Terry Hanratty, recovered from COVID-19, happy football is back but mixed emotions
Photo: Terry Hanratty and Ara Parseghian
Tom Shanahan, Special to Detroit Free Press
Terry Hanratty answered his cell phone with a muffled voice. Quarterbacks don’t speak softly, but Hanratty wore a mask while shopping at his local market. He has been masked up since surviving his toughest foe, the COVID-19 virus.“I feel very fortunate,” said Hanratty, an iconic name in Notre Dame annals. “I’m lucky my daughter convinced me to quit smoking three and a half years ago. My lungs were so weak. I wouldn’t have made it. I’m lucky.”
NOTE: In the Free Press photo of Hanratty running with the ball, Bubba Smith is No. 95 chasing him down on the fateful tackle.