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This Guy Plays Notre Dame Football: #44 Jamir Jones

Next up is Linebacker turned Defensive End Jamir Jones

Is that Hendrix?
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have a roster full of players, and we want to talk about all of them. One Foot Down’s player profile series will take a look at every single one of them, and hopefully we all learn a little bit more about these guys, and Notre Dame’s chances for the upcoming 2018 season.

#44 Jamir Jones

Next up for the Irish is the rising Junior from Rochester, New York, Jamir Jones. He is coming off of a quiet season, playing as a reserve linebacker while having a constant presence as a special teamer in 12 games. He has appeared in 22 games in his career thus far for the Irish, an accomplishment not to be overlooked. In the Spring, he made the switch to Defensive Line due to strong linebacker depth and the departure of Jay Hayes. He looks to be a consistent contributor on Special Teams and should play situationally on the D line this Fall. Keep an eye out for him in obvious pass scenarios to use his athleticism to hopefully bag a sack or two this year.

3 Things To Know About Jamir Jones

  1. As a Freshman, Jones led the team in kickoff coverage tackles, with 8. As a former special teamer, I love the hustle.
  2. He is a great all around athlete-In High School he played Quarterback, Tight End, Linebacker, and Safety at powerhouse Aquinas in Upstate New York.
  3. His brother Jarron was a standout Defensive Lineman for the Irish, but has since switched to Offensive Tackle, most recently signing with the Giant for training camp.

Youtube Hot Fire

It is interesting to hear current Irish Captain Drue Tranquill talk about Jones with extremely high regard. This is not your typical Hot Fire, but makes me think Jones could have a larger impact than anticipated this year. I also love the Clark Lee quote, “the steady application of the small advantage” - Whoa (Keanu Reeves Whoa)

Country, Condiment, or Canon

Identifying the player as either a country, condiment, or member of the Star Wars Canon.

Provolone Cheese

This may be controversial because I am absolutely in my own head trying to figure out if provolone cheese is in fact a condiment. Provolone is rarely eaten alone, but always pairs very smoothly with burgers, all types of meat sandwiches, and even can be the feature in a grilled cheese in a pinch. All of that aside, Jones is a very versatile player that will find his way onto the field in every game this year. You may not notice him, but without him there could be some definite holes (Swiss) in both Special teams and Defense. Also, I wanted to open it up to the fans:

Poll

Is Cheese A Condiment

This poll is closed

  • 14%
    Yes
    (15 votes)
  • 47%
    No
    (48 votes)
  • 38%
    Stick to Sports
    (39 votes)
102 votes total Vote Now

2018 Outlook

Jones will be a staple on Special Teams this year, most likely seeing playing time on all units, due to his size, athleticism, and veteran status. It will be interesting to see how he develops his pass rushing skills throughout camp and deep into the season. This may be a developmental year for him on the line, and he could be a late bloomer primed for a big Senior Year at the position. He will get time as a reserve and will provide some fresh legs, particularly in passing situation as a Rush End. In a random prediction, look for him to pick up a sack against Ball State early in the year.