Alex Ligon watches CU Buffs practice on August 13, 2005.
Alex Ligon watches CU Buffs practice on August 13, 2005. (Camera file photo)

Friends and family members are helping raise money for former University of Colorado Buffs football player Alex Ligon, who is hospitalized with leukemia and going through chemotherapy.

Ligon was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia earlier this month. He and his wife are expecting their first child in just a few weeks.

A website, rally.org/ligon, has been set up to help Ligon raise money for medical expenses.

Ligon, a defensive end, played for the Buffs from 2002 to 2006.