David Quessenberry wins 2017 PFWA George Halas award

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David Quessenberry’s battle with cancer is inspirational as he looks to resume his NFL career.

Houston Texans’ offensive lineman David Quessenberry has overcome a three year battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after being diagnosed with the disease back in 2014.

On Monday Quessenberry was named the 2017 Pro Football Writers of America George Halas award winner.

From the PFWA’s official website:

"Houston Texans offensive lineman David Quessenberry, who overcame a three-year battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma diagnosed in 2014 to return to the field in 2017, has been selected as the 2017 George Halas Award winner by the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA)."

Quessenberry had the following to say about winning the award:

The Texans selected Quessenberry in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of San Jose State University.

The Halas award is given to a player, coach or staff member that’s overcome the most adversity to continue.

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Quessenberry beat out the other four nominees who were New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta and Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake.

Quessenberry is certainly the most deserving player to win this year’s award.