Longhorn.

This clip is a collection of news reports about the incident along with a relevant moment from the broadcast of last week's game between the Longhorns and the Rice Owls.