Posted by Jerry Hinnen
Oregon' s D.J. Davis may have confused a lot of Oregonian readers this weekend when he appeared in the newspaper with a black-and-white photograph of an unidentified young man affixed to his handwarmer. But he'll make up for that confusion with the respect he'll earn in South Bend, since it turns out the photo was a tribute to Notre Dame student Declan Sullivan, the videographer who died at an Irish practice Oct. 27 when his scissor lift tipped over in high winds.
Davis has no formal connections to Sullivan, but as an Oregon spokesman explained, his brother is "the same age" as Sullivan and Davis "couldn't imagine having something like that happen to him."
Here's a photo of Davis scoring against Oregon State , with the photo of Sullivan over the belt buckle:
And a closeup of the photo:
After Davis's gesture, it's not a stretch to say we know which team Fighting Irish fans will be rooting for come Jan. 10.