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Dennis Byrd dies in car crash; inspirational ex-Jet overcame on-field paralysis

Dennis Byrd, who authored an inspirational tale of walking again after being paralyzed during an NFL game, died Saturday in a car crash near Tulsa. The former Jets defensive end turned 50 earlier in the month. According to an Oklahoma Highway Police report (via Tulsa World), Byrd was killed when a 17-year-old driver veered into an oncoming […]
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