A true rags-to-riches story wil add another chapter when Notre Dame's Chris Zorich joins the College Football Hall of Fame. Zorich found out Wednesday that he's a member of the newest class of former college greats. Among those joining Zorich will be 1984 Heisman winner Doug Flutie, former IU running back Anthony Thompson and Michigan defensive back Dave Brown.
Zorich earned back-to-back All-America status in 1989 and 1990. He won the Lombardi Award in 1990 and earned his degree in 1991. After a short NFL career, Zorich returned to Notre Dame and earned his law degree in 2002. He is currently an attorney in Chicago.
Zorich was raised alone by his mother who battled health issues her entire life. After Zorich played his last game in the Orange Bowl of 1991, he returned to Chicago to find out that she had died while watching him play. In her memory and honor, Zorich has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for those less fortunate.