New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton bought 100 Devon Still jerseys last week, giving an assist to the Cincinnati Bengals third-year defensive tackle whose daughter is battling cancer.
Still's 4-year-old daughter, Leah, has Stage 4 pediatric cancer.
The Bengals announced that all proceeds of Still's jersey sales from the Bengals Pro Shop will be donated toward pediatric cancer research.
ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike" program had Still on for an interview Thursday and surprised him with a call from Payton. Still thanked Payton for buying the jerseys.
Still told Payton: "I just wanted to thank you for steping up to help support this cause. I know you know how many families and how many children you are helping out with this. It's showing the world how it's not all about what you can do on the field but what you can do to help humanity. "
Payton told Still: "I think you have inspired a ton of people with this story, as have (Bengals Owner) Mike Brown and (Bengals Coach) Marvin Lewis. It really caught my attention the way they were handling it. I think it's going to be something that gives a lot of other people strength in obviously a difficult time. I am a huge fan from afar. I have never met you. If we play you down the road, we can't have any sacks on Drew Brees (laughter.)"
Still said they received good news on Leah after she had a few tests over the past two days. "We are definitely in high spirits and looking positive."
Still's jersey is available here.