Back in November 2015, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette suffered a concussion and neck injury while on punt coverage in a game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Lockette has since spoken about the incident as he said that doctors told him that he very easily could’ve died on that field.
“He said if I would have stood up then, the weight of my head—left, right, front, back—I would have died,” Lockette said. “If one of my teammates would have came over and pulled my arm, just barely, I might have died. Or if the returner at the time would have broken a couple of tackles and they would have fell on me, I would have died on that field.”
Ricardo attended the Washington Fire Chiefs Conference in Spokane this week where he met the paramedics that tended to him on the field and he had so much praise for those men.
“The reason that I’m standing here, the reason that I have the opportunity to hug my mom now, the reason that I got an opportunity to go to my daughter’s graduation from elementary school is because of you guys,” Lockette said, “It’s more like I’m talking to my angels. It’s more like I’m talking to the people who saved my life.”
Here’s a video of Lockette meeting the men that saved his life: