Former Michigan Football Star Craig Roh Passes Away at 33 Due To Stage 4 Colon Cancer

Photo: Instagram/Craig Roh

Former Michigan Wolverines defensive standout, Craig Roh, has succumbed to stage 4 colon cancer at the age of 33, following an 18-month battle. 

Roh, known for setting Wolverine records during his college career, played professionally in the NFL and CFL, leaving behind a legacy of resilience on and off the field.

In his tenure at Michigan from 2009 to 2012, Roh achieved a remarkable feat, setting the consecutive starts record at 51 and earning All-Big Ten second team honors in his senior season.

Photo: Instagram/Craig Roh

Despite going undrafted, he found success in the CFL, winning the Grey Cup with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2019.

Roh's battle with colon cancer remained private until his passing. His brother, Luke Roh, shared on a GoFundMe page, "Craig did not want the attention to be on him." 

The football community mourns the loss of a tenacious player and a devoted family man survived by his wife, Chelsea, and 2-year-old son, Max.

The tragic news sheds light on the concerning rise of colorectal cancer among younger generations. Once a rare occurrence, it has now become the leading cause of cancer death in men under 50 and the second in women. 

Medical experts express alarm at this trend, emphasizing the need for increased awareness and research to address the unexplained surge in colorectal cancer cases among the younger population. (Source: HUFFPOST)


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