His contributions stretch beyond the field, however.
Earlier this month, Welsh talked publicly for the first time about his battle with depression.
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The other Valentine was a third-century bishop of Terni who was martyred in Rome but whose relics were sent back to his home see.
On this early June day, he proudly fills out a Hawkeye T-shirt that simply says.
“Leave the Jersey in a Better Place.” It’s a core program belief dating back to before the historic 2015 season.
Welsh will be leaving his jersey in a better place.
His football exploits are appreciated inside and out of the football complex.