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This Guy Plays Notre Dame Football: #77 Quinn Carroll, Offensive Line

Despite being a true freshman, Carroll could get some playing time on the line this year.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: APR 13 Notre Dame Spring Game Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

And so begins another round of “This Guy Plays Notre Dame Football” here on OFD. 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.

#77 Quinn Carroll, Offensive Line

A freshman from Edina, Minnesota, Carroll was a four-star prospect prior to committing to the Irish. He is listed at 6’6” and 285 pounds. He enrolled early, so he’s been able to participate in workouts a little bit and is already impressing the coaching staff. Brian Kelly has complimented his wingspan, which is a great trait to have in a tackle. Carroll also played some guard in the spring.

Here’s what Carroll had to say about his decision to attend Notre Dame in an interview with TwinCities.com:

“It was a very difficult decision, and each school offered something unique for me, but when it boiled down to it, I felt called because of these three things: the faith-based school, the unique academic experience, and the fact that I could go to Minnesota and follow in my dad’s footsteps and that would be awesome or Virginia Tech like my brother, but I could create a new experience for myself, my friends, my family.”

Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, or Chicago

Carroll just seems like the kind of guy that would have been into Bon Jovi had he been born 20 years earlier.

Hey Dog Hey!

As soon as I saw he was from Minnesota, all I could think of was this.

2019 Outlook

It’s not a common thing at Notre Dame for a true freshman to get playing time on the offensive line. However, since Carroll enrolled early and has had the benefit of learning the playbook for a little longer than the other freshmen, it could happen. Beyond this year, look for Carroll to have a promising college career.

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