Behind the eight ball in a wheelchair

Published: Jun. 1, 2022 at 9:35 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 1, 2022 at 10:54 AM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - There was a time when David Carr might have thought life was putting him behind the eight ball, but not anymore.

Carr, from Midfield, is a skill level 3 player in pool and recently he won the American Poolplayers Association Wheelchair Championship in Las Vegas.

“I’m still a little bit in shock,” said Carr. “I mean let’s face it, I’m good at times, but others do have more skill. It’s just for that weekend things just fell into place and I was having fun. I hit the shots I needed to win. It’s really quite surreal.”

Carr was paralyzed in a bizarre accident in July of 2016. While battling depression Carr found an outlet in shooting pool and he got hooked playing at his favorite pool hall, Axe House in Hoover.

This is Carr’s story from his accident almost six years ago to his recent success shooting pool in Vegas..


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