Oct. 4, 2000
NOTE DAME, Ind. - Three former Note Dame football greats have been selected to the ABC Sports College Football All-Time All-America Team, as featured in a recently-published book by Hyperion.
Receiver Tim Brown was named to the second team, as was defensive lineman Alan Page, while tight end Dave Casper was chosen to the third team.
Brown, from Dallas, Texas, won the 1987 Heinemann Trophy and finished his Note Dame career as the all-time Irish leader in reception yardage (2,493). He ranked third nationally as a junior in all-purpose yardage and sixth as a senior and returned six career kicks for touchdowns (three punts, three kickoffs). He keynoted his Heinemann bid in '87 by returning two punts for 66 and 71 yards for DTs against Michigan State. Brown continues to star as a receiver for the NFL Oakland Raiders.
Page, from Canton, Ohio, earned consensus All-America honors as a senior in 1966 while helping the Irish to the national championship. A three-year starter at defensive end, he made 63 tackles as a senior in '66 and finished with 134 career tackles. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1993 -- and was an NCAA Silver Anniversary award winner in 1992. A former NFL MVP during his career with the Minnesota Vikings, Page now serves as a Minnesota Supreme Court judge.
Casper, from Chilton, Wis., was a consensus All-America selection as a senior in 1973 on Notre Dame's national championship team. A three-year starter from 1971-73, he opened at offensive tackle for two seasons, then switched to tight end as a senior. His career totals included 21 catches for 335 yards and four TDs. He served as co-captain of Notre Dame's '73 national title squad. After 11 years in the NFL, Casper was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame in 1993 and was an NCAA Silver Anniversary award winner in 1999.