|09-08-2008, 02:26 PM||#1|
Ring of Famer
Join Date: Jul 2006
How's Kevin Everett?
On the eve of our opening game, I was just thinking back to last year's opener against Buffalo and wondering if anyone had the latest on Kevin Everett's recovery. The last I saw any media on him was when we was able to walk, but he still had a lot of limitation in his movement. Does anyone know if that has improved?
|09-08-2008, 02:28 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
I heard he was a special guest yesterday at the Bills' home opener and walked onto the field. Saw a brief clip on ESPN or such, but not much more.
|09-08-2008, 02:50 PM||#5|
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: The Backside of the Internet
Yeah he received some kind of cool award, cant remember the name for the life of me though.
|09-08-2008, 02:59 PM||#6|
Lights Out B***h!
Join Date: Mar 2003
George Halas Award.
Here's an article:
The Pro Football Writers of America presented former Bills tight end Kevin Everett with the George Halas Award before Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.
“It’s a great honor and to be the first Buffalo Bill to receive this award is amazing,” said Everett. “The injury was bad, but there have been some great things that have come from it. We’ve been able to help a lot of people. It’s a real honor.”
Everett became the 39th recipient of the award, given to the NFL player who overcame the most adversity to succeed last season, in light of Everett’s rehabilitation from what was initially characterized as a life-threatening spinal injury suffered almost a year ago to the day in the Bills’ 2007 season opener.
Days after doctors stated Everett was likely to have suffered permanent neurological impairment, Everett showed movement in his arms and legs and walked prior to the end of the football season.
Everett won the award among a strong group of candidates including the Washington Redskins (Sean Taylor death), Plaxico Burress (ankle injuries), and Cowboys linebacker Greg Ellis (Achilles’ tendon) and Giants quarterback Eli Manning (media scrutiny).
The Bills’ training staff was honored as the NFL Athletic training Staff of the Year by its colleagues in part for its treatment of Everett’s injury. Eleven days prior to the season opener, the Bills training staff ran through a 90-minute spinal injury drill to prepare for an injury like Everett’s.
A combination of that training, aggressive treatment by doctors and Everett’s own courage and strength allowed Everett to walk less than a month after his injury.
Everett set the crowd into a frenzy after walking to the 50 yard line and thanking the fans of Buffalo, who Everett said he was accepting the award on behalf of.
“It’s always great to be back,” Everett said. “I can’t thank you guys enough for all the love.”