He lost both parents. On Senior Day, his dogs were with him

Ruben Hill
December 4, 2019

Senior Day is a college football custom for gamers to beget an excellent time the closing sport of their collegiate careers with their household.

For Michigan State University cornerback Josh Butler, it was a challenge that he faced head-on with the help of two trusting companions ahead of the school's game against the University of Maryland, reports CNN.

Ever since Butler stepped foot on the East Lansing campus, it's been quite the roller coaster.

The Texas native also received a hug from smiling head coach Mark Dantonio before being announced. However, it doesn't hold a candle to what the senior went through off the field.

Butler's father, Steven, died in November 2017, hours before Butler was set to play in a game against Penn State.

Michigan Shriek College cornerback Josh Butler, 23, all immediately met Spartan Stadium along with his boxer-pit bull mixes, Roxie and Remi, on Senior Day on Saturday.

On Saturday, Butler emerged from the tunnel one final time to roaring applause - this time accompanied by his canine chums - in a heartwarming 2nd captured by Michigan Shriek beat author David Harns. This was a moment where stats don't matter, though.

"Definitely been a blessed journey since taking the greyhound bus as a kid all the way up to Michigan State, being able to prevail through losing my father in 2017, and seeing my mother pass away in my arms just this year in April from Cancer", Butler said on Instagram. "At the end of the day, you just have to remember the impact they have had on my life, what they have taught me and how I will keep that as long as I live". My next big step in earning my Masters this December.

An orphaned college football player whose fogeys died earlier than his final sport became escorted onto the realm by his two beloved dogs. My Dogs mean the world to me! Thank y'all for all the love and support!

Josh Butler deserves a standing ovation.

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