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This Guy Plays Notre Dame Football: #34 Jahmir Smith, Running Back

The sophomore running back is ready and waiting, if the Irish need him.

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have a roster full of players, and we want to talk about them all. 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 2019 season.

#34 Jahmir Smith, Running Back

Like just about every guy on this list, Jahmir Smith is a quality athlete. But here’s the thing: there are a lot of quality running backs on the roster and some of them are upperclassmen.

The rising sophomore did get a little momentum last season. He played in two games totaling six rushes for 28 yards and one 14 yard catch. His best game was against Stanford where he had four rushes and his lone reception on the year.

As a senior in high school, Smith ran for 728 yards and 27 TDs at Lee County High School in Sanford, North Carolina. He led his team to a 12-1 record that season. His junior year was a bit more impressive with 2,130 yards and 40 TDs. He signed with Notre Dame ranked no. 26 among national running backs per 247 Sports and no. 20 nationally according to Rivals.

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2019 Outlook

With some carries now under his belt, Smith could see increased time in 2019. Jafar Armstrong and Tony Jones Jr. will likely get the majority of the carries., however. There will likely be a few times he can jump in there though. If there are any injuries though, look for Smith to play a much more important role in the offense.

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