Watch: Former Notre Dame O-Lineman Dillan Gibbons speaks about GoFundMe

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Shortly after the NCAA adopted its NIL policy, former Notre Dame offensive lineman Dillan Gibbons took up a personal and worthy cause. He started a GoFundMe for Timothy Donovan, a friend battling two debilitating conditions at once. Gibbons hoped to raise enough money to get Donovan to the Irish’s season opener against Florida State, to which Gibbons transferred in May. The GoFundMe, which has raised nearly $48,000 as of this writing, exceeded its original goal, and Gibbons has set a new goal of $75,000 to help the Donovan family with the regular expenses that come with their way of life.

On Wednesday, Gibbons was one of several Seminoles made available to the media. He was asked about the GoFundMe early in his news conference, and he talked about how overwhelming it was that so many people chipped in:

With so much life breathed into this story, it would be a surprise if there were any dry eyes inside Doak Campbell Stadium at that moment. The Irish and Seminoles kick off in prime-time Sept. 5.