Track & Field Guide

Mar 02, 2013

The most recent media guide I saw had two pages called “Track and Field Legends”. There was quite a bit of white space in the guide, in case we wanted to add some addition info about “T&F Legends”. Here’s a few items about some selected ND track monogram winners who had accomplishments apart from their track careers:

Charley Bachman-Football All American, Member of College Football Hall of Fame as a College Coach

(BTW here’s another ND man in the college football Hall of Fame that we don’t include on our list)

Greg Bell-First round NFL draft pick…NFL Pro Bowler…three-time 1,000 yard rusher…twice led the NFL in rushing TD’s

Alfred Dutch Bergman-first ND man to earn four monograms in one year-Major League baseball player

Joe Boland-ND football player and legendary first radio voice of Notre Dame Football

Marty Brill-All American Halfback on 1930 National Championship Football Team

Tim Brown-1987 Heisman Trophy Winner

Bert Daniels-Major League Baseball Player, played end for ND football

Ray Eichenlaub-All American Fullback

Cap Edwards-Captain of 1909 ND Football Team

Pop Farley-star three-sport athlete who became CSC Priest and famed Rector

Shaun Fitzmaurice-Major League Baseball Player

Ron Gregory-Brother of comedian Dick Gregory

Nordy Hoffman-Played for Rockne, fought a member of the KKK who tried to enter Notre Dame campus, later Sergeant of Arms of the United States Senate

Bill Hurd-Has to be considered one of the most versatile and talented men ever to graduate from Notre Dame; a champion in Track, Music, and Medicine

Rocket Ismael-two time All America and second in Heisman voting

Harry Jewett-one of the fastest men in the country, defeated the world sprint champion, owned Paige Motor Car, maker of the Jewett auto

Elmer Layden-Member of the Four Horsemen, later Head Football Coach, and then Commissioner of the NFL

Aubrey Lewis-World Record Holder in the quarter mile hurdles, first black FBI agent, first black executive of Woolworth’s

Tom Lieb-Rockne’s line coach, wrote Line Coaching

Johnny Lujack-1947 Heisman Trophy Winner and winner of four ND monograms in one year

Creighton Miller-1943 NCAA Rushing Leader, All American, first Legal Counsel of the NFL Players’ Association

Rupert Mills-Along with Dutch Bergman, was the first ND man to earn four monograms in one year, also played Major League Baseball

Dick Musial-son of one of the greatest Major League Baseball Players

Selim Nurudeen-African hurdle champion who competed in the Olympics for Nigeria

Eric Penick-Won the SC Football game with an 85 yard TD run which propelled ND to the 1973 National Championship

Knute Rockne-Highest Winning Percentage of all college football coaches

Allen Rossum-one of the top NCAA and NFL return men, set an NCAA record with three TD returns each, by punt, kickoff, and interception-only NFL player to have a kickoff return for TD for five different teams

Bob Toneff-selected to four Pro Teams during his 13 year NFL career

Adam Walsh-Center on the Four Horsemen-led 1924 National Championship Team

Cy Williams-Four Time National League home run champion, played end for ND football

Chet Wynne-Led Auburn to undefeated season as their head football coach

Eugene Scrapiron Young-First Notre Dame Trainer, wrote With Rockne at Notre Dame


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