Courtesy of the New Orleans Saints Twitter account, Saints head coach Sean Payton and past Saints and Cougar football great Steve Gleason lead the pregame chant at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Sunday. Read more about the inspiring pregame moment at USA Today.
For more information on Team Gleason, which Steve and his friends and family started to generate public awareness for ALS, raise funding to empower those with ALS to live a rewarding life, and ultimately find a cure, click HERE.
Gleason is pictured as he raised the flag prior to the Cougar football game vs. Arizona State in November 2011. Read about Gleason's message to the team that morning in a story originally published in the 2012 Winter edition of Cougars Quarterly, and at WSUCougars.com, in January 2012.
Gleason, along with his fellow teammates and coaches from the 1997 Pac-10 Champion football team, will be inducted into the WSU Athletics Hall of Fame this weekend. Relive the Hall of Fame season with the Relive The Roses series written in 2007 to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the Washington State Cougars' historic 1998 Rose Bowl run.