Michigan football has something special planned for the Fiesta Bowl. The Wolverines will be playing TCU.

The football world learned about the story of Dametrius ‘Meechie’ Walker, a former high school player from Michigan who was diagnosed with cancer. Walker lived out his dream of playing for the Wolverines by scoring a touchdown during practice at The Big House this offseason.

Unfortunately Walker passed away this season after a long battle with cancer. To honor Walker and his family, Michigan football wore shirts during Fiesta Bowl warmups with a patch in the middle that said “Meechie” with the number 45.

Michigan will be playing for more than just a chance to play in the national championship game on Saturday, as Walker’s family will be on the hearts and minds of everyone that had a chance to hear his story.

The Wolverines face the Horned Frogs with a chance to compete for a national title on 4 p.m. ET on ESPN.