This April 23, 2015 photo provided by the Western Illinois University Visual Production Center shows 20-year-old sophomore Jordan Veloz, a linebacker for the school’s football team, posing with head coach coach Bob Nielson next to a poster for the Be The Match marrow registry in Macomb, Ill. Veloz is set to become a most valuable player for an infant with a rare immune disorder. The school said Monday, April 27, 2015, that Veloz signed up last year during a bone marrow registry drive on campus. He was informed last month that he might be a match and then this month he was told that he was a match. (Larry Dean/Western Illinois University Visual Production Center via AP)

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — A Western Illinois University linebacker soon will give an infant suffering from a rare immune disorder a precious gift in the game of life — a bone marrow transplant.

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