Brandon Hardy likes gold, but you probably already knew that.
It’s not hard to spot Hardy at a Notre Dame football or basketball game. In a sea of students, the camera usually finds him.
The Irish players find him too. It’s become a tradition of sorts for wide receiver Chase Claypool and others to celebrate with the student section after games. Hardy’s typically right in the mix with his flashy outfits.
It all started when Hardy, a Decatur, Ga. product, wanted to show some school spirit as a freshman in 2016. He wore a gold suit, a gold hat, a gold crown, a gold bow tie, a gold boa and gold framed glasses to Notre Dame’s 30-27 home victory over Miami. It was Halloween weekend, and Hardy took pictures from the crowd including shots with Irish wide receiver Torii Hunter Jr. and former NBA star David Robinson.
From that point on, Hardy knew gold was going to be his thing.