Posted September 15th, 2006 by Brian
Filed under: Football, Recruiting

Westlake star offensive lineman and future Longhorn [tag]Matt Nader[/tag] collapsed tonight during the Chapparal’s game at A&M Consolidated. His mother performed CPR and emergency medical personnel used a defibrillator when they did not detect a pulse. Matt is currently in a College Station hospital but is now alert and talking. Our thoughts are with Matt and his family.

More details over at the NCAA FanHouse.

Update: It looks like Matt Nader has been forced to give up football due to a heart condition. Thankfully his doctors say he will lead a normal life. Also, it looks like Matt will still have the opportunity to get an education at UT, as coach [tag]Mack Brown[/tag] has a policy of standing by a scholarship agreement, even if a player can no longer play.


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  1. reply to  #1


    I go to Westlake High and i heard that Matt has a heart condition and will not play football again.

  2. reply to  #2


    i go to westlake high and i know matt nader, i just want to give him props for staying strong through this.

  3. reply to  #3

    Chris Baker

    I wonder how many coaches would still honor the scholarship. This shows a lot of class on the part of Mack Brown.

  4. reply to  #4


    As a student of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, I am proud to see that a human life is more valuable than a winning season. I love football too, but a life is irreplaceable. Good luck to all.

  5. reply to  #5


    i met matt on a cruise over the summer and he is one of the nicest guys ive ever met. my feelings go out for him and his family

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