Texas A&M tight end Luke Laufenberg has officially been declared cancer-free following his battle with a rare form of leukemia, his father, former Dallas Cowboys player Babe Laufenberg, announced on Thursday via Twitter.
Laufenberg was diagnosed with Burkitt leukemia in December, which affected 95 percent of his bone marrow, after doctors initially thought the disease was only the flu, according to GigEm247’s Brian Perroni.
The 6-foot-4, 225-pound tight end originally planned to join Arkansas as a walk-on before following Liberty Christian teammate Nick Starkel to College Station.
According to GigEm247, it’s unlikely that Laufenberg will continue his football career, although his teammates have shown him support throughout his cancer battle.
Why are we smiling on a day when Jason Witten retires? Because this tight end was pronounced cancer free today! I can say I have never been more proud of anything in my life than the way @LukeLaufenberg battled his ass off. He has shown me what it means to compete. pic.twitter.com/q67FeaatKR
— Babe Laufenberg (@BabeLaufenberg) May 4, 2018