I was visiting a friend this weekend on a college campus, and we decided on a nice little diner right on the edge of campus. We walk in, completely oblivious to our surroundings. We sat down, and I'm looking 2 tables down, and I think I recognize the guy sitting, looking back at us: A.J. Hawk of the Green Bay Packers. I'm trying not to stare, but I'm really thinking that it is him. I look at the girl next to him, and it's his wife, Laura. Who knew we'd randomly run into a Top 5 draft pick at a little diner?
You are probably wondering why I knew his wife's name is Laura. In fact, I know it is Laura, because of her famous brother, and fellow Notre Dame graduate, Brady Quinn. You may remember the 2006 Fiesta Bowl, where Brent Musberger had to have mentioned about 800 times how AJ Hawk was dating Brady Quinn's sister, and she wore the half and half jersey to the game (She, unfortunately, did not have that on today).
There was another guy, with his back to us, sitting at the table with them, but he didn't look nearly as big as Hawk. I kept asking myself how I walked into this restaurant, most likely staring at him, but not recognizing the most famous player at ND while I was at school. Sure enough, when they got up to leave, there was the former Irish QB. The guy is huge. I didn't want to be "that guy," so I didn't introduce myself. It's still cool to unexpectedly see a couple guys making multi-millions about 20 feet away.