Husker coach Dewitt now cancer free

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Posted at 7:24 AM, May 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-29 08:24:25-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Jovan Dewitt, the Husker football team's outside linebackers coach, is expected to make a full recovery from throat cancer, according to our partners at the Omaha World-Herald.

Dewitt has spent the past four months in treatment and therapy for throat cancer. He told Sports Nightly that this is the hardest thing he's ever gone through.

The World-Herald reports that since getting the cancer diagnosis in January, Dewitt has still been around football activities. He participated in the first part of spring camp as a coach, talking to NU reporters in March, and Dewitt on Tuesday said he spent most of April in the hospital getting therapy.

A recent CAT scan revealed no cancer cells in his body, but Dewitt says treatment made his throat look like hamburger, according to the World-Herald.