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May 7, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Chucky Mullins, the Mississippi football player who became an inspiration for his team and school after he was paralyzed in a game in 1989, died Monday at 21. Mullins died at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford, Miss., of complications from a blood clot in his lungs. Mullins, who regained some movement in his upper body and returned to classes last Jan. 16, passed out last Wednesday at his home and stopped breathing.
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SPORTS
May 3, 1991
Doctors attending paralyzed Mississippi football player Chucky Mullins, 21, declined to speculate on what damage he might have suffered from a blood clot that shut down his lungs; he is in critical condition in the intensive care unit at a hospital in Oxford, Miss.
SPORTS
November 24, 1989
Roy Lee (Chucky) Mullins, paralyzed below the shoulders since Oct. 28, may be at the Liberty Bowl for Mississippi's expected appearance on Dec. 28. Mullins, who has been hospitalized since he broke four vertabrae in his neck during a game against Vanderbilt, could attend the game unless his recovery slows, doctors said. Mississippi is expected to play Air Force.
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May 7, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Chucky Mullins, the Mississippi football player who became an inspiration for his team and school after he was paralyzed in a game in 1989, died Monday at 21. Mullins died at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford, Miss., of complications from a blood clot in his lungs. Mullins, who regained some movement in his upper body and returned to classes last Jan. 16, passed out last Wednesday at his home and stopped breathing.
SPORTS
October 29, 1989 | Associated Press
Ron Lee (Chuckie) Mullins, a University of Mississippi free safety, suffered a paralyzing neck injury Saturday when he made a first-quarter tackle in the Rebels' game against Vanderbilt. Mullins, a 6-foot, 170-pound redshirt freshman from Russellville, Ala., was airlifted 75 miles to Baptist Central Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. A spokesman in the hospital's critical care unit said no condition was immediately available.
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August 18, 1990 | BILL GLAUBER, BALTIMORE SUN
This is the story of a Rebel heart and a Southern miracle. On Oct. 28, 1989, Chucky Mullins took the last three steps of his life on a football field for the University of Mississippi. He crashed helmet-first into a Vanderbilt receiver and dropped to the field like a rag doll, his neck broken, his body paralyzed. In that one moment, a man's tragedy became Mississippi's tragedy. A man's hardship became a state's responsibility. It didn't matter that Mullins was poor and black.
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August 18, 1990 | BILL GLAUBER, BALTIMORE SUN
This is the story of a Rebel heart and a Southern miracle. On Oct. 28, 1989, Chucky Mullins took the last three steps of his life on a football field for the University of Mississippi. He crashed helmet-first into a Vanderbilt receiver and dropped to the field like a rag doll, his neck broken, his body paralyzed. In that one moment, a man's tragedy became Mississippi's tragedy. A man's hardship became a state's responsibility. It didn't matter that Mullins was poor and black.
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December 31, 1989 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There are seven cervical vertebrae in the neck. Start at the top--C-1, as it is known--and slide your fingers over each bony bump until you reach the gap between C-4 and C-5, which should be just about halfway down the length of the neck. Now imagine a force great enough to cause those two vertebrae to collide, effectively crushing the spinal cord and permanently rendering you a quadriplegic.
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