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This Guy Plays Notre Dame Football: #11 Ron Powlus III, Quarterback

RP3 Is Up Next

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Ron Powlus III
Brendan McAlinden

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, once again, 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 2021 season.

#11 Ron Powlus III, QB

Powlus is the son of legendary Notre Dame quarterback, Ron Powlus Jr. His dad set plenty of records for the Irish, and currently is the Associate Athletic director at Notre Dame. The commitment of RP3 (yes I just made that up and I hope it sticks) was definitely a bit under the radar, but very important as you can never have enough depth at Quarterback. He hails locally from Indiana and was a 2/3 star recruit who held offers from Kentucky, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Central Michigan and plenty of FCS schools. He comes up pretty developed, standing at 6’3 215 lbs. He definitely looks the part and will add some necessary depth to the QB room.

He is a good athlete with a live arm, but definitely needs some time to develop and work on his football work and overall throwing mechanics. He is coming in as an underdog with a lot to prove, but will add depth and a great family name to the room this Spring/Fall.


Brothers Bar & Grill (South Bend location on Eddy St.)

With Powlus, I had to go local and honestly.....I love Brothers. It has solid food, good drinks, a very strange dance montage that goes on the big tvs.....and even a fun guy in a sombrero by the bathroom. Powlus seems like a guy who would enjoy this spot as it is a bit gritty. The best part about brothers are the $2 double wells night (I pray to God that is still a thing). Who doesn’t want to drop 10$ to get 5.....YES 5 whiskey cokes. It seems that no matter when I went to brothers, my tab always was $12, which is beautiful. I hope RP3 loves Brothers as much as I do..........and I hope the nickname sticks.


Barring disaster, RP3 is going to spend the year developing on the scout team, while building up his strength and working on his throwing mechanics. It will be interested to see how he looks next Spring as well. With transfers coming and going, it is very key to have players like Powlus on the roster and ready to step up at any given time. He shouldn’t see the field in 2021, but can get in on the competition heading into Spring 2022.


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