Next up on the list for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish is the rising Junior kicker, #19 Justin Yoon. Yoon was a 3 star recruit from Nashville, Tennessee and the number one rater kicker in the nation. Honestly want to gripe here for a hot second....How is the number one kicker in the nation....only 3 stars?! Can the man with the golden leg get some love around here? Despite that rip off, he went on to live up to his rating (not stars) and was a freshman All American. He had a slight sophomore slump and was hampered this spring by a tight hamstring. We hope to see much of his much imitated, but never replicated celebration throughout the course of this season.
3 Things to know about Justin Yoon
- Justin’s father, Jiseop, was an Olympic figure Skater, and his mother, Mihwa, was a famous silent film actress. The kid has some impressive genes to say the least.
- I once saw him walking around campus rocking a “Kickers are people too shirt”-realized then he could be on my team every day of the week.
- Justin is known for his bowing celebration with both the holder and the snapper. Gets the crowd going.
Youtube Hot Fire
Enthusiasm, Passion, Aggression. These are words that I wouldn’t use to describe this commitment video, but its simple, consistent, and reliable, just like Justin.
Bonus Hot Fire- Love Love Love that Celly.
I, Philly G Dub Thee....
Justin “The man with the Golden Leg” Yoon
Russ-what do you think about Justin?
Justin looks to rebound from a season that had extremely high expectations. He was nominated for pre season kicker of the year, but fell slightly short. However, he was still a very solid performer, hitting 13-17 FGs and 44-46 PATs. He was able to rest up his hamstring this spring and looks to rebound in a good way.
My bold prediction is that he will not miss a single PAT this year. This is really based off of nothing, but just a hunch I have. Take it how you will, but if it happens, you heard it here first.