Former Texas QB says coaching, not playing, in future

Updated: May 31, 2002, 5:31 PM ET
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas -- Former University of Texas quarterback Major Applewhite, who signed a free-agent contract with the New England Patriots, says he is giving up his NFL dreams and pursue a career as a coach.

"I told the Patriots I appreciated the opportunity, but I've invested a great deal of myself in UT,'' Applewhite said in a story posted Friday on the Austin American-Statesman Web site.

"It was a hard decision, but my focus is to graduate. I value a degree. And I love ...

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