NFL Fighting Irish

  • Kyle Rudolph - 2013 Pro Bowl

    Kyle Rudolph Named to 1st Pro Bowl

    Former Notre Dame tight end Kyle Rudolph was named to the first Pro Bowl of his professional career on Tuesday in just his second season playing on Sundays.  Rudolph, a…

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  • Harrison Smith’s Journey Continues

    From a man without a position to a first round draft pick. The collegiate portion of Harrison Smith’s collegiate career closed on Thursday night when the Minnesota Vikings selected Notre…

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  • Quinn, Zbikowski Headline NFL Irish Free Agents

    During Brady Quinn’s senior season at Notre Dame, Charlie Weis would tell anyone who would listen that he felt Brady Quinn would be one of the best quarterbacks in the…

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  • Floyd Impresses in the 40

    The off the field questions for Michael Floyd will linger until Draft Day after his alcohol related incidents at Notre Dame, but the only on the field issue surrounding Floyd…

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  • Brian Smith Signing with Cleveland

    Ian Williams was the first Notre Dame draft snub to be signed to a rookie free agent deal Monday night, but it didn’t take long for the next, Brian Smith,…

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  • Ian Williams Headed to 49ers

    With the NFL Lockout officially over as of Monday afternoon, NFL teams were allowed to begin negotiating with undrafted rookie free agents Monday night already and Notre Dame’s most notable…

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  • Brady Quinn - Broncos QB

    Quinn’s Pro Career at a Crossroads

    The last Notre Dame team to appear in a BCS Bowl game was the 2006 squad that suffered a defeat at the hands of the LSU Tigers in the Sugar…

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  • Brown, Bettis Miss Hall of Fame

    Two Notre Dame legends who were finalists for this year’s NFL Hall of Fame class will have to wait a least another year to be fit for their gold jacket…

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  • Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown Hall of Fame Finalists

    The 2011 NFL Hall of Fame finalists were announced on Monday and former Notre Dame greats Tim Brown and Jerome Bettis made the cut. Both Fighting Irish legends, however, will…

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  • Williams, Allen Invited to NFL Combine

    While most of the attention from NFL scouts has landed on Michael Floyd and Kyle Rudolph as far as Notre Dame prospects are concerned, there are other draft eligible Golden…

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  • NFL Decision Looms Large for Floyd, Rudolph

    (UHND) – With the Sun Bowl victory capping off Notre Dame’s late season resurgence, the attention of Notre Dame fans now turns to the decisions  juniors Michael Floyd and Kyle…

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  • Eric Olsen, Sam Young Picked in 6th Round

    Notre Dame had two more players drafted during the final day of the 2010 NFL Draft on Saturday with both Eric Olsen and Sam Young getting selected in 6th round…

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  • Golden Tate Headed to Seattle

    Golden Tate will start his NFL career playing for the same coach that roamed the sidelines of Notre Dame’s biggest rival over the course of his Notre Dame career after…

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  • Clausen Taken 48th By Carolina

    Jimmy Clausen’s draft slide has finally come to an end.  The Carolina Panthers, making their first pick of the draft, secured potentially one of the biggest steals of the draft…

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  • Jimmy Clausen Falls Out of 1st Round

    Many people had been predicting a Brady Quinn-like draft day tumble for Jimmy Clausen for weeks now.  Turns out those people were wrong – his fall is worse.  Clausen went…

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  • 2010 Notre Dame Draft Preview

    The NFL Draft kicks off later tonight with the first round being broadcast in prime time for the first time ever.  Here’s a preview of where some former Notre Dame…

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  • Notre Dame Draft Busts & Steals Revisited

    Last year I did a couple of posts with the greatest Notre Dame Draft Steals and Busts and with the NFL Draft just days away, I figured I would report…

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  • McNabb Trade Could Cost Clausen Millions

    Former Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen saw his draft stock potentially tumble on Sunday through no fault of his own.  When the Washington Redskins pulled off the blockbuster trade for…

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  • Mike Holmgren Isn’t That Into Jimmy Clausen

    When the Cleveland Browns traded former Notre Dame star quarterback Brady Quinn last week, there was some speculation that the move meant the Browns were looking at drafting Jimmy Clausen…

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  • Brady Quinn Headed to Denver

    Former Notre Dame star Brady Quinn’s NFL career took it’s first major turn on Sunday when he was traded to the Denver Broncos after spending his first three NFL seasons…

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  • Projecting Jimmy Clausen

    With the dust settling on the hiring of Brian Kelly as the new head coach, its time to catch up on some news and events from the past couple weeks…

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  • Brady Quinn Named Starter in Cleveland

    Former Notre Dame All American quarterback Brady Quinn was named the starter for the Cleveland Browns according to several reports on Wednesday. Quinn was in a close battle with former…

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  • NFL Irish ’09 Season Preview – Part 1

    Unlike college football, the NFL season doesn’t kickoff this weekend.  Still, with the NFL season just around the corner,  here’s a quick look at the season forecast for some former…

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  • 5 Former Players Sign Rookie FA Deals

    While David Bruton was the only Notre Dame player to be selected in the draft this year, five of his former teammates signed rookie free agent deals by Sunday night.…

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  • Belichick Taking Weis’s Lead?

    A few months back Charlie Weis raised some eyebrows when he offered Saint Thomas Aquinas long snapper Jordan Cowart a scholarship.  Many people, myself included, wondered why Weis would offer…

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