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Kentucky Football: Cancer Survivor Leads Team Onto Field For Spring Game


There was a special moment prior to the Kentucky football team’s Spring Game on Friday, when nine-year-old cancer survivor Ryan Cremeens led the Wildcats onto the field.

Cremeens is cancer-free after chemotherapy to treat rhabdomyosarcoma.

According to’s Edward Aschoff, Cremeens received support throughout his treatment from the Kentucky football team and the ultimate celebration came when he had the opportunity to join the Wildcats for the Spring Game festivities.

Here’s the video:

“It’s kids like Ryan who inspire us,” Wildcats head coach Mark Stoops said. “If we could give some inspiration to him, that’s great, but he inspires many of us to do better and be the best we can.”

Congratulations to Ryan on being cancer free and kudos to the Kentucky football program for the incredible gesture.

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Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated,,, and many others.
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