FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Kent Waldrep, a TCU running back who became an advocate for disabled people after a spinal injury during a game left him paralyzed, has died. He was 67.
His mother, Denise Waldrep, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that her son had died Sunday in Natchitoches, Louisiana. TCU confirmed his death in a Tuesday statement to The Associated Press.
"We were saddened to learn of the passing of Kent Waldrep." TCU athletic director Jeremiah Donati said in the statement. "He was and will always be an important part of TCU and our football program."