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May 12, 2011

Ron Springs dies

Former Cowboys running back Ron Springs died Thursday after almost four years in a coma. Springs, 54, died of a heart attack at Medical Center Dallas.

Springs never regained consciousness after going into cardiac arrest and losing oxygen during an operation to remove a cyst from his elbow in October 2007.

"Ron's life will always be remembered by the joy and laughter that he brought to others and the courage and toughness he displayed until the end," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in a statement. "Regardless of the circumstances, he always had a smile for everyone. The Dallas Cowboys have lost a wonderful member of our family, and we share our thoughts and prayers with his family."

Springs received a kidney from former teammate Everson Walls in March 2007 to save his life.

Springs played for the Cowboys from 1979-84. His last two years in the league were spent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He rushed for 2,519 yards, had 2,259 receiving yards and scored 28 touchdowns in his career.

 

 

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Wow, a coma for 4 years. It sucks when a simple operation goes wrong. RIP

Football just lost a legend!

We'll miss you Ron. You were a great player.

RIP, god bless his family.

I remember watching this guy when he played. Great player. RIP

Best Wishes to his family

I love football.

Life is too short

Sorry to hear this.

The Dallas Cowboys have lost a wonderful member of our family, They share our thoughts and prayers with his family..

It educates the public about preventing chronic kidney disease and works to dispel false ideas about the living donor process.

Former Cowboys running back Ron Springs died Thursday after almost four years in a coma is really a sad news

The story of Springs and Everson Walls' friendship has always been so moving. Sorry to hear about Springs' passing. God rest his soul.

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