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.
#85 Tyler Newsome
Tyler Newsome is a punter and he is a captain of the Notre Dame football team. While the position and title don’t normally coexist like that, it feels like a natural fit in this instance. Tyler is a well respected player inside the locker room, and he works his ass off in the weight room. Besides all of that — Newsome can kick the shit out of a ball. He’s been the starting punter for three years now (about to be a fourth) and averaged 43.6 yards per punt. He has a shot to beat Craig Hentrich’s career record for punt average with a good year — and seriously... that hair is magnificent. He’s pure Georgia, and I’m worried that he could be irreplaceable after 2018.
3 Things To Know About Tyler Newsome
- He committed to Notre Dame as a punter before he even punted in high school. Tyler first punted a ball in a game his senior year.
- Was in a horrific accident in 2012 and wrecked his body. When the doctor told him that he could possibly never play football again, he said “GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY ROOM!”
- He bears a striking resemblance to @IrishTightness. Like, it’s dead on (after a few bourbons of course).
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He’s magnificent as the host of “How Well Do You Know Your Teammate.”
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If someone asked you to list the Top 10 condiments available, I have high doubts that you would say BACON. That’s a shame, because as I’m sure you’ve noticed — people put bacon on everything. That’s what Newsome is. You want him around because he makes everything better. If we are to believe that the defense will be good this year, please remember... it all starts with two strips.
I think Tyler is going to have an All-American type of season. I’m not sure if his average will be enough to beat Hentrich for the all-time record, but his average will be what helps Notre Dame’s record. I remember one year that Geoff Price was my favorite player for the season, and I’m having those same type of feelings this year.