Notre Dame senior captain, left tackle Zack Martin, was named the 2013 game's Most Valuable Player after anchoring an Irish unit that churned out 175 rushing yards with no sacks allowed. Martin joins a prestigious list of players who have earned the David C. Koch trophy.
A youth clinic at Yankee Stadium with the Bronx Colts, a "Build-A-Bear" workshop for children and a visit to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Pediatric Cancer Center were all part of a busy week of giving back for the partcipants of the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl.
Part of the allure of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl is its residence in New York City. Players from both Notre Dame and Rutgers got the opportunity to take in the sites, from a visit to the New York Stock exchange, to a special view from atop the Rock Observation Deck.
The two teams were treated to a banquet at Yankee Stadium, in which the players enjoyed a special tour of the Stadium and a visit from Miss New Jersey. A live band then entertained the crowd to help kick off a busy week at the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl.
From the NFL's "Greatest Game ever Played" between the Giants and Colts in 1958, to John LuJack's game-saving tackle in Notre Dame and Army's famous 0-0 tie in 1946, Yankee Stadium has a long and storied tradition with the game of football.