The first half of Notre Dame’s senior day contest against Boston College was as close to perfect as a half could be played. The final play of the first half was undeniable perfection.
Already trailing 37-0, Boston College dropped back to pass on second down to try and get something going. The problem with that? The Eagles nothingness of offense continued as Notre Dame senior defensive lineman Isaiah Foskey put a bow on the first half in record fashion.
Foskey sacked freshman quarterback Emmett Moorehead for a loss of 11 yards an all-time Notre Dame record. It was Foskey’s 25th career sack which is the most by a single player in the history of the program.
Check out some of the Notre Dame greats over the years who now all look up at Foskey on the all-time sacks list.
10. Anthony Weaver: 17 sacks
6 Oct 2001: Anthony Weaver #98 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in action during the game against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. The Fighting Irish defeated the Panthers 24-7.Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel /Allsport
9. Bryant Young: 18 sacks
FILE – In this Nov. 13, 1993, file photo, Notre Dame tackle Bryant Young, right, drags down Florida State quarterback Charlie Ward for a 13-yard loss during the second quarter in South Bend, Ind. Two decades later, it’s still open to debate whether college football ever had a better afternoon than on Nov. 13, 1993, when No. 1 Florida State visited No. 2 Notre Dame. (AP Photo/Mark Elias)
8. Ryan Roberts: 19
SOUTH BEND, IN-OCTOBER 20: USC Trojan quarterback Carson Palmer #3 is brought down by Ryan Roberts #95 of the Notre Dame University Fighting Irish during the game on October 20,2001 at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated USC 16-27. (Photo by Darron R. Silva/Getty Images)
T-6. Prince Shembo: 19.5 sacks
Jan 7, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back T.J .Yeldon (4) runs with the ball against Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Prince Shembo (55) during the 2013 BCS Championship game at Sun Life Stadium. Alabama won 42-14. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
T-6. Renaldo Wynn: 19.5 sacks
2 Sep 1995: Defensive lineman Renaldo Wynn #48 of the Notre Dame Fighing Irish battles offensive lineman Brian Kardos #78 of the Northewestern Wildcats during the Irish’s 17-15 loss to the Wildcats at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. Mandator
5. Mike Gann: 21 sacks
Pittsburgh Panthers quarterback Dan Marino (13) is brought down by Notre Dame Fighting Irish defenders Kevin Griffith (56) and Mike Gann during second quarter action, Nov. 6, 1982 in Pittsburgh, Pa. (AP Photo)
T-3. Stephon Tuitt: 21.5 sacks
Dec 28, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish defensive end Stephon Tuitt (7) celebrates after sacking Rutgers Scarlet Knights quarterback Chas Dodd (19) in the fourth quarter of the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. Notre Dame won 29-16. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports
T-3. Victor Abiamiri: 21.5 sacks
Defensive end Victor Abiamiri was one of Notre Dame’s most accomplished pass rushers of all-time after being a five-star prospect in 2003. Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports © copyright (2006) Matt Cashore
2. Justin Tuck: 24.5 sacks
Notre Dame defensive end Justin Tuck (44) reacts to the crowd during the Irish victory over Michigan Sept. 11, 2004 in South Bend, Ind. Tuck needs one more sack to tie Kory Minor’s career record at Notre Dame with 22.5. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)
1. Isaiah Foskey: 25 sacks
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