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This Guy Plays Notre Dame Football: #75 Daniel Cage

The big fella Daniel Cage is up next in our player profile series.

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

Daniel Cage is #75 and that makes him next in the player profile series as we are nearing the end. Cage is a 6’1.5 and 329 pound defensive lineman. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio where he attended Winton Woods High School. Cage will be a senior during the 2017 season.

Daniel Cage played in 11 games as a true freshman in 2014 for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He played sparingly as a backup and only registered 4 tackles. His injury plagued career started this season as he missed the Louisville game with a knee injury. He again played in 11 games in 2015, registering 7 starts. He finished the season with 18 total tackles but was forced to miss two games due to concussion issues. The 2016 season was supposed to be a breakout year for Daniel Cage. He played in 8 games but his season was cut short due to more concussion issues. He finished the season with 10 tackles.

Three Things To Know About Daniel Cage:

  1. His final two schools were Notre Dame and Michigan State.
  2. His younger brother Jerron Cage is a freshman defensive lineman at Ohio State.
  3. Cage battled sleep apnea in high school and would spend sleepless nights writing poetry.

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Daniel “StoneWall” Cage

NCAA Football: Notre Dame at Temple Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

2017 Season Outlook:

Staying healthy is the most important thing going into this season for Daniel Cage. The concussion issues are nothing to mess with. He has missed time over the last two seasons and the symptoms lingered into the 2016 season. He needs to be healthy for all 12 games for Notre Dame to have its best possible season. Cage is the most experienced defensive lineman on the roster. He is a senior who has seen action in all three of the previous seasons. With defensive line being Notre Dame’s weakest position group heading into the 2017 season, it makes it even more important that Cage is able to play and play effectively in every game this year. The concussion issues and previous injuries are something to keep an eye on as camp opens in August.