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Quessenberry Leads Texans Into Thursday Night Football
David Quessenberry, the 24-year-old offensive tackle for the Houston Texans currently battling non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, served as honorary captain for his team during Thursday Night Football.
Quessenberry not only led the Texans out of the tunnel and served as captain in the game against the Indianapolis Colts, but he also presented a check for $100,000 to the Lymphoma Research Foundation, money raised by fellow linemen Duane Brown and Chris Myers in the "DQ Strong" campaign.
Just being on his team's home field at game time meant a lot to the second-year player, telling the Houston Chronicle that it was "a way to show the city of Houston that I'm here and I'm fighting it and that your support really does affect me and really does motivate me to get through those hard days."
Just over half way finished with chemotherapy, Quessenberry will then begin radiation, and his treatment is right on track.
"Everything's going the way it should go," he told the Chronicle. "It's not too far advanced. It's not behind. It's right where it should go."
Diagnosed this past summer prior to the start of the season, Quessenberry missed his rookie season last year due to injury.
Source: Houston Chronicle