Grant Hammann #35, who is from Dyersville, IA, is a senior wide receiver. He hasn’t been in a game in his career, as he was recruited to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish as a preferred walk-on. Since we have been kinda stacked at the WR position in the last few years, Grant has been still at that preferred walk-on status.
3 Things to Know About Grant Hammann
1. Grant is from Dyersville, IA where the Field of Dreams is. The field is real, and you can go visit there (which I have done). If you like the movie (and, let’s face it, everyone loves that movie), you should go see it. Awesome experience.
2. Grant lived in Keough Hall when I lived there as well. #Roos #WestQuadBestQuad #BrothersScholarsChampions
3. He is pretty fast, clocking in at 4.34 seconds for his 40 yard dash time. Yeah, I guess that is fast.
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Grant came into Notre Dame with quarterback and free safety experience as well. Here is him at QB in high school showing his speed:
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Because of no past experience playing with the Fighting Irish, Grant will continue his walk-on role. He is owning it, though. The WOPU (Walk-On Players Union) is a tight-knit community, so Grant is not just a lowly walk-on. He helps the team and is a contributing member while also on his way to getting a Notre Dame degree. Additionally, he’s helping himself get into even better shape, dropping nine pounds in the off-season (thank you for helping us with that shout out, andrewwinn).
Hopefully he could see himself in a game at some point this season, which would be great to see. It’s always nice when we can look to players who don’t play much or who are walk-ons (especially seniors) that get to play every now and again.