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Friday, April 12, 2024
The Observer

Thank you, Dayne

Thank you, Dayne.

Over the past four years you have been a model of how Christ calls each of us to live. You have shown not just those affiliated with this University, but this entire nation, what Notre Dame truly stands for. Even as you faced so much adversity on the field, you never wavered in who you are.

As an alumnus of ACE, I know first-hand how much this world needs people like you — quality role models for our youth to look up to. We don't always know how much of an impact we have on people, but I want you to know my students look up to you. The example you set by the way you live your life means a lot to them, and I hope you never forget how even the little things we do can have a lasting impact.

It will be difficult to see you on the field somewhere else next season, but I wish you the best, athletically and in life. You deserve nothing but the best, no matter what your future holds. I will be proud to call you a fellow alumnus of this great University. May God bless you wherever life takes you. And please never forget, you are a Domer for life — you will always have a family here, and Notre Dame will always be home.

Thank you!

Steve Johnson


ACE 16

Dec. 5

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