Many don’t know, but Dallas Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar won his battle with testicular cancer.
He’s flaunting his survival in a big way while raising awareness for the cause during Week 13.
ESPN’s Darren Rovell captured the epic cleats:
The Dallas News‘s Jon Machota chronicled Escobar’s battle:
Tests showed he did not have an STD, so Escobar searched the internet for symptoms of testicular cancer. He had many of them, which led to his mother setting up an appointment with a UCLA doctor.
A day after meeting with the doctor, Escobar had surgery to remove a tumor. A couple of months later, he had lymph nodes removed from his stomach.
The NFL will allow players to wear custom cleats during play for the first time in Week 13, a designated week for crazy designs and good causes.
When it comes to the most epic stories told this week, Escobar’s might just top the list.