Ex-Irish FB Asaph Schwapp dies

Updated: May 8, 2013, 8:26 PM ET
By Matt Fortuna | ESPN.com

Former Notre Dame fullback Asaph Schwapp died Wednesday at the age of 26 after more than a yearlong battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

The Hartford, Conn., native was the state's Gatorade Player of the Year in 2005.

He played in 39 games for the Fighting Irish from 2005-08.

Primarily used as a blocker, the 6-foot, 257-pound Schwapp finished his college career with 44 carries for 98 yards and eight receptions for 62 yards.

Schwapp signed with the Dallas Cowboys ...

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