RENOWNED COACH BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1888

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      Knute Kenneth Rockne (March 4, 1888 – March 31, 1931)

Rockne was a football player and coach, both at the University of Nortre
Dame. He is regarded as one of the greatest coaches in college football
history and is credited with popularizing the forward pass.

Rockne died in a plane crash in Kansas on March 31, 1931, while en route 
to participate in the production of the film The Spirit of Notre Dame.

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Knute Rockne (far right) and his Four Horsemen

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