October 14, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) Former Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still has won the NFL Players Association Georgetown Lombardi Award.

Still, whose daughter, Leah, now 5, has battled cancer since 2013, will receive the honor Oct. 24 in Washington.

The award was established to honor a leader in the sports industry whose life and family have been touched by cancer, and who encourages cancer research, prevention and treatment through awareness and philanthropy.

Still was with the Bengals while Leah was going through treatment. He has been active since then in the fight to combat the disease.

''I have used my platform to raise awareness of cancer because I want to make sure that fighters like Leah know they are not fighting alone,'' says Devon. ''It's been encouraging to see so many people take up my mission and support those fighting this disease.''

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