And you thought signing babies was just for Ricky Bobby of Talladega Nights.
Illinois offensive lineman Graham Pocic was asked to sign the pint-sized Illini jersey of an infant fan — while said fan was wearing it — at the 2012 Illini Football Family Fun Fest. The event was held back in April, but this adorable photo op is just now coming to light.
When the Big Ten Network’s Brent Yarina posted the photo on Thursday afternoon, the baby’s father happily came clean.
“That was me holding my son Wayne,” Eric Weber wrote in the comments section of Yarina’s story. “It was a great thing the Illini Football program does for their fans.”
Next step for Weber: Teaching Wayne to recognize Illinois head coach Tim Beckman on command, like this Alabama fan did with Nick Saban.