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This Guy Plays Notre Dame Football: #89 Brock Wright

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What position? Will he whip it?

Brock Wright
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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.

#89 Brock Wright

Brock Wright came to Notre Dame as a another highly ranked tight end prospect in what has been a long line of highly ranked tight end prospects for the Irish. Wright was good enough to see action in 11 games for the Irish as a freshman last year, but he logged more bruises than stats. As a tight end, he had zero catches for zero yards — but as a fullback, he helped the Irish by using his accelerated blocking skills.

3 Things To Know About Brock Wright

  1. Wright was the #1 ranked Tight End coming out of high school by Rivals and ESPN.
  2. Had a shoulder injury that kept him out of the Citrus Bowl, but is fully recovered.
  3. Has the endorsement of Deion Sanders.

YouTube Hot Fire

A reminder of what Wright can do catching the ball.

Country, Condiment, Or Canon

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

Miracle Whip

Miracle Whip is delicious, but should be used mainly as a sandwich spread. Sure it could be used for other things, but maybe in smaller doses. Brock Wright is in a similar position as a tight end that isn’t exactly being used the right way. He’s probably a better tight end than a fullback just like Miracle Whip is a better sandwich spread than an additive for guacamole.

2018 Outlook

I remain one of those in the minority (I’m assuming) that doesn’t see Alizé Mack having some sort of breakout year. Between Wright, Cole Kmet, and Nic Weishar the Irish should have a rotation of tight ends that can produce without all of the noise. Notre Dame also brought in a preferred walk-on 5th year transfer at fullback in Keenan Sweeney. So... those blocking duties could (could) be diminished a bit.