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.
#60 Cole Mabry, OL
This Brentwood, Tennessee native has much to prove heading into the new season. Mabry saw no game action as a freshman but did assist the offensive scout team. He first hit the field for the Irish as a sophomore for the team’s 66-14 victory against the New Mexico Lobos, but a leg injury prevented him from truly getting after it.
Following spring practice leading into last season, coach Brian Kelly explained, “Of all the offensive linemen, if you take a look at where they tested out, Mabry ended up second across the board.”
During his high school career, he represented the Brentwood Bruins in the 2017 Nashville area All-Region 6-6A First Team and the 2018 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl. Mabry also ranked as the no. 54 offensive tackle in the nation according to 247Sports.
For Mabry, it’s all about recovery. His spirit animal is protein powder because #gainz. You know, the kind that a dude might place strategically atop his fridge in case anyone doubts that he lifts, bro.
Multiple stingers have put Mabry at risk for nerve damage. Mabry did prove himself an impactful backup for Liam Eichenberg on the practice field. However, he will need to put his health first if he wants to make more of an impact in the coming season.
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