Blair Kiel, who started at QB for the IRISH in 1980 as a freshman -- passed away today at the age of 50. Kiel, one of the very few to ever be a four-year starter at QB for Notre Dame -- went on to play seven season in the NFL for Tampa Bay, Indianapolis and Green Bay.
Blair's nephew Gunner Kiel, is a member of the ND football program. A sad day for the Kiel family. A life lost way too soon.