PULLMAN, Wash. — Former Washington State University and New Orleans Saints safety Steven Gleason is representing the Cougars in this year's Boeing Apple Cup ALS Challenge.
The ALS Challenge pits the Cougar faithful against fan of heated rivals Washington Huskies to raise money to benefit Team Gleason, an organization started by Gleason that helps families dealing with ALS.
Gleason was diagnosed with ALS in 2011, but continues to live his life by Team Gleason's motto of "No White Flags."
Team Gleason is bringing the fight against ALS to the Apple Cup, as supporters of both teams can donate money to the organization in their team's name.
The goal for each team is $50,000, and donations end at half-time of the game on Nov. 29th.
Gleason played linebacker at WSU and safety for eight seasons in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints. He’s known for the most famous punt block in NFL history in the Saints first home game after Hurricane Katrina in 2006.
Phil Green is representing the Huskies. Green played for two Rose Bowl teams while at UW, including the 1991 National Championship team.