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Here's Why Gabrielle Union Is Wearing Christian Gaylord's Jersey

Gabrielle Union with her husband Dwyane Wade.

MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 14: Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat and wife and actress Gabrielle Union attend the game between the Miami Dolphins and Chicago Bears at Hard Rock Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

With College GameDay in Lincoln, Nebraska on Saturday morning, star actress Gabrielle Union will be on-hand to be the show's celebrity guest picker. She'll be wearing a special jersey during the segment on the show.

Thursday, Union, who is a Nebraska die-hard, took to Twitter to ask her followers which jersey she should wear on the show. She got a number of great suggestions, but one stood out.

Christian Gaylord, a senior on the team who tore his ACL this past August, said he'd be honored if she wore his jersey. He lost his father in a car accident last Friday. She'll be wearing the jersey that Gaylord's father wore in the stands to support his son.

Union responded, asking Nebraska to help facilitate.

Gaylord's father Scott died in a car crash last Friday that claimed the lives of three Nebraska residents. It's great to see Union finding a way to honor the family. Gaylord was interviewed on ESPN earlier in the show as well.

Nebraska will take on Ohio State on Saturday night. The Buckeyes will be favored, but you can be sure that Union will be picking her hometown Cornhuskers.

The game is set for an 7:30 PM ET start.