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Five old Notre Dame Football photos for a Friday — Commander Tommy Rees

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Bless your life with a little Reesus today

Michigan v Notre Dame
SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 22: Quarterback Tommy Rees #11 and wide receiver Robby Toma #9 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish celebrate in the second quarter against the Michigan Wolverines at Notre Dame Stadium on September 22, 2012 in South Bend, Indiana.
Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Happy Friday everyone! I have access to thousands and thousands of Notre Dame Fighting Irish photos, and will never use a small fraction of those on this site. The thing is though — I want to, and I’m going to give it a solid shot as a way to bless the beginning of the weekend throughout the offseason.

I suddenly ran into about a billion things this morning because of dad life — and had to fight my way back into the office to lay this out. Do you know who doesn’t have to fight a bunch of family members throwing loads of laundry, practice runs, lunch demands, etc. in the house just to get in the office for a few minutes?

Tommy Rees ya’ll.

Tommy said he has absolutely nothing taking away his time from making Notre Dame a better football program — and I’m sure his girlfriend is cool with that. So here’s a tribute to Tommy for the hell of it.

Oh HEY buddy

Tommy Rees went full coach mode after he helped lead the Irish to a bowl game victory against the Miami Hurricanes.

Hyundai Sun Bowl
Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees, left, consoles Miami quarterback Stephen Morris after Notre Dame defeated Miami, 33-17, in the 77th Hyundai Sun Bowl Game in El Paso, Texas, Friday, December 31, 2010.
Al Diaz/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

The October Revolution of 2010

Or whatever. Commander Tommy Rees rose out from the Red Army to eventually be Notre Dame’s starting quarterback as a freshman.

Stanford v Notre Dame
SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 25: Head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish along with quarterbacks (L-R) Nate Montana #16, Matthew Mulvey #17, Brian Castello and Tommy Rees #13 watch as their team takes on the Stanford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium on September 25, 2010 in South Bend, Indiana. Stanford defeated Notre Dame 37-14.
Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

The man with the plan

Here’s a fantastic shot of Tommy Rees executing Operation Toss-Up Pass Interference Attack — or TUPIA for civilians.

Michigan State at Notre Dame
Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees (11) throws a pass late in the second half against Michigan State at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana, on Saturday, September 21, 2013. The Fighting Irish won, 17-14.
Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

Triple shot of green

Tommy wore 13 — which basically meant he was but 1 man that wore 3 gorgeous green uniforms.

Army v Notre Dame
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 20: Tommy Rees #13 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish rushes against the Army Black Knights at Yankee Stadium on November 20, 2010 in the Bronx borough of New York City.
Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images
Notre Dame v Michigan
ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 10: Quarterback Tommy Rees #11 of the Notre Dame Irish drops back to pass in the fourth quarter during the game against the University of Michigan at Michigan Stadium on September 10, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Irish 35-31.
Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images
Notre Dame v Arizona State
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 05: Head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish celebrates a touchdown with Tommy Rees #11 against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Cowboys Stadium on October 5, 2013 in Arlington, Texas.
Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Champion

Tommy Rees left Notre Dame as a Pinstripe Bowl Champion. Some might say that he body was already well adapted to Yankee Stadium thanks to his 2010 campaign against the United States military — and yes — that’s all very true.

New Era Pinstripe Bowl - Rutgers v Notre Dame
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 28: Quarterback Tommy Rees #11 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish throws the ball against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on December 28, 2013 in the Bronx Borough of New York City.
Photo by Nate Shron/Getty Images