Chris Beard


Age: 24

Summary: former college football player at Louisiana State University who became paralyzed after sustaining severe trauma to the spinal cord while playing for the Bayou Beast as a defensive back of the Indoor Professional Football League when he tackled Texas Terminators wideout Cory Caesar and injured his neck during a 1999 home game against Texas in Baton Rouge, but who spent about a year in a Houston hospital and had recently been on a respirator.

Cause of Death: Accidental asphyxiation

Born: February 21, 1976

Died: June 3, 2000

Shreveport, Louisiana