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.
#57 Jayson Ademilola, DT
The rising 6’3 285 defensive tackle from St. Peter’s Prep in New Jersey, and twin brother of Defensive lineman, Justin Ademilola, is up next for the Irish. Jayson had a very productive freshman season, and ended up one of the few freshman to use up a full year of eligibility. He was forced into action immediately after Myron Tagavailoa-Amosa went down against Michigan, and then played in relief of Jerry Tillery all season long. He flashed consistent athleticism and finished the season with 17 tackles, including a half TFL and a couple of key stops on third down. With Tillery departing for the NFL, Ademilola will look to take another step forward, rotating with MTA, possibly splitting time right down the middle.
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B.O.B. (featuring T-Swift ovbi). He is a twin, plus him and MTA will both need to step up in replacement of Tillery.
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Rottweiler. These dogs are definitely defensive tackles. They are strong guard dogs and will hold their ground, which is exactly what you need from a tackle.
Ademilola will rotate consistently with MTA at defensive tackle and will look to take advantage of the summer weight program by Matt Balis. Defensive tackle is by no means an easy position to play as a freshman, yet he filled in and consistently made tackles and looked very athletic in the process. There will definitely be a hole left by Tilley’s absence, but he will be a valuable player and one that absolutely needs to stay healthy. He will most likely tack on his first sack of the season and could see his total tackles number double with increased playing time.
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Tough to have any big highlights for a rotating freshman D-tackle, so we gotta throw it back to his signing day highlights. His quickness off the ball is definitely worth revisiting.