More tragic news has been released in the world of football as an all-time legend of Notre Dame football, Tom Schoen, has died at the age of 77, according to reports.
Schoen died on Monday, although it was not announced until later in the week. Schoen was a star safety for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish from 1965 through 1967, after beginning at quarterback.
Schoen died on Monday, although it was not announced until later in the week.
Schoen was a star safety for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish from 1965 through 1967, after beginning at quarterback for the first years at the university. He ended up helping lead the team to a national championship in 1966, as well as earning All-American honors during his 1967 season, according to USA Today, which covered the story as part of their Fighting Irish blog site.
Following his time in college, he was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the eighth round of the 1968 NFL Draft, but his career as a pro was not as successful, as he only spent one year in the league.
Schoen joined the coaching ranks in the 1980s, returning to his former high school as an assistant football coach in 1988. He later became head football coach for the team and the team's athletic director. He was also named to the school's Hall of Fame, making him a hall-of-famer.
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