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This Guy Plays Notre Dame Football: #48 Greer Martini

This guy has really been SHAKING things up for the Irish defense

NCAA Football: Fiesta Bowl-Notre Dame vs Ohio State Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Greer Martini #48, a senior linebacker from Cary, NC, is the next player on our Notre Dame Fighting Irish player profile series. As a senior, Greer has seen a lot of playing time at linebacker considering the injuries that have occurred and also how he seemed to fit into Brian VanGorder’s defensive scheme. One of the great things about Greer is that his ability and versatility has translated to the new system that Mike Elko has began. Greer should be able to come alive and hopefully expand his skill set as this new BUCK Linebacker.

3 Things to Know About Greer Martini

1. Greer has had an overall solid production on the Notre Dame defense. He has 115 total career tackles and 5 sacks in his 3 years.

2. His 6-2, 240-lb build shows itself to be a great presence at his linebacker position. Because of that, Martini’s strengths lie in stopping a lot of opponents’ run plays.

3. He is currently in a battle for that starting BUCK position with Te’von Coney.

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Low quality, I know, but I love this play. Great way to attack the quarterback, and he made 2017 First Round draft pick, Christian McCaffrey, look like a fool. Also, the classic Gus Johnson line in there about Greer.

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Greer “Dirty” Martini

NCAA Football: Notre Dame at Stanford Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

2017 Forecast

While Greer is a part of the new, defensive scheme this season, he seems to fit his role well. He comes into games and doesn’t necessarily instill a ton of fear into opponents, but with his stats, getting the job done is something that he wants to do. If he takes his role as seriously as he did in his first three season, he could be looking at significant playing time and even starting over Coney at BUCK.

I would like to see more plays like the above sack against Stanford in 2015. Greer gets down to business, and that will help a defense that is in desperate need of turning around the performance from last season. Additionally, be on the lookout for announcers to call his name and unfortunately (even though I love it), continue the martini puns. If nothing else, he cracked our 2nd Team All-Name Team. Rightfully so, because his name is boss.