Fans enjoying additional time to tailgate going into Fresno State game vs. Minnesota
When did singer John Legend become a fan of Fresno State?
Many who attended Saturday’s college football game at Fresno State likely were wondering that after noticing the Grammy Award winner make a surprise appearance at Bulldog Stadium.
In actuality, Legend went to the Fresno State game vs. Minnesota to support his nephew who plays for the Golden Gophers.
Legend’s nephew Mike Brown-Stephens is a freshman receiver for Minnesota.
The 10-time Grammy Award winner is an Ohio State fan. But he started rooting for Minnesota when his nephew committed to the Gophers a year ago.
Legend joked back in December on social media that Brown-Stephens is the nephew who broke one of his Grammys.
Legend stepped away from his seat during halftime.
Some fans tweeted at him to sing for the crowd during the break.
It did not happen.
Legend, whose real name is John Roger Stephens, is one of the biggest names currently in the music industry.
His 2013 hit “ All of Me” has more than 1.5 billion views on YouTube.
Brown-Stephens, by the way, did not play Saturday. He sat out Minnesota’s season opener, too, and would appear to be redshirting this season.
Meanwhile, Chrissy Teigen, Legend’s wife, confirmed on social media that she did not attend the Fresno State game.
This is the second straight year a celebrity has attended a football game between Fresno State and Minnesota.
Though he’s not nearly as popular as Legend, Colton Underwood, star of the 23rd season of “The Bachelor,” attended the game when it was played at Minnesota.
Fresno State lost to Minnesota 38-35 in double overtime.
Around midnight, Legend posted a photo of him and his nephew smiling together.
The singer enjoyed his brief time in Fresno.