Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy meditates before the CFP championship game against Washington.

Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy's pregame meditation, spotlighted before the CFP title game against Washington, reflects his commitment to mental wellness

McCarthy, introduced to mindfulness at Nazareth Academy in Illinois, consistently practices meditation.

Sitting cross-legged behind the Michigan end zone, he meditated for several minutes, aiming to relax and enhance focus. McCarthy's routine includes daily 20–30 minute sessions and a shorter pregame session.

Fans and media have debated its impact, but McCarthy attributes his quarterback success to the calming effects of meditation. 

Despite heavy rain in Houston during the championship, McCarthy's resilience and dedication showcased during the game.

The College Football Hall of Fame class, announced that day, featured stars like Randy Moss and Larry Fitzgerald.

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