Paralyzed NFL Player Darryl Stingley Dies. The hit left Stingley paralyzed. Bills' Everett likely to be paralyzed after 'catastrophic' neck injury ... his neck in a collision during a 1991 game. On this day in History, Rising NFL star paralyzed by hit on Aug 12, 1978. Learn more about what happened today on History. Tulane's Devon Walker dreamed of becoming a member of the New Orleans Saints before a devastating injury in his senior season left him paralyzed. Former NFL player Dennis Byrd killed in accident on highway in Oklahoma. A Rutgers player (Eric Legrand #52) injured making a tackle on a kickoff return sustained a horrific neck injury that has left him paralyzed below the neck Tulane's Devon Walker dreamed of becoming a member of the New Orleans Saints before a devastating injury in his senior season left him paralyzed. As of April 2014, former Lions receiver Chuck Hughes remains the only player to have died during an NFL game. Michael Gerard Utley (born December 20, 1965) is a former American football player. Paralyzed Pop Warner football player who died at 18 leaves legacy of raising awareness. Former NFL Players on the Injuries that Ended Their Careers. ... all over the place because I was temporarily paralyzed. ... in his last game as a NFL player. 20 Most Gruesome Injuries in NFL History. ... During the game, ... Its no doubt as to why Lott is considered to be one of the toughest NFL players of all-time. 5. Donnovan Hill, who sued Pop Warner football in an effort to improve safety in youth football after being paralyzed in a game when he was 13, died Wednesday during surgery related to his injury. He was 18. His mother, Crystal Dixon, confirmed her sons death for ESPNs Tom Farrey, who had reported on Hills life. Football Thursday: Legacy of Chuck Hughes goes deeper than being only NFL player to die on field during a game Read about former NFL receiver Michael Irvin. ... During his senior year, ... following a spinal injury that temporarily left him paralyzed. Football Thursday: Legacy of Chuck Hughes goes deeper than being only NFL player to die on field during a game. Les Carpenter. Yahoo Sports December 5, 2013. Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand was paralyzed from the neck down during a football game against Army. High school football player paralyzed in game. Share Shares ... A high school senior is paralyzed after he took a hard hit to the head during a football game. Christian author and preacher Max Lucado has come to the defense of an NFL player ... Max Lucado Stands Up for Muslim NFL Player Penalized for Praying During Game. Darryl Stingley, paralyzed after a vicious hit during an NFL exhibition game nearly 30 years ago, died Thursday. He was 55. Donnovan Hill, who was paralyzed as a football player at age 13 and became a catalyst for safety protections in the youth game, died Wednesday after complications from surgery related to management of his injury, according to his mother, Crystal Dixon. Donnovan Hill was paralyzed at 13 during a Pop Warner game. He died at age 18 on