Quinn to Samardzija

With just over a minute left and no timeouts remaining in Notre Dame’s 2006 game against UCLA, the outlook looked bleak as the Irish trailed the Bruins, 17-13. But quarterback Brady Quinn (’07) orchestrated one of the most memorable Notre Dame comebacks in recent history, leading a three-play, 80-yard drive, capped by a 45-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Samardzija for the winning score. Samardzija’s touchdown lifted the Irish to a 20-17 victory and kept Notre Dame’s BCS hopes alive. In this “Strong and True” moment, relive the game through the perspective of David Grimes (’09), another Irish receiver who played an instrumental role in the victory.