SAN FRANCISCO -- Neil Parry, the San Jose State player who
returned to football after part of his leg was amputated, will play
in the East-West Shrine Game.
Parry was added Wednesday to the West roster for the game. He is
expected to see limited playing time on special teams.
A senior, Parry played on the punt-return team for the Spartans this
season, three years after he broke his right leg during a game at
UTEP on Oct. 14, 2000. Serious infections developed, and his leg
was amputated below the knee nine days later.
After three years of physical therapy and training with
prosthetic legs, Parry became the first non-kicker to play major
college football with a prosthesis when he participated in punt
coverage during San Jose State's game against Nevada on Sept. 18.