Austin Westlake offensive lineman Matt Nader is thankful to be alive this Christmas. Though the senior will never play football again, he watched his Westlake teammates from the sidelines with a smile on his face. Nader suffered a lethal arrhythmia during a football game in September. Now Nader can only watch the game he loves.
Nader was set to be a Texas Longhorn before his heart problems. Longhorn Head Football Coach Mack Brown is honoring Nader's scholarship.