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Winovich finds inspiration from fellow classmate

Posted: 11:03 PM, Oct 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-04 03:03:37Z

Michigan senior defensive end Chase Winovich could be currently be playing in the NFL. 

He came back to Ann Arbor though, with a mission, not only to win football games, but to help those in the community. 

Winovich has been using a crown hand gesture, most commonly used by members of the Zeta Sorority, to honor his friend and fan, Kate Palmero.

Palmero met Winovich while he was in Chicago for Big Ten media days this past summer, while she was in a Chicago hospital battling for her life. 

Winovich was tipped off to her condition, and decided to make time to visit her and lift her spirits, their friendship has now spilled onto the field, after two sacks against Northwestern last weekend, Winovich used the crown gesture, signaling to Palmero. 

Winovich says he loves helping people, and that he has more charities he's going to help during his final season with the Wolverines.