City of DeSoto to Honor Local Hero With ‘Corey Borner Day'

The DeSoto High School football player recently learned to walk again after a football injury more than a decade ago

NBC 5 News

DeSoto Mayor Rachel L. Proctor will honor local hero Corey Borner with an official proclamation during Tuesday's city council meeting.

Borner, a Desoto High School football player, gained recognition for his efforts to walk again after a devastating high school football injury more than a decade ago.

In spring 2009, Borner went in for a tackle and never got up. After suffering a C5-C6 spinal cord injury, he was paralyzed from the waist down.

Borner had to relearn life from a wheelchair, and he went on to become a motivational speaker.

In June 2021, at the Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation, Borner took his first steps since his injury.

He graduated from the University of North Texas last month.

The meeting honoring Borner will take place at 7 p.m. To watch the meeting online, click here.

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