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This Guy Plays Notre Dame Football: #23 Kyren Williams, RB

He’s quick. He’s aggressive. He has nice hair.

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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.

Kyren Williams

Kyren Williams is heading into his second season with the Fighting Irish. As a high schooler, this St. Louis, Missouri native was the no. 22 running back in the country, according to 247sports. He also earned a spot on the 2018 Missouri Football Coaches Association All-State First team and helped bring the St. John Vianney Golden Griffins to the 2018 Class 5 Missouri State Championship.

The running back rushed for 26 yards in 2019 and also grabbed one catch for three yards. It was a dropped pass against the Louisville Cardinals in the season opener that always felt like a big part of the reason we saw so little of him for the remainder of the year.

Spirit Animal

Anderson Varejão

I’m calling it. Williams has the coolest hair of any of the Fighting Irish. The guy gives off some major Anderson Varejão vibes. OHIO AGAINST THE WORLD. Yeah, Varejão played for the Golden State Warriors for a while, but we don’t talk about them.

Bleacher Report

2020 Outlook

He has the speed, the reactivity and the agility to make an impact in the backfield. Williams will have much to prove this time around as he adapts alongside Jafar Armstrong, Jahmir Smith, C’Bo Flemister — and even incoming freshman Chris Tyree. Irish fans could see an effective return specialist in Williams in the coming season, as he did get a number of reps there in 2019.

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