My Friday Five: On Senior Day, Michael Jordan & More11/25/2016
Photo: Chris White 1. Senior Day This year has flown by. So has the football season. UNC and N.C. State met in Chapel Hill today for ...
|Photo: Chris White|
This year has flown by. So has the football season. UNC and N.C. State met in Chapel Hill today for Senior Day at Kenan Stadium. I had the pleasure of meeting a couple of those seniors after the game today: Mack Hollins and Ryan Switzer. It was so awesome to meet them after I wasn't able to do so before the season began at Meet the Heels. I want to take a moment to write about how special this senior class has been to the program and the fans. This senior group - along with Mack and Switz, as I call them - have brought a different attitude to Carolina Football. They've been leaders both on and off the field. It's been great to watch them play these past four years.
These guys have been bright spots in a year that's been a hard one for me. And just to show what great people they are, here's a quick story. Last week, I tweeted Switz and Austin Proehl, talking how my mom had a health scare and I may not be able to make it to the Heels' game against The Citadel that day. Thank God, everything turned out okay with her and I was able to go to the game myself. Fast forward to meeting Switz today. I shook his hand and the first thing he said was, "How's your mom?" I was taken aback, surely stumbling over my words. I mean, this dude has about 40k Twitter followers. I didn't even fathom that he'd remember the tweet about my mom about a week after the fact. But he did and I will never, ever forget this moment.
In addition to meeting Mack and Switz, I also met my other favorite players, Mitch Trubisky and the aforementioned Proehl. Two awesome and incredibly talented dudes in their own right. This right here was worth the price of admission for me!
|Me with (top left to bottom right): Austin Proehl, Mack Hollins, Mitch Trubisky and Ryan Switzer|