Georgetown Football Player Paralyzed In Game In 2015 Walks Across Graduation Stage To Receive Diploma


For the first time in two and a half years, Georgetown linebacker Ty Williams stood on his own two feet and walked. This feat cannot be undermined, as doctors told him in September 2015 that this day would never come after he broke five bones and vertebrae in his neck while attempting to tackle a receiver in a game against Saint Francis University. The diagnosis was “C6 incomplete”: a fractured vertebra that left partial feeling in his lower body but not the ability to will...


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