Paralyzed Former NFL Player Competes in Race

March 11, 2013

When former Jacksonville Jaguar Richard Collier was partially paralyzed and had the lower part of his leg amputated in 2008, he wasn't sure if he would ever compete in anything again. But all that changed this past weekend.
Collier, who sustained his injuries after suffering multiple gunshot wounds nearly five years ago, took part in the Brooks Rehabilitation Challenge at the Gate River Run in Jacksonville. Going against fellow wheelchair-bound competitors, he completed the one mile race in nine minutes and 45 seconds.
The former offensive tackle with Jacksonville from '06 to '08, told the Florida Times-Union "I almost teared up crossing the line thinking about how far I came. I'm glad to be where I am right now."
In golf, Tiger Woods took a four shot lead into the final round of the WGC Cadillac Championship. With solid putting and great recovery shots he went on to win by two strokes over Steve Stricker - who just so happened to give Tiger a putting lesson before the tournament started. Woods has won the event seven times and has already won twice this year.