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Notre Dame Football: Irish tight end, Tommy Tremble, declares for the NFL Draft

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Goodbye sweet fullback

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 14 Notre Dame at Boston College Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Another tight end is leaving the Notre Dame Fighting Irish with some eligibility on the table. Tommy Tremble has announced that he will enter the 2021 NFL Draft.

Tremble will join another Irish TE in the 2021 NFL Draft in Brock Wright. Wright announced his decision last week.

There was a lot of hope that Tommy Tremble was going to have a breakout year for Notre Dame in 2020 as a pass-catcher. He’s a little shorter than most prototypical tight ends, but he has tremendous athleticism and is just tough as a Hills Brothers can of nails. But from that pass-catching standpoint... there just wasn’t that uptick in productivity that we have come to expect from Notre Dame tight ends.

Tremble played quite a bit in 2019, and after Cole Kmet left for the NFL, he naturally looked like the next option for Notre Dame. As 2020 moved forward however, it was freshman Michael Mayer that was used as the primary receiver from the tight end position.

Tremble was used primarily as a fullback or an H-back throughout the season — and a lot of us fell in love with how he played this position. His elite blocking skills made him a perfect fit for what Notre Dame was trying to do on offense — but you have to think that Tremble wanted more, and maybe that’s a big reason why it’s time for him to move on. Mayer is the rising star catching the ball as a tight end, and it’s hard to imagine Tremble being involved more in that aspect in 2021.

Good luck to Tommy in the draft, and he will always be one of my favorites as he truly brought the fullback back to South Bend.

Notre Dame brings back Mayer, George Takacs, and Kevin Bauman in 2021 and welcome the arrival of two freshmen in Cane Berrong and Mitchell Evans.

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