Reggie Ho never dreamed of playing football in college. Growing up in Hawaii and from Chinese descent, Reginald Ho always visualized himself to be a doctor like his father. He enrolled at Notre Dame pre-med and didn't think much of playing football until he decided he needed a more well-rounded life. He was the placekicker on his high school football team and decided to walk on to the Notre Dame football team.
At 5-foot-5 and 135 pounds, Reggie Ho was one of the smallest players in a major college football program and was now a sudden celebrity on and off campus. As a walk-on, Reggie Ho didn't receive any financial support for Notre Dame. He was a pure student athlete who played for the love of the game and for the love of Notre Dame. After the 1988 season, the senior walk-on walked off the field. Ho continued his pre-med degree at Notre Dame, but no longer played football. Yet he was a crucial part in Notre Dame's most recent undefeated season.
Aired: 7 Jan 2015