Former Notre Dame DE Anthony Rabasa leaves Western Michigan


Mike Vorel
South Bend Tribune

Anthony Rabasa's football career is over.

The former Notre Dame defensive end, who transferred to Western Michigan to play out his fifth and final season of eligibility, has left the team, according to a story by MLive.

"He got here and he realized he wanted to move on with his life," Western Michigan head coach P.J. Fleck said in the story. "We support him 100 percent. He's a great kid. It's just that football here wasn't meant to be for him.

"He wants to head back down to Miami and start a career, which I don't blame him for. He was in a battle here against some guys that are playing well."

A 6-foot-3, 250-pound defensive end from Miami, Rabasa made just seven tackles in his four seasons in South Bend. He was ranked as a four-star recruit by 247Sports and a three-star prospect by Rivals when he signed with the Irish out of Columbus High School in 2011.

Linebacker Anthony Rabasa cherishes the chance to start fresh under first-year defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder. (SBT File Photo).