It was just another preseason touchdown until Jalen Camp decided to celebrate teammate John Metchie III.
The Houston Texans’ Camp caught a 4-yard pass from Jeff Driskel in the third quarter Saturday against the New Orleans Saints.
After picking up the 6 points, Camp struck a pose much the way Metchie would after a big play when he was at Alabama.
The thought behind the gesture is that Metchie was diagnosed with a form of leukemia in July.
“Recently I was diagnosed with APL (Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia), the most curable form of Leukemia,” Metchie said in a statement released by the Texans.
“I am currently receiving great medical care, am in good spirits and I expect to make a recovery at a later point in time. As a result of this diagnosis, I will likely not be playing football this season. My main focus will be on my health and recovery. Thank you in advance for your support and well-wishes. I cannot wait to come back stronger than ever. God bless.”
Wonderful job by Camp to honor his teammate with such a simple but moving gesture.