( CNN) Dennis Byrd, a former New York Jets player, expired Saturday in a car wreck outside Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Byrd, 50, played four years in the NFL before a paralyzing on-field harm objective his professional career in 1992. But the magnificent 6-foot-5-inch, 270 -pound defensive lineman grew remembered excellent for learning to walk again in less than a year after the accident, going on to serve as an inspiration to Jets actors and devotees alike.

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