Found August 20, 2013 on
Notre Dame fans won’t be seeing Danny Spond (#13) in an Irish uniform anymore.
Oh, Danny boy. The pipes, the pipes are calling on your playing days.
A rough day just got a bit rougher for Notre Dame. Hours after learning that they had lost out on former RB recruit Elijah Hood, the news broke that senior linebacker Danny Spond had to retire from football due to migraines. More specifically, hemiplegic migraines. This type of migraine can be associated with weakness on one side of the body, siezures, and ataxia (lack of voluntary coordination of muscle movements). It should be obvious how this type of migraine could seriously impede one’s abilities to play football (or any sport), and could in fact be extremely dangerous should an episode occur on the field.
It’s sad for Spond, who last year with the Irish helped the defense to a #7 overall ranking and a berth in the BCS National Championship against eventual victor Alabama. Spond was a key contributor to that defense, but fortunately...
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Notre Dame linebacker Danny Spond says he has decided to end his playing career after suffering a paralyzing migraine headache for a second straight year.
Spond issued a statement Tuesday saying that because the cause of the hemiplegic migraines is not known, he decided to stop playing. Coach Brian Kelly announced Saturday that Spond had told teammates a medical condition had ended...
On Saturday, Notre Dame fans received the sad news that outside linebacker Danny Spond would be calling it quits after dealing with medical issues for several years. Spond was a clear starter and one of the team leaders, and will remain with the team to help coach.
Tonight, Spond took to Twitter to thank fans for all the support they have given him:
It’s easy to see why the...
First, it was highly touted 2013 DT recruit Eddie Vanderdoes, who changed his commitment from Notre Dame to UCLA. Now, 2014 RB recruit Elijah Hood (4-star – ESPN, 5-star Rivals.com) has apparently changed his mind about playing for the Irish as well.
Speculation quickly turned to certainty when Hood acknowledged the change earlier today with this message:
It’s fairly evident...
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— Maxwell (@MaxwellJohn) August 2, 2013
From there, the...
Notre Dame will have two new starting offensive linemen this season and sophomore tackle Ronnie Stanley is making a push to claim one of those roles up front.