Former Irish quarterback and NFL player, Blair Kiel died this past Sunday. He was 50 years old.
Kiel died of natural causes at 12:21 p.m. He was in the emergency room of the Columbus Regional Hospital, according to the Columbus (Ind.) Republic. Gunner Kiel, a freshmen quarterback from ND, is Blair’s nephew. No report has been made on Kiel’s plans to practice or not yet on Wednesday.
Blair, as you may remember, set the record for the longest pass in Notre Dame history with a 96-yarder to Joe Howard against Georgia Tech in 1981. He was also a punter for Notre Dame. averaging 40.67 yards on 260 punts.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Kiel family and their friends as they go through this tough time.