Former Notre Dame safety Kyle McCarthy says he’s cancer-free

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Notre Dame graduate assistant Kyle McCarthy tweeted that he was cancer-free. McCarthy played safety for the Irish from 2005-09. He led the team with 101 tackles in 2009.

McCarthy is in his first year coaching with Notre Dame. He spent the previous four years in the NFL, with stops at Denver, Kansas City and Oakland before his career ended because of multiple knee injuries. He announced in August that he began undergoing chemotherapy.

“Since being diagnosed with Stage 3 Testicular Cancer in July, I’ve had overwhelming support from so many people. I appreciate each and every one of your thoughts and prayers. This has truly been a humbling and eye-opening experience as I’ve undergone chemotherapy treatments and surgeries to fight this terrible disease,” he wrote.

“Fortunately this type of cancer was treatable, and with the help of amazing doctors and nurses, and incredible support from family and friends, I was given a clean bill of health. I am officially cancer free. I’m excited to put this behind me and turn the page on this chapter of my life. Thank you all for the support! It helped more than you could know.”


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