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Kevin isn't the only person whose life was changed by the collision in Buffalo in September 2007. As medical personnel surrounded Kevin on the field, then-Broncos player Domenik Hixon—who was playing in his first NFL game—knelt on the sideline, devastated. "I wanted him to get up. I kept saying to myself, 'Get up. Move. Just do anything,'" he says. "When that didn't happen, I began to feel very emotional because I knew it was something serious, especially when they brought the ambulance out."
Domenik says after that play, he was no longer the same player as before. "I was hesitating, not playing football the way I thought I could," he says. "I was just holding back."
He even suffered from nightmares. "The nightmares I had were of the situation turned around," Domenik says. "I was running down and running into somebody and being in Kevin's position."