BATESVILLE, Ark. — After the Lyon College football team's offensive coordinator, Kris Sweet, was diagnosed with cancer, members from the team shaved their head to support him.
The team was able to capture the big reveal to Sweet in a touching video:
"Recently our offensive coordinator, Kris Sweet, was diagnosed with cancer," the school tweeted. "So members from the team shaved their heads to support him. Truly a SPECIAL team here at Lyon."
Football is all about the hard work gained together as a team and it's great to see the players support one of their coaches through the battle with cancer.
Sweet, who was diagnosed with B-Cell Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in early July, said he didn't want the moment to be about him but rather the players.
"I want this to be about the student-athletes we have in the program and the compassion they showed," he said. "It is easy for people to give up faith in the younger generation. What these guys did meant so much to me."
Sweet started chemo-therapy in August and said he doesn't want his battle with cancer to be a distraction for the team.