J.J. McCarthy knows about the tradition at Iowa home games. He is planning on participating in full force.

Michigan and Iowa will be facing off at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday in a 2021 B1G Championship rematch.

Before the start of the second quarter, fans and players alike will all wave to the children at the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital. This tradition has slowly become a staple of college football.

McCarthy’s head seems to be in the right place for his first career road start. The Detroit News is where the quote came from.

“I’m going to be waving my butt off,” said McCarthy. “At the end of the day, football is just this amazing game that we get to play. It’s just really awesome to include them and let them know, we see you, you inspire us.”

After saying something like this, it’ll be hard not to root for McCarthy this season.