Sunday, September 6, 2020

ND Statement: Holtz's Presidential Medal...

Statement from Paul J. Browne, vice president for public affairs and communications at the University of Notre Dame, on the announcement of Lou Holtz as a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom:

“Lou Holtz is among America’s greatest college football coaches, leading Notre Dame to a national championship in 1988. But his contributions off the field have been equally inspiring, bringing attention and support to his hometown, alma mater, Catholic Charities, the Women’s Care Foundation, the Center for the Homeless in South Bend, and other worthy organizations through his charitable foundation. At Notre Dame, he and his late wife, Beth, served as research ambassadors, and the players he molded have added to his legacy through their own contributions through the Lou’s Lads Foundation. We presented Lou with an honorary degree in 2011 for his service on and off the field to Notre Dame and beyond, and we join now with his family and many friends in offering our sincere congratulations on this honor.”


Notre Dame Players on NFL Rosters Today

Here's the most complete list of former Notre Dame players on NFL Rosters and those place on Practice Squads -- bottom line:  42 will be receiving an NFL pay check this week!

Made a 53-man NFL Roster (31):
OL Alex Bars - Bears 
WR Miles Boykin - Ravens
WR Chase Claypool - Steelers
DL Sheldon Day - Colts (Likely headed to the IR)
TE Tyler Eifert - Jaguars 

S Mathias Farley - Jets
WR Will Fuller V - Texans
S Alohi Gilman - Chargers
LS JJ Jansen - Panthers 
DE Khalid Kareem - Bengals 
TE Cole Kmet - Bears 
DB Julian Love - Giants
OL Zack Martin - Cowboys
OL Nick Martin - Texans
OL Mike McGlinchey - 49ers 
OL Quenton Nelson - Colts
DE Julian Okwara - Lions
DE Romeo Okwara - Lions 
CB Troy Pride Jr. - Panthers 
DE Isaac Rochell - Chargers 
TE Kyle Rudolph - Vikings
S Harrison Smith - Vikings 
LB Jaylon Smith - Cowboys 
TE Durham Smythe - Dolphins 
WR Equanimeous St. Brown - Packers
OL Ronnie Stanley - Ravens 
WR Golden Tate - Giants 
DT Jerry Tillery - Chargers 
LB Drue Tranquill - Chargers 
DL Stephon Tuitt - Steelers 
OL Sam Young - Raiders 

Practice Squad (11)
RB Josh Adams - Jets 
LB Asmar Bilal - Chargers
S Jalen Elliott - Lions 
DB Bennett Jackson - Jets 
OL Jarron Jones - Steelers 
RB Tony Jones Jr. - Saints
OL Sam Mustipher - Bears 
RB CJ Prosise - Texans 
RB Theo Riddick - Raiders 
CB Donte Vaughn - Chargers 
RB Dexter Williams - Packers


Unfortunately -- there are a few former Fighting Irish stars still looking for a NFL job tonight:

Waived this week:
WR Chris Finke - 49ers
DE Jamir Jones - Texans
CB Cole Luke - Panthers 
P Tyler Newsome - Chiefs 
LB James Onwualu - Panthers
CB KeiVarae Russell - Giants

Free Agents:
QB DeShone Kizer
TE Ben Koyack