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Rise and Walk

Dennis Byrd
Rise and Walk

Rise and Walk

Dennis Byrd

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An account of the New York Jets player's struggle to walk again after a spinal injury, describing his football successes in high school and college and his battle with painful physical therapy to overcome paralysis.

- Publisher In this profoundly moving and inspirational memoir, New York Jets football star Dennis Byrd describes his battle to overcome a tragic injury on national TV. Facing the forecast of lifetime paralysis, he draws from a deep well of inner strength to make the play of his life: to rise and walk. "Undeniably gripping!"--The New York Times Book Review. 16 pages of photos.

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About "Rise and Walk"

An account of the New York Jets player's struggle to walk again after a spinal injury, describing his football successes in high school and college and his battle with painful physical therapy to overcome paralysis.
- Publisher

In this profoundly moving and inspirational memoir, New York Jets football star Dennis Byrd describes his battle to overcome a tragic injury on national TV. Facing the forecast of lifetime paralysis, he draws from a deep well of inner strength to make the play of his life: to rise and walk. "Undeniably gripping!"--The New York Times Book Review. 16 pages of photos.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Dennis Byrd

Dennis Byrd was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on October 5, 1966. He played football for the University of Tulsa before the Jets drafted him in 1989. He was a defensive lineman. On November 29, 1992, he collided with a fellow teammate during a game, broke a bone in his spine, and was paralyzed from the waist down. He underwent an operation to stabilize his spine and after physical therapy was able to walk again. He wrote an autobiography entitled Rise and Walk: The Trial and Triumph of Dennis Byrd, which was adapted into a television movie in 1994. He became a motivational speaker. The Jets presented him with an award as the team's most inspirational player of 1992, and they have given the Dennis Byrd Award to the most inspirational Jet every year since. He died in a two-vehicle crash on October 15, 2016 at the age of 50.

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  • Catalogue Code 81854
  • Product Code 0061092878
  • EAN 9780061092879
  • Pages 10
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Zondervan
  • Publication Date Sep 1994
  • Dimensions 178 x 108 x 23 mm
  • Weight 0.181kg

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