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A reunion 100 years in the making

Bellevue quarterback Josh McNeely, Michael Rockne, Charles Dorais, Perkins quarterback David Doster.

History was made Friday at Cedar Point as relatives of college football legends Knute Rockne and Gus Dorais joined park officials to help commemorate the 100th anniversary of the perfection of the forward pass on the Cedar Point Beach. In 1913, both Rockne and Dorais worked at Cedar Point and during their free time they practiced the forward pass, an innovation in college football that would help propel Notre Dame over the heavily-favored Army team that fall and into national prominence.  Michael Rockne, great grandson of Knute Rockne and Charles Dorais, great grandson of Gus Dorais, reenacted the event at the historic park.  

 

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