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Notre Dame Autographed Football Among Specialty Items On Silent Auction

Posted: Sunday, January 6th, 2013 at 5:58 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Derek Cardwell

One of the more interesting items in the list of silent auction for the Knoxville Coaches vs. Cancer event is a football autographed by many of the current Notre Dame Football members. Knoxville Girls Head Coach Jim Utiermarkt says there is a local connection to that item through one member of the squad. Eric Lee, a cousin to Utiermarkt’s wife Angie is a member of the Irish. While he does not see the field very much…he still has a very important job. Utiermarkt says he is one of the players that holds up the large play cards to the offense. He adds usually when the camera shows a shot of Head Coach Brian Kelly, that’s when you usually see Eric who wears number 37. Lee is actually from West Des Moines and graduated from Dowling Catholic walked on last year. The B-C-S Championship Game is tomorrow night, Notre Dame will play number two Alabama in Miami.