Nov. 7, 2011
PULLMAN, Wash. - Past Cougar great Steve Gleason will serve as an honorary captain during Saturday's contest against Arizona State at Martin Stadium.
Gleason played football at WSU from 1996-99, ending his career with 282 total tackles, ninth-most in school history, before an eight-year career in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints. Gleason also played baseball at WSU and as a senior was named the WSU's outstanding student-athlete.
Earlier this fall, Gleason revealed he has been diagnosed with ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
Upon revealing he has ALS, Gleason launched Team Gleason in an effort to raise money and increase awareness of ALS, enlisting the assistance of family, friends, colleagues and former teammates.
Team Gleason T-shirts are available for purchase at WSUCougars.com HERE and will be sold in the CUB on the WSU campus beginning Nov. 7 through Nov. 18 from noon to 2 p.m. T-shirts will also be available at upcoming Cougar Athletics events, including this week's volleyball matches at Bohler Gym and throughout campus on Cougar Football Saturday. Proceeds will go to Team Gleason.
Kickoff for Saturday's Dad's Weekend game is 7:30 p.m.