Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Tag: Mike Utley

25 years later, former Lion Mike Utley won’t be defeated by spinal cord injury

FLINT, MI -- Nov. 17, 1991. Sunday afternoon. Pontiac Silverdome. The Detroit Lions were facing the Los Angeles Rams. At 50-years-old, Mike Utley can still tell you the sequence of events from that day verbatim. He was...

Ex-Lion Mike Utley playing game of life

Eddie Murray planted a big kiss on the side of Mike Utley's face Monday. From his wheelchair, Utley fought Murray off before he could deliver a second. "I know he hates that," Murray said, laughing. "But...

Craig Hospital remains in top 10

Englewood’s Craig Hospital was ranked as one of the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, the hospital announced Thursday. Craig, known for its treatment of patients with spinal...

Ex-Lion Utley an inspiration to bikers everywhere

Inspiration comes from places you least expect. On Friday, it was in a West Bloomfield sports memorabilia-blazed garage, when former Detroit Lions offensive guard Mike Utley was in town to talk about a bicycle...

Incredible Athletes

This time of year brings an incredible group of athletes to North Central Washington, but it is not likely that you have ever heard of them by name. To get an idea of what...

Where Are They Now- Mike Utley

Sense of adventure, sense of humor survived crippling injury Mike Utley went deaf in his right ear while having dinner in January. He was robbed of equilibrium and made so sick he had to seek...

Got your bars down?

Anti Tip Bars that is! Craig Hospital has been rated every year in the Top Ten Rehabilitation Hospitals by US News and World Report since the ratings began eighteen years ago. Today, Wednesday July 16,...

Former Lion now roars for disabled

Recently, I was able to reach Mike Utley over the telephone while he was in Dallas awaiting a flight to Miami. At one time, Utley was a great Detroit Lions offensive lineman, until an...

Mike Utley Foundation – Thumbs Up!

Thumbs Up! The Mike Utley Foundation, Finding a Cure for Paralysis The Mike Utley Foundation organizes many fundraisersthroughout the year. Without the help of sponsors andvolunteers these events would not be the success that theyare.

Everett’s mom worried but optimistic

At the bedside of paralyzed Bills player, sheembodies can-do spirit for the long road back She arrived at Millard Fillmore Hospital dressed in her Sunday best, which in Buffalo during autumn means a red Bills...