By Ben Estes, Daily Sports Editor
Published November 14, 2012
They’re all seniors, and even though they haven’t been with us our whole careers, all four, five years, we’ve all got a special bond.
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“(Being walk-ons) doesn’t take away from anything that they’ve put into this program. It feels like they’ve been a part of it the whole time since I’ve been here.”
And yet it can’t be denied that Kwiatkowski’s journey to this Saturday’s senior day was a very different one from the rest of the seniors.
“When I first got here, I never expected this day to come,” Kwiatkowski said. “The first game I dressed for was Michigan State, and I was just happy to be out there. I had no foresight of thinking three years in the future, I’d end up walking out there as a senior for the last time. I didn’t even know if I’d make it three years.”
A pre-pharmacy major, Kwiatkowski said he wanted to go into medicine so that he could help people. He’s already helped the Michigan football team more than anyone imagined he would.