TMZ Sports shared the news Monday, noting Pead lost the majority of his left leg in a Nov. 2016 car accident. Pead ran wind sprints on an Oklahoma track Monday and was "nothing short of impressive," per TMZ.
TMZ also passed along video on its YouTube page, where Pead discussed how great it felt to run again and some of his progress as he bounces back from the car accident:
The running was a critical step for Pead in his Paralympics pursuit. He told TMZ in April he plans on reaching the 2020, 2024 and 2028 Summer Paralympics and running in the 400 meters like he did in high school.
Pead thrived during his collegiate career for the Cincinnati Bearcats and topped 1,000 rushing yards in each of his final two seasons. The then-St. Louis Rams selected him in the second round of the 2012 draft, although he never established himself as a dominant force in the NFL.
He played for the Rams and Miami Dolphins and finished his career with 100 rushing yards and 100 receiving yards.