INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Chuck Pagano told a crowd Thursday night that peopled must to their plans, no matter the odds.
The Colts coach was talking about his remarkable comeback last year from leukemia. He was one of several inspirational stories at the Brady Sports Achievement Awards dinner, which honored among others three athletes who overcame life-threatening illnesses - Purdue women's basketball star Drey Mingo, Boonville High School's Noah James, and Alexandria Monroe High School's Shanna Kelly -- and a fourth, Derek Drouin, who overcame a career-threatening injury to win a bronze medal at the London Olympics last summer.
Pagano also received a special comeback award after giving the keynote address to end the awards presentation.

Recent NFL Discussions

2016 College Conference Previews on Tue, Jun 2016 by Blade
2016 QB Rankings on Wed, Jun 2016 by Blade
2016 Coaching Changes on Wed, Jun 2016 by Blade

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Luck gets extension with Colts The Indianapolis Coltshave locked up their franchise quarterback for another five years, as the team agreed to a new deal with Andrew...
Thumbnail Talib shot in the leg Aqib Talibwas shot in the leg on Saturday, but seems to have avoided serious injury and will be able to return to the Denver Broncos...
Thumbnail Romo eyes lengthy return Injuries have been an issue at times for Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, but the veteran NFL star is far from thinking about...
Thumbnail Lockette retiring from Seahawks The Seattle Seahawks are losing another skill-position player from last year’s team as receiver Ricardo Lockette is expected to announce his retirement...
Thumbnail Dolphins securing the D-Line The Miami Dolphins are trying to make a push for the playoffs and they aided that on Saturday by signing Cameron Wake to a two-year...
More inNFL Articles  

NFL Team Pages