Ailing grandson of former Michigan coach honored by rivals
Nov. 20, 2015
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The grandson of former Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr is bringing together the Wolverines' biggest rivals as he enters hospice.
The Detroit News (http://detne.ws/1O7W9ex ) reports Friday that Michigan State and Ohio State players will wear helmet decals designed to honor 5-year-old Chad Carr when they play Saturday. It features the image of a boy flexing his muscles and "ChadToughFDN" after the foundation created by his parents Tammi and Jason Carr, a former Michigan quarterback.
Michigan interim athletic director Jim Hackett says he received a call from Ohio State about the plan. Hackett says Lloyd Carr was touched by the gesture.
Chad was diagnosed last year with a rare, inoperable form of brain cancer.
Michigan players wrote "#ChadTough" on their helmets last week. Last year, bands from Michigan and Michigan State joined to form #ChadTough on the Spartan Stadium field.