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Football's most amazing comeback story

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08:08 AM ET 03.19 | Add D.J. Hayden's to the mix of inspirational stories to follow at the NHL Draft. There isn't a more amazing comeback story in football these days than [Hayden's]. Some five months ago, the University of Houston cornerback, a guy some NFL scouts talked about as a possible first-round draft pick, almost died after a freak collision during football practice. He ended up tearing a major vein in his heart. Hayden had a five percent chance of survival, doctors later told CBS. ... [On Monday], there was Hayden, starring at Houston's Pro Day with more than 25 NFL teams watching on. Hayden wowed them -- not just with his recovery, but also with his speed, clocking a 4.40 in the 40.

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D.J. Hayden, US Presswire D.J. Hayden, US Presswire
March 19, 2013  08:52 AM ET

It's amazing that an athlete could survive such a freak injury, resume playing football, but then decide to shoot for the NHL instead.

Nice job interns.

March 19, 2013  09:02 AM ET

Is his forty speed with or without skates?

March 19, 2013  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

It's amazing that an athlete could survive such a freak injury, resume playing football, but then decide to shoot for the NHL instead.Nice job interns.

THIS^

March 19, 2013  11:05 AM ET

Do none of the interns have a spell check or proof reader????????????

March 19, 2013  11:10 AM ET

Of course expecting anything better from the interns is just expecting way too much it seems.

 
March 19, 2013  01:49 PM ET

You just really cant help but root for kids like these....

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