Sunday, March 6, 2016
After he was paralyzed during a football game against Georgia, Southern welcomes Devon Gales back home
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BATON ROUGE, Louisiana -- Southern honored the seniors on the men’s and women’s basketball teams after they played their final home games Saturday.
But they shared the spotlight with a football homecoming.
Jaguars wide receiver Devon Gales returned to his hometown and the Southern campus for the first time since being paralyzed in a collision during a game against Georgia 162 days earlier.
Gales and his family were greeted late Saturday morning by a welcoming committee, several student-athletes, the school band and cheerleaders when their flight landed from Atlanta, where he has been rehabbing for more than five months.
The third-year sophomore from Central High was whisked the three miles from Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport to the A.W. Mumford Fieldhouse.
Gales, who has regained strength in his arms and some feeling in his knee and the bottom of his foot, wheeled himself into the team meeting room, where he was met by coach Dawson Odums and his teammates.
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