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Devon Still up for PFWA George Halas Award

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The 2015 PFWA Off-Field Awards balloting is underway, and Devon Still is up for the George Halas Award.

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Devon Still is up for another award as a result of he and daughter Leah Still's perseverance against her pediatric cancer.

Each year, the Pro Football Writers of America vote for several off-field awards given to people working in or associated with the NFL. Devon has been nominated by the PFWA for the George Halas Award:

DT Devon Still, Cincinnati — Still's 4-year-old daughter, Leah, was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer in June 2014. He essentially put his career on hold, spending time with her in the hospital and during her treatments all summer and fall. He played sparingly in 12 games. His daughter was determined to be in remission in March 2015.

This honor goes to an NFL player, coach or staff member who overcomes the most adversity to succeed. Also nominated were Dallas Cowboys LB Rolando McClain,  Denver Broncos CB Chris Harris Jr., New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski, and former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason.

The 2015 PFWA Off-Field Awards balloting is underway through June 5, the final results will be announced later in June.