"Obviously, I don't go to class because I take online classes so I don't get to see any of those people," Burrow said. "I just wanted to see them for the first time and just thank them for coming to the games..."
I suspect I am not alone in finding this problematic. I say this as someone who, as a student at ND, took classes alongside starting players from both the football and basketball teams. Those folks lived among us.
Our guys didn't need to wade into our student section "to see them for the first time".