Former New York Jets defensive lineman Dennis Byrd died in a car accident in Oklahoma. He was 50. Byrd is remembered in NFL circles as the player who was paralyzed after running into his own player in a game against the Chiefs in November of 1992. Shortly after doctors told him he would never walk again, he proved them wrong.
According to NFL.com, Byrd was involved in a two-car collision. A 17-year-old driver came into the oncoming lane, striking the vehicle driven by Byrd, who was pronounced dead at the scene due to massive injuries.