That would be freshman lineman, Jack Gruenschlaeger, that Matt tweeted about at Media Day. The man holding his daughter is almost six feet tall. Gruenschlaeger is listed at 6’11 and he is a freshman walk-on from Newport Central Catholic. You can follow him on Twitter at @grue2tall. The guy who sent me this picture said that he was very nice and excited to talk to everyone there. Count me a Jack Gruenschlaeger fan.
Ryan Tydlacka’s mom was there and she was enjoying the experience just as much as her son. I was told that she was gushing about how proud she was of him and how much she loved that their family was a part of Big Blue Nation. Sounds like good people to me.
This is a picture of freshman OL Zach West from LCA. I met Zach at his signing ceremony and his behavior at Fan Day backed up everything I already thought about him. Zach is about as high character guy as you’re going to find and he’s a fantastic asset to the team.
Other than Joker, the star of Fan Day had to have been Andre Woodson. Nearly every email I got mentioned #3 in some way. The fans still love him for what he accomplished and it’s great to see that the feeling is mutual.