A little less than four months ago, we learned that Andre Hal, a starting safety for your Houston Texans, had been diagnosed with lymphoma. Hal, drafted in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft, had defied the odds to become a key member of the Texans’ defense and had signed a four-year contract extension just a year ago. He pledged that, like David Quessenberry before him, he too would beat cancer.
Hal is a man of his word, as today it was announced that his lymphoma is in remission.
Bill O'Brien: 'Lot bigger than football. Very special day. Andre Hal Hodgkins in remission.'— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 26, 2018
Bill O'Brien: 'Andre Hal has been an unbelievable guy. Dre never wavered in his belief he would beat it and he has. We'll take it day by day. Dre is here to talk to you guys next.'— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 26, 2018
Texans trainer Geoff Kaplan on Andre Hal beating lymphoma: 'He never wavered in his faith and his spirit. He did everything inside and outside the box. This is the best-case scenario. He's had a remarkable response.'— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 26, 2018
And finally, from the man himself:
Texans safety Andre Hal on beating lymphoma pic.twitter.com/JjYF16tUi4— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 26, 2018
This is phenomenal. Congrats to Hal and his family on this amazing recovery, and best of luck to them as he continues to keep that insidious disease at bay.