Super Bowl XLVIII: Bronco Nate Irving Shouldn’t Be Playing, Shouldn’t Be Alive


Broncos linebacker Nate Irving (56) during training camp at the Broncos training facility. (Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports)

Media Day at the Super Bowl always tends to turn into a circus. People come dressed in costumes and random questions are heaved left and right. However, if one looks deep enough, there’s always room for a more serious and heartfelt story out there.

We caught up with Denver Broncos linebacker Nate Irving during the hour-long session for one reason. We wanted to talk about the horrific car accident that he had while he was in college that forced him to relearn how to walk.

Irving fell asleep at the wheel and overcorrected his truck. He rolled a few times, hit a group of trees, and his car caught fire.

"“I saw two people in the hospital where the same thing happened to them,” Irving recalled. “One person had his leg amputated. The other person died. Their accidents weren’t as bad as mine when you look at pictures of their cars. I figure I’m here to impact a few lives.”"

Get Nate Irving’s full story  and keep it locked in to PO for some more great Super Bowl coverage.

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