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Svoboda
06-10-2012, 02:40 PM
Alright, the floor is open for your nominations for the Gold Helmet All-Time Notre Dame Team Fullback. Be sure to include supporting links, videos, what have you to sway votes in your nominee's favor. You may name as many players as you want, but your first player mentioned will serve as your nomination. Nominations will be open for 7 days and we'll then create a poll to allow everyone to vote on the nominees.

Svoboda
06-10-2012, 02:40 PM
My vote. Man, ND had some serious swagger during the Bus days.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-MEt60Y0f8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-MEt60Y0f8)

KMac151993
06-10-2012, 07:49 PM
God I miss the screen pass and fullbacks.

Every RB should be forced to watch how the Bus operated.

stonebreakerwasgod
06-10-2012, 08:35 PM
Bettis.
There is but him.

ND from NE
06-10-2012, 08:53 PM
Bettis.
There is but him.

I second that

mlcspinner
06-10-2012, 09:08 PM
Bettis.
There is but him.

I 3rd this

isotopes
06-10-2012, 09:14 PM
No love for RPN?

ND from NE
06-10-2012, 09:16 PM
Bettis sets the bar ... if I had to throw another name in there, Larry Moriarty was a horse

KMac151993
06-10-2012, 09:17 PM
No love for RPN?

Bettis.

Zellers/Edwards.

Everyone else.

isotopes
06-10-2012, 09:55 PM
Bettis.

Zellers/Edwards.

Everyone else.

Agreed, I was just kidding.

Pete
06-10-2012, 10:08 PM
Boom


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l93D-MBFALw

KMac151993
06-10-2012, 10:36 PM
That run is where the word beast mode came from...

Svoboda
06-11-2012, 10:39 AM
Bettis.

Zellers/Edwards.

Everyone else.
This.

ND_Irish
06-11-2012, 11:02 AM
Anthony Johnson should be in the Zellers/Edwards category ... big contributor during the national title season and eventual 2nd round NFL draft pick.

NDAlumSon
06-11-2012, 12:31 PM
1. Bettis
2. Edwards
3. Zellers
4. UTP (No wait,...that's someone whose backside is filled, not a fullback. My mistake.)

Jiggafini19
06-11-2012, 01:11 PM
Jerome Bettis. That's it.

NotreDameNate
06-11-2012, 01:24 PM
Bettis, and I don't think it's close.

tedwick
06-11-2012, 03:00 PM
For posterity's sake, Elmer Layden. One of the 4 Horsemen, won a championship in '24, same year he was an All-American.

Although I have to agree there is only one Bus.

step30044
06-11-2012, 06:02 PM
Jerome Bettis

IrishDodger
06-11-2012, 06:08 PM
Bettis is far and away the 1st choice. Moriarty & Edwards were personal faves.

Svoboda
06-13-2012, 10:49 AM
Anthony Johnson should be in the Zellers/Edwards category ... big contributor during the national title season and eventual 2nd round NFL draft pick.

Johnson was good, too. The Holtz years produced so many of them it's crazy. Anthony Johnson, Rodney Culver, Jerome Bettis, Ray Zellars, Marc Edwards. Interesting sub question but do people consider James Aldridge and Robert Hughes fullbacks?

One fullback that hasn't been mentioned is Nick Pietrosante. He was the 6th pick taken in the 1959 NFL draft, won NFL RoTY and I remember reading a ND history book that said he ran the 100m in 10.2 seconds.

Jiggafini19
06-13-2012, 11:31 AM
Interesting sub question but do people consider James Aldridge and Robert Hughes fullbacks?.

No.

Very few fullbacks out there anymore, especially in college football. Part of me still loves watching a guy like Vonta Leach just knock fuckers out. Just not en vogue right now.

I still think you pass to score but have to run to win. Keep a diverse roster.

IrishCrasher
06-13-2012, 07:12 PM
Johnson was good, too. The Holtz years produced so many of them it's crazy. Anthony Johnson, Rodney Culver, Jerome Bettis, Ray Zellars, Marc Edwards. Interesting sub question but do people consider James Aldridge and Robert Hughes fullbacks?

One fullback that hasn't been mentioned is Nick Pietrosante. He was the 6th pick taken in the 1959 NFL draft, won NFL RoTY and I remember reading a ND history book that said he ran the 100m in 10.2 seconds.



Very Impressive!

KMac151993
06-13-2012, 10:52 PM
Johnson was good, too. The Holtz years produced so many of them it's crazy. Anthony Johnson, Rodney Culver, Jerome Bettis, Ray Zellars, Marc Edwards. Interesting sub question but do people consider James Aldridge and Robert Hughes fullbacks?

One fullback that hasn't been mentioned is Nick Pietrosante. He was the 6th pick taken in the 1959 NFL draft, won NFL RoTY and I remember reading a ND history book that said he ran the 100m in 10.2 seconds.

Holtz ran what I consider the perfect offense - everyone was a weapon and explosive. Love the FB position.