WEATHER WATCH
Legendary high school football coach in hospital after bike crash
Legendary high school football coach in hospital after bike crash (Courtesy: Texas High School Coaches Association)

SAN ANTONIO - A legendary high school football coach is in Intensive Care at a local hospital Saturday and needs your prayers.

D.W. Rutledge, the former president of the Texas High School Coaches Association and the legendary high school football coach who built the Judson dynasty, is in  the Intensive Care Unit after suffering numerous injuries in a bicycle crash. Tonight his family is asking for your prayers.

Rutledge, who led Judson to four state championships, was riding his bike in the Texas Hill Country when the accident occurred.

He suffered an injury to his shoulder, a collapsed lung, 10 broken ribs, a broken sternum, and a broken vertebrae in his back according to his son Clint. 

The younger Rutledge, who played for his dad on two state title teams at Judson in the early 90's, told us just moments ago that his mother Kathy is the only person allowed at the hospital tonight and will provide updates as they become available. 

Stay tuned to news 4 for the very latest.

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