Ted Ginn Sr. had a rough winter. But his Sunday is shaping up to be Super.

By Jason Priestas on February 1, 2013 at 2:46p

Former Glenville stars Ted Ginn Jr. and Donte Whitner are in New Orleans, ready to give it all for their former coach, who is surviving pancreatic cancer.

In late August, just before the start of the high school football season, Ginn Sr., who has transformed the lives of hundreds of inner-city kids at Glenville and Ginn Academy for underprivileged boys, was rushed to University Hospitals for emergency hernia surgery. During post-operative exams, his surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Hardacre, discovered a tumor on Ginn's pancreas that was producing excess insulin.

Ginn, 57, quietly stepped away from the Glenville sideline to begin a journey of surgeries and recovery that has left him 55 pounds lighter and more grateful than ever to be alive. Hardacre removed the tumor in mid-October, but Ginn suffered a complication that required a follow-up surgery. Subsequently, he developed fluid in his lungs and had to undergo another procedure.

All told, he spent about 60 days in the hospital and was released just after Christmas.

Both are dedicating the Super Bowl to Ginn Sr., which is good, because the old coach wants nothing more than for them to close the deal.


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spqr2008's picture

Only 16 more years before TG3 dons the Scarlet and Gray lol

Codeezy's picture

Is there any truth to this? I need to find a Ted Ginn III Class of 2029 Highlight Film.

spqr2008's picture

Yeah in the article Ginn Jr talks about how he's glad his dad gets to spend time with his twins.

btalbert25's picture

I'd love to see Ginn go off like Desmond Howard (SORRY) did in the Super Bowl. 

Statutoryglory's picture

Inner city Cleveland football was non existent until this guy came along.  I hope that if he has to step down, a former player can step into his shoes and continue the great things Ginn has done in a pretty barren area.  Best wishes in his recovery.