December 31, 2012 // Notre Dame Football

Notre Dame’s Unsung Heroes of 12-0

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Robby Toma

Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver Robby Toma (9) makes a catch against Pittsburgh Panthers defensive back Jarred Holley (18) during the first half at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

One of the more under-appreciated players for Notre Dame over the last few years, Robby Toma  was once again his normal, reliable self in 2012 catching whatever got thrown his way when called upon.  Toma is a player that would have really benefited from redshirting in 2008 because he could be a dangerous weapon for Notre Dame next year if he had some eligibility remaining, but unfortunately the BCS Championship game will be his last in  Fighting Irish uniform.  Toma isn’t flashy.  He isn’t a speed demon who is going to put up 10 catches and a 100 yards each week, but he is a steady and reliable target for whoever has been the quarterback for Notre Dame the past four seasons – the kind of player you need to make championship runs like the Irish have made this year.  With Davaris Daniels back in the lineup for the title game, Toma’s playing time could be cut into, but it would be very surprising to me if Toma didn’t come up with a key grab like he did against Purdue on Notte Dame’s game winning drive.

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