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17 former Irish football players will participate during Notre Dame’s Pro Day

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The Irish, once again, welcome back those that have transferred away from Notre Dame.

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Nick Coleman
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With the NFL Combine happening this week, many are getting wrapped up in what will happen in the NFL Draft. While the combine is crucial to the process, the Pro Day that colleges host for their athletes every year can be vital for both the players that weren’t invited to the combine, and for those that may have been unable to workout in the combine.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will conduct its pro day on Wednesday, March 20, at the Guglielmino Athletics Complex and Loftus Sports Center. Seventeen former football players will work out for NFL scouts and coaches. Those players are:

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  • OL Alex Bars
  • DL Jonathan Bonner
  • WR Miles Boykin
  • DB Justin Brent
  • DB Nick Coleman
  • LB Te’von Coney
  • WR Corey Holmes
  • CB Julian Love
  • TE Alize Mack
  • C Sam Mustipher
  • P Tyler Newsome
  • DL Jerry Tillery
  • LB Drue Tranquill
  • CB Nick Watkins
  • RB Dexter Williams
  • TE Nic Weishar
  • K Justin Yoon

WELCOME BACK

You may have noticed some familiar yet out of place names on that list. Justin Brent, Corey Holmes, and Nick Watkins are all former players that transferred away from Notre Dame. Brent ended up with the Nevada Wolf Pack where he played both football and basketball. Watkins played his final year of eligibility with the Houston Cougars. Holmes had an altered path that saw him transfer to the Purdue Boilermakers — only to transfer again to the Morgan State Bears.

Notre Dame’s pro day has happily opened its doors back up for players that have transferred away to another school. Players such as Malik Zaire and Everett Golson are a few of the most notable in that regard. It’s a good practice that will likely continue in the future.

CRITICAL DAY

This will be a very crucial day for Sam Mustipher’s chances in the NFL Draft. Sam was not one of the 8 players that was selected to attend the combine, so a day like this is of the utmost importance. Some felt that this was a major snub to the former Irish captain, and perhaps that “chip on the shoulder” will help him perform well in front of the NFL scouts and coaches in attendance.