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University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill and his wife, Rebecca, walked the trail along the Mississippi River near downtown Minneapolis in July.

David Joles, Star Tribune

Letter of the Day (Oct. 22): Rebecca Kill

  • October 21, 2013 - 7:04 PM

There is a lot of well-deserved praise out there for Minnesota Gophers football Coach Jerry Kill as he navigates through his health issues with determination and vigor, but I would like to add praise for his devoted wife, Rebecca — a silent hero we never hear too much about. Thank you, Rebecca, for driving 14 hours round-trip to Northwestern University (leaving the Twin Cities at approximately 4 a.m.) so that the coach could make an appearance at Saturday’s game (“Well worth the drive,” Oct. 20). It is people like you who make this world a better place. Our team certainly appreciated your husband’s presence, and I appreciate yours.

DONAL O’DONNELL II, Edina

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