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The Observer honors the senior class

Nov 16, 2012, 2:12 PM EDT

NCAA Football: Michigan at Notre Dame

With the final home game of the season upon us, the pregame festivities tomorrow afternoon will honor the 29 seniors set to graduate at the end of the school year. For most, it’ll be their last game at Notre Dame Stadium. For all, it’ll be a tremendous moment, especially considering the ups-and-downs this class has experienced while wearing the blue and gold.

As they did last year, The Observer put a tremendous amount of man-power into honoring the class of 2012. Not content to just highlight a select few players, the student paper wrote a profile on every graduating member of the senior class, from Blake Breslau to Cierre Wood.

If you’ve got a few extra hours you’re looking to burn, work your way through this list. A tremendous job by editor Allan Joseph and his team.


Blake Breslau
Carlo Calabrese
Braxston Cave
Jordan Cowart
Tyler Eifert
Nick Fitzpatrick
Dan Fox
Mike Golic Jr.
Jake Golic
John Goodman
Kapron Lewis-Moore
Dennis Mahoney
Zack Martin
Dan McCarthy
Zeke Motta
Grant Patton
Theo Riddick
Chris Salvi
Will Salvi
Jamoris Slaughter
Tyler Stockton
Matt Tansey
Nick Tausch
Ben Turk
Manti Te’o
Robby Toma
Chris Watt
Kevin Walsh
Cierre Wood


Ben Turk

Matt Tansey
Kevin Walsh

  1. dudeacow - Nov 16, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    I hope we rack up enough points on Wake that we can play these guys for the first time. My favorite quote- “I’m going to miss my teammates and being able to legally hit people.”-Chris Salvi

    • nudeman - Nov 17, 2012 at 12:26 PM

      Agree completely. I’d love to see a blow out, not because it will do ND much good in the polls (it won’t), but so some of these guys who might never have been in a game can play a bunch of snaps, make a tackle, run the ball, catch a pass, etc.

      Keith, nice work here. Nice to see the guys who’ve labored in obscurity get a moment in the sun and a little recognition.

  2. ajw21 - Nov 16, 2012 at 6:16 PM

    Earlier this week I was thinking it would be cool to give Manti a handoff on the 1 so he can score a td. This would be awesome but now I think it would be more awesome if one of the seniors who never play and who I have never heard of could get a carry on the one & get a td late in the game. That would be great!
    Go Irish!

    • nudeman - Nov 16, 2012 at 8:27 PM

      And if he gets hurt on that play?

      • 808raiderinparadise - Nov 16, 2012 at 9:32 PM

        He was a great RB in HS as well. Red zone carries all the time.

        It would be easy for him.

  3. littleirishfan - Nov 16, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    GOOOO IRISH!!!!!

    • bernhtp - Nov 16, 2012 at 7:56 PM

      Epic. Totally adorable.

  4. poppajohn818 - Nov 16, 2012 at 8:49 PM

    Thanks kids this 76 yr old ND fan is enjoying this season. Destroy WF seniors and show the underclassmen the way. Thanks for ten now go get 11

  5. ajw21 - Nov 16, 2012 at 9:08 PM

    Nude, Just gotta be a downer don’t you. hahaha. I am not saying it will happen. 99% chance it won’t but it would be a nice moment.
    Go Irish!

  6. bjc378 - Nov 16, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    When I click on Teo’s it sends me to Cave’s page.

  7. dermmite - Nov 17, 2012 at 12:46 AM

    Nudeman, if your worried about Manti getting hurt from running it in from the one, maybe you should worry about changing your tampon on time so you dont grow up to become an actual “bitch” motherfucker. “LETS PLAY SOME MOTHERFUCKIN FOOTBALL.”

    • dmacirish - Nov 17, 2012 at 8:34 AM

      so i have come on here and seen some of the remnants* of the posts that keith has had to delete. i have never had the “honor” of being able to see what someone would put on here that would be so despicable that it would require keith to censor a post or raise the question if our littledomers** would be able to read them. this seems to be a prime example of what i have been missing. as much as i might agree with the idea of Manti getting hurt when running the ball in from the one being a stretch – i find the rest of your post to be completely uncalled for. i would absolutely block your ability of any further postings if this was my blog.

      *[can you spell check that one for me nudeman. if it is wrong i am sure that the rest of my post will not make any sense.]
      **[cheers to the post a few up from here]

    • bernhtp - Nov 17, 2012 at 10:20 AM

      Please never post drunk again. A court-imposed breathalyzer to activate your computer may be in order.

  8. badgerbuck - Nov 17, 2012 at 12:52 AM

    This will be another nail biter could go to overtime

  9. dermmite - Nov 17, 2012 at 12:57 AM

    Nudeman, your a little bitch who probably has never played football past the “sega” stage.”

  10. deaconjack - Nov 17, 2012 at 4:18 AM

    Dermmite you are pathetic!

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