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Bergen Impresses Tenuta and Polian

Bergen's brother Max plays at Stanford.

Dating back to his days in junior high, or as a freshman starter on the varsity at East Stroudsburg (Pa.) High, people have always thought that class-of-2010 linebacker Sam Bergen was actually older than he really is.

"A lot of people seem to be impressed when they hear I'm so young," Sam Bergen said. Count Notre Dame assistant coaches Jon Tenuta and Brian Polian as two more people in that mix. The 6-foot, 225-pound Bergen camped at Notre Dame in early July. It was his first time on campus. "First, they thought I was going to be a senior," Bergen began. "But they found out I was going to be a junior, so they...

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