Cedric Killings was a defensive tackle whose NFL career ended when he suffered a fracture of his C-4 vertebrae in a 2007 game against the Colts.
HOUSTON — Former Houston Texan DT Cedric Killings, known as “Big Red,” has died from pancreatic cancer at the age of 45, according to his wife.
Killings played eight seasons in the NFL before suffering a career-ending injury during a 2007 game between the Texans and the Indianapolis Colts.
He fractured his C-4 vertebrae, part of the spinal column that’s in the neck, in a collision during a kickoff return. Killings had no feeling in his lower body when he was carted off the field and rushed to Methodist Hospital, but he was able to stand on his own the next morning.
He is survived by his wife Shavon and their three children.
“My love, my best friend, my husband of 21 years is no longer physically with me but he lives in my heart and in …