THIS IS EPISODE 495 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Mike Bomgardner is a former Duke football player. A four-sport letterman in high school, Bomgardner’s Haddon Heights, N.J., team won two state championships and he received multiple scholarship offers from schools such as Penn State, Notre Dame and Syracuse. During his time at Duke, Bomgardner served as a co-captain in 1974 and was voted “Most Inspirational Teammate” that same season.
Today, Bomgardner is in a different kind of battle away from the football field, as he was diagnosed with colon cancer in April 2016. He went through multiple rounds of cancer, but in January 2019 he discovered his cancer had returned and was given a terminal diagnosis.
On March 22, 2020, Bomgardner’s trials continued, as he was diagnosed with COVID-19 and admitted to the hospital for multiple days.
On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Bomgardner about his football journey, but more so focus on how the Lord has worked through him during his battle with cancer, contracting coronavirus, sharing his story, and why he continues to trust in Jesus during all of this.
– Christian Hovestadt – NFL Community Relations Manager
– Jon Gordon, The Power of a Positive Team
– Turner and Donna Ward, Baseball and Cancer