As Texans offensive lineman David Quessenberry prepares to endure his third round of chemotherapy, his teammates have found a way to honor him.
“Absolutely, we have dedicated this season to him as a line,” left tackle Duane Brown told FOX 26 and the Houston Chronicle. “He’s in the ultimate battle right now.”
Center Chris Myers intends to take it a step farther, finding ways to raise money and awareness for lymphoma.
“With everything going on with David right now this season is obviously going to be dedicated to him,” Myers said. “He’s on our minds 24-7, and that’s not going to stop. . . . It’s going to go throughout the whole season and for us to be able to do something special this season would be huge for him.”
“Hey, every night we go to bed, we say a prayer for the man,” guard Ben Jones said. “Every day we try to reach out to him because he means a lot to us. We want him to know we’re behind him.”
The support from his teammates has had a major impact on Quessenberry.
“It’s hard to put into words what it means to have the support of your brothers on the team,” Quessenberry said. “It’s humbling. Truly it’s an honor. I want to do them proud. I want to come back stronger and come back and help these guys when I do come back eventually. “This year I got blind-sided getting diagnosed with cancer. Just knowing that my teammates and my brothers got my back is truly something special.”
A sixth-round pick in 2013, Quessenberry was diagnosed with lymphoma in June. We wish him the best as he continues the battle.