Elon player’s father will watch him play for the first time in his life

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Here’s something that’ll give you a serious case of the feels.

We’re all counting down until we can see some college football, but maybe none of us more than Elon safety Chris Blair, whose father is is going to see him play for the very first time.

The Times-News tell the heart-melting story of the redshirt sophomore whose dad was jailed before he was born, and has yet to watch him play. That will change on Thursday when Elon kicks off their season at Wake Forest, which is also Blair’s hometown

Blair’s father, Reggie Hunter, who maintained a relationship with his son during his 20-year jail sentence, said in the article of the big game:

“I think God made it a reason this first game is at Wake Forest. There’s so much going through me, I might have a moment that day. I might bust out crying. Seems like I was just holding Chris (as a baby). To see him develop into this young man he is, it’s wonderful. It makes me happy. Really, he kept me going through 20 years. Feeding off him made me stronger, for real.”

Looks like it is going to be a very emotional road opener for the Elon Phoenix.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to the Elon Pendulum