COLUMBIA — As Elwanda Weatherspoon watched her son jog toward her through the tunnel of teammates lining Faurot Field, cheers of his name raining down from the stands, she couldn't help but cry. Not because she saw what the cheering fans could see: an All-American, a Butkus Award finalist, the charismatic superstar they've come to love. She cried because she saw what none of them could. She saw her baby.
Sean Weatherspoon played his last home game at Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon. And as an era ended for him, it also ended for the family that has spent four years joining him in making Columbia its second home.