Nov. 12, 2004
#73 Mark LeVoir
Senior, 6-7, 310
Eden Prairie, MN/Eden Prairie
Senior Mark LeVoir is in his fourth season at Notre Dame and is in his second year as a starter on the Irish offensive line. As a junior, he started all 12 games at left guard and played more minutes than any other Notre Dame offensive lineman. Levoir came to Notre Dame as a Parade All-American and a first team pick on USA Today’s All-American team as a tight end at Eden Prairie where he helped his team to the Minnesota class 5A state football title. GameDay Magazine’s Bridget Viehmeyer gives Irish fans a chance to get to know Mark LeVoir.
Veihmeyer: What is your major and why are you interested in it?
LeVoir: I;m an Anthropology and Computer Applications(CAPP) major. Professor McKenna got me interested in Anthropology, and I thought CAPP was interesting too.
Veihmeyer: What is your hardest class?
LeVoir: I don’t think I can say I have a hardest class because I enjoy them all.
Veihmeyer: What is your favorite class and why?
LeVoir: I like my ethics class, but I really enjoy them all.
Veihmeyer: What made you pick Notre Dame over the other schools you were interested in? What were the other schools?
LeVoir: To me, Notre Dame was the total package, between academic, athletics, and the Catholic aspect. Some other schools were interested in me, but I wasn’t interested in them. Once Notre Dame made an offer, it was a done deal.
Veihmeyer: To date, what has been the highlight of your Notre Dame career?
LeVoir: For me, the biggest highlight has been eing able to represent the team and the players that played before you.
Veihmeyer: Who were your sports idols as a kid?
LeVoir: I always used to watch offensive tackle Tony Boselli.
Veihmeyer: As a football player is there anyone you’ve modeled your game after?
LeVoir: I’ve never really modeled my game after anyone player. I try to go out there and make my own style of play.
Veihmeyer:Who has been your biggest non-sports role model and why?
LeVoir: My parents have always been my role models. They’ve always been there to support me. They have sacrificed themselves and their time for me to be able to play sports.
Veihmeyer: What is one thing in your life you can’t live without?
LeVoir: I would never be able to live without my family.
Veihmeyer: Do you have any pregame rituals?
LeVoir: I like to listen to music and go over our first couple plays. I try and anticipate what the other team is going to do.
Veihmeyer: What is the best advice that you’ve ever been given and who gave it to you?
LeVoir: My parents told me to always do your best and do what you enjoy.
Veihmeyer: How have you grown as a person since coming to Notre Dame?
LeVoir: I think that I have matured. I’m more able to handle real-life situations because I’ve learned to depend on myself.
Veihmeyer: How and what do you do to balance your academic workload and football workload?
LeVoir: Time management skills are important. I try to have set times when I get things done.
Veihmeyer: What is your favorite movie?
LeVoir: The Rock.
Veihmeyer: What is the toughest place you’ve played as a college football player?
LeVoir: Michigan State because the fans are crazy.
Veihmeyer: Who is the best athlete you’ve ever competed against?
LeVoir: Justin Tuck.
Veihmeyer: What CD do you have in your collection that would surprise people?
LeVoir: I have a Mozart CD in my collection.
Veihmeyer: When your football career is over, what do you see yourself doing?
LeVoir: I would like to be a successful businessman or own my own business. I want to enjoy life, give back to the community, and have a family some day.
Veihmeyer: Describe what it feels like on game day and playing in Notre Dame Stadium?
LeVoir: Words really can’t describe the feeling. It’s truly amazing. Every time you come out of the tunnel. There’s so much history and tradition.
Veihmeyer: What is your favorite thing about playing for Notre Dame?
LeVoir: It’s unbelievable to be able to put on that uniform and represent all the great players that have come before you.