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After epic FG vs. Cowboys, Mason Crosby says sister-in-law battling cancer gives him strength

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GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 06: Mason Crosby #2 of the Green Bay Packers kicks a field goal as Jacob Schum #10 holds in the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Lambeau Field on November 6, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

GREEN BAY — Green Bay Packers Head Coach on Monday, January 16th called him “a machine.” Packers kicker Mason Crosby on Sunday, January 15th completed the longest game-winning field goal in NFL playoff history — and the Packers WON the divisional round vs. the Dallas Cowboys. According to, Crosby says when he’s out on the field in these tense moments, he’s inspired by his sister-in-law, and her battle with cancer.

According to Staff Writer Wes Hodkiewicz, Crosby receives a motivational text message from his younger brother Rees before every NFL game he’s ever played in. He’s also received support from his sister-in-law, Rees’ wife Brittany, diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 27. According to Hodkiewicz, Crosby wears a bracelet on his wrist with the words: “We stand together,” in support of Brittany.

They weren’t at Sunday’s game because Brittany recently began chemotherapy to treat her cancer.


“They weren’t able to be there, but I know they were there in spirit. Their faith is so strong and they have so much support and are really positive about it. I know they’ll keep fighting through it,” Crosby said.

Crosby had to make a 56-yard field goal Sunday to give the Packers a 31-28 lead with just 1:33 left in the game — and then he had to complete a SECOND field goal from 51 yards to help his team WIN THE GAME as time expired.

Crosby’s sister-in-law certainly gave him strength during that high-pressure situation, even though she wasn’t physically there.

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