Ohio State official: Michigan QB showed 'humanity'

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Posted: Dec 04, 2014 8:38 PM

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — An Ohio State University official has thanked the quarterback at rival Michigan for showing "class" and "humanity" by coming to console the Buckeyes' injured quarterback as he lay on the field.

Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett broke his ankle during the fourth quarter of Saturday's 42-28 victory over visiting Michigan. The Wolverines' Devin Gardner knelt by Barrett's side and gave him words of encouragement.

Ohio State development and community relations director Dave Claborn sent Gardner a letter (http://bit.ly/1FVATlR ) thanking him for being an "inspiration" and calling him "an extraordinary young man." Claborn tells Gardner he demonstrated "true humanity to thousands of young (and older) people."

Gardner says in a post on Twitter that he really appreciates the "kind letter." He says he was "very moved" when he received it Wednesday.