Some love to a Jaguar: Richard Collier

As Ufanforreal blogged about yesterday, Jags tackle Richard Collier is paralyzed from the waist down and had one of his legs amputated weeks after he was near fatally shot in a targeted shooting. Though Collier's football career is over, and he will never walk again, Collier is lucky he is alive. He is beginning a new phase of his life, a life sans playing football. This is not the end of the world. As Coach Dungy always says, family and life come first over football. Always. Richard is the legal guardian of 3 nephews. This is going to be a tough, challenging time for Richard and his family, but like with all things the best advice I can offer is to take life one day at a time, appreciating every precious moment.

Richard is lucky he is still here to look after those nephews. Our thoughts are with him and his family as they pick themselves up and move on with life. If anyone knows any charities associated with Richard, his family, or charities that deal with gunshot victims or paralysis please list them in the comments.

340x_medium

Richard Collier (76), lucky to still be here

Photo via cache.daylife.com

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Stampede Blue

You must be a member of Stampede Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Stampede Blue. You should read them.

Join Stampede Blue

You must be a member of Stampede Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Stampede Blue. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker