Syracuse quarterback Rex Culpepper, who is battling cancer, throws TD at spring game
Syracuse quarterback Rex Culpepper certainly made the highlight reel during Syracuse's spring game.
The sophomore, who is currently battling cancer, didn't think he would get a chance to play, as head coach Dino Babers told him he didn't think he would participate in the scrimmage.
However, Culpepper, who is scheduled to begin his second round of chemotherapy on Monday, was suddenly surprised as he was subbed into the scrimmage for the final drive.
He lead his offense down the field, and finished the drive throwing a 17-yard touchdown pass to Ravian Pierce.
After the score, well, his teammates came to celebrate.
QB Rex Culpepper, currently between rounds of chemo for testicular cancer, comes in for the last drive of the Spring Preview & ends it in style with a touchdown pass!#RexStrong #SCtop10 pic.twitter.com/RPBJ8qNQCo— Syracuse Football (@CuseFootball) April 14, 2018
"It just felt surreal," Culpepper said to Syracuse.com. "It was spectacular. I'll never forget that."
He expects to finish his chemotherapy on June 1 and hopes to be cleared for fall practice.
Culpepper even had a pretty notable audience watching his big play, as Kevin Johnson and Marvin Harrison were in attendance.