The Iowa State Cyclones football team surprised defensive end Mitchell Meyers at the Mary Greely Medical Center in Ames, Iowa as the redshirt junior completed his final round of chemotherapy treatments.
On his way out of the center Meyers “rang the bell,” which Cyclones head coach Paul Rhoads said signifies hope. As Meyers rounded a corner, his teammates and coaches greeted him with applause.
“I thought that was the coolest thing in the world,” Meyers said. “For them to show up, and workouts are done, and they could have just been going home right now and they're here instead.”
It's unclear when Meyers plans to return to the gridiron, but he's adamant that will play for the Cyclones at some point.
Rhoads said that Meyers fulfilling his football obligations while also taking classes and undergoing treatments leaves little for his teammates to complain about.