Our friends at ESPN always do an outstanding job with their inspirational videos on former and current athletes. The video in this post is extra special, though, because it features former Penn State and current Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still and his daughter Leah, who is battling a rare form of pediatric cancer. See the full video inside!
The name Devon Still resonates nationally due to the public fight his four-year-old daughter, Leah, is waging against cancer. Still, the current Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle and Penn State alum, sat down with BTN’s Rick Pizzo to share the heartwarming story of Leah’s fight and outpouring support they have received. The full feature will air Saturday on the BTN Football Postgame show at approximately 3 PM ET, immediately following the Penn State versus Indiana football game. Watch a snippet below.
Leah Still is watching her dad, Devon Still, play live for the first time tonight! See more inside!
BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart spent the season covering Big Ten football, and now it’s time for his team-by-team season recaps. Every day, Dienhart will post a recap for each Big Ten school, in alphabetical order. Up next: Penn State. Watch our video from the Nittany Lions’ narrow victory over Illinois now and read Dienhart’s season recap in this post. Coming up: The rest of the Big Ten in Purdue and Wisconsin. Read all the one’s we’ve posted so far on our Season in Review page. PENN STATE Record: 9-3 overall; 6-2 Big Ten Bowl: TicketCity vs. Houston Season recap:
The Big Ten was well represented on the AP All-America team, with nine players tabbed. Illinois DE Whitney Mercilus, Michigan C David Molk, Michigan State DT Jerel Worthy, Penn State DT Devon Still and Wisconsin RB Montee Ball and G Kevin Zeitler were all first-teamers, while Nebraska LB Lavonte David and Wisconsin C Peter Konz earned second-team honors, and Ohio State DT John Simon was a third-team pick. Most impressive, Mercilus, Still and Worthy represent three of the four defensive lineman on the first team. Yeah, it was that kind of year for the Big Ten in the trenches. The
The Big Ten Conference announced on Wednesday the winners of the top five individual awards for the 2011 football season. Wisconsin’s Montee Ball was named the Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year, Penn State’s Devon Still was named the Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year, and Ohio State’s Braxton Miller was named the Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year. Michigan’s Brady Hoke was named the Hayes-Schembechler and Dave McClain Coach of the Year. The honors are part of the Big Ten’s enhanced football awards program which debuted this season. Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year: Montee Ball, Wisconsin Named for