Former UC standout Pead overcoming adversity following bad accident

FILE - In this June 14, 2016, file photo, Miami Dolphins running back Isaiah Pead, takes a hit from running backs coach Danny Barrett as he takes part in a drill during the NFL football teams minicamp at the Dolphins training facility in Davie, Fla. Former second-round draft pick Isaiah Pead was out of the NFL last year, but with a strong training camp this summer, he's bidding to become part of the Miami Dolphins rotation at running back. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Isaiah Pead's NFL career never materialized into what the then St. Louis Rams had hoped when it took the former University of Cincinnati running back in the second round of the 2012 draft, but after making the most of one last shot with the Miami Dolphins last year he was involved in a horrific car accident on Nov. 12 and his life was changed forever.

He had part of left leg amputated and had significant damage to his right leg, both of which led to him undergoing eight surgeries since the accident.

Instead of feeling sorry for himself, Pead still has a bright outlook on his life and Alex Marvez of the Sporting News wrote about that here.

It's well worth the read.

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