DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man born without legs who garnered national praise while playing high school football died in an all-terrain vehicle crash.
Bobby Martin, 32, died from multiple trauma Tuesday after being thrown from an ATV and hitting another vehicle’s windshield, Montgomery County Coroner’s Office announced.
His death was ruled an accident.
Officials said Martin was driving in a stolen ATV when he failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with a minivan. He hit the minivan’s windshield before landing on the sidewalk.
Martin was taken to Miami Valley Hospital, where he later died.
The Dayton native was born with a congenital disorder that caused abnormal fetal development of the lower spine.
But despite this, Martin rose to national attention in 2005 when he played for Colonel White High School’s football team as a senior.
A photo of him was included in a Sports Illustrated column of the publication’s 100 greatest sports photos of all time.