Devon Still Daughter Cancer

Devon Still and his daughter Leah (Video still via Still's Instagram)

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Devon Still wants his daughter to know he has her back.

The Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle has been very open about his daughter Leah’s battle with pediatric cancer. Thursday morning, before Leah’s scheduled surgery, Still posted a video to Instagram of the “pep talk” he gave her:

Pre-surgery pep talk…I might be nervous and scared beyond words but I'll never let her see it…let's get this done!

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According to Bleacher Report, Leah was diagnosed with cancer in early June. Still was initially released by the Bengals in August but later made the 53-man roster in September.

He was a 2nd-round draft pick of the team in 2012. The Penn State product earned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2011.

Click here to follow Leah’s story via Devon Still’s Instagram.

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