This month’s contribution to the Blog of Funny Names. Meet Knute Rockne.
Young Knute learned football in his new home town of Chicago, where he played for his high school football team.
Upon graduating from high school he went to work as a mailman with the Chicago Post Office for four years until he earned enough money to go to school. He entered Notre Dame at the age of 22.
Rockne played end for Notre Dame and excelled in the position.
In 1913 he helped transform the game of football with college roommate and Quarterback, Charlie “Gus” Dorais when Notre Dame’s offensive ground game was exceeded by their introduction of the forward passing game stunning Army in a 35-to-13 win at West Point.
Rockne earned a pharmacy degree from Notre Dame. After graduation, he became a laboratory assistant at Notre…
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