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Notre Dames new #79 will be Steve Elmer
I like it!
Thanks for sharing!
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Enjoy the ride, eb.
I may not be pretty, but I'm fast.....
POTW 1/31/11 - 2/6/11
EB, I look forward to reading your insights over the next 4-5 years.
6-Time POTW Winner, 4 time at BGI and 2 at 24/7
#79...has a nice ring to it.
In the past when ND issued a jersey number , they would supply the past players who wore that number. Does ND still have that practice?
BTW....I love that ND does not retire numbers.
Best of luck Mr Elmer and Godspeed to Steve, you and your family members for the next 4-44 years.
Thanks for sharing and welcome aboard. Any word on the other early enrollees numbers?
This post was edited by TDHND 18 months ago
CMC: President, Monkey Motor Sports, Inc., a CMC Racing Venture
Thanks for the info Mr. Elmer.
By the way, kudos to your son on picking Engineering, he's in for a long ride. I graduated recently with an engineering degree and the engineers are known for for their sleepless nights even without football. Good luck to him!
There was a comic in the observer about it.
Favorite drinks, by college:
Arts and Letters Majors: Wine
Business Majors: Beer/Hard
Engineering/Science: Energy Drinks
This post was edited by bfrischnd 18 months ago
A little history lesson the best players to don No. 79 for the Fighting Irish. Note: There has never been a consensus All-American to wear it — but there is always a first:
First Team: Mike Rosenthal (1995-98)
One of the more decorated offensive line recruits ever to enroll at Notre Dame, Rosenthal started several games as a true freshman en route to become a four-year regular. He started every game at right guard in 1997 and every game at right tackle in 1998, earning first-team All-America notice from the Walter Camp Foundation and second team from the AP. A nine-year NFL performer, Rosenthal was inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2002. The only two more famous Jewish Notre Dame players may have been Knute Rockne’s backfield tandem of Marchy Schwartz and Marty Brill.
Second Team: Ken Dike (1976-77)
One of the outstanding “where did he come from?” stories in Notre Dame annals. After not playing a down in his first two seasons, the junior defensive tackle had to step in for Jeff Weston in the 1976 opener after Weston suffered a season-ending knee injury. Dike finished second in tackles (99) on a defense that posted a then school-record 21 consecutive quarters without permitting a touchdown.
The next season for the 1977 national champs, he was fourth in tackles with 91, giving him 190 over two seasons. Although he wasn’t drafted and never played in the NFL, Dike was a classic example of someone maximizing his college potential.
Third Team: Sean Mahan (1999-2002)
Started 25 games at left guard his last two seasons and also excelled as a double major despite the tragedy of losing both of his parents prior to his senior year. He also played six years in the NFL to earn a pension there.
Honorable Mention & Notes: Joe Scibelli played for Terry Brennan in 1958 before transferring and embarking on a 15-year NFL career as an offensive guard for the Los Angeles Rams, 10 of them as a captain.
New #79 is going to make that number special. Can't wait!
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Thanks for the kind words! I do not know the info on the other EE's.
Steve is testing the waters in engineering with the first calc class that i believe started today......if that goes well he will dive deeper into the program or make an adjustemnt toward the business school or something else.
Lou - great info! Thanks for doing the homework on that -very interesting
I thought Scibelli was a graduate of ND. Where did he transfer to? With the Rams, he was always associated with the Irish, I think.
Joe did play at ND his sophomore year, but his last two years of college (1959-60) he was at American Institute in Massachusetts.
Thanks Lou. It will take a long time to wash the truth out of this old brain. Thanks again.
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