Blue and Gold Illustrated

January 2021

Blue & Gold Illustrated: America's Foremost Authority on Notre Dame Football

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18 JANUARY 2021 BLUE & GOLD ILLUSTRATED BY LOU SOMOGYI T o say that the 2020 college foot- ball season was different and unique would be an under- statement. Just the fact that it was played and completed amid the COVID-19 pan- demic was a victory in itself, and a testament to dedication, fortitude, vigilance, and also good fortune. In addition, much pride could be taken at Notre Dame with a second appearance over the past three years in the four-team College Football Playoff, a first-ever full conference season in the sport, and the conquest of a No. 1-ranked team (Clemson) for the first time in 27 years. Unfortunately, as different and unique as it all was, the 2020 Fighting 2020 BGI AWARDS Reviewing the top performers from a regular season of much triumph and another postseason of reality Running back Kyren Williams went from four carries as a freshman in 2019 to a 1,125-yard rusher with 13 touchdowns as a sophomore this fall. PHOTO COURTESY NOTRE DAME ATHLETICS

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