- Tom Brady's suspension upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell
- 2015 Big 12 Wooly Bully
- Astros move up Taylor Swift concert for possible playoff run
- No Spieth Slam: Jordan Comes Up Short at Open
- Steve Patterson: Keep the Change?
- Longhorn Taylor Funk Wins 109th Southern Amateur
- Steve Patterson Under Pressure
- Mason Crosby "Kicks It" Back at Home
- Oh, Deere! Spieth Wins Another John Deere Classic
- That's a Rap: Texas Exes Dish on Daje
- Spieth Shoots Career Best 61 to Lead John Deere
- Winners Crowned at UA/Jordan Spieth Championship
- Jordan Spieth Wins U.S. Open
- Longhorns Lend a Hand in Wimberly
- Spieth Stands 18 Holes from U.S. Open Title
- UT Austin announces independent review of basketball academics
- Diamond Departures for Longhorns
- World Cup Company at UT
- Massive Surf Park Coming To Austin In 2016
- Texas Season Ends with 8-1 Loss to DBU
- Oregon State's Eckert Has Texas Ties
- Texas Wins Big 12 Baseball Title
- Texas to Play for Big 12 Baseball Title
- A Dom-inant Lacrosse Presence
- Shaka Smart 1 on 1: Part II
- Shaka Smart 1 on 1: Part 1
- Josh Hamilton Returns to Round Rock
- Pfast Pflugerville Pfamily
- NFL Finds Patriots Employees Probably Deflated Balls
- Cowboys Catch Free-Falling Gregory
- Malcom Brown Drafted by Patriots
- Texas Swept by TCU
- Isaiah Taylor to Return for Junior Season at Texas
- Austin in Play for MLS Expansion
- Express Host 5th Annual Bark in the Park
- Spring Separation? Swoopes Still Longhorns Starter
- ESPN Reporter Suspended Over Rant Caught On Video
- Coaching Connection: Shyatt Has History with Barnes and Shaka
- Hail Mary Highlights Texas State Spring Game
- Buyouts For Shaka Smart, Rick Barnes Add Up For UT
- Texas Hires Shaka Smart
- Rick Barnes Era Ends at Texas
- Boyer, Harris Turn Heads Again
- Texas is One and Done at NCAA Tournament
- March On: Texas Selected for NCAA Tournament
- Texas Wins on Walk-Off to Start Big 12 Play
- Andy Roddick Foundation Welcomes Tony Dungy
- Buzzer Beater Bounces Longhorns
- Texas House Panel Mulls Open, Campus Carry Proposals
- Bright Knights
Lake Travis Teen Ends Football Career After Concussion
Updated: Tuesday, January 21 2014, 08:39 PM CST
Ryan Dolmanet opted to forego his senior season. Unfortunately it is not because he was turning pro.
In September 2012 Dolmanet suffered a concussion in a game against Austin High. He knew he was a little dinged up, but didn't pay much attention to it.
Three days later at practice, that ding caught up to him. While lining up for a play, Dolmanet fell face first to the ground. It happened again a few plays later.
"At the time we thought, 'okay, he has a concussion.' It seems like everyone gets them, and in a week or two he'll be better. That's what we thought at first," explained Debbie Dolmanet, Ryan's mother.
It didn't get better. Dolmanet failed numerous cognitive tests the next day, and over the course of the next few months, Ryan's life would change dramatically. He missed six weeks of school. He had little communication with the outside world. No television, no computer -- at times, no light at all. Ryan would have to sit in his room for hours at a time in the dark.
"I couldn't do anything. It was going from 12 hour days to school and football and homework to just not doing anything all the time," said Dolmanet.
"Months of not being able to do anything is really frustrating," he says.
Dolmanet didn't need a ton of convincing to end his football career early. Doctors advised him to do so, a decision Dolmanet had more or less already decided to make.
"It's a scary process. It's really eye opening," explained Dolmanet. "If what I love is going to affect my future it wasn't something I'd want to do."
Despite everything Ryan has gone through, his two younger brothers continue to play the sport. Ryan even encourages it.
"Just because I had a bad experience I don't think it should be stopped. There's a lot that can happen but that doesn't mean it will," Ryan said.
Added mother Debbie, "There's no handbook for this. They can get hurt many different ways. Do you stop living? I don't know what the answer is."
KEYE is holding a Town Hall meeting on the dangers of concussions. It is Thursday at 7pm at the Seton HealthCare Administrative offices across from Dell Children's Medical Center. More information --> http://www.keyetv.com/news/features/town-hall/?wap=0&/