Louisiana Tech’s Jaqwis Dancy scored a major victory off the field this week.
Just four months after being diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the running back is cancer-free.
The Bulldogs shared the news in a release late Thursday night.
“It felt amazing when I heard the news that I am cancer-free,” Dancy said. “It was something I have been waiting to hear since I was diagnosed and I can’t wait to share my happiness with all my teammates. I especially want to thank the LA Tech family and everyone who supported me in this fight. The support I have received since the beginning has been amazing. My biggest goal right now is to get back on the field with my teammates.”
Dancy will now finish his treatment with a few rounds of radiation.
We are thrilled about the positive news and to hear about the progress he has been making in his battle against cancer,” head coach Skip Holtz added.
“It has been a tough fight for Jaqwis and his family. There is still work to do, but this is certainly positive news to celebrate. As much as anything, I am thrilled for him and his mom for what they have been through. At this point, it is nice to know he is cancer-free and we are optimistic, but we know he still has some work to do.”
Dancy played in all 13 games as a freshman in 2015, primarily on special teams. He did not play in 2016, due to an ankle injury at the start of the season and his cancer diagnosis in October.
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