Found October 10, 2012 on Helmet2Helmet:
Last Sunday, many Colts players and staff members donned CHUCKSTRONG apparel in support of coach Chuck Pagano, who’s battling leukemia. In short time, the movement has made its way to the collegiate ranks. ESPN.com reports Michigan Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke purchased more than 40 of the T-shirts for he and his coaches to wear in the days leading up to their October 13 matchup against Illinois. Though the gesture is kind in its own regard, there are long-standing ties between Pagano and Hoke’s Wolverines. Michigan’s defensive coordinator, Greg Mattison, held the same position with the Ravens when Pagano coached the secondary. After Mattison left for Ann Arbor, Pagano assumed his former role in Baltimore and, of course, eventually ended up in Indianapolis. It’s clear Pagano has a large support system, and hopefully that goes a long way toward speeding up his recovery. (Photo via Getty Images)
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