April 8, 2008

From nobody to somebody

Emeka Nwankwo knew the deal. Toiling in obscurity last season, the rookie defensive end’s practice performances could only earn him more work on Notre Dame’s scout team. In other words, the kid from Miramar, Fla., went from a star at home to just another name and number in South Bend. So much for upward mobility, at least until now. Nwankwo may be ready to rise.

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