In the history of the Stadium Usher program, we believe there has been only one former ND player to serve as an Usher. Jim deArrieta worked alongside me in the end zone for the past 10 years. He is an outstanding man.
Jim is very modest, but I just learned that he has been selected for induction into the Nevada State Hall of Fame for his high school playing career (in Winnemucca, NV). Jim is joining his dad and brother, which is quite an accomplishment for this family. Ara recruited Jim as a QB. Jim is of Basque heritage and Ara reminded Jim during his recruitment that John Huarte was a Heisman Trophy winning QB of Basque origin.
Go Irish and Happy New Year!