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This Guy Plays Notre Dame Football: #89 Brock Wright, Tight End

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Brock Wright
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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.

#89 Brock Wright, TE

Brock Wright is a junior tight end that has been a serviceable member of the TE crew since getting to campus in 2017. Fortunately for the team and maybe unfortunately for Brock, he has been with Cole Kmet his entire tenure on the team, as they are in the same class. Cole Kmet, the once two-sport athlete (he does not play baseball for Notre Dame anymore to focus solely on football), has been a bit of a rising star in the TE world for the Fighting Irish. Cole had to wait as Durham Smythe, Nic Weishar, and Alize Mack took many reps as the more experiences members on the team.

That led Brock to have to wait, too. However, he has been one to play in almost all of the games in his two seasons on the team, and he can contribute as well. His contributions are to help with the blocking scheme as well as to haul in a few passes, even one touchdown last season against Wake Forest, too.

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2019 Forecast

As serviceable as Brock has been, he knows that he will be sharing TE duties with Cole Kmet. We also have George Takacs on the team as well fighting for minutes. Regardless, Brock’s place on the team will continue to be a utility tight end, and the does overall help the offense. He might be making the “quieter” plays on the field, but there could be a play where his blocking will make us need to see a replay pronto. He has definitely made a comeback to help the team since his December 2017 shoulder injury and surgery that made him miss the Citrus Bowl in 2018.

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