An appreciative family flanks Ron Kellogg III before Saturday’s Spring Game.
By Randy York
Last year, they were huddled up with Jack Hoffman on Memorial Stadium’s turf, planning the big play in their last Spring Game. Saturday, they had their own tables and sharpies and the attention of hundreds upon hundreds of Big Red football fans who waited patiently to get their autographs. “They” were Quincy Enunwa, Ciante Evans, Ron Kellogg III and Jeremiah Sirles.
“It’s always nice when you can give back to those who have given so much to us,” Sirles said. “You try to do whatever is possible. There really aren’t a lot of ways you can do something like this to show your appreciation, and this is the best way I know how to do that.”
“I like interacting with all the fans. They’ve watched and supported us for the last five years,” Kellogg said. “It’s always awesome when you can give back. You can only say you’re a celebrity once in your lifetime, and today was one of those days. It was fun.”
Ciante Evans shares a photo op with a young fan and his red football.
“This is a wonderful experience to be here for people who have been so wonderful to us,” Evans said. “We put ourselves into the program, but so do our fans. They support you every chance they get. This is not an obligation. It’s just us. Our whole team feels the same way I do.”
“I really do think this is as fun for us as it is for our fans,” Enunwa said. “They’re always telling us how much they enjoy watching us play. We feel the same way about them. I always loved Fan Day because you realize how much people care. Hopefully, today, we returned the favor.”
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