Notre Dame suffered a tough loss to Stanford on Saturday night that will likely keep the Irish out of the College Football Playoff. But Notre Dame still finished the regular season 10-2 despite a litany of injuries, and one of its best players posted a heartfelt message on social media following the loss.

Will Fuller, who leads the Irish with 1,145 receiving yards and 13 TD catches, clearly has a ton of respect for senior wide out Chris Brown and his fellow teammates. Check out what Fuller posted on Instagram to honor his peers:

At 10-2, Notre Dame looks like a good bet to make a New Year's Six bowl. It will be the last time this special group of Fighting Irish players suits up together, but you know Fuller and his teammates will give it their all.

Joe Boozell has been a college basketball writer for NCAA.com since 2015. His work has also appeared in Bleacher Report, FOXSports.com and NBA.com. Joe’s claim to fame since joining NCAA.com: he’s predicted the correct national championship game twice… and picked the wrong winner both times. Growing up, Joe squared off against both Anthony Davis and Frank Kaminsky in the Chicagoland basketball scene. You can imagine how that went.

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