Former Notre Dame football player, parent of two former and one current Irish student-athlete and ESPN radio/TV personality -- was back on campus yesterday helping the Kelly Cares Foundation raise money for Breast Cancer Research. Enjoy!
In the "you can't make this up" category of stories -- this was a story I couldn't pass up...
Stanley Weber's first game inside Notre Dame was against USC as Frank
Leahy's Irish beat the Trojans 20 -18 on November 22, 1941 -- game #400
(72 years later) Brian Kelly's Fighting Irish beat USC 14 - 10 !!!
If you follow this blog you'll recall that the only game Stanley has missed inside Notre Dame Stadium since 1950 was the 1975 game against Georgia Tech when some guy named "Rudy" sacked a QB -- see the South Bend Tribune story linked below.
Well, wouldn't you know it -- before game 400 -- Stanley Weber gets to meet Rudy Ruettiger (photo above).
And, it gets better. While Stanley is talking with Rudy he pulls off his hat and reveals a "special hair cut" (bottom photo) that he received by a barber this week in Tiffin, OH. Come to find out, the barber who cut the Notre Dame monogram into the back of 89 year-old Stanley's head is Jason Raitz -- the "first cousin" of Brian Kelly's executive assistant, Beth Raitz-Rex.
The Fighting Irish held on to a 14 - 10 halftime lead -- shutting out the Trojans in the second half -- beating the team from southern California for the first time at home since 2001. Here's some of the media coverage: