Robert Perry "Bob" Golic (born October 26, 1957 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a retired American football player, as well as a television and radio personality. He was a NFL defensive tackle who played for the New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns and Los Angeles Raiders in the NFL. Bob played high school football at St. Joseph's High School in Cleveland, while here he won the Ohio state championship in wrestling.
Mark Bavaro (born April 28, 1963 in Winthrop, Massachusetts) is a former American football tight end who played for the New York Giants (1985–1990), Cleveland Browns (1992), and Philadelphia Eagles (1993–1994) in the National Football League (NFL). Bavaro was selected to the Pro Bowl for his performances in the 1986 and 1987 seasons and was a member of the Giants teams that won Super Bowls XXI and XXV.
Allen Bonshaca Lamont Rossum (born October 22, 1975 in Dallas, Texas) is an American football cornerback and return specialist who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round of the 1998 NFL Draft. He played college football at Notre Dame. Rossum has also played for the Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys. He was a Pro Bowl selection in 2004.
John Joseph Lattner (born October 24, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois) was a halfback for the University of Notre Dame where he won the Heisman Trophy in 1953, and won the Maxwell Award twice, in 1952 and 1953. In 1954, Lattner was drafted in the first round by the Pittsburgh Steelers, but played with them for only one season before entering the United States Air Force. There, during a football game, he suffered a severe knee injury that prevented him from ever playing professional football again.
John Christopher Lujack Jr. (pronounced Lu' jack) is a former American football quarterback and 1947 Heisman Trophy winner. Lujack was born on January 4, 1925, in the Pittsburgh suburb of Connellsville, Pennsylvania. He played college football for the University of Notre Dame, and professionally for the Chicago Bears. Lujack was the first of several successful quarterbacks who hailed from Western Pennsylvania.
Leon Joseph Hart (November 2, 1928–September 24, 2002) was an American football tight end and defensive end. He was raised in Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. He won the Heisman Trophy and the Maxwell Award whilst at the University of Notre Dame in 1949 and played in the National Football League for eight seasons, all with the Detroit Lions. He holds the distinction of being the only lineman to win three National Titles in both college and the pros.
Hunter Dwight Smith (born August 9, 1977 in Sherman, Texas) is an American football punter for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the seventh round of the 1998 NFL Draft. He played college football at Notre Dame. Smith earned a Super Bowl ring with the Colts in Super Bowl XLI.
Arnaz Jerome Battle is an American football wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the sixth round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at Notre Dame. Battle is the son of former NFL tight end Ron Battle.
Angus Daniel McDonald (14 April 1878 – 15 November 1941) an American railroad executive. He was president of the Southern Pacific Company, the parent company of the Southern Pacific Railroad. McDonald attended the University of Notre Dame, where he was the first baseman and team captain for the baseball team, and both the quarterback and placekicker for the football team in 1899.
Julius Andre Maurice Jones (born August 14, 1981 in Big Stone Gap, Virginia) is an American football running back who played college football at the University of Notre Dame and currently for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He is the younger brother of Kansas City Chiefs running back Thomas Jones and in 2006 they became the first brothers to each rush for 1,000 yards in the same season. Jones' was raised in Appalachia, Virginia for a significant amount of time.
Angelo Mosca (b. March 13, 1938 in Waltham, Massachusetts) is a former Canadian Football League player and professional wrestler. He is also known by the wrestling nicknames King Kong Mosca and The Mighty Hercules. Mosca has a son, Angelo Jr. , who also wrestled.
Michael Louis "Mike" Golic (born December 12, 1962) is a co-host of ESPN Radio's Mike and Mike in the Morning and a former defensive lineman for both Notre Dame and in the NFL. The NFL website lists him as 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m) and 265 pounds (120 kg). He also serves as an analyst for ESPN and ESPN2's NFL studio programming, as well as for the networks' college football game coverage. Golic joined ESPN in 1995 as an NFL reporter/analyst for Sunday NFL Countdown.
John Michael Carney (born April 20, 1964 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American football placekicker who is currently a kicking consultant for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 1987. He played college football at Notre Dame. Carney has also been a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Diego Chargers, New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Rams, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs and New York Giants.
David Lamar Givens (born August 16, 1980 in Youngstown, Ohio) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Notre Dame. Givens also played for the Tennessee Titans.
Louis Leo (Skip) Holtz, Jr. (born March 12, 1964 in Willimantic, Connecticut) is the NCAA football head coach of the University of South Florida football team. For the previous five years, he served as the head coach of the East Carolina University football team. Skip, a former American football player, was the head coach of the Connecticut Huskies football team between 1994 and 1998 and an assistant head coach for the University of South Carolina Gamecocks between 1998 and 2004.
Justin Lee Tuck (born March 29, 1983, in Coosa County, Alabama) is an American football defensive end for the National Football League's New York Giants. His parents are Jimmy Lee and Elaine Tuck and is married to Lauran Williamson of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. A former standout defensive end for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Tuck currently plays in the National Football League for the New York Giants. His cousin Adalius Thomas also plays professional football for the New England Patriots.
Richard Franklin Mirer (born March 19, 1970) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League. After a successful collegiate career at the University of Notre Dame, Mirer was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks with the second pick in the 1993 NFL Draft. Mirer never lived up to his expectations in Seattle and was traded to the Chicago Bears during the off-season in 1997. Mirer was most recently the backup QB for the Detroit Lions in 2004.
Ken Karcher (born July 1, 1963 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American football coach and former quarterback. He is currently the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Eastern Michigan University. He had most recently served as quarterbacks coach for the University of Toledo. Out of Shaler Area High School, in Pennsylvania, Karcher was a highly-recruited QB and eventually went to the University of Notre Dame. While there, he was a third-string QB behind Blair Kiel.
Terrence Hugh "Terry" Hanratty is a former professional American football quarterback in the NFL during the 1960s and 1970s and earned two Super Bowl rings as the backup quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, his hometown team. Hanratty attended St. Paul Catholic School and Butler Senior High School in Western Pennsylvania before going to the University of Notre Dame where he was a three year starter and was twice an All-American.
Thomas "Tom" Allen Thayer (born August 16, 1961 in Joliet, Illinois) is a former American-football center/guard in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears and the Miami Dolphins. He won a Super Bowl as a member of the 1985 Chicago Bears. Previously, he played in the United States Football League for the Chicago Blitz and the Arizona Wranglers in 1983 and 1984, respectively.
David Russell Duerson (born November 28, 1960 in Muncie, Indiana) is a former American football safety in the National Football League who played for the Chicago Bears (1983–1989), the New York Giants (1990), and the Phoenix Cardinals (1991–1993).