July 16, 2004

South Bend, Ind. – Former Notre Dame defensive tackle and current ESPN radio personality Mike Golic will be the featured speaker in South Bend on Wednesday, July 21, at the KeyBank Gridiron Legends Football Kickoff Luncheon at Century Center. The event begins at 11:30 a.m.

The Luncheon will feature members of the coaching staffs from the Division I schools in Indiana and Michigan including Notre Dame running backs coach Buzz Preston; Former Indiana University head coach Bill Mallory; Ball State offensive coordinator Ed Stults; Michigan State assistant athletic director and director of football operations Mike Vollmar; and Michigan State running backs coach Reggie Mitchell.

Golic, a former College and NFL defensive tackle, joined ESPN in 1995 as an NFL reporter/analyst for Sunday NFL Countdown. Since then his broadcast resume includes color commentating for the Arena Football League and the Jacksonville Jaguars pre-season games. In 1998, Golic began serving as college football analyst for ESPN and ABC and was an original analyst for NFL 2Night, the five-night-per-week news and information program on ESPN2. Currently, Golic is “the voice of reason” on Mike & Mike in the Morning, ESPN Radio’s popular early AM show that he co-hosts with Mike Greenberg.

Golic is a nine-year NFL veteran, playing defensive tackle for the Houston Oilers, Philadelphia Eagles and Miami Dolphins. While in Philadelphia, he began his television career with a weekly segment on the Randall Cunningham Show. He received a Mid-Atlantic Region Emmy Award for his feature “Golic’s Got It.”

Golic is a 1985 graduate of the University of Notre Dame where he served as captain of the football team during his senior season. He also wrestled for the Irish.

Individual tickets are on sale for $30 each while tables of eight are available for $230 for the Mike Golic Kickoff Luncheon. For tickets and information, contact Special Events Coordinator Caroline Ernst at caroline.ernst@collegefootball.org or 574-235-5715 or 1-800-440-FAME or visit The College Football Hall of Fame’s website at www.collegefootball.org.