This piece from TV Fanatic talks about how actor Scott Porter prepared for his role as Jason Street, the star quarterback who is injured during a football game and loses his ability to walk. The series finale of Friday Night Lights aired on February 9, 2011.

I definitely immersed myself in the world of quadriplegics,” Porter said in an interview with the Orlando Sentinel. “They’re the most inspirational people I’ve ever met. They strive to become better people, not just the same people they were before.