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Colts DE Cory Redding championing a good cause

Sacking quarterbacks and bringing awareness to Spinal Muscular Atrophy, or SMA.

Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

Colts defensive end Cory Redding had an impressive season last year: 26 solo tackles, 4.5 sacks, and a safety. For a defensive end in a 3-4 scheme, that's very good. In fact, it was one of Redding's best overall seasons in his bold career.

Redding is also a locker room and community leader. He's also kind of a good dude. Because of this, we felt it important to highlight a campaign he's promoting:

We asked Corey if he had some follow-up links for his cause, and he sent us these:

SMA Awareness Love Shirt

SMA Perfectly Made Shirt

Also, per the website Cory sent us:

Cameron J. ("Cam") Williams was born on May 22, 2012, as a healthy 9 lb. 2 oz. baby boy. No symptoms of SMA were detected until he was almost 3 months old. Never will we forget those days in the hospital, feeling so confused and angry—yet strengthened by the social workers and case managers who made the long road a bit easier.

Because of our unexpected trauma, our mission is to bring awareness about SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) and other debilitating childhood diseases that affect every member of the household. We also want to equip the families of existing and recently diagnosed children with information about medical equipment, basic necessities, and compassionate support.

Sounds like a worthy cause.