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i did this before but when i was deleted it was lost so i will do it again, though sadly i have to add more people than i had before

this is a tribute to NFL players who died while active (except McNair) in recent years


football is my favorite sport and i respect all the hard work the players put in to become a NFL athlete and it is crushing for me when one dies, no matter how it happened





*Derrick Thomas*
Kansas City Chiefs DE
February 8, 2000 (33)

Paralyzed from chest down in a car accident and died 2 weeks later

 

*Marquis Cooper*
Oakland Raiders LB
March 6, 2009 (26)

*Corey Smith*
Detriots Lions DE
March 6, 2009 (29)

Cooper and Smith were on a boat with two college players (Nick Schuyler and Will Bleakley), the boat didnt return and a search was called. the boat was found overturned with Schuyler hanging on and the other 3 were presumed dead

 

 

 

 

*Damien Nash*
Denver Broncos RB
February 24, 2007 (24)

Collapsed after playing a charity basketball game to help raise money for his brother's charity

 

*Darrent Williams*
Denver Broncos CB
January 1, 2007 (24)

Was shot in a drive-by shooting after a party in which there had been altercations

 

 

*Korey Stringer*
Minnesota Vikings OT
August 1, 2001 (27)

Died from a heat stroke while at training camp

 

*Gaines Adams*
Chicago Bears DE
January 17, 2010 (26)

Died of cardiac arrest due to an enlarged heart

 

 

*Chris Henry*
Cincinnati Bengals WR
December 17, 2009 (26)

Fell out the back of a moving truck and suffered severe damages to the head

 

 

*Marquise Hill*
New England Patriots DE
May 28, 2007 (24)

Died in a jet ski accident and saved the girl's life he was with but he was swept away by the water and was found dead

 

 

and now to the ones that i personally still cannot get over

 

*Steve McNair*
Tennessee Titans QB
July 4, 2009 (36)

Was murdered by his girlfriend who then committed suicide

 

*Pat Tillman*
Arizona Cardinals SS
April 22, 2004 (27)

Served in the army after completing the season in which 9/11 occured and after turning down a $3.6 Million contract offer a year after he made $512,000. he was killed in friendly fire, as there was no evidence that showed enemies were involved

 

 

*Sean Taylor*
Washington Redskins SS
November 27, 2007 (24)

Was shot by a intruder in the upper leg and lost a significant amount of blood and died in the hospital after being airlifted there

 

 

if there is anyone i missed or you want me to put on here please tell me in the comments or FM me

 

thanks for looking at this and please no bad comments

 

- Purr

July 12, 2010  06:37 PM ET

very well done!!!

July 13, 2010  12:38 AM ET

good job purr

what about marquise hill?

July 13, 2010  01:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

good job purrwhat about marquise hill?

ill put him on

thanks

 
July 13, 2010  05:27 PM ET

Nice tribute

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