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This Guy Plays Notre Dame Football: #6 Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (JOK) Linebacker

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The Freak is up Next.

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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 2020 season.

#6 Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (JOK)

JOK came to Notre Dame as the first player recruited to play the Rover position and the Irish recruiting staff and.....they NAILED IT. He came into this year with a ton of upside, a shitload of athleticism, and some reckless abandon that fans loved. As the year went on he clearly honed in on his X’s and O’s and finished with 80 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and all the swag. He consistently flashed on defense and provided a ton of juice on special teams coverage units. I could go on and on, but this kid is special and moves into a veteran role with 2 years of eligibility remaining (though NFL scouts have taken notice).

Spirit Animal

Cheetah

This Cat can fly. Also, he can kill.

Exhibit A.

JOK stalks his prey from a distance. His prey thinks he is in the clear and sees nothing but green grass. Spoiler, the prey was not, in fact, in the clear.

Exhibit B.

The prey knows JOK is coming, but does not anticipate his speed. He overwhelms his prey and easily takes him down.

Exhibit C.

JOK stalks his prey, waiting to pounce. His prey does not seem aware of the true nature of his speed. Once JOK is ready, he explodes, stripping the prey of valuable assets, and his life.

2020 Outlook

There are some rumors swirling that he may switch to Buck, but I think those are hogwash. Clark Lea and Nick Lezynski have a dominant and freakishly athletic outside linebacker who wreaked havoc in his first year as a starter. As the year progressed, he improved his fits and made countless plays. With another year in the weight room, increased film study, and confidence knowing he is, “the guy” makes his ceiling very high. I expect him to be on a handful of pre-season All-American lists, which are well deserved. I am predicting an increase in production and to live up to the All-American hype. He may have a decision on whether or not to return for his Senior Season in South Bend, which is a not a bad problem for Irish fans to have.

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