Gus Dorais to Knute Rockne became Notre Dame's original game-breakers.
A consensus All-America pick in 1973 . . . '73 co-captain of Irish national championship team . . .a member of the NFL Hall of Fame Class of 2002... played two seasons at offensive tackle slot then moved to tight end . . . Ara Parseghian said he was best athlete he'd ever had . . . career totals included 21 pass receptions for 335 yards and four touchdowns . . . 1974 participant in College All-Star game and Hula Bowl . . . selected by Oakland in second round of '74 NFL draft and played for 11 years with Oakland, Houston, Minnesota and Los Angeles . . . earned post-graduate scholarships from NCAA and National Football Foundation . . . selected to CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame in 1993 . . . received NCAA Silver Anniversary Award in 1999.