Delvin Breaux gives intercepted pass to Steve Gleason and son

Delvin Breaux leads the Saints defense with eight interceptions this season. Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports

METAIRIE, La. -- Add Delvin Breaux to the endless list of people who have been inspired by Steve Gleason.

The New Orleans Saints cornerback said he has not had the chance to really meet Gleason or spend time with him yet since joining the Saints this year. But Breaux made a point to seek out Gleason in the crowd after intercepting a pass this past Sunday and gave the ball to Gleason and his son Rivers.

Breaux, who himself has become one of the NFL’s great inspirational stories after making his way back from a broken neck in high school, said he wanted to thank Gleason for everything that he and his Team Gleason foundation do for patients with ALS and other neuromuscular disorders.

Gleason was diagnosed with ALS in 2011 and has since become a renowned advocate for those battling the disease.

“That could’ve been me in a wheelchair one day,” Breaux said after the game. “I just thought, ‘Let me go find him and thank him.’”