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About Knute Rockne
Knute Rockne has established his name as one of the greatest coaches in college football. He made his name with the University of Notre Dame football team which he joined in the 1910s. The Norwegian-American coach spent 13 years in charge of the team in which he won three national titles.
Before his coaching job, he played football at the professional level. He joined the Akron Indians in 1914 and played alongside Peggy Parratt. He later moved to the Massillon Tigers the following year and helped them to win the championship.
He and his parents Martha Pedersdatter Gjermo and Lars Knutson Rokne moved to Chicago when he was 5 years old.
In 1914, he tied the knot with Bonnie Gwendoline Skiles with whom he fathered four children namely John Vincent, William Dorias, Knute Lars Jr., and Mary Jeane.
He read chemistry at the University of Notre Dame.
He was posthumously inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951.
He was one of the victims of the Transcontinental and Western Air disaster in 1931.
Before his death, he was expected to feature in the 1931 film titled “The Spirit of Notre Dame”.
He was one of the coaches to popularize the “forward pass” style in football.
He won more than 100 games with Notre Dame.
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Famous quotes by Knute Rockne
At home we're the hosts, and I never liked the idea of being embarrased in front of our friends.Knute Rockne
Four years of football are calculated to breed in the average man more of the ingredients of success in life than almost any academic course he takes.Knute Rockne
Most men, when they think they are thinking, are merely rearranging their prejudices.Knute Rockne
One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.Knute Rockne
Play like you're positive on the victory, even though they're leading big now.Knute Rockne
Show me a good and gracious loser and I'll show you a failure.Knute Rockne
F.A.Q. about Knute Rockne
When is his birthday?
Knute Rockne's birthday is on March 4, 1888.
In how many days is his birthday?
Knute Rockne's birthday is in 284 days
How old was Knute Rockne when he died?
He was 43 years old.
When did he die?
He died in March 31, 1931.
How old would he be today?
Knute Rockne would be 134 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Knute Rockne from?
He was born in Voss, Norway.
Knute Rockne's Popularity
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