Grant Perry Prepares For Emotional Senior Day

Grant Perry Prepares For Emotional Senior Day

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Grant Perry Prepares For Emotional Senior Day

Playing college football is an experience like no other. For some, it is challenging as they bounce from school to school, for others they stay put for their duration and stick with what they committed too, whether it is bad or good. Walking off the field you called home for four years, sometimes even longer, can be the saddest moment of your career. Knowing you will never step foot on that field again to play in front of 100,000 plus fans can be emotional.

This Saturday is the final home game for the Michigan Wolverines and for some players, it is their last home game in their careers. Parents are there to celebrate with their children and support them for the last time in Ann Arbor.

Senior wide receiver Grant Perry had some thoughts on how he is approaching his final game in The Big House.

“It’s going to be crazy,” Perry said. “I got to witness the guys two years ago at Indiana with the snow and everything and that was really special for them and I can’t wait for mine, so it’ll be fun.”

Emotions are going to be high after the game, win or lose as these players will walk off the field one more time and Perry knows it’s coming, saying he will “probably” get emotional after the game.

For some players at Michigan, they leave the program early, either by transferring or the NFL draft and Perry reinforced the famous Michigan quote about staying here at Michigan and graduating from this university.

“Those who stay will be champions,” Perry said. “I’ve lived by that motto and try to be a Michigan man like the rest of the guys that have come before me and that’s what I knew growing up, I really wanted to be a Michigan Wolverine and I’m close to ending that, so that’s exciting.”

The Michigan men that came before Perry walked through the same tunnel he did and just sharing that experience with those players is something dear to Perry.

“It gives me chills just knowing the people that have walked through there and that I share the same tunnel with them,” Perry said. “I can’t describe it, it’s just, you gotta feel it to be honest and it’s an amazing feeling.”

Perry wasn’t sure what to expect on Saturday, so he talked to a few former players and they told him to get the kleenexes out.

“I talked to some older guys and they were like ‘yeah, you’ll probably cry’ so we’ll see,” Perry said. “We’ll see if the waterworks happen.”

Michigan hosts Indiana on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. in the final home game of the season for the Wolverines.

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