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Maryland Mayhem quad rugby team provides opportunity for wheelchair athletes

Maryland Mayhem quad rugby team provides opportunity for wheelchair athletes

It might sound crazy, Randy Johnson said, but the car accident in March 2013 that left him with two fractured cervical vertebrae was the best thing that ever happened to him.

Before his life changed forever, Johnson was a 6-foot-6, 308-pound star athlete, reaching the semi-professional level in basketball and football. Excelling at sports was part of his identity, almost to a fault.

"People could have called me very egotistical, and they wouldn't be lying," he said.

That is, until he started playing quad rugby.

On Jan. 7 and 8, Johnson competed alongside nine teammates with the Maryland Mayhem, his team for the past three years, at the third annual...

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