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.
#97 Micah Dew-Treadway
Micah Dew-Treadway is entering his senior year on the Notre Dame football team. He has yet to make his mark on the program that he envisioned. Dew-Treadway is a 6’4, 300 pound defensive lineman. He is from Bolingbrook, Illinois where he went to Bolingbrook High School. Dew-Treadway is going to provide depth along the defensive line. Players are rotated constantly along the defensive front. Fresh bodies are imperative. It should not surprise anyone if Dew-Treadway is on the field for a pivotal play this season.
Three Things To Know About Micah Dew-Treadway:
- He has only played in 57 career snaps. Dew-Treadway played in mop up duty last year and gave an occasional blow to the regular guys in the defensive line rotation.
- Micah Dew-Treadway enrolled early as a freshman in January 2015. He redshirted his freshman year. His sophomore year was ended with a broken foot.
- Conditioning has been an issue for him. After the broken foot, he never regained his conditioning level in 2017. This will be something to look for in 2018.
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Look, I have no idea who to compare Micah Dew-Treadway to. I have never been to Greece but I would love to go. My trip to Greece sounds very fun. Micah Dew-Treadway playing a quality backup role in 2018 also sounds fun.
Fun things include, going to Greece and watching a healthy Micah Dew-Treadway provide depth along the defensive line.
As I said before, depth is important along the defensive line. I would argue that it is the most important position to have quality backup players at. There are so many guys who rotate there during a football game. If Micah Dew-Treadway can have an effective 75-100 snaps this year, he will have done his job.
Keep an eye on the conditioning level. We have not seen a healthy, in-shape, Micah Dew-Treadway for a full season yet. The impact he could make as a healthy backup could be significant.