Notre Dame has had its fair share of multisport star athletes over the years. During World War II, Edward “Moose” Krause starred in football and basketball while also lettering in track. Dick Arrington finished third nationally in wrestling in 1965 while earning All-American honors for helping protect Heisman Trophy quarterback John Huarte.
Bob Golic doubled up as an All-American wrestler while also starring on the football team. Raghib “Rocket” Ismail earned All-American honors in both football and track.
Perhaps the most well-known multisport star at Notre Dame in recent years was wide receiver and star pitcher, Jeff Samardzija. Samardzija helped lead Notre Dame’s turnaround in 2005 and 2006 before opting to play professional baseball instead of taking his shot at the NFL. The Valparaiso, Indiana, native crossed paths with incoming freshman Drayk Bowen in a photo that was shared on social media Wednesday night.
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Bowen was recently named the 2022 High School Butkus Award winner as the nation’s top high school linebacker. Bowen plans to play baseball for the Irish in addition to football.