the east side entrance to Sacred Heart Basilica is an archway with
these words carved in stone: God Country Notre Dame. The archway was built
to honor those sons of Notre Dame who were lost in WWI. Rocky Bleier, the
subject of this month's Irish Reveries newsletter, is a man whose
life is defined by this trinity of ideals. As a player for Notre Dame he
was a team captain, and a starter on the 1966 National
Championship team. He unselfishly put his pro football career on hold and
was seriously wounded in the jungles of Viet Nam. With a singular belief
in himself and his God he not only fought back to overcome severe injuries
but was an integral part of four Super Bowl winning teams with the
Pittsburgh Steelers. As one writer said: "Rocky Bleier is the stuff
of which heroes are made - and I don't just mean football heroes."
month's edition of Out of Bounds will feature a story about Rocky
from their book of anecdotes.
feature great stories about the Era of Ara
Life this month is an article about an alum who
returned to Normandy and Omaha Beach.
Victurus - an article from the Scholastic in which team
captain Rocky Bleier reviews the 1967 season.
features the article about Rocky's visit to the Pro Football Hall of fame
to dedicate an exhibit that honors NFL players who served their country
MONTANA 15 Inch Bronze football statue. Statue is a numbered,
limited edition. The jersey number is 16, but the throwing motion and
helmet are pure Irish gold.