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Sept. 24, 2018

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Page 50 of 55 SEPT. 24, 2018 51 IRISH IN THE PROS week [of] practice. Practicing well to prepare myself." Rochell did not squander the chance, making four tackles — which equaled his entire rookie season to‑ tal — in the team's 38‑28 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs Sept. 9. He was confident he could make an impact, especially because he was expecting to see snaps regardless. "I think the preparation, OTAs [organized team activities], training camp and going through all that, you kind of develop as your own player," Rochell explained. "So when you go out and play, you just kind of do what you normally do. "Again, the preseason starts defi‑ nitely gave me the confidence of who I am as a player and let me develop myself as a 'starter.' "The biggest thing for me was the preseason games. I knew I was going to be playing more so I guess it's just a title, not necessarily this huge new thing. But it is different, it is cool. I just have to do what I have to do and we all have to do our jobs." Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, Bosa is expected to miss more than just the opener with his lingering foot injury. If that remains the case, Rochell will receive additional chances to cement his position as a member of the Char‑ gers' defensive end rotation for more than just 2018. NOTRE DAME IN THE MLB Through Sept. 12 • John Axford (Played at Notre Dame from 2002‑05), RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers: Was dealt to the Dodgers by Toronto for a minor league pitcher at the July 31 trading deadline … Made just three appearances for Los Angeles before being placed on the 10-day disabled list after suffering a fractured right fibia when he was hit by a comebacker … Al- lowed six earned runs in 3 1 ⁄3 innings of work for the Dodgers … For the season, had a 4-1 record with a 5.13 ERA and 54 strikeouts in 54 1 ⁄3 innings pitched. • Trey Mancini (2011‑13), 1B/OF, Baltimore Ori‑ oles: Played in 139 of the team's first 144 games … Had a .238 batting average with 21 home runs and 51 RBI … Had his best month of the season in August, batting .291 with seven home runs and 20 RBI. • David Phelps (2006‑08), RHP, Seattle Mariners: Had season-ending Tommy John surgery before the start of the regular season and will miss all of 2018 … Was expected to be the set-up man for the Mariners. • A.J. Pollock (2007‑09), OF, Arizona Diamond‑ backs: Saw action in 98 of the Diamondbacks' first 145 games, missing more than six weeks due to a broken left thumb … Was hitting .266 with 16 home runs, 57 RBI and 11 stolen bases. • Jeff Samardzija (2003‑06), RHP, San Francisco Giants: Started the season on the disabled list with a pectoral strain … Shoulder inflammation limited him to just 10 starts before being shut down for the year … Had a 1-5 record in those 10 starts with a 6.25 ERA … Pitched 44 2 ⁄3 innings while register- ing 30 strikeouts and 26 walks. ✦ Vintage Notre Dame Memorabilia Augie's Locker Room ND Stadium Items, Jerseys, Helmets, Autographs and One of a Kind Rockne Items. COME INTO THE STORE TO SEE OUR RARE NOTRE DAME HELMET DISPLAY, 1900 - PRESENT!! 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Jansen (2004-07) 11th LS Carolina Panthers TJ Jones (2010-13) 4th WR Detroit Lions DeShone Kizer (2014-16) 2nd QB Green Bay Packers Cole Luke (2013-16)^ 2nd CB Carolina Panthers Nick Martin (2011-15) 3rd OL Houston Texans Zack Martin (2009-13) 5th OL Dallas Cowboys Mike McGlinchey (2013-17) 1st OL San Francisco 49ers Greer Martini (2014-17)^ 1st LB Green Bay Packers Quenton Nelson (2014-17) 1st OL Indianapolis Colts Romeo Okwara (2012-15) 3rd DE Detroit Lions James Onwualu (2013-16)* 2nd LB Los Angeles Chargers C.J. Prosise (2012-15) 3rd RB Seattle Seahawks Theo Riddick (2009-12) 6th RB Detroit Lions Isaac Rochell (2013-16) 2nd DT Los Angeles Chargers Kyle Rudolph (2008-10) 8th TE Minnesota Vikings KeiVarae Russell (2012-15)^ 4th CB Cincinnati Bengals Harrison Smith (2007-11) 7th S Minnesota Vikings Jaylon Smith (2013-15) 3rd LB Dallas Cowboys Durham Smythe (2013-17) 1st TE Miami Dolphins Equanimeous St. Brown (2015-17) 1st WR Green Bay Packers Ronnie Stanley (2012-15) 3rd OT Baltimore Ravens John Sullivan (2003-07) 11th C Los Angeles Rams Golden Tate (2007-09) 9th WR Detroit Lions Manti Te'o (2009-12) 6th LB New Orleans Saints Stephon Tuitt (2011-13) 5th DE Pittsburgh Steelers Sam Young (2006-09) 9th OT Miami Dolphins ^ Practice squad; * injured reserve

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