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David Quessenberry placed on NFL’s Non-Football Illness list with lymphoma

David Quessenberry placed on NFL’s Non-Football Illness List with lymphoma The Texans selected David Quessenberry with the 176th pick in the 2013 Draft. (Associated Press)

It's not very often that one hears of a player being placed on the NFL's Non-Football Illness list, but that's the case, unfortunately, with Houston Texans offensive tackle David Quessenberry, who was recently diagnosed with lymphoma.

Battling a nagging cough and fatigue during recent weeks, Quessenberry decided to seek medical attention, which revealed the condition. He'll be monitored and treated at Houston's M.D. Anderson Hospital.

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"Our medical community here in Houston is the best in the world,” Houston Texans Executive Vice President and General Manager Rick Smith said. “We are extremely confident in the care and treatment David will receive.  He is a fighter and a courageous young man and we look forward to his full and complete recovery. We will continue to support him and his family and look forward to his return to the team."

A second-year guard out of San Jose State, Quessenberry was drafted 176th overall by Houston in 2013 after an impressive collegiate career that included 242 knock-downs and 32 touchdown-resulting blocks. He was also the first Spartans offensive lineman to play in the Senior Bowl.

Quessenberry was placed on injured reserve after suffering a foot injury during his rookie season with the Texans in 2013.

Quessenberry and his family have requested privacy in the matter moving forward.
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