- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Over a year after ESPN aired a close-up shot of a University of Michigan student’s astonished expression during a school football game, the Saginaw native said he still gets noticed in public often.

Chris Baldwin told The Detroit News (https://detne.ws/2eRWSlG ) he has posed for hundreds of photos with those who recognized him from the game against Michigan State University.

Baldwin said when he is approached for a photo by someone they tell him a quick story about how they had a similar reaction to the loss. And he’s also learned people have even dressed as him for Halloween.

“Usually they want to take a picture,” he said. “I’m used to doing the pose, and sometimes they do it with me.”

Michigan State had scored to win, 27-23, in the final seconds off of a fumbled punt by University of Michigan.

Wearing a University of Michigan sweatshirt, Baldwin looked confused and miserable. His mouth was open, his hands were on his head, and his elbows splayed out.

Baldwin’s mere seconds on TV garnered him national attention, including an invitation to present the College Football Play of the Year to Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio at ESPN’s College Football Awards show.

“It’s been fun overall, but it’s not necessarily fun being associated with that in particular,” said Baldwin.


Information from: The Detroit News, https://detnews.com/

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