The Senior Day festivities that accompany college teams’ final home game of the season always make for an emotional day.
Emotions might have been running a little higher for the Virginia Tech seniors than most teams on Saturday.
The Hokies pulled out a dramatic, 20-14 win over Pittsburgh by stopping the Panthers on four consecutive plays from the one-yard line. The win snapped a two-game losing streak for Virginia Tech and sent the seniors out of Lane Stadium as winners.
Monday, Virginia Tech tweeted out two photos that illustrated just how much Senior Day — and the Virginia Tech program as a whole — meant to senior center Eric Gallo.
More than an hour after the game ended, Gallo can be seen kneeling, alone, at midfield of a barren stadium. Eventually, Gallo was joined by a Hokie coach.
The pictures are below. Fair warning: you may need a tissue.
Some pictures are worth a thousand words… 🦃
After winning in epic fashion on Senior Day this past Saturday, Eric Gallo didn't want to leave the field. These photos were taken over an hour after the game. pic.twitter.com/OhMm5KuNnp
— HokiesFB 🦃 (@HokiesFB) November 20, 2017