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Ed Reinhardt Jr. journeys back to Oregon

4:15 PM, Oct 26, 2012   |    comments
BOULDER, CO - SEPTEMBER 29: The Colorado Buffaloes prepare to face the UCLA Bruins at Folsom Field on September 29, 2012 in Boulder, Colorado. UCLA defeated Colorado 42-14. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Reinhardt was the nation's leading receiver on Sept. 15, 1984, when the Buffaloes visited the Ducks. With about two minutes left and Colorado trailing 27-20, he was tackled.

After losing consciousness on the sidelines, Reinhart was taken to a local hospital where doctors discovered he had a blot clot in his brain. Reinhardt underwent emergency surgery and spent some three months in a coma.

Reinhardt's family was never given much hope for his recovery. Now 47, Reinhardt will be at Autzen Stadium this Saturday when No. 2 Oregon hosts Colorado.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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