Video: Notre Dame’s Mike McGlinchey gets a surprise visit from autistic brother

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Notre Dame’s struggles on the field have been well covered and publicized. They managed to out duel a lesser talented Syracuse team last Saturday, though, and that made everyone in the locker room feel much better. For Mike McGlinchey, though, the day was unforgettable.

McGlinchey, who plays along the Irish offensive line, had a special guest in the crowd for his game this past week; his 13 year old brother with autism.

Jimmy McGlinchey has trouble going to his older brother’s football games because of his autism. Was determined to go to this one, though.

What a great day for the entire McGlinchey family. Making the trip up from Philadelphia to  Syracuse, NY, they surely had a wonderful time. Their son Mike played on the winning side of the football game, and more importantly, Mike and Jimmy got to do a little brotherly bonding.

McGlinchey and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish travel to North Carolina to play the N.C. State Wolfpack on Saturday.

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Michael Napolescampussports writer
Michael is originally from Miami, FL and is of Cuban descent. He holds BFA from the University of Florida/New World School of the Arts and is also a stand-up comedian based in New York City. Michael is 5'11", but wears elevators in his shoes to make himself 6 feet tall. Twitter: @MichaelNapoles
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