Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, December 3, 2014

Few will ever forget Devin Gardner's act of sportsmanship following counterpart J.T. Barrett's season-ending injury (broken right ankle) during last Saturday's latest edition of "The Game."

Not even Ohio State fans. That includes Dave Claborn, the Director of Development & Community Relations at The Ohio State University at Marion, who was inspired by Gardner's class.

Clarborn sent Gardner the letter above, which the Michigan quarterback posted to his Instagram account Wednesday.

Here's what Gardner included in the message of his picture: "I really appreciate Dave Claborn & the OSU athletic department for this kind letter! Just saw it today and was very moved! #RivalryAsideForABriefMoment #TheGame #GoBlue"

If you didn't see the moment, with Barrett down on the field, an air cast on his right leg, and about to be put on a cart to be taken into the Ohio State locker room, Gardner came from the Michigan sideline to console the rival quarterback.

He got down on a knee, over Barrett, touched him on the face, and said a few words. What did he say? This, according to @EricSeger33.

Here's a picture of the Gardner-Barrett moment.

h/t: forthewin