Luke Laufenberg

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Texas A&M TE Luke Laufenberg is now cancer-free

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Need an uplifting story as you head into your weekend? Here’s one for you.

Texas A&M tight end Luke Laufenberg was diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia in December with 95 percent of his bone marrow affected by the disease. But just a little more than four months later, Laufenberg has reportedly beaten the disease and is said to be cancer-free.

Laufenberg’s father, former Dallas Cowboys player Babe Laufenberg, shared the uplifting news on his Twitter account Thursday evening.

As noted by Brian Perroni of 247 Sports, continuing his college football career may not work out for Laufenberg as he comes off battling the disease. As any patient will, Laufenberg will have to have some followup checkups to ensure the disease isn’t coming back, but the major hurdle has apparently been leaped for the walkon tight end in College Station.