This is a great cause
a better tackler than you. And better looking.
Is there a significance to the amount $102?
I like the guy who gave $39.
Pat Terrell who must have missed picture day. (That includes all the walk-ons. So much for the argument that it was easier with higher scholarship limits back then.)
The rosters back in olden times were larger, right?
up the attached. There were 116 listed in the end of season roster.
I just noticed that the freshmen were left out of the team photo. John Foley and Mark Nigro are also missing. Also, included in the photo are Harizin, Rosenberg and McLoone, who I do not see on the final roster.
Of the 87 non-frosh in the photo, 22 are walk-ons, one (Sean Connor) was a scholarship basketball player who also kicked, and two scholarship guys in the photo left the team. We added 21 freshman scholarship guys not pictured, for a total of 85 scholarship guys, with Mark Nigro and the injured John Foley. We also added 7 more freshman walks on for a total of 30. So the entire roster was about 116 guys.
That includes all the walk-ons, including the late, great Bobby Satterfield.
The scholarship limit was 95 then. It changed to 85 in 1992.
Holtz was still digging out of a hole then. He lost 6 of his seven leading tacklers going into 1987, and then lost Stonebreaker as well. Going into 1988, he had to replace his entire offensive and defensive lines as well as numerous other positions. When he took over in 1986, he had more QBs than defensive linemen.
The person that set up this account visited Braxston in the hospital a couple weeks ago. She brought him a Notre Dame t-shirt. Instead of just thanking her and putting it to the side, Braxston put the t-shirt on. He loved Notre Dame and, more importantly, the people of Notre Dame. He was a great guy who went out of his way to help and brighten the days of others.
There is going to be a going home celebration on Saturday, attended by his mother, sister, and three children. Wouldn't it be nice if they knew there was an outpouring of love and support from the ND community. There are a lot of ND alums, subway and otherwise, that frequent this site and we are capable of great things. I'll bet even the smallest of donations along with a kind word about Braxston would mean the world to them as they try to get through this. Please show them the "40 year decision" is alive and well. Thanks