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Throwback Thursday: Memorable Notre Dame Walk-On Kickers

Every college football team needs a kicker. And while the talent (or lack thereof) of said kicker can win or lose games, it is not always possible to dedicate a scholarship to a kicker. Over the years there have been some memorable walk-on kickers for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. For this week’s Throwback Thursday, I’m going to highlight some of the best.

Bob Thomas (1971-73)

BobThomas was a three-year starter at the University of Notre Dame. He was a clutch team player in the 1973 season, kicking three successful field goals to help snap USC’s 20-game unbeaten streak, along with the 19-yard game winning kick in the 24-23 Sugar Bowl victory over Alabama.