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Everett could be Transferred to a Texas Hospital

Injured Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett is making such good progress that he could be transferred to a Houston hospital by this weekend to begin the next phase of his rehabilitation.

Everett sustained the life-threatening spinal-cord injury on Sept. 9 while making a tackle in the Bills’ opener against the Denver Broncos.

Everett was a defensive tight end at Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur who earned All-State honors in Class 5A in 2000 with 49 solo tackles, eight tackles for losses and six quarterback sacks. Initially doctors feared that Everett might not ever walk again, but there is more hope now for his recovery.

He’s breathing on his own and is able to move his limbs to some degree. Friends, fans, teammates and coaches from his native Port Arthur to his adopted Buffalo, N.Y. have been voicing support for the injured tight end.

He’s been in the prayers of plenty of people in his hometown, who remember him not only for his accomplishments as a high school player, but also for his contributions since going pro.

Kenny Harrison, who coached Everett at Port Arthur’s Jefferson High School, was impressed after Everett hosted a football camp in Port Arthur in July.

Everett charged no admission, handed out T-shirts and made sure every youngster had a ride to and from camp.

Harrison, who’s now offensive coordinator at Port Arthur Memorial High, says Everett would “give you his last.”


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