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Notre Dame's Cam McDaniel honors Jacob Logan
November 2, 2012By Tim Polzer of VYPE MAGAZINE - Dallas
Former Coppell football star Cam McDaniel used a great performance in a nationally televised game to help honor a fallen friend and teammate.
McDaniel was awarded a game ball for his play in Notre Dame's win over Oklahoma Saturday night. He wrote the date and score on the ball, then signed it with a dedication to the family of Jacob Logan. It was Logan who drowned at Possum Kingdom Lake during a weekend outing with McDaniel's younger brother, Gavin, and other Coppell teammates.
The loss was felt throughout the Coppell and North Texas high school sports community, but especially for Cowboys past and present who played with Logan.
Cam McDaniel usually wears No. 33 for the Fighting Irish, but went to Coach Brian Kelly in hopes of honoring his former teammate by wearing Logan's No. 21 against Oklahoma. With the blessing of Kelly and Jalen Brown, who gave up his normal No. 21 jersey for the night, McDaniel played cornerback and retrned kicks for Notre Dame.
Here's an excerpt from a feature written by JJ Stankevitz for CSN Chicago.
So when McDaniel took the field for Notre Dame's biggest game of the year, he was honoring Jacob Logan. He returned four kicks for 77 yards and recorded a tackle while working as a cornerback, helping give Notre Dame's offense field position and hold OU's offense to just 13 points.
McDaniel left the game ball with his brother, Gavin. And Gavin delivered it to the Logan family. McDaniel gave up a prized possession to help the healing of a grieving family over the loss of their son, and his friend.