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This Guy Plays Notre Dame Football: #31 Jack Lamb, Linebacker

In like a lion, out like a Lamb

Notre Dame v Louisville Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

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.

#31 Jack Lamb, LB

Jack Lamb was coming into his third season on the team. He was an early enrollee before the 2018 season, and he fully redshirted that season. In 2019, Jack Lamb came into a bit of a utility player role at linebacker. He played in 8 total games and recorded tackles in 4 of those games. His season stat line ended at 7 tackles and 1 of those was a sack. He made a few waves in the season. One of those waves that stands out for Jack is that he recovered a fumble in the 2019 season opener against Louisville, his first ever collegiate game. So, he definitely came in like a lion. However, he truly and unfortunately went out like a lamb because he suffered a season-ending hip injury (torn hip muscle) in the home game against Virginia Tech.

You can view Jack’s fumble recovery here:

Spirit Animal


Garut sheep in action during the competition. In Garut... Photo by Algi Febri Sugita/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Jack is a ram. He came into the game like a lion, and left like his namesake with the injury. But, he will not be remembered for the meek end to his season like an actual lab. He is full, grown-ass man at linebacker.

2020 Outlook

Jack Lamb will be coming into his second season of playing for the Irish. He will, I’m sure, be in the rotation at linebacker along with JOK, Bo Bauer, Jordan Genmark Heath, and others. Jack made some noise last season, and without his injury I’m sure he would’ve played most, if not all, of the 13 games last season. He was reliable as a backup to the number 1 guys. Look for him to continue that streak and to see his play more often.

Notre Dame v Louisville Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images