Pair of ex-Notre Dame football stars weigh in on Baltimore bridge

  • The Baltmore bridge collapse was astonishing to watch unfold.
  • Dozens of people went missing after a ship hit a support structure.
  • After the situation unfolded a couple of ex-Notre Dame football stars made their voices heard.
Jan 20, 2024; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) celebrates with
Jan 20, 2024; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) celebrates with / Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Every once in a while, the real world interacts with the sports world in ways we never really imagined could happen, unfortunately, as it did with two former Notre Dame football stars. The two worlds intersected because of a rather massive and shocking tragedy.

Earlier this week, one of those tragedies hit when a shipping tanker collided with the Francis Scott Key Bridge. Because the ship was massive and heavy, when it collided with the bridge, it took it out in rather swift action. 

It’s estimated that there were about 20 cars that were on the bridge when the accident happened. A combination of the event being in the middle of the night and the fact that the people on the ship were abe to get a warning out, despite it having power and steering issues.

Search and rescue efforts were launched shortly after the incident took place and it appears that Baltimore and Maryland authorities were able to recover some of the victims.  Eight people were on the bridge when it fell, according to officials. At least two people were rescued — one was taken to the hospital and was later discharged, fire official and the medical center said.

In the aftermath of this accident, one that is going to have far reaching implications, a couple of former Notre Dame football players took to social media to try and lend support to those who were shaken by the events.

Ex-Notre Dame football players weigh in on Baltimore bridge collapse

Kyle Hamilton, who has made a name for himself as one of the best defensive players in the NFL since landing on the Baltimore Ravens from Notre Dame football was the first to take to social media.

“Praying for those affected by the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse.”

The message was simple enough and yet it still showed that he was thinking about them. 

Then it was Ronnie Stanley’s turn.

“Heartbreaking seeing what happened to so many innocent people in baltimore last night. Praying for everyone affected by this tragedy.”

During a time like this, when there’s so much fear and anger, sometimes messages like this can help, just a little bit.