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Christopher L. Gasper

Notre Dame’s Spond the embodiment of ‘comeback’

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — It’s one of those Notre Dame stories that makes you think the Big Guy Above might really be a Notre Dame fan, or at least have a passing interest in the Golden Domers.

At a school that has turned symbols and stories of inspiration into a cottage industry, Danny Spond is the genuine article. He went from being mysteriously partially paralyzed to being a starting linebacker on a potential national title team.

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