The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have a roster full of players, and we want to talk about all of them. One Foot Down’s profile series will take a look at every single player, and hopefully we all learn a little bit more about these guys, and Notre Dame’s chances for the upcoming 2018 season.
#72 Robert Hainsey
Robert had a bit of a unique freshman year, both in the rotation as well as his ability to make it on the field. It is very rare that a freshman O-lineman sees the field in any substantial matter unless there are serious injuries. They typically need a year in the weight room as well as the film room to adjust to the game. However, Hainsey enrolled early and was able to find his way into the starting rotation, in a unique 2 platoon style with Tommy Kraemer. They split time at Right Tackle, and definitely benefitted from being in a room with Quenton Nelson and Mike McGlinchey. He is no longer going to be seen as a youngster, but a veteran offensive lineman, who should start all 13 games at Right Tackle during the 2018 season.
3 Things to Know about Robert Hainsey
- Robert played at powerhouse IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fl, where he transferred prior to his Junior Season from his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.
- He has the chance to be a rare 4 year starter on the O-Line, something that Mcglinchey or Nelson could not even claim.
- He was a consensus 4 star recruit, ranking as high as the #1 guard in the nation by ESPN.
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As opposed to showing his domination in high school, I wanted to share his thoughts on the rotation style as a Freshman. Very interesting to see a situation like this that worked, as both guys put aside their egos to compliment each other throughout the season.
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Identifying the player as either a country, condiment, or member of the Star Wars Canon.
I will spare Robert a photoshop....and It pains me to do so, but Robert, you are welcome, and also maybe Sorry.
Bear with me here. Leia started out looking like a bit of a damsel in distress and was lumped in with Luke for everything that she did. She quickly grew as a character and established that she was a certified badass in her own right, and eventually became the stronger of the 2 (when Luke ran away after ROTJ). Like Leia, Hainsey’s legacy will not be defined by his first act, but the lasting impact that he leaves on the Irish. It will seem like a distant past in which Hainsey was not a full time starter for the Irish, especially as he has the potential of playing 4 years straight. He will be dependent, loyal, and a badass.
Hainsey will start all 13 games at Right Tackle this season. Simple.