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About Eric P. Rhodes
Hi I’m Eric! I’m an artist and technologist born and raised in NJ, just 5 miles from NYC, where the Subway Alumni originated.
Although I never had the chance to attend Notre Dame as a student, I have been a proud member of the Subway Alumni for as long as I can remember.
Years later, in 2010, I would get to see The Fighting Irish play Army in the second Shamrock Series game at Yankee Stadium. This would be the first time since 1946 that they played Army in the Bronx. In 2011, I saw them thump Maryland in the third installment of The Shamrock Series at FedEx field. Both times I proudly wore my green jersey and they did too! And in 2014, I would get to see them beat Syracuse at Metlife Statdium as part of a then record-breaking crowd of 76,802 fans.
I would finally make it to South Bend for the first time in 2014. Of course I’d take the obligatory pictures of the “Golden Dome” and “Touchdown Jesus”. However, my favorite memory is holding the 1993 Cotton Bowl Trophy.
Putting it in my hands instantly transferred me to the memory of watching that game in my parent’s living room on New Years Day. Coincidentally, I was 14 years old at the time.
This unique bond shared by all of the Subway Alumni who love Notre Dame from afar has shaped my identity and given me a sense of belonging that transcends geographical boundaries. We are the unofficial heartbeat of Notre Dame football.
GO IRISH! ☘️