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This Guy Plays Notre Dame Football: #78 Tommy Kraemer

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It’s graduation day... of sorts.

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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.

#78 Tommy Kraemer

A lot of people forget that Tommy Kraemer was a 247 Composite 5 Star player coming out of Elder High School in Cincinnati Ohio. There is just a ton of potential with Kraemer, and after redshirting his freshman year, he became a starter at right tackle (where he eventually shared time with Robert Hainsey).

3 Things To Know About Tommy Kraemer

  1. I’d like to remind everyone (again) that Tommy was a 5 Star prospect from Ohio — and Urban wanted him badly for the Ohio State Buckeyes.
  2. EVERYONE wanted Notre Dame to move Kraemer to guard — and they did! It’s just a more natural fit for him and it will allow Notre Dame to put the best 5 out on the line.
  3. He almost ate a 5 pound Reuben sandwich.

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Just eating Greek pancakes.

Country, Condiment, Or Canon

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

A-1 Sweet Chili Garlic Sauce.

With a position switch, this sauce is only fitting. While normal A-1 is not recommended by your truly for a steak, the switch to the Sweet Chili version is life-changing. Not only that — but this sauce can and should be used on other various meats. Kraemer is life-changing with the move to guard, and although the offensive line can’t possibly be better than last year, it can be damn good and Kraemer’s move is full of that sweet heat.

2018 Outlook

If you couldn’t tell by now... I think Kraemer is going to have an incredible year for Notre Dame. While Notre Dame has had a tendency to run more to the left over the last few years (for good reason) with Kraemer and his buddy Hainsey on the right side — it should make the Irish incredibly more balanced with their attack in the running game (which will be needed with a bunch of unknowns possibly running the ball).