Thursday, May 31, 2007

the Fifth Horseman | by Jay

Last week, the Irish lost one of their all-time greats, receiver Pete Demmerle, who died at the age of 53. Demmerle lost his battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Last spring, the Notre Dame preview magazine "Here Come the Irish" profiled Demmerle in a heartfelt and poignant article. The piece was reprinted by the article's author here. It's really a great read; if you have a few minutes, please check it out.