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This Guy Plays Notre Dame Football: #85 George Takacs

One of the two freshman tight ends for the Irish is up next

Twitter: George Takacs (@georgetakacs9)

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. Today we’re taking a look at George Takacs.

#85 George Takacs

Takacs is one half of the TE duo that Chip Long brought in as part of the 2018 recruiting class. Takacs - unlike his partner in crime Tommy Tremble - is viewed as a more all-around guy in the sense that he is a decent receiver, but also a serviceable blocker. Tremble is more of a receiver, but I digress.

George Takacs early-enrolled in an effort to get a head start on the playbook and potentially make a move on the depth chart. Whether or not that makes a difference, we will see. Takacs has dealt with many injuries recently and that could postpone his progression. The talent and physical ability is there, but the freshman has plenty of ground to cover if he wants to see much of the field this fall.

3 Things About George Takacs

  1. Takacs was one of 4 recruits to come to Notre Dame from Florida in the Class of 2018. He was rated the 3rd highest, behind Houston Griffith and Kevin Austin, but ahead of Joe Wilkins.
  2. He was one of 5 Notre Dame signees to participate in the Army All-American Bowl. Joining him were Phil Jurkovec, Jayson Ademilola, Shayne Simon, and Derrik Allen.
  3. The only other alumni of Takacs high school to compete in a pro sport was Jake O’Connell, former tight end for the Denver Broncos.

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Country, Condiment, or Canon

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


Apologies to all the (Liechtensteinians? Liechtenites? Liechtens? I have no idea) Liechtenstein people of the world, but I know almost nothing about the country beyond its name. It is a small country in Europe, and I have no idea what to expect with this country any time soon.

The same goes for George Takacs. I know a little about him as a player - he’s got great size, decent receiving ability, and solid potential as a blocker - but not enough to make an inference about his trajectory at Notre Dame over the next few years. He could be a very solid contributor and potential draft pick, or he could be Tyler Luatua. I have no idea at this juncture.

Moral of the story: I need to learn more about Liechtenstein.

2018 Outlook

George Takacs has great potential as a significant player for Chip Long’s offense in the future. With that being said, expectations should be limited in his first year. With Cole Kmet, Alizé Mack, Brock Wright, and Nic Weishar all ahead on the depth chart, there is very little reason for him to receive anything greater than limited action. There’s potential for growth, but it would be a surprise if it happened this year.