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Former Alabama and New York Jets legend Marty Lyons discussed with ESPN his recovery from a mild stroke he suffered three weeks ago:

“I’m very fortunate,” the 60-year-old former defensive lineman said Tuesday in a phone interview. “I got the best of the worst. It could’ve been a lot worse.”

Lyons said he’s still experiencing double vision, but doctors believe he’ll make a full recovery. Lyons, a former All-American, hopes to be back to calling games on Jets’ radio by August 26, but is still working his way back to full strength after a brief hospital stay.

The former defensive tackle/end played under Paul “Bear” Bryant, helped the Crimson Tide to a national championship in 1978 and played a role in Alabama’s legendary “The Goal Line Stand” in the 1979 Sugar Bowl:

Lyons, a former first-round pick, played in 147 games over his 11-year career, recording 29.0 sacks and eight fumble recoveries.

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of theĀ all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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