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The Men We Became:

MORE Echoes From the End Zone

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The Men We Became:
MORE Echoes From the End Zone

ISBN: 978-1-4575-4804-8

What does it take to be a student-athlete at Notre Dame? Sports fans may have an idea of what it takes to play football at a Division I college: the training, the discipline, the pain, the motivation. But most of us have no idea what it takes to be a successful student-athlete at a top academic institution such as Notre Dame.

In “The Men We Became: More Echoes From the End Zone,” the follow up to Lisa Kelly’s first book “Echoes From the End Zone: The Men We Became;” Lisa details what it takes to be a successful student-athlete at Notre Dame: the dedication, determination and drive that Our Lady’s student-athletes need to find success both on and off the field. She tells the stories of another group of Notre Dame football players including:

  • The lessons they learned in college, and how those lessons changed their lives via the Notre Dame Value Stream

  • Their years at Notre Dame

  • The end of their football careers

  • The new careers and dreams they followed after football


"The profiles of the Notre Dame men presented in this book touch on the significant impact the University played in the shaping of these individuals after they left. Lisa does a masterful job of extracting the essence of what make Notre Dame men special. I am proud of the legacy I was fortunate enough to be a part of and grateful to Lisa for doing such a remarkable job in telling our stories.” ~Reggie Brooks


“The men featured in this book are special individuals and represent all that is great about Notre Dame. These men are significant and they have strived each day to make an impact and difference in all things that they touch. They were - and as far as I’m concerned remain - Notre Dame student-athletes and I’m proud to have been a part of their lives. Lisa, thank you for your work and sharing with the Notre Dame Family what you so appropriately have named, “Echoes From the End Zone: The Men We Became.”
~ Lou Holtz


The Men We Became profiles 30 former Notre Dame players, including:

•    John Huarte                      •    Jeff Burris

•    Terry Hanratty                 •    Brian Hamilton

•    Ken MacAfee                     •    Kevin McDougal

•    Tom Galloway                   •    Shawn Wooden

•    Byron Spruell                    •    Bertrand Berry

•    Tom Freeman                   •    Randy Kinder

•    Wes Pritchett                    •    Timothy Klusas

•    Pat Fallon                          •    Kinnon Tatum

•    Flash Gordon                    •    Kory Minor

•    Reggie Ho                          •    Tim O'Neill

•    Pat Eilers                           •    Chris Yura

•    Martin Scruggs                 •    Courtney Watson

•    Derek Brown                     •    Matt Shelton

•     Adrian Jarrell                   •    Evan Sharpley

•     Brian Ratigan                   •    Toryan Smith


The Men We Became: MORE Echoes From the End Zone. NOW AVAILABLE on and Barnes & Noble.







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