Tyson was working part-time as an usher at the Schott in '05, when I was in my senior year and working there on the Event/Guest Services team scheduling the ushers and ticket takers. We got along great, especially since most ushers were about 25-50 years older than me, and we joked about being punters in HS. It goes without saying that punting was where my talent ended, but Tyson was turning himself into a major part of the scout team as a WR and just happened to be able to punt the heck out of the ball too. Such a terrible and unfortunate accident, but as you mentioned, his family (who I briefly got to meet at a press conference they held for Tyson shortly after this incident) was unbelievable in how they approached it and supported him.
Great writing! Thank you.