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Texans standing strong behind David Qeussenberry

The Texans haven’t, as it might appear, struck a marketing deal with Dairy Queen.

The DQ they’re wearing on their chest is part of a much bigger deal.

Texans coaches and players have been sporting their “DQ Strong” T-shirts lately, as they try to support offensive lineman David Quessenberry, who is battling non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

The shirts were the brainchild of center Chris Myers, and the Texans are selling them for $20 on the team’s website, with all the proceeds going to lymphoma research.

I’m speechless about my teammates,” Quessenberry said, via Dale Robertson of the Houston Chronicle. It’s a testament to the organization that the Texans are. I mean, not just [the players]. We’re talking from the top to the bottom, inside and out. I’m so blessed to be a part of such a tremendous organization.

“And, as far as raising awareness [about lymphoma], I think it is huge. I’ve said it before, if I had been diagnosed with this disease 10 years ago, my chances of survival would have been completely different. I definitely wouldn’t be sitting here talking about playing football again one day, which is the end goal for me.”

The second-year offensive lineman was diagnosed this summer during OTAs, when he struggled to breathe during practice, which led to a further tests, which led to two liters of fluid being drained from his lungs.

Quessenberry’s struggle against the disease is still in its early stages. He’s undergoing chemotherapy, and his lack of white blood cells prevents him from being around large groups of people for fear of infection.

So there’s no certainty that he’ll be able to join his teammates for the regular season opener in September.

But there’s also there’s no doubt they have his back.

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12 Responses to “Texans standing strong behind David Qeussenberry”
  1. general1santa1hannah1montana says: Aug 3, 2014 9:44 AM

    DQ! that’s what I love about TEXAS!

  2. russrpm says: Aug 3, 2014 9:49 AM

    They should approach the other DQ about a tie in promotion, and take it nation wide.

  3. 1consports says: Aug 3, 2014 9:54 AM

    I work with several guys in the league, and I can truly say that Chris Myers may be the best all-around guy in the NFL.

  4. Andre's Johnson says: Aug 3, 2014 10:08 AM

    Thanks for posting this article. I otherwise wouldn’t know about the t-shirts. My grandfather died of lymphoma many years ago. I think I’ll buy a couple of shirts today.

  5. roofdoc1 says: Aug 3, 2014 10:18 AM

    Way to keep it classy TEXANS and PFT, me and my son just ordered ours and will be rocking them soon

  6. purpleten says: Aug 3, 2014 11:05 AM

    Thanks for sharing this! My wife is a year clean from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and the road hasn’t been easy. Stay strong, DQ, you will get through this. Research and treatments for lymphomas have come a long way over the past few years because of great fundraisers like this…..i’m ordering my family some shirts today…..kudos to the Texans for stepping up and doing something like this!

  7. billsfan1 says: Aug 3, 2014 11:52 AM

    Much respect from all of Jim Kelly supporters

  8. 941bucs says: Aug 3, 2014 1:03 PM

    This story has me craving some dairy queen

  9. radar8 says: Aug 3, 2014 1:13 PM

    Healing thoughts, DQ.

    Stay strong!!!

  10. nouhoh64 says: Aug 3, 2014 3:51 PM

    “The Texans haven’t, as it might appear, struck a marketing deal with Dairy Queen.”……really?

  11. simonator917 says: Aug 3, 2014 4:24 PM

    I just ordered mine. If everyone who reads this website orders a shirt maybe we can go a long way toward ridding the world of this killer.

  12. texansdan says: Aug 3, 2014 9:26 PM

    Ordered a couple yesterday. Think this is a great idea for a great cause. #cancersucks

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