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Johnathan Taylor, a University of Georgia baseball player who was paralyzed after colliding with a teammate in March, was drafted by the Texas Rangers on Wednesday.

Texas Rangers scout Ryan Coe started scouting Taylor while he was a North Cobb High School.

Coe decided to draft Taylor despite his current physical condition.

Taylor is undergoing rehabilitation at Shepherd Spinal Center in Atlanta that has continued since surgery for a broken neck. He is paralyzed from the waist down.

Fans can donate to the Johnathan Taylor Fund through the UGA website,, or at any First American Bank and Trust location. To send an online message to Taylor, go to

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