Collier: The 'happiest I've been my whole life'

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    <em>Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky</em> <table align="right" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="4" width="65"><tr><td colspan="1" rowspan="1"><font size="2"><img alt="" border="0" height="90" hspace="4" src="http://assets.espn.go.com/i/headshots/nfl/players/65/9906.jpg" vspace="4" width="65" /></font></td></tr><tr><td align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1"><font size="1">Collier</font></td></tr></table> <p>JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=9906" shape="rect" target="_new">Richard Collier</a> talked to <a href="http://proxy.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3780546" shape="rect" target="_blank">a handful of reporters</a> after taking part in the pregame coin toss Thursday night.</p> <p>"Believe it or not, this is the happiest I've been my whole life," he told us.</p> <p>That's something to hear from a man who once rated a 390-pound giant during college, who now moves around in a motorized wheel chair, paralyzed from the waist down and without the lower half of his left leg as a result of 14 gunshot wounds suffered in a September shooting.</p> <p>His face is thin, but he wore a constant smile.</p>

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