Ralph Gugliemi Elected To College Football Hall of Fame
Gugliemi becomes the seventh former Irish quarterback honored.

April 15, 2001

South Bend, IN –

Former Notre Dame quarterback Ralph Guglielmi is one of 15 formerplayers and three former coaches recently named to the National FootballFoundation’s College Football Hall of Fame. He will be inducted in Decemberat the 44th annual banquet at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York andwill be enshrined in August 2002 ceremonies in South Bend at the CollegeFootball Hall of Fame.

Guglielmi is the 39th former Notre Dame player (plus five formercoaches) to be selected for the Hall of Fame and the seventh former Irishquarterback to earn the honor.

Guglielmi earned unanimous All-America honors and finished fourthin voting for the Heisman Trophy in ’54 after completing 68 of 127 passesfor 1,160 yards and six touchdowns – ranking fourth nationally in passingyards. In his three seasons as a starter, the Irish compiled a 25-3-2record.

The Columbus, Ohio, product remains tied with Rick Mirer for theNotre Dame record for consecutive games with a pass completion (34). He’snow living in Potomac, Md., after retiring as general manager of an autodealership.