Gerry Bertier

Gerry Bertier

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Gerry (pronounced with a hard G sound) Bertier (August 20, 1953 - March 20, 1981) was a prominent Virginia high school American football player. He is best known for his participation on the 1971 Virginia State Champion T. C. Williams High School team and their portrayal in the Disney film Remember the Titans. After the conclusion of the 1971 season, Bertier was involved in an automobile accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. Despite this injury, Bertier remained an active athlete, participating in the Paralympics and winning multiple medals. Bertier was killed on March 20, 1981 at the age of 27, after being struck by a drunk driver. Today, the Gerry Bertier #42 Foundation is dedicated to raising money for research on spinal cord injuries.show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Duc
  • United States
  • English
  • 6133997893
  • 9786133997899