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04/30/2015

2015 Notre Dame Draft Notes

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And It Came To Pass

Gus Dorais to Knute Rockne became Notre Dame's original game-breakers.

First-team All-American as senior in '35 on team named by All-America Board . . . Irish starter at left halfback in '34 and '35 . . . threw winning touchdown pass to Wayne Millner in final minute of landmark 18-13 win at Ohio State in '35 . . . set Notre Dame career punting records with 91 kicks for 3,705 yards and 40.7-yard average, including 86-yarder vs. Pittsburgh in '35 that still ranks as the all-time longest punt by an Irish player . . . averaged 41.0 yards per pick as junior in '34 on 41 punts . . . ranked as Notre Dame?s career punting leader until 1987 . . . completed 19 passes, rushed for 374 yards on 104 attempts to lead team in that category and scored four touchdowns as senior in '35 . . . Notre Dame passing leader in both '34 and '35, throwing for 230 yards ands two TDs in '34 and 267 yards and three TDs in '35 . . . also led team in kickoff returns in both '34 and '35 . . . Notre Dame's first-ever number-one NFL draft pick in '36 draft by Pittsburgh . . . went from private to captain in World War II, winning four battle stars and the Bronze Star . . . president of Cincinnati Rubber Manufacturing Company when he died in 1974 . . . 1983 inductee into National Football Foundation Hall of Fame.

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Bill Shakespeare
Bill  Shakespeare

Hometown:
Staten Island, NY

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 179

Position:
Halfback

Years Played:
1933-1935

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