Two former Nittany Lions missed each other by a year in Happy Valley, but will now unite in the NFL.
Former Nittany Lion defensive tackle Devon Still announced via his Instagram page on Wednesday afternoon that Bill O’Brien and the Houston Texans have signed him to a reserve/future contract.
The news came the same week his daughter Leah, who has been battling Stage 4 neuroblastoma (an extremely rare form of pediatric cancer) since 2014, is scheduled for her last treatment.
“Leah’s last treatment is Friday,” Still wrote via Instagram. “I just signed a contract to get back to doing what I love. I would say this week is a good week! I told myself from day one with Leah’s diagnosis I would give her my all and sacrifice my career because if I lost her to cancer I could never get her back, but if I lost football, given the right opportunity, I could get it back. Thanks to the Texans for giving me that opportunity!”
According to the Houston Chronicle, Still will be paid $675,000, the minimum salary.