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Dennis Byrd to make an appearance on “The Early Show” Monday

Melissa Hayer Published: January 21, 2011
Dennis Byrd, who recovered to walk again after breaking his neck in a game, gave a moving speech Saturday night at the team hotel as the Jets prepared for their playoff game against the rival New England Patriots. AP PHOTO      ORG XMIT: 1101162230111722
Dennis Byrd, who recovered to walk again after breaking his neck in a game, gave a moving speech Saturday night at the team hotel as the Jets prepared for their playoff game against the rival New England Patriots. AP PHOTO ORG XMIT: 1101162230111722

Former New York Jets defensive end and Oklahoma native Dennis Byrd talks to co-anchor Chris Wragge on “The Early Show”  Monday, according to a CBS news release.

Byrd’s football career ended due to an injury during a game in 1992. He broke his neck and was temporarily paralyzed.

Byrd will be the Jets’ honorary captain for Sunday’s AFC championship game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

“The Early Show” airs from 7 to 9 a.m. weekdays on CBS.