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Ham's mother was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. Pancreatic Cancer Action Network attacks pancreatic cancer on all fronts: research, patient services, clinical initiatives, and advocacy.

C.J. Ham Surprises Mom with Custom-Designed Cleats in Her Honor

C.J. Ham Surprises Mom with Custom-Designed Cleats in Her Honor

When Vikings fullback C.J. Ham laces up his cleats Sunday morning, he'll feel a little extra motivation – and emotion – ahead of taking the field at U.S. Bank Stadium. It's not because this weekend's game is a divisional matchup and a hopeful bounce-back for Minnesota after a tough loss to Seattle on Monday Night Football.

Rather, C.J.'s custom-designed kicks for the NFL's My Cause My Cleats game feature a portrait of his mother, Tina, who currently is fighting pancreatic cancer. C.J. surprised Tina with the cleats after a recent Saturday morning walk-through. Sharing the first look, mother and son each were taken aback by the detail as they lifted the box's lid and picked up the shoes.

Vikings Players React To Seeing Their "My Cause My Cleats" Custom Kicks

Watch as several Vikings players unbox and react to seeing the cleats they will wear as part of the NFL's "My Cause My Cleats" initiative, with players showcasing a charity or cause via custom-made footwear.