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Oakland Raiders cornerback D.J. Hayden was excited to get back on the field after missing most of his final season at the University of Houston after almost dying on the football field.
“Oh, man, it felt so great just to get back out there, put the helmet back on and just actually be on the field,” said Hayden, per the Contra Costa Times.
Hayden says he doesn’t think about his near death experience.
“I don’t even think about it,” Hayden said of the injury in which a teammate’s knee drilled him in the midsection while defending a pass over the middle. “The only time I think about is when somebody asks me. But when I’m on the field, I don’t think about that. I think about the play and about the coverage that I’m in. I put it past me.”
It’s great that Hayden is mentally tough, because the Raiders are going to need him to come in right away and make a difference.
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