Kyle McCarthy: Blessed with ND football during cancer fight

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Throughout the ups and downs of the football season, one thing was a constant in graduate assistant Kyle McCarthy‘s first season of coaching. A life or death battle with cancer.

The former Notre Dame safety and team captain returned to campus this year, starting a life in coaching after his NFL career was cut short by injuries. But in the early days of that new journey, McCarthy’s coaching career was sidetracked after he was diagnosed with Stage Three Testicular Cancer.

Before Saturday’s game, the NBC team profiled McCarthy and took a closer look at his fight. And amidst a football season that’s not always had happy endings ever Saturday, McCarthy delivered a much-needed victory of his own when he was declared cancer free last week.

Here’s a look at the profile of McCarthy’s and how he used coaching as an outlet in his battle with cancer.

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