Known as the Most Interesting 12th Man in the World, David is the original four-year starting quarterback for Texas A&M. He became the first true freshman to play the position since World War II. Taking his first snap at the age of 17, David is the youngest starting quarterback in the history of college football. In the very first Aggie football game he ever saw, David was sent into the contest with the ball on the Aggies' own one yard-line. Several months later he was named the Southwest Conference's Offensive Freshman of the Year by the league's coaches.
In 2012, David was the featured writer for the Heisman-winning season of Johnny Manziel and Kevin Sumlin's dynamic Texas A&M football team for Gamedayr.com. David's article titled, "Johnny Heisman Gunning for 2nd Bowl Victory Ever by a Freshman Aggie Quarterback," has reached over 64,000 readers. These can be read on his book and t-shirt website, www.12thManQB.com
David is one of 13 charter members of the Inaugural Sulphur High School Hall of Fame in Southwest Louisiana, all inducted at the school's Centennial Celebration in April, 2013. Twelve of the inductees were graduates during the first 50 years of the school's existence while David, a 1973 grad, is the single inductee from Sulphur High's most recent 50 years, respectively.
He is a former algebra teacher, high school football coach, father of two and author of a unique portrayal of athletics narrated in his new book, "I'll Tell You When You're Good: America's 12th Man Quarterback." Nicknamed "Moon" by his Sulphur High teammates, David at 16 years of age was voted Louisiana's large-school classification's 1st-team All-State Quarterback and the Outstanding Offensive Player in the state. His book provides a genuine look at the transition from high school to major college and the contrasts of his coaches, Sulphur's legendary Louisiana Hall of Famer, Shannon Suarez, and the father of the Wishbone, Emory Bellard.
Originally an LSU signee in line to eventually replace the heralded Bert Jones, David looked west to Texas A&M where he felt opportunities were more favorable to claim the starting quarterback position immediately as a freshman in a rising program. By quickly adapting from a multiple-set passing offense to Emory Bellard's Wishbone, David did just that. He won the starting job after starting the preseason alternating with the 3rd and 4th string, and went on to become A&M's winningest all-time quarterback, second in career Total Offense and was named the university's Senior Athlete of the Year.
David suffered a broken neck in a rollover accident involving an SUV in 2010, prompting him to finally write the book he'd had inside him for years. He warns against texting and driving to groups around the country in his speeches and devoted the final chapter to this experience. Autographed Copies of David's book are available now at www.12thManQB.com. Follow David on Twitter or @12thManQB, and also 'like' his Facebook page, 12th Man QB.