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.
#84 Kevin Bauman, TE
Mr. Kevin Bauman is jumping into his second year with the program. He still technically has all four years of eligibility with his limited playing time last season. He played against USF, Pitt, Cuse, and Alabama. He caught one pass last season in his first ever game; that was a five-yard catch against USF. Because of limited play and also the rule where everyone got a “redshirt” year due to Covid, we see Kevin as having those four years remaining. He was a four-star recruit, and he also played in the Polynesian Bowl in 2020.
Restaurant That Fits
The Melting Pot
Would you look at that! Kevin Bauman is from Red Bank, NJ. I searched on Google Maps for restaurants in that town, and The Melting Pot came up. As a thank you to our Getty photos search for the site, I found a picture of Quenton Nelson and Jesse Bongiovi enjoying the fondue cuisine at this very location in Red Bank. So, with all of that, Bauman has to be The Melting Pot.
Last season was the Michael Mayer Show (for obvious reasons). However, the next two seasons will be all about Michael Mayer at the TE position because he is just so damn good. George Takacs got some playing time as well above Bauman. He might look to be more involved in the platoon at TE, but Mayer will have the starting role. It might take Bauman a couple years to get more playing time, but that is the nature of the beast with Michael Mayer in the starting position for the next two seasons.