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.