Originally posted on It's Always Sunny in Detroit  |  Last updated 1/3/13
Chandler McBride of Three Rivers (MI) High School was a two-sport standout before his athletic career was instantly taken from him after he severed his spinal cord this past summer diving into the shallow end of a friend’s pool.  The six-foot, 190 tight end/defensive end became paralyzed from the chest down. And while his high school career was supposed to end this year, the Detroit Lions made sure he got one last play. Lions’ Senior Vice President of Communications Bill Keenist learned of McBride’s injury and visited him several times at the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Their relationship became public after Detroit Free Press columnist Jeff Seidel saw Chandler’s mother, Monica McBride, pictures of the two on Facebook.  Earlier this week, Seidl reported that McBride was called in to watch the Lions’ Saturday walk-through before their week 17 matchup against the Bears. Head coach Jim Schwartz called McBride’s name from across the field and second-year runni...
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