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Grewe video on ESPN

Middlebury's Sam Grewe was the subject of an ESPN report on his role on the Notre Dame football team.

Posted on Jan. 8, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Jan. 8, 2013 at 5:34 a.m.

A national TV audience learned Monday about the special relationship between Middlebury’s Sam Grewe and the Notre Dame football team.

The 4 minute, 42 second segment reported by ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi aired during the network’s “College Gameday” show before the Notre Dame-Alabama game for the BCS championship.

The story detailed how Grewe was “adopted” by the Notre Dame team just as the teen was undergoing treatment for osteosarcoma in his right leg, including a rotationplasty surgery that removed part of his leg. In interviews with Grewe, his parents, Randy and Michelle, and Notre Dame players and staff such as coach Brian Kelly, Mike Golic Jr., Robby Toma and Grant Patton, the piece detailed the special bond the Grewes and Notre Dame shared.


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 FILE - In this Nov. 20, 1964, file photo, Notre Dame coach Ara Parseghian, left, and team captain James Carroll are shown during a practice session in South Bend. Notre Dame was at rock bottom when Ara Parseghian took over 50 years ago. The Irish finished the season 2-7 in 1963 and the only thing that kept them from matching the worst record in school history set in 1956 was the game against Iowa was cancelled because of the assassination of John Kennedy.  (AP Photo/Charles Knoblock, File)

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