Former nose tackle Zorich returning to Irish in athletics department

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Former Notre Dame nose tackle Chris Zorich is returning to his alma mater to work in the athletic department as manager of student welfare and development.

Zorich will be responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing programs designed for athletes in areas that include academics, personal development, community involvement and career preparation and development. He'll also direct Notre Dame's summer sports camps programs.

The Chicago native played for the Irish from 1988 to 1990 and won the Lombardi Award in 1990 as the nation's top lineman. He played in the NFL for the Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins.

Zorich will be enshrined into the College Football Hall of Fame next month.