CFB Player Jack Zelezinski Announces He's Cancer Free After 4 Months of Chemotherapy

Doric SamJune 24, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC - SEPTEMBER 01: Wilson footballs are lined up on the field prior to the game between the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and the South Carolina Gamecocks at Williams-Brice Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Columbia, South Carolina. SC won 49-15. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
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Jack Zelezinski, an offensive lineman for McNeese State, announced that he's cancer-free after completing four months of chemotherapy.

Jack Zelezinski @JackZelezinski

After 4 months of Chemo and 15 Radiation treatments I can say I kicked cancers ass. It's been a tough 6 months but it stood no chance. I know coming back from this to play football wonโ€™t be easy, but itโ€™s nothing I canโ€™t handle. Thank you for all the support and prayers. <a href="https://t.co/dGd9d4h21e">pic.twitter.com/dGd9d4h21e</a>

Zelezinski received a slew of congratulatory messages online after sharing the good news:

Super Bowl Champion Rampage @RampageNFL

Way to go, Jack ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›

McNeese Football @McNeeseFootball

Now thatโ€™s being Cowboy Strong๐Ÿ’ช<br>Congrats Jack! <a href="https://t.co/F2dRoQDvD8">https://t.co/F2dRoQDvD8</a>

Hannah Hamp @hannahamp

Seeing one of your own athletes ring the bell knowing they beat cancer.. WOW. It brings tears to my eyes cause I never wouldโ€™ve expected one of my guys to ever deal with something like this. As a young AT, I promise Iโ€™ll never forget this journey of yours <a href="https://twitter.com/JackZelezinski?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@JackZelezinski</a> ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’› <a href="https://t.co/05vlvhs9Y9">https://t.co/05vlvhs9Y9</a>

Megan (Snelling) Soileau @Megan_Soileau

Proud of you Big Red! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿค  we are here and ready to help bud! Prayers will continue to come your way! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/KickingCancersAss?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#KickingCancersAss</a> ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป <a href="https://t.co/biX5ok0hMa">https://t.co/biX5ok0hMa</a>

David E. Berry @BerrytheLede

You LOVE to see it! The comeback is gonna be major! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ <a href="https://t.co/wAJi6X7u1O">https://t.co/wAJi6X7u1O</a>

The redshirt sophomore was a 3-star recruit (via Rivals) coming out of Summer Creek High School in Houston in 2019. He was ranked as the No. 8 center and No. 12 guard in the state of Texas.

Zelezinski has yet to take the field for McNeese State in his collegiate career, but he intends to work his way to earning that opportunity before he graduates.