Los Angeles Times

O.J. Brigance [Pictures]

O.J. Brigance battled long odds to achieve his dream of playing NFL football, and was a member of the Baltimore Ravens squad that won Super Bowl XXXV. Now, as he continues his fifth year battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, he can move only his lips and eyes and must use a computer to speak. Still, the team's director of player engagement, 43, says he's is stronger than ever in his faith and determination, and that strength is lifting the entire Ravens team as they seek the franchise's second Super Bowl crown.
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