Titans game ball goes to coach fighting cancer

Jeff Fisher had only one game ball to hand out after Tennessee

ended a six-game skid, and his football has gone to his offensive

coordinator who keeps coaching despite being treated for


Fisher said Mike Heimerdinger has been in a ”battle for your

life so come on up.” Fisher gave Heimerdinger the ball and hugged

his friend. The Titans gave Heimerdinger a loud round of applause,

and he quietly said, ”Thanks.”

The Titans (6-8) posted video of the moment on their website

after Tennessee’s 31-17 win over Houston on Sunday.

Heimerdinger was diagnosed with cancer Nov. 24. He hasn’t missed

a game yet while undergoing treatment.