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The Observer

Snowy BYU weekend honors football seniors


Notre Dame's home football season wrapped up with the Nov. 23 game against Brigham Young University in frigid weather, and Director of Game Day Operations Mike Seamon said it was a "very successful" weekend celebrating the team's 31 seniors.

Seamon said the highlight was recognizing the contributions the senior players made to the program at the Friday Football Luncheon, the pep rally and the pre-game program.

"Overall, it was a great weekend honoring all the seniors and their contributions to Notre Dame," Seamon said.

At the pep rally Friday night, captains Bennett Jackson, TJ Jones and Zack Martin spoke about their experience as part of the team and the University. A highlight video was shown for each captain at the pep rally, and all seniors were recognized with highlight videos during the Friday luncheon. 

"Despite the extremely cold weather, there was still a sizeable crowd on campus for the home season finale," Seamon said. "The tunnel on Friday had 4,150 visitors and the pep rally at the Compton [Family Ice Arena] had approximately 6,800 in attendance.

"We estimated that there were approximately 85,000 fans on campus for the BYU weekend."

Phil Johnson, chief of police for Notre Dame Security Police, said the day turned out well from his group's perspective despite the cold weather and snow.

"Traffic ran smoothly and there were no reported crashes," Johnson said. "Police made two custodial arrests Saturday, Nov. 23. One man was arrested for public intoxication and possession of marijuana and the other for public intoxication." 

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