Jamal Adams dedicates season to HS football player and Seahawks fan who died of cancer

Liz Roscher
New Seahawk <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nfl/players/30119/" data-ylk="slk:Jamal Adams">Jamal Adams</a> dedicated his season to Bryce Wisdom, a lifelong <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nfl/teams/seattle/" data-ylk="slk:Seahawks">Seahawks</a> fan and high school football player who died of cancer on Sunday at age 17. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
New Seahawk Jamal Adams dedicated his season to Bryce Wisdom, a lifelong Seahawks fan and high school football player who died of cancer on Sunday at age 17. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Jamal Adams may be the newest member of the Seattle Seahawks, but he’s already acting like he’s been there for years.

Adams tweeted on Monday that he’s dedicating his season to Bryce Wisdom, a high school football player and dedicated Seahawks fan who died on Sunday after a battle with kidney cancer. Wisdom, who lived in San Antonio, Texas, was 17.

Bryce Strong

Wisdom’s heroic fight against kidney cancer started with his diagnosis during his sophomore year. He went into remission in August 2019 following treatment, but the cancer returned just three weeks later. He missed most of his junior year due to the disease, but his presence and relentless positivity were always felt. His football team at Judson High School carried a “Bryce Strong” shirt onto the field before every game, and those shirts could often be seen all over the high school.

In April, the family discovered that Wisdom’s cancer had spread. But a week later, he was smiling and waving at friends, neighbors, classmates, and supporters who drove by his house to wish him a happy 17th birthday.

Wisdom was rushed to the hospital on Friday with a collapsed lung. His mother, Diana, gave constant updates on his condition on social media, writing that Bryce told her “Mom I won” shortly before he died on Sunday night.

Bryce’s fight inspired many others

Wisdom’s death has affected his community, just as it touched Jamal Adams. Many of Bryce’s family, friends, and classmates tweeted about his passing using the hashtag #BryceStrong, a reminder of how many people he inspired during his short time on Earth.

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