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Notre Dame Football: Jack Lamb to Graduate, Then Seek Transfer

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Colin Grunhard chooses Kansas for post-graduate career.

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Linebacker Jack Lamb announced Tuesday that he intends to transfer from Notre Dame after graduating this spring to continue his football career elsewhere.

“I am eternally grateful for those who allows me this opportunity and believed in me: Coach Kelly, Coach Lea, Coach Polian, Coach Lezynski, the strength staff, the academic support team and my professors,” wrote Lamb. “I’m forever indebted for your care and encouragement. I will truly miss the best teammates in the world. The bond I have created with all of you will never be broken. I pray that regardless of what lies in the future, our brotherhood will remain strong.”

Lamb appeared in all 12 games this season for the Irish in a backup capacity, registering 13 total tackles and two quarterback hurries. In his Notre Dame career, the former four-star prospect collected 20 total tackles, a sack, a forced fumble (and recovery) in 19 games.

Lamb had offers from 24 schools during the 2018 recruiting cycle, including USC, Iowa State, Oklahoma, Oregon and Vanderbilt. The Temecula, Calif. product is 6-foot-3 34 and weighs 230 pounds.

In other transfer news, offensive lineman Colin Grunhard is headed back to the Sunflower State. The graduate student will pursue his MBA at the University of Kansas, he said Tuesday.

“I think KU offers a lot of opportunities, both academically and athletically for me, especially because I want to end up working in Kansas City when I’m done with everything,” Grunhard told Jayhawk Slant. “I think the KU business school has a lot of good alumni connections in Kansas City. So, that was a major thing.”

Here’s the scholarship situation, as of right now:

2021 Notre Dame Football Scholarship Chart

Position / Year Freshmen Sophomore Junior Senior 5th Year
Position / Year Freshmen Sophomore Junior Senior 5th Year
Quarterback Tyler Buchner, Ron Powlus Drew Pyne Brendon Clark* - Jack Coan
Running Back Logan Diggs, Audric Estime Chris Tyree Kyren Williams* C'Bo Flemister* -
Tight End Cane Berrong, Mitchell Evans Michael Mayer, Kevin Bauman - George Takacs* -
Wide Receiver Lorenzo Styles, Deion Colzie, Jayden Thomas Xavier Watts - Kevin Austin*, Braden Lenzy*, Joe Wilkins*, Lawrence Keys III* Avery Davis
Center - - Zeke Correll* Jarrett Patterson* -
Guard Pat Coogan, Rocco Spindler - Hunter Spears* John Dirksen* Cain Madden
Tackle Blake Fisher, Joe Alt, Caleb Johnson Tosh Baker, Michael Carmody Andrew Kristofic*, Quinn Carroll* - Josh Lugg**
Defensive Tackle Gabriel Rubio Aidan Keanaaina, Rylie Mills Howard Cross*, Jacob Lacey Jayson Ademilola Kurt Hinish**, Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa**
Defensive End Jason Onye, Will Schweitzer Alexander Ehrensberger, Jordan Botelho NaNa Osafo-Mensah*, Isaiah Foskey* Justin Ademilola* -
Linebacker Prince Kollie, Kahanu Kia - Jack Kiser*, Osita Ekwonu*, Marist Liufau*, JD Bertrand* Bo Bauer, Shayne Simon, Paul Moala Drew White, Isaiah Pryor
Safety Justin Walters, Khari Gee - Litchfield Ajavon*, Kyle Hamilton, KJ Wallace* Houston Griffith, D.J. Brown* -
Cornerback Ryan Barnes, Chance Tucker, Philip Riley, JoJo Johnson Clarence Lewis, Caleb Offord, Ramon Henderson Cam Hart* TaRiq Bracy -
Specialists Josh Bryan (K) Alex Peitsch (LS) Jay Bramblett - Jonathan Doerer**
Totals 26/85 (26) 41/85 (15) 60/85 (19) 76/85 (16) 85/85 (9)
* Eligible for 5th Year ** Eligible for 6th Year