NCCU football ‘signs’ 10-year-old cancer survivor

Howell Brown III (Photo: NCCU Dept. of Athletics)

Howell Brown III (Photo: NCCU Dept. of Athletics)

DURHAM, N.C. – North Carolina Central University football has “signed” a 10-year-old boy recovering from a brain tumor. 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.

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