Sad news to share as former Vanderbilt player Andre Hal has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Now a member of the Houston Texans, the team announced the news on Friday.
Along with the news, Hal released the following statement:
“My faith in God and the support from my family, friends, teammates and coaches will see me through this difficult time. I will not let this diagnosis stop me from fulfilling my dreams and I do not want anyone to feel sorry for me. I know how to beat this and I will beat it.”
The McNair family, owners of the team, also issued a statement:
“We are saddened to learn of Andre’s diagnosis. Andre is tough and faithful and we believe he is prepared to win this fight. The McNair family as well as the entire Texans organization will continue to be there for him, love and support him, and pray for his recovery.
Texans coach Bill O’Brien also reacted to the news:
“The news of Andre Hal’s diagnosis weighs heavy on the hearts of everyone in the Houston Texans family. Andre epitomizes what it means to be a Houston Texan through his leadership, community involvement and team-first attitude. We are confident that Andre’s resiliency and infectious positivity, along with treatment and care from the best medical community in the world, will guide him through his recovery. The entire Texans organization is behind Andre and his family during this difficult time and we look forward to his eventual return to the team.”
Houston Texans S Andre Hal has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.#HopeAndLove
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) June 8, 2018