Defensive tackle Devon Still of the Cincinnati Bengals is quite the admirable man both on and off the field. After an AMAZING collegiate career where he was an All-American and Defensive Player of the Year, he is now entering his third season in the NFL after almost ending his career.
This past June, his 4 year old daughter, Leah, was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, a severe and often fatal form of cancer. Once he received the news, Still decided to put his family before his career and focus all his time and energy on being there for his little girl; ultimately retiring early. He has since had a change of heart and is now back with the Bengals, largely in part to the fact that one of the top neuroblastoma surgeons in the US works at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
As an act of solidarity to show his daughter he supports her in her fight for her life, Still recently shaved his head and has vowed to not let it grow back until her hair does as well. In addition, he recently started a campaign to help raise money for parents of children with cancer and to help fund medical research.
He also started a Pldgit campaign that allows people to pledge amounts of money for every sack the Bengals have this upcoming season.
We love supportive fathers.