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Colorado State reserves online roster spot for boy with cancer (Photo)

Over the years, a lot of college football teams have created special moments for children battling various diseases, but Colorado State took it a step further and made 9-year-old Jack Miller an actual part of the team roster.

Jack, who has been battling brain tumors for the past six years, is listed as No. 1 on Colorado State’s online roster. He’s a 4-foot-1, 53-pound freshman that became an honorary member of the Colorado State program during a team meeting last August.

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Colorado State honorary player Jack Miller

Colorado State honorary player Jack Miller

"Jack is a big part of our family, and we all are honored that he chose us to be his teammates,” coach Jim McElwain said. “Part of this whole deal in life is understanding what it takes and what it is to give of yourself to somebody else. I can't tell you how enjoyable it is, after a game, to see Jack in the locker room wearing his Rams jersey, and that smile on his face. He has taught all of us so much about toughness, determination and embracing life."

This is a great gesture and one Jack will remember for the rest of his life.

Well done, Colorado State.

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