Tommy Rees joins Chargers as assistant coach

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Tommy Rees #11 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish looks on during pre-game warm ups prior to playing the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium on November 30, 2013 in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Former Lake Forest star and Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees has joined the Chargers as an offensive assistant, the team announced Tuesday.

With the Fighting Irish from 2010-2013, Rees played alongside current Chargers Manti Te’o, Chris Watt and Trevor Robinson. He played in 47 games and threw for 7,670 yards and 61 touchdowns during his four seasons, which included an appearance in the 2012 BCS National Championship game.

The former three-star prospect tied the school record with 14 consecutive completions in a game against Maryland onon Nov. 12, 2011.

Rees signed with the Redskins as an undrafted free agent in 2014 but was released during the offseason. He spent this past season as a graduate assistant for the Northwestern football team.

As a senior at Lake Forest, Rees completed 215 of 308 passing attempts for 2,572 yards and 23 touchdowns – including six in one game against Bradford (Wisconsin).

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Stats via Notre Dame

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