The last time we told you about NFL offensive lineman David Quessenberry, he was ringing a bell to signify the end of his treatment following a three-year battle with Non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
In fact, he rang the “You are on your way to be being well” bell so hard, he ripped it off the wall.
A few months later, the 26-year-old from La Jolla Calif. posted on Instagram that he was back playing football with his Houston Texans teammates during their OTA sessions.
According to The Houston Chronicle, the big man is doing so well, he’s now practicing with the Texans’ first team at left guard to start training camp.
“It’s real early in camp, but I’m enjoying my reps with the first team,” he said Thursday. “I’ll play wherever they want me. Right now, that’s at left guard with the first team, and I’m happy to do it.”
Quessenberry’s fight with cancer has been highly publicized, and serves as a reminder that no one, not even strong professional athletes, are immune.
“It’s not one of those things I enjoy revisiting,” he said. “It’s a tough thing to go through, but it’s kind of tied to me. As long as I’m in this league and even when I’m not in this league, it’s something that’ll always be a part of me.
As someone who received no scholarship offers out of high school, and as someone who fought cancer, Quessenberry knows all about beating the odds. So, when it comes to becoming his team’s starting left guard, my money’s on him.