Austin Woods Named Finalist for Rare Disease Champion Award

Posted by Gilbert Sam on 4:58 PM
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Oklahoma's Austin Woods has been named one of seven finalists for the 2013 Rare Disease Champion Award.

The junior offensive lineman played football despite undergoing chemotherapy to fight Stage 3 Hodgkin's lymphoma. He didn't miss any games due to his condition and his last chemotherapy session was on Oct. 1.

Exactly one month later, Woods announced his cancer was in remission.

The Rare Disease Champion Award is given to a leader in college football, individual or organization, who has realized his or her potential to make a positive and lasting impact on the rare disease community. (Tulsa World) To vote visit http://www.upliftingathletes.org/rare-disease-champion/vote