UCLA QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson Flagged for Signing USC Fan's Hat After Touchdown

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IINovember 21, 2021

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 20: Dorian Thompson-Robinson #1 of the UCLA Bruins celebrates his touchdown run, to take a 28-10 lead over the USC Trojans, by signing an autograph, resulting in a penalty, during the second quarter at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 20, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct after signing a USC fan's hat upon scoring a second-quarter touchdown in his team's 62-33 road win over the Trojans on Saturday.

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Can't leave the fans hanging 😂✍️🧢 <a href="https://twitter.com/DoriansTweets?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@DoriansTweets</a> made sure to sign a fan's hat after scoring a TD for <a href="https://twitter.com/UCLAFootball?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@UCLAFootball</a> <a href="https://t.co/8DPs0LfPfo">pic.twitter.com/8DPs0LfPfo</a>

Ben Bolch @latbbolch

Here’s video of the Dorian Thompson-Robinson in-game hat signing courtesy of Lupe Nuno. <a href="https://t.co/GtrpzfkhTs">pic.twitter.com/GtrpzfkhTs</a>

Thompson-Robinson scored on a four-yard run to give UCLA a 27-10 lead with 2:13 left in the half. He then saw the fan extend his hand with the hat, and the Bruin signal-caller was happy to oblige even if he rooted for the arch rival.

Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times got the scoop surrounding the interaction.

Ben Bolch @latbbolch

Declin Manz, 12, a lifelong Trojans fan, wanted to get UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson’s signature on a hat at halftime because DTR had thrown him a glove at the Coliseum two years ago. So when DTR scored, Declin gave him his hat and got the memory of a lifetime. <a href="https://t.co/DW852PS1SX">pic.twitter.com/DW852PS1SX</a>

Thompson-Robinson didn't have to worry about officiating postgame when he met with 12-year-old Declin Manz to take a selfie:

Thuc Nhi Nguyen @thucnhi21

Dorian Thompson-Robinson reunites with the fan who gave him a hat to sign during the game to take a selfie. <a href="https://t.co/S5Jhp3GlFR">pic.twitter.com/S5Jhp3GlFR</a>

The senior out of Las Vegas finished the game with 349 passing yards, four touchdowns (two interceptions) and another 46 rushing yards and two scores in UCLA's 29-point win.