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Dennis Byrd (I) (1966–2016)

Dennis Byrd played four seasons in professional football for the New York Jets. On November 29,1992 Byrd shattered his neck and was announced paralyzed. He would never be able to walk again. Soon after he was able to rise again and walk. On October 15, 2016, he was killed in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 88 in Oklahoma. According to the report... See full bio »

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NFL Monday Night Football Self - New York Jets Defensive Tackle / Defensive End
(1989-1991)
The NFL on NBC Self - New York Jets Defensive Tackle
(1989-1991)
1989 NFL Draft Self - 42nd Overall Pick
(1989)

Filmography

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 1994 Rise and Walk: The Dennis Byrd Story (TV Movie) (book "Rise and Walk: The Trial and Triumph of Dennis Byrd")
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 1994 Rise and Walk: The Dennis Byrd Story (TV Movie) (thanks)
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 1998 The Roseanne Show (TV Series)
Self
- Episode #1.41 (1998) ... Self
 1989-1991 The NFL on NBC (TV Series)
Self - New York Jets Defensive Tackle
- AFC Wild Card Game: New York Jets vs. Houston Oilers (1991) ... Self - New York Jets Defensive Tackle
- New York Jets vs. Indianapolis Colts (1990) ... Self - New York Jets Defensive Tackle
- Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets (1989) ... Self - New York Jets Defensive Tackle
 1989-1991 NFL Monday Night Football (TV Series)
Self - New York Jets Defensive Tackle / Defensive End
- New York Jets vs. Chicago Bears (1991) ... Self - New York Jets Defensive Tackle
- Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets (1990) ... Self - New York Jets Defensive Tackle
- Los Angeles Raiders vs. New York Jets (1989) ... Self - New York Jets Defensive Tackle / Defensive End
 1989 1989 NFL Draft (TV Special)
Self - 42nd Overall Pick
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 2016 Mike & Mike (TV Series)
Self - Former NFL Player
- Episode dated 17 October 2016 (2016) ... Self - Former NFL Player
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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Portrayal | See more »

Height:

6' 5" (1.96 m)

Spouse:

Angela Hales  (his death)  (4 children)

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