NCCU football ‘signs’ 10-year-old cancer survivor
DURHAM, N.C. – North Carolina Central University football has “signed” a 10-year-old boy recovering from a brain tumor.
WNCN.com reported that Howell Brown III was offered a mock scholarship to play for the school during a press conference on Sunday.
The press conference came to a surprise to Brown, who thought he was headed to play games with head coach Jerry Mack and the football team.
“Well, when I heard it, I’m like, ‘I’ve never been on a football team … this is awesome,’” Brown said.
Howell was diagnosed with Stage IV Pineoblastoma in 2012, a rare type of brain tumor.