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Nov. 14, 2020

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Page 52 of 55 NOV. 14, 2020 53 year in 1998 as the No. 3 QB behind Jarious Jackson and Eric Chappell — but left during training camp when freshman Arnaz Battle leapfrogged him and dropped him to No. 4. Kustok enjoyed a sensational ca- reer at Northwestern, passing for nearly 6,000 yards and rushing for almost 1,300 while leading the Wild- cats to a share of the Big Ten title in 2000. In 2014, he earned his Master 's of Business Administration degree from Notre Dame. Matt LoVecchio (2000) He had the best freshman year ever by a Notre Dame quarterback, winning his first seven starts, com- pleting 58.4 percent of his passes, throwing 11 touchdowns against just one interception, and rushing for 300 yards. But when Carlyle Holiday moved ahead of him in 2001 and first-year head coach Tyrone Willingham left the job open after the 2002 spring, LoVecchio headed to Indiana, where as a two-year starter for a struggling program he threw for 3,729 yards. Zach Frazer (2006) The first signal-caller fully re- cruited and signed in the Charlie Weis era, Frazer transferred at the conclusion of the 2007 spring when Demetrius Jones, incoming No. 1 prospect Jimmy Clausen and junior Evan Sharpley all were listed ahead of him. He had an on-again, off-again three-year career at Connecticut, where he totaled 3,422 passing yards, 17 touchdowns and 21 interceptions, and minus-16 rushing yards. His top moment was starting in the Huskies' 33-30 double overtime win at Notre Dame in Weis' final home game with the Irish. He completed 12 of 25 passes for 141 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Gunner Kiel (2012) After originally committing first to home-state Indiana and then LSU, the five-star prospect and nephew of 1980- 83 Fighting Irish quarterback Blair Kiel out of the blue enrolled at Notre Dame mid-year in January 2012. When sophomore Everett Golson and backup Tommy Rees led Notre Dame to a 12-0 regular season and the BCS National Championship Game versus Alabama (a 42-14 de- feat), Kiel bolted for Cincinnati in the spring of 2013. He thrived with the Bearcats his first two seasons in 2014 and 2015, completing nearly 63 percent of his passes for 6,031 yards with 50 touch- downs and 24 interceptions, but in- juries and other setbacks had him demoted to reserve duty by his final season in 2016. He went undrafted and did not play in the NFL. ✦ MEMORABILIA Vintage Notre Dame Memorabilia Augie's Locker Room ND Stadium Items, Jerseys, Helmets, Autographs and One-of-a-Kind Rockne Items. COME INTO THE STORE TO SEE OUR RARE NOTRE DAME HELMET DISPLAY, 1900 - PRESENT!! Voted Best Notre Dame Collectibles in the Country! 1811 South Bend Ave. South Bend , I n 46637 574-277-NDND (6363) FACEBOOK.COM/AUGIESLOCKERROOM NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL GAMES on VHS or DVD for sale, from 1928 to present. Contact Peter Rahas at 7700 Golden Filly St., Las Vegas, NV 89131 or call 1-702-395-2974 PRAYER TO THE BLESSED MOTHER - Oh, most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruit- ful vine, splendor of Heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God; Immaculate Virgin, assist me in this necessity. Oh, Star of the Sea, help me and show me you are my Mother. Oh, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succour me in my necessity. There are none that can withstand your power. Oh, Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have re- course to thee. (3 times). Holy Mary, I place this prayer in your hands. (3 times). Sweet Mother I place this cause in your hands. (3 times). Thank you for your mercy to me and mine. Amen. This prayer must be said for 3 days and after 3 days your request will be granted and the prayer must be published. Thank you. E.O. PERSONALS M A R K E T P L A C E Call 877-630-8768 to advertise in Blue & Gold Illustrated! Want a prayer published? Call 800-421-7751 Dan Payne (1970) — Utah Roy Henry (1973) — Louisiana (later Southwest Louisiana and now Louisiana-Lafayette) Jay Palazola (1975) — Boston College Kevin Muno (1976) — Houston (for baseball), and his father would negotiate Joe Montana's first contract for the San Francisco 49ers. Rick Buehner (1977) — Kentucky Randy Wright (1979) — Wisconsin Eddie Hornback (1978) — Mississippi State Scott Grooms (1980) — Miami (Ohio), but re- enrolled at Notre Dame later. Ken Karcher (1981) — Tulane Joe Felitsky (1983) — Pitt Duke St. Pierre (1984) — Boston College Kent Graham (1987) — Ohio State Jake Kelchner (1989) — West Virginia B.J. Hawkins (1990) — Virginia Wade Smith (1992) — unknown Gus Ornstein (1994) — Michigan State Eric Chappell (1996) — Alabama A&M Zak Kustok (1997) — Northwestern Matt LoVecchio (2000) — Indiana Chris Olsen (2002) — Virginia David Wolke (2004) — Western Kentucky Zach Frazer (2006) — Connecticut Demetrius Jones (2006) — Cincinnati Nate Montana (2008) — Montana and West Virginia Wesleyan Gunner Kiel (2012) — Cincinnati Phil Jurkovec (2018) — Boston College QB Transfers A Common Occurrence Over the past 50 years from 1970-2020, at least 26 Notre Dame quarterback recruits we know of transferred to other schools, a little more than one every other year. That does not include graduate transfers such as the five in the last decade — Dayne Crist to Kansas, Andrew Hendrix to Miami (Ohio), Everett Golson to Florida State, Malik Zaire to Florida and Brandon Wimbush to Central Florida — who completed their undergraduate degrees at Notre Dame and were immediately eligible elsewhere. Here is the breakdown, with the parentheses indicating the year he enrolled as a freshman:

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