John Heisler | November 30, 2015
It's a little before 10:30 a.m. on a mid-October Friday, the day before the University of Notre Dame plays host to USC in football. Fans sporting blue and gold apparel already are spread liberally throughout the campus.
Who comes flying west-relatively unnoticed--on his longboard (a longer version of a skateboard) on Moose Krause Drive at the north end of Notre Dame Stadium? It's Irish quarterback DeShone Kizer, on the way to his accounting course in DeBartolo Hall.
A few weeks later, it's a Thursday afternoon, just before Notre Dame's final practice before a road game in Philadelphia against 21st-rated Temple. Who's in the player lounge at the Guglielmino Athletic Complex, tuning up his wicked ping pong serve? It's Kizer.