Besides my freshman season in Block-O (it the closed end of the stadium back then, '90-95), I did not get to watch him as my season tickets were in the 5th row C-Deck. Either right above him or a section or two away...I can't remember.
Speaking of weeping openly at the games...I still shed a tear every time I'm there when the festivities begin (usually during the ramp entrance). It always makes me reminisce of my college days. And this year, I get to finally take my 2 boys (7 & 3 years old) to their first game vs. Kent St. I'm sure a tear will be shed on that day.