ESPN Producer Mike O’Connor goes from being inspired to compassionate talking about Steve Gleason. “To meet Steve, and see how he relates to his almost-two-year-old son Rivers, stirs up a lot of emotions,” O’Connor said. Gleason best known for blocking a punt which was recovered for touchdown the night the Superdome reopened after Katrina. He was diagnosed with ALS. Gleason has found the music of Pearl Jam inspirational in strengthening the bond with his son.