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Adam Taliaferro Running For Office

Adam Taliaferro, the Penn State football player who was paralyzed in a game against Ohio State in 2000, has made quite a life for himself in the 11 years since that incident. Now he's a lawyer, and he's running for office in Gloucester County, New Jersey, outside Philadelphia.

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Now a lawyer, he recently embarked on a political career as a Democratic candidate for the Gloucester County Board of Freeholders ...

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Taliaferro said he wanted to take a run at politics now, before becoming a parent, while he can manage his law career and public service more easily.

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Best of luck to Taliaferro, who certainly has made the best of an awful situation. He's focusing on the positives even from that incident, saying he treated it as an opportunity to learn how to get along with all sorts of people.

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"I have had all this time, in part because of the accident ... to connect with all kinds of people and learn how to speak to them," said Taliaferro, who has been going door to door to meet constituents.

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Via Nittany Roar.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.