Colts long snapper Matt Overton, punter Pat McAfee and kicker Adam Vinatieri showed off their shaved heads in support of head coach Chuck Pagano who is battling leukemia. [Photo via Matt Overton on Twitter: @MattOverton_LS]

Indianapolis Colts Players Shaving Heads In Support of Chuck Pagano


Oct 7, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; A banner for Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano, who has been diagnosed with leukemia, is on display during cancer awareness week before the Green Bay Packers play the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

In an incredible gesture to show solidarity within the organization and to show their support of head coach Chuck Pagano who is battling leukemia, members of the Indianapolis Colts have shaved their heads. Doctors said earlier this week that Pagano’s leukemia is in remission but the head coach began his second round of chemotherapy on Monday.

Colts owner Jim Irsay sent out a tweet to let people know that the Colts players were shaving their heads.

Some members of the Colts organization — long snapper Matt Overton, punter Pat McAfee and kicker Adam Vinatieri — all participated in the head shaving and showed off their new bald looks to support their ball coach. Overton sent out this image from his official Twitter page with the hashtag “#ChuckStrong”:

It is great to see the Colts players coming together and gathering inspiration from their head coach. Pagano delivered one of the most touching speeches in the Colts locker room following their overtime win over the Miami Dolphins and the words have been taken in by Pagano’s young players.
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