DETROIT - Michigan State lineman Arthur Ray, Jr.'s story is worthy of a movie script.
After being diagnosed with bone cancer during his senior year of high school, the offensive lineman is spending his summer preparing for college graduation -- and another year of football with the Spartans.
Tuesday, the 23-year old visited Comerica Park as a guest of the Detroit Tigers.
"It took me four years to get back to doing what I love to do, and that's playing football," Ray said before the Tigers game with the Angels.
He spent two years on crutches during his battle with cancer, and went through nine surgeries. Returning to the Spartans last season earned him the Football Writers' 2011 Courage Award.
"It's been a long road, a long hard process."
His inspirational tale enlightened the masses, and the Tigers took notice.
"It's my first time at Comerica, I'm excited," Ray said.
Ray said he will be suiting up for the Spartans this upcoming season, and is looking forward to graduation from MSU this December.
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