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Orange QB diagnosed with cancer: 'I want to inspire somebody who has it worse than me'

Speaking to reporters for the first time since his cancer diagnosis, Rex Culpepper said he's feeling optimistic about his future on Thursday.

Syracuse University quarterback Rex Culpepper said he's feeling optimistic about his future as he spoke for the first time since his recent cancer diagnosis on Thursday.

Culpepper was the backup last season to starter Eric Dungey. The rising sophomore says his situation is treatable and he remains optimistic about his future.

"My role in all of this is for someone to be able to say, 'Hey this kid was a college athlete and got this and bounced back stronger than ever,'" Culpepper said. "So I want to inspire somebody who has it worse than me. That's my true goal."

After undergoing surgery that removed the cancer, Culpepper said he has already undergone the first of four planned chemotherapy treatments; he plans to play for the team this fall.

The first game for the Orange is August 31 at Western Michigan.

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