SMU Mustangs running back Daniel Gresham’s career has come to a sad end due to a bulging disk in his neck. EJ Holland of The Dallas Morning News reported the unfortunate news, the official word of which is that Gresham was medically disqualified.
Nikki Chavanelle of Rivals also reported Gresham’s injury.
BREAKING: SMU RB Daniel Gresham is medically disqualified and his football career is over due to a bulging disk in his neck, per a source.
— Nikki Chavanelle (@NikkiChavanelle) August 7, 2015
A former four-star recruit out of Fort Worth’s All Saints’ Episcopal School, Gresham was committed to both Texas and then Louisville at points throughout his high school career. He ended up at SMU after Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino pulled his scholarship offer and had to find a school fast. As a result, he redshirted last season.
The timing of his medical disqualification could not be worse, as Gresham was expected to compete for significant playing time as SMU prepared to open its first season under coach and former Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris.
Instead, Gresham will need to figure out a different career path and leave football behind, not anything that any once-promising prospect wants to even consider at such a young age. Campus Sports wishes Gresham the best of luck in his future endeavors.
SMU opens the season at home against in-state rival Baylor on September 4.
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