Arizona sophomore quarterback Grant Gunnell has a public-service announcement that was tweeted today by the Arizona athletic department.
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, one way to fight the disease is by washing your hands thoroughly. The health experts recommend washing your hands for at least 20 seconds.
Gunnell took about that long to sing “Bear Down Arizona” while washing his hands:
They say the best safety precaution is to wash your hands while you sing Bear Down, Arizona! 🧼👏
— Arizona Athletics (@AZATHLETICS) March 24, 2020
“I know this is troubling times with the virus going around, but if we take the right precautions and safety measures, we can can put an end to this pretty quickly,” he says in the video. “They say the best safety precaution to take is to wash your hands while singing the University of Arizona fight song.”
He then did his best rendition of “Bear Down, Arizona.” At least he put forward a good effort.
Gunnell is the incumbent starter at Arizona after Khalil Tate exhausted his eligibility last fall.
He played in eight games with three starts at quarterback in 2019 and finished the season with 1,239 passing yards, while completing 101 of 155 passes. He had nine touchdowns to just one interception.
His completion percentage of 65.2 ranks fourth in single-season history at Arizona with at least 100 attempts and best ever by a freshman
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