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Dallas WiertellaApril 30, 2024

Senior day further celebrated by post-game family dinner

The Wildcats celebrated senior day for the football team with their first ever Senior Day Family Dinner after the game against Saginaw Valley last Saturday in the East end of the Superior Dome. Put together by the Wildcat Football Parent Association, the players and their families and friends were able to come together and celebrate the accomplishments of the season.

The meal gave the unique opportunity to bring together families from all over Michigan and as far away as Florida and Idaho. Gail and Jim Wells, parents of senior linebacker Eric Wells, traveled cross the country for the opportunity to see their son play one more time in Marquette.

“We’ve been coming all the way from California to see him play and we’ve felt really connected to the team,” Jim said.

With the ending of their son’s career in sight, it gave Wells a chance to reflect on the past.

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“There are the obvious plays that you remember like the forced fumbles and his first interception ever,” Gail said, “but seeing his leadership moments were my proudest moments of him. I think that’s what I remember most.”

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