The scariest moment of the Seattle Seahawks' 2015 season came when wide receiver Ricardo Lockette suffered a serious neck injury while on punt coverage during a Week 8 game against the Dallas Cowboys.
A hit by Jeff Heath gave Lockette a concussion, along with disk and ligament damage in his neck. He underwent surgery, continues to wear a neck brace and faces a long road to recovery.
Lockette recently visited with firefighters and paramedics in Redmond, Washington. In a video posted on Facebook, he explained how close to death he was on the football field.
"[The doctors] said if I would have stood up then, the weight of my head -- left, right, front, back -- I would have died," Lockette said. "If one of my teammates would have come over and pulled my arm, just barely, I might have died. Or if the returner at the time would have broken a couple tackles, and they would have rolled and fell on me, I would have died on that field. But what saved my life was the trainers, the work that you guys do."
Lockette went on to thank the firefighters and paramedics and offered to help them in whatever way possible.
The 29-year-old Lockette has said he wants to play football again.