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.
#79 Tosh Baker, OL
Next up for the Fighting Irish is big man (and I mean BIG MAN) Tosh Baker. He stands at nearly 6’8, 300 lbs and looks to find some meaningful minutes as he heads into his redshirt freshman season. Baker is a product out of Arizona and was a consensus top 100 recruit out of the 2020 cycle. He managed to find the field a couple times in 2020, playing in blowout minutes against South Florida and Syracuse. With the emergence of phenom (we can say that now I think) Freshman Blake Fisher, Baker will look to find time at both tackle positions. He has a massive frame that could use some more filling out, but the tools and the athleticism are there for him to be a great Tackle for the Irish.
The Restaurant That Fits
Pretty obvious one here IMO. Bakers Square makes me laugh for no reason other than the saying “restaurant and pies”. The pies are actually pretty solid and the food isn’t bad either. As far as fast casual pie goes, this is at the top of the list. Tosh Baker could also put on some more lbs and grow into his frame......and what better way to do that then housing a few pies.
The battle between Blake Fisher and Tosh Baker should go into fall camp, but all reports indicate the Fisher should be the starter on Labor day weekend. However, Baker was able to get reps at right tackle during the Spring, and should back up both Fisher and Lugg. He will be the first off the bench for injuries or poor play, and could even find himself in a rotational spot with Fisher if he has has some (understandable) freshman moments. The ceiling and the future is incredibly bright for Baker, and he will get his chances to show that in 2021.