and said Elliott -- who missed OTAs all week -- was being held from practice strictly as a precaution.This isn't the first time Zeke's been in a car accident ...He ran drills up and down the stairs, he turned his G. Joes into linebackers and even blindsided his grandmother with a surprise tackle, sending her to the hospital for a checkout. The crowd included many red-clad Ohio Buckeyes fans, as well as several cancer survivors and caregivers, each relating to different chapters in Spielman's life.He defined himself as a football player above all else. When he was younger, the dream of being a professional football player consumed him, overshadowing all other ambitions and propelling him to greatness on the field, first as a standout for Washington High School in Massillon, Ohio, then as a two-time All American at The Ohio State University.Hes been so great; he makes time for all of us, Maddie said. Sometimes hel l cook dinner usually toast or eggs or grilled cheese, but thats OK. Chris is doing as well as anybody could under the circumstances, said Stefanies sister Sue Fitz, who lives several blocks away.As soon as the cancer was diagnosed in 1998, Stefanie chose to go public with her fight, which continued through multiple recurrences during the next 11 years.(Some proceeds from sales will support the fund.) His most important duty, however, involves raising his children: Maddie, 18; Noah, 16; Macy, 11; and Audrey, 9. Thats the way I was as a player, and thats the way I was as the main caregiver for Stefanie.
Recently, he added author to his resume with Thats Why Im Here: The Chris & Stefanie Spielman Story co-written with Bruce Hooley.
The couple, Spielman said, long talked about writing a book.
Synopsis: Chris Spielman is widely famous for his football career and his appearance on NFL. Spielman has earned a degree in recreation education from Ohio State.
Laura Gates/Banner Correspondent'Chris Spielman signs a copy of his book for Joan and Ralph Fiorillo's daughter, who recovered from breast cancer.
Laura Gates/Banner Correspondent From age four, Chris Spielman knew he was a football player. This was the message he shared with hundreds of people gathered for the Bonita Christian Forum at First Presbyterian Church Monday night.