Stanford running back Bryce Love is a saint for graciously handling a bizarre on-field encounter after his team blew a late lead against TCU. A young Horned Frogs fan made himself right at home in the post-game confusion, saw Love, and shamelessly removed a purple sweatshirt in pursuit of a selfie.
A confused Love was up for it, even after the turncoat fumbled with his phone.
The fan, Coleman Leonard, had a simple explanation for his persistence. He just couldn’t pass up a picture with a player of Love’s caliber. For his efforts, Leonard — who appears to be in high school — has both a lasting memory and newfound viral fame.
He is getting a lot of blowback online for obvious reasons. It is very difficult to watch this clip without exclaiming “THIS GUY” in exasperation. But I’ll say this for the kid: he’s infinitely more palatable than Stanford’s Heisman Guy.
Then again, who isn’t?