Steve Gleason to be featured in Super Bowl ad

Steve Gleason to be featured in Super Bowl ad

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 08: ( L to R ) Sean Payton, head coach of the New Orleans Saints, takes the field with former players Steve Gleason and Scott Fujita prior to a game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 8, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints defeated the Atlanta Falcons 23-17. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on February 1, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Updated Saturday, Feb 1 at 3:49 PM

Former Gonzaga Prep, WSU, and New Orleans Saints star Steve Gleason will be featured in a Super Bowl commercial for Microsoft on Sunday.

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The New Orleans Saints website reported the commercial will be a 60-second ad featuring Gleason and others using Microsoft products.

Gleason, who suffers from ALS, eventually lost the use of his voice due to the disease.  Microsoft recently created a video showcasing how Gleason inspires others living with ALS and how he utilizes Microsoft technology to communicate.


Steve Gleason was a two-time GSL Defensive MVP as a dominating Bullpup linebacker in the mid-90’s and is a member of the Gonzaga Prep Hall of Fame.  He went on to star at linebacker at WSU and played for the New Orleans Saints from 2000-2008 as a standout special teams player and safety.

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Gleason was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, in January 2011.   ALS is considered a terminal neuro-muscular disease.   He has since dedicated his life to Team Gleason, an organization created by him, his friends and family that generates public awareness for ALS and raises funding to empower ALS patients.

For more about Team Gleason, click here.

 

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