Fresh off his national championship win, Jim Harbaugh made one surprising appearance that had millions cheering

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Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh led his University of Michigan Wolverines to college football’s national championship.

But he didn’t go to Disney World after the win.

Instead, fresh off his national championship win, Jim Harbaugh made one surprising appearance that had millions cheering.

Jim Harbaugh, the celebrated football coach whose University of Michigan Wolverines just won the national championship, made a surprise appearance at the annual March for Life.

“It’s a great day for a march!”

The massive pro-life march held every January in Washington, D.C., was attended by thousands of pro-life activists and leaders on a snowy and cold Friday.

It is the largest and longest running civil rights march in the nation.

While at the March for Life, Harbaugh praised the marchers for what he said was the witness to life they were demonstrating. 

“It’s a great example that you’re setting,” Harbaugh told the crowd at a rally before the March for Life. “It’s testimony, for the sanctity of life.” 

“It’s a great day for a march!” the coach added to wild cheers. “It’s a great day! This is football weather! Let’s go!”

Harbaugh, who also introduced the keynote speaker, former NFL star Benjamin Watson, was a surprise addition to the stellar lineup of speakers at the pre-march rally on the National Mall.

Tens of thousands stood in the snowy and bitter cold weather to listen to the speakers fire up the crowd before the March wound its way from the National Mall up to the U.S. Capitol.

Harbaugh’s appearance explodes on social media

Social media users posted images of Harbaugh both at the march itself and at the rally prior to it. 

— Stop Abortion Now (@LifeNewsToo) January 19, 2024

— Ave Maria Radio (@AveMariaRadio) January 19, 2024

Michigan football head coach, Jim Harbaugh just surprised everyone here at the #MarchForLife Rally here in DC.

— Alexis Wainwright (@AWainwrightTV) January 19, 2024

In recent years, Harbaugh, a devout Roman Catholic, has been refreshingly outspoken about his strong pro-life views.

In 2022, Harbaugh shared with ESPN how he told his family, players, and staff members if they found themselves in an unplanned pregnancy and could not take care of the baby then he and his wife would raise the child.

“I’ve told [them] the same thing I tell my kids, boys, the girls, same thing I tell our players, our staff members. I encourage them if they have a pregnancy that wasn’t planned, to go through with it, go through with it,” Harbaugh told the network. 

“Let that unborn child be born and if at that time, you don’t feel like you can care for it, you don’t have the means or the wherewithal, then Sarah and I will take that baby.”

Harbaugh, who was just hired as the head coach of the NFL’s Los Angeles Chargers is a man who walks the walk.

Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.