Steve Gleason selected as 2015 George Halas award winner

BY foxsports • June 16, 2015

Steve Gleason is continuing his battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and while doing so continues to be an inspiration in many different ways. He has raised funds to help individuals who have ALS and other similar diseases or injuries. Thanks to all of his hard work and dedication, he has been selected as the 2015 George Halas Award winner, according to

The voting was done by the Professional Football Writers of America, and this is an award that's more than deserved for Gleason.

As the team site for the Saints explains, "the Halas Award is given to a NFL player, coach or staff member who overcomes the most adversity to succeed. The award is named for Halas, a charter member (1963) of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, who was associated with the Chicago Bears and NFL from their inception in 1920 until his death in 1983 as an owner, manager, player and promoter. Halas won 324 games and six NFL titles in 40 seasons as a coach."

It's impossible to imagine what Gleason and so many others have gone through, but his dedication through his Gleason Initiative Foundation and Team Gleason Organization is incredible, to say the least. Congratulations to Steve Gleason for a well-deserved award.


Photo Credit: Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Giving Back Fund

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