Ohio State and Michigan have arguably the most intense rivalry in college football, and perhaps all of sports. But when Buckeyes quarterback JT Barrett went down with a serious injury last Saturday, his counterpart brushed all of that to the side.
Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner gave us probably the best display of sportsmanship of the year when he went over to Barrett and consoled him as the freshman was laying on the turf. On Wednesday, Ohio State sent Gardner a letter to thank him for being a class act.
The letter came from Dave Claborn, Ohio State’s Director of Development and Community Relations.
“I really appreciate Dave Claborn & the OSU athletic department for this kind letter!” Gardner wrote when he posted the letter on Instagram. “Just saw it today and was very moved!”
We’ve heard countless stories about how the Buckeyes and Wolverines hate each other. Kudos to Gardner for forgetting about all of that in a game his team was losing.
H/T Extra Mustard