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Ex-ND star Mirko Jurkovic dies

Updated: January 9, 2013, 6:45 PM ET
ESPNChicago.com

Mirko Jurkovic, a member of Notre Dame's 1988 national championship team and consensus All-American lineman, died Wednesday at the St. Joseph Medical Center in Mishawaka, Ind., from complications from colon cancer. He was 42.

Jurkovic was a four-time letter winner who played defensive tackle for the '88 squad and moved to guard, where he started on teams that won the '89 Orange Bowl and '91 Sugar Bowl. He was named Notre Dame lineman of the year by the Moose Krause chapter of the ...

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