OLYMPICS: Taliaferro among torchbearers
Associated Press

Adam Taliaferro, the former Penn State football player left paralyzed by an on-field injury last year, will carry the Olympic torch on its journey through Philadelphia on Saturday.
Taliaferro, who has since regained his ability to walk, is one of 11,500 people carrying the torch from Athens, Greece, to Salt Lake City, site of the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Taliaferro, a defensive back, was injured Sept. 23, 2000, when his head hit the knee of an Ohio State running back, shattering a bone in his neck and severely bruising his spinal cord. The injury ended his football career, but Taliaferrohas resumed classes full-time.

Other torchbearers include more than 100 people with ties to the Sept. 11 terror attacks.