Teen battling cancer honored at homecoming game

Posted at: 10/05/2013 7:07 PM
Updated at: 10/05/2013 7:15 PM
By: Jeffery Gordon, KOB.com

A West Mesa High School football player battling a rare form of cancer was honored on Saturday.

KOB Eyewitness News 4 introduced viewers to Zak Lannon in May.

Lannon underwent a serious procedure in New York City last week.

Doctors removed 95-percent of the cancerous cells from his body.

Lannon is now on an experimental drug that will attack the rest of the cancer cells.

The Albuquerque City Council honored Lannon with a proclamation during halftime at West Mesa’s homecoming game.

“I love being out here, I love being assistant coach and helping them out making them call a few plays every once in a while or something, but I mean I'd rather be out on the field,” Lannon said.

Lannon will be going to the homecoming dance on Saturday night and will fly to Dallas tomorrow to watch the Broncos take on the Cowboys.

Cowboy’s owner Jerry Jones gave Lannon and his father club seats.

Lannon is a Broncos fan.