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Danny Spond's season of triumph

Originally Published: January 3, 2013
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

MIAMI -- Don Spond still remembers the voice message he received from Notre Dame's trainers in early August.

They told him his son, Fighting Irish linebacker Danny Spond, had been injured in practice and that he needed to call them as quickly as possible.

"It was very scary," Don said. "When we first talked to the trainers, they said he had a closed-head injury and bleeding on the brain. They said it was possibly career-ending and life-threatening. It was definitely scary ...

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