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.
#84 Cole Kmet, TE
This two-sport standout has done it all. From the gridiron to the diamond, Cole Kmet has proven a level of dedication all his own. Though he may have moved on from Notre Dame’s baseball team to commit himself to football, he still shows trademark tenacity. For example, he has worked to make the ranks as the no. 3 tight end in the country, according to rivals.com. The 6’ 6” 255 lb. powerhouse had dealt with ankle and knee injuries as the two-sport life had taken its toll, but Irish coaching staff expect a great deal from him. Irish fans could see Kmet emerge as a more impactful player as he uses the end of his baseball career to heal old injuries and improve on the football field.
Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift or Chicago
I’m throwing it back again with this Chicago track. Kmet will look to Mack in particular but Irish greats of years past as well for inspiration.
Hey, Dog, HEY!
Kmet is a working breed for sure. This German Shepherd does whatever it takes to complete the task at hand.
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A two-sport athlete’s schedule is anything but typical. Check out what a day in Cole Kmet’s shoes was like.
Comparisons to Alize Mack will certainly characterize Kmet’s upcoming season. However, Kmet is likely to establish himself as the team’s leading tight end. Though remaining aware of old injuries and taking extra precautions to prevent new ones will be critical for Kmet to achieve this. Irish eyes are looking at Cole Kmet this season now that Mack has finished his college career. Coach Brian Kelly said, “He’ll be a guy we’ll actually game plan (around) and certainly look at how he touches the football each week. We didn’t do that last year.”
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