QB Ron Powlus had a big day, throwing for 259 yards and three scores. (File Photo)

Three Legendary Irish Quarterbacks Set To Sign Autographs This Weekend

Sept. 14, 2005

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Three former Notre Dame quarterbacks will appear together during an autograph signing session on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the “Notre Dame Experience” in the Joyce Center Fieldhouse. Blair Kiel, Tony Rice and Ron Powlus will all take part in the autograph signing session from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

For years, the Joyce Center has been the “pregame meeting place” for several thousand Notre Dame alumni. In an effort to add to this tradition, the Notre Dame athletics department is providing an interactive fan experience for each of the 2005 home football games in the Joyce Center Fieldhouse (north dome).

For the fourth consecutive season, the “Notre Dame Experience” will combine with the Notre Dame Alumni Association Hospitality Center with interactive inflatables, photo booths, autograph sessions, football trivia and stage activities. Gates open three hours prior to kickoff and admission is free.

There also will be a second autograph session, starting at 12:00 noon, featuring former Irish wide receiver Derrick Mayes and running back Lee Becton. The Irish quarterbacks are in town both for Notre Dame’s 2005 home opener versus Michigan State and to support Legendary Notre Dame Quarterbacks.

Legendary Notre Dame Quarterbacks, a project dedicated to the lore and history of University of Notre Dame football and its rich quarterbacking tradition, is beginning its existence with the release of a DVD, Inside the Irish Huddle, Stories from the Legendary Notre Dame Quarterbacks.

The DVD is now available and can ordered on NDQB1.com, the official website of the Legendary Notre Dame Quarterbacks. The DVDs also will be available for purchase at the “Notre Dame Experience” this weekend.

Inside the Irish Huddle, made in association with Indianapolis and Chicago based Pathway Productions, includes interviews with and collegiate highlights of some of the most high-profile players and coaches in Notre Dame and college football history. Joe Montana, Joe Theismann, Paul Hornung, Johnny Lujack, Tom Clements and Terry Hanratty are just a few of former players featured on Inside the Irish Huddle.

The project is spearheaded by Kiel (1980-83).