In a recent interview with One Foot Down, former Notre Dame and NFL quarterback Brady Quinn weighed in on the 2016 NFL Draft, his outlook on the football team Notre Dame has coming back, and some advocacy work for which he wants help from Notre Dame fans.
To be fair, Quinn also admitted that he knows Zaire better than Kizer.
What about the team’s outlook for 2016?
Quinn also reflected back on his own time at Notre Dame:
"People always think that for former players it’s all about what happens on the field. To me, the memories that stick out are the ones with the guys, whether hanging out before games and getting ready or at training camp or walking out of the tunnel for the first time. The game’s the game; there are always going to be two-minute drives and other things that are kind of fun, but it’s the memories of the guys that I’m still close with now; those are the memories that stick out more than anything else.
You will probably see and hear more from Quinn in the upcoming month for reasons that have nothing to do with football. He and his wife, Olympic gymnast Alicia Sacramone Quinn, are teaming up with Purina to celebrate National Pet Month by kicking off the Roll Over Hunger Challenge. Notre Dame fans and other pet lovers can participate by uploading a photo or video of their pets or themselves rolling over to www.RollOverHunger.com and sharing their photos and videos on social media using the hashtag #RollOverHunger.
For every photo or video uploaded during the month of May, Purina will donate $2 to the Petfinder Foundation. The money raised will help animal shelters across the country that struggle to provide a consistent diet for the pets in their care. Purina kicked off the initiative on Friday, April 29, with the release of a public service announcement that features the Quinn’s and their two dogs, Boss and Bella.
"Alicia and I have always been pet lovers," Quinn said. "This really aligns with a lot of our passions. We’ve been really blessed with sports and other things, and we want to make sure that we’re able to give back. There are a lot of great causes out there, and this is one of them."