Three Years After Overcoming Cancer, Titans OL David Quessenberry Made the First Start of His Career Sunday
Tennessee Titans offensive lineman David Quessenberry had quite a long road to starting a game in the NFL, but he finally got there. More than seven years after being selected in the 2013 NFL Draft and three years after overcoming Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Quessenberry started at left tackle in the Titans' 45-26 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
What an awesome story. Quessenberry was diagnosed with cancer in 2014 and had played in only six games prior to this season. On Sunday, he finally got a chance to start and helped pave the way for Derrick Henry's 178-yard, three-touchdown performance.
He actually scored an NFL touchdown before he ever ended up starting a game.
Quessenberry is still just 30 years old and I hope he gets a shot to start many more games in his career, whether that's in Tennessee or elsewhere. With Taylor Lewan done for the year with a torn ACL, he will presumably get an opportunity to make a few more starts as the Titans continue their quest to get a game further than they did last season.
Congratulations to Quessenberry on such an inspirational story and hopefully we see him out there for years to come.