First Deaf NFL Player Honored in Tennessee

sloanplaqueFormer deaf NFL player Bonnie Sloan was honored in his hometown of Hendersonville, Tennessee, on August 29, 2013. Sloan has the distinction of being the first deaf football player to ever play in the NFL. A star defensive end in high school and Austin Peay State University, Sloan was drafted by the NFL’s St. Louis Cardinals (now Arizona Cardinals) in 1973, where he had a brief, successful pro career that was cut short due to a knee injury.

To learn more about Bonnie Sloan Day, read the WKRN-TV news story by clicking here.

Bonnie Sloan being honored

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