Brent Yarina, BTN.com Senior Editor, November 16, 2015
.@KirkCousins8 gave #NOvsWAS game ball to his father who is currently battling cancer: https://t.co/icUp91WrM8 pic.twitter.com/bBvGyzq9mX— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) November 16, 2015
Kirk Cousins put on an absolute show for everyone at FedExField on Sunday afternoon.
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The former Michigan State star quarterback had a perfect passer rating, completing 20 of 25 passes for 324 yards and a career-high four touchdowns, en route to leading Washington to a 47-14 victory over New Orleans.
His best highlight, however, might have come following the final whistle. Cousins, after shaking hands at midfield and congratulating his teammates, gave his father, Don, who has metastic squamous cell carcinoma, the game ball before walking into the victorious locker room.
Don was diagnosed with the cancer in the summer, and this was the first game of the season that he was able to attend.
"To have him back was exciting and to have a game like that was a lot of fun, gave him the game ball," Cousins said in a postgame interview. "He just said, 'Thank you. Thanks for a great day,' put a smile on his face and it was special for our family and we'll enjoy it tonight."