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Notre Dame legend Terry Brennan passes away at 93

The Notre Dame community is mourning the loss of former running back and head coach Terry Brennan, who passed away at the age of 93.

Brennan is an accomplished figure in the Fighting Irish’s history who won two national championships while rushing for 1,716 yards during a four-year playing career.

Despite being drafted in the 1949 NFL Draft, Brennan pursued a career in coaching and eventually became the youngest head coach in Notre Dame history, taking on the top job at the age of 25 after the conclusion of the 1953 season when legendary head coach Frank Leahy retired.

He went on to coach the Irish for five seasons, until 1958.

Brennan was part of the 1946 team that played in the “Game of the Century,” a scoreless tie with Army. He later was head coach when Notre Dame upset Oklahoma to end its 47-game win streak in 1957.

He compiled a 33-2-3 record as a player and a 32-18 record as a coach, leading the Fighting Irish to three final AP Top 10 rankings in five seasons.

Brennan was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Louise Kelley, and is survived by six children, 25 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

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