Wednesday, September 2, 2015
How is this for a fun fact!
In the AP Preseason Poll you will find Notre Dame alums (Class of 2015) starting on three football teams ranked in the TOP 11 -- what other school can make that claim?
- #7 ranked Oregon: Matt Hegarty '15 (Center)
- #10 ranked Florida State: Everett Golson '15 (QB)
- #11 ranked Notre Dame: Joe Schmidt '15 (Linebacker), Nick Martin '15 (Center) and Amir Carlisle '15 (Wide Receiver)
Former Notre Dame student-athlete Matt Hegarty '15 -- was named the starting center on the Oregon football team.
Hegarty -- a starter last year for the Fighting Irish -- was not expected to start this year for Notre Dame, so he left for Eugene seeking a starting role with the Ducks.
He joins Everett Golson as one of two Notre Dame alums -- beyond the alums playing for the Fighting Irish -- who've earned a starting role on a top-ten ranked team in the pre-season polls -- after their graduation this past May.
A great indication of the football talent in South Bend!
LINK: HEGARTY EARNS START
Trey Holtz, grandson of Hall of Fame Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz and son of Skip Holtz '87 -- is the starting place holder for the Texas Longhorns.
A walk-on QB -- Holtz made some noise on YouTube recently with this video linked below -- where he's "holding" for a unique field goal try. You'll want to watch this:
LINK: LOU'S GRANDSON A LONGHORN