More than two months after he was diagnosed with cervical cancer, Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain is still battling the disease.
The Dallas Cowboys, however, have decided to honor his memory by honoring him for his bravery in taking a stand against cancer.
McClain was the NFL’s leading rusher in 2015 and had his own jersey retired during the 2015 season.
He is also the oldest player in the league to lead his team in tackles.
The Cowboys were among those to recognize him at the team’s media day on Monday.
“We’re not going to put it past him, because he fought and fought and we fought,” Cowboys running back Darren McFadden said.
“He fought like hell to be able to be a Cowboy and he just gave everything he had and got it done.
And to see him get honored and the honor and the recognition is huge.
It’s an honor to see it, and I’m going to give him that.”
McClain’s teammates took to Twitter to pay tribute to him.