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, 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.