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This Guy Plays Notre Dame Football: #22 Asmar Bilal

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One of the ILBs turned Rover keeps the player profile series rolling along

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Asmar Bilal #22, a junior inside linebacker by trade from Indianapolis, helps us continue profiling all of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish players. Asmar participated a lot on the scout team in his freshman season in 2015. Last season was a time for him to make a bit of a name for himself, as he participated in all 12 games last season. Much like some of the other, younger players on defense, Asmar helped a struggling defense, and hopefully he can add some experience to the squad. He began a new tenure at Rover Linebacker this spring, and the change in position should see him with more playing time

3 Things to Know About Asmar Bilal

  1. Asmar joined a powerful platoon at his position, playing behind Greer Martini and Te’von Coney. He could learn from these experienced players and learn to make a name for himself from those guys. He should also learn a lot from his battle with Drue Tranquill for the starting position at Rover.
  2. He played in all 12 games in 2016, recording 29 total tackles and 1 sack.
  3. One can understand why Asmar found Notre Dame to be a good fit: he had a 4.16 GPA in high school besides having some great talent. That’s kinda good.

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Not too much from college, but here are his high school highlights:

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Asmar “Here Comes the Boom” Bilal

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2017 Forecast

Again, Asmar is behind a couple of studs at his position. However, he obviously has the athletic ability to make a name for himself. Being able to do so will have to involve his willingness and also what role he can play in Elko’s defensive scheme. He can definitely learn from Martini and Coney in his past experience. He seems to be impressing at Rover, though. His athleticism is carrying over, and more fans across the nation might recognize his name throughout the 2017 season.

Bilal’s experience should be able to help him this season. For being a first time player last season (first real game experience), he showed some promise with his numbers. Asmar shows to know how to be problem for opponents, offenses. His execution and work ethic will have to show, so we will see what young Asmar can show the fans this season. I hope he can be a help and be a power on the defense this season, as it looks like he will.