He was terrific. Some of his punts were otherworldly. They
by cj (2014-12-22 14:47:04)
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  In reply to: Got to hang around with Joe Restic a bit last Spring.  posted by Moff

were the highest and tightest spirals I'd ever seen kicked. As a safety he put a hit on Charles White in the '77 game that I am sure white still feels. It was a jarring flying full speed leave your feet tackle.
God could that team hit from everywhere...

Super smart and super talented....not a bad combo...

"Restic - son of legendary Harvard football coach Joe Restic, Sr. ('73-'93) - came to Notre Dame in the fall of 1975 from Milford, Mass. He was a four-year letter winner as a punter and free safety. His 209 career punts rank second in Notre Dame history while he still holds the Irish record for punting average in a single game (51.6 yards), after booting five kicks for 258 yards vs. Air Force in 1975. He also ranks third on the all-time Notre Dame interceptions list with 13.

Restic, a starting safety while helping Notre Dame win the 1977 national championship during his junior season, went on to graduate in 1979 with a pre-professional science degree. He received his doctorate in dental medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in 1985 and received certification from the orthodontic residency program at The Oregon Health Sciences University in 1988.

Likewise, Restic was a two-time GTE Academic All-American ('78, `79). In 1979, he was one of 10 college football players nation-wide who received the Scholar-Athlete award from the National Football Foundation. He also received a prestigious NCAA postgraduate scholarship and was one of the recipients of the annual Byron Kenaley Award, which recognizes Notre Dame student-athletes who are exemplary as students and leaders. In 1983 he was inducted into the Mathew Cryer Honor Society, which recognizes the top 10 students at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine."


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