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Former Notre Dame LB Jaylon Smith Named to NFL’s Top 100

Former Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith made his debut in the NFL’s Top 100 this year coming in at #61 overall.  The list is voted on by the actual players, not the media, and is released by NFL.com every year. ...

Brian Kelly’s All-Time Notre Dame Team: Defense

If you read the first installment of this two part series, you know the drill. I’m picking the best players from the Kelly era, and fitting them onto a team with the idea they’ll play an actual game. As noted ...

Notre Dame Football: Top 10 Players Of The Last 30 Years

Recently, Athlon Sports put out a Top 50 players of the last 50 years list and Notre Dame was shut out. I’m not going to spend a ton of time complaining about that, because really who cares? Do I think ...

Top 10 Notre Dame Football Players of the Brian Kelly Era

This top ten countdown is based on the players who were the most valuable and talented to come out of Notre Dame during the Brian Kelly era. 10. DeShone Kizer What if Malik Zaire didn’t break his ankle at Virginia, ...
Jaylon Smith - Dallas Cowboys

Notre Dame’s 2016 NFL Rookies Impresing Early

While the 2016 Notre Dame Fighting Irish are just three days into their fall camp, many of their former teammates who are now pursuing their NFL dreams have been working for weeks.  NFL training camps kicks off in late July ...

#16 Jaylon Smith: Notre Dame Football’s Top 25 Players

#16 Jaylon Smith, Linebacker, 2013-2015 Notre Dame’s most athletic linebacker of all time also ranks, along with Luther Bradley, as one of the greatest natives of Indiana to ever don the Blue and Gold. Born and raised in the Summit ...
Will Fuller - 2016 NFL Draft

Notre Dame’s Early Departures Decisions Validated in ’16 NFL Draft

After years of avoiding a max exodus and early departures, Notre Dame lost four players this off-season who had eligibility remaining – Will Fuller, Keivarae Russell, CJ Prosise, and Jaylon Smith.  By the end of the second day of the 2016 ...
Jaylon Smith Injured in Fiesta Bowl

Did Jaylon Smith’s Injury Lead to Early NFL Departures for Notre Dame?

Star Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith’s career had been going exactly according to plan. The one-time five-star prospect arrived in South Bend as the highest rated linebacker recruit Notre Dame had signed in the Internet recruiting era, even surpassing the ...
Replacing Jaylon Smith

How Notre Dame Will Replace Jaylon Smith

Earlier this week Jaylon Smith surprised few when he declared for the NFL Draft.  Had the 2015 Butkus Award winner not injured himself in the Fiesta Bowl, his declaration likely would have occurred much sooner.  While his departure is no ...

Jaylon Smith Injury Update: Expected to Make Full Recovery

The good news for Notre Dame’s 2015 Butkus Award winning linebacker Jaylon Smith is that he is expected to make a full recovery from the nasty knee injury that earned him a ride off the field on a cart in ...
Jaylon Smith Injury

Jaylon Smith’s Injury Clouds NFL Future

The most unfortunate storyline from Notre Dame’s disappointing performance in the 2016 Fiesta Bowl was the nasty knee injury suffered by Jaylon Smith in the first quarter – an injury that so far has only been described as “significant”.  While the ...
Jaylon Smith - Notre Dame LB

Notre Dame v. Ohio State – Fiesta Bowl Key Matchups

A look at the key match-ups for the Irish in their Fiesta Bowl showdown with Ohio State.
Notre Dame Football

Recapping Notre Dame’s 2015 Team Awards

On Friday night Notre Dame celebrated Team 127 with the annual Echoes event – aka the old Notre Dame football banquet.  The yearly celebration is highlighted, of course, by handing out a myriad of awards.  Here’s a full recap of ...
Jaylon Smith NFL Decision

Jaylon Smith: NFL Decision ’16

Notre Dame still has one very important game left in the 2015 season with their Fiesta Bowl showdown with Ohio State, but that hasn’t stopped the speculation on the NFL futures of a number of Notre Dame players – specifically ...
Notre Dame All-Americans

Sheldon Day, Jaylon Smith, Will Fuller Named USA Today All Americans

Notre Dame landed a trio of players on the 2015 USA Today All-American team with defensive stalwarts Sheldon Day and Jaylon being named 1st Team All-Americans and speedster wide receiver Will Fuller being tabbed a 2nd team All-American.  With three ...