Count this Notre Dame fan among the hundreds to thousands who will be cheering on the Oregon Ducks in the BCS National Championship game on January 10th.
D.J. Davis, a junior wide receiver for Oregon, was pictured in the Oregonian on Sunday posing with a couple of his teammates.
In the center of the photo—in a sleeve around D.J.'s waist—was a photo: It was Declan Sullivan.
Declan was the student videographer for Notre Dame who died tragically on October 27th, after a fall from a scissor lift in high winds.
D.J. did not know Declan. He had never spoken to him or knew about him prior to the tragedy.
He simply "couldn't imagine something like that happening to [his brother]."
In an entertainment-dominated world, it's always nice to get some perspective—to remember it's football; to remember it's just a game.
This wasn't a player doing something to gather attention—this was a player sending a shout-out for the right reasons.
This was for all of us who have brothers; for all of us who feel for the Sullivan family; for all of us who love our brothers and sisters; for all of us who love our friends like brothers and sisters.
This one's for all of you, but most importantly, this one's for you D.J.
Notre Dame fans will be cheering for you.
You're all class.