Blue and Gold Illustrated

Sept. 10, 2022*

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Page 50 of 55 SEPT. 10, 2022 51 IRISH IN THE PROS cut day, later signed with the New York Giants. Other cut-down casualties from the 2022 Notre Dame draft class included wide receiver Kevin Austin Jr., with the Jacksonville Jaguars, as well as defen- sive lineman Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa and defensive back Matthias Farley with the Las Vegas Raiders. All three of these players, though, joined the practice squads on the teams they were cut by. A few notable veterans also failed to make a 53-man roster. Defensive lineman Daelin Hayes (Ravens), wide receiver Chris Finke (Bears), linebacker Micah Drew-Treadway (Bears), tight end Alizé Mack (Packers) and running back Dexter Williams (Packers) were all also let go. BEST OF THE BEST ESPN released its annual top-100 rankings for NFL players, and two for- mer Notre Dame players made the list: Indianapolis Colts offensive guard Quenton Nelson (No. 21) and Dallas Cowboys guard Zack Martin (No. 41). Both former first-round draft picks have become mainstays on this rank- ings list. Injuries slowed Nelson some last sea- son, but he still remains one of only two NFL offensive linemen (Joel Bitonio) to make the Pro Bowl in each of the last four seasons. And, considered by many as one of the best guards in NFL history, Martin is one of only two offensive linemen (Joe Thomas) in the league to be named to five All-Pro teams in their first eight seasons. ✦ ACCOMMODATIONS Call 877-630-8768 to advertise in Blue & Gold Illustrated! 34 IRISH PLAYERS ON OPENING-DAY NFL ROSTERS As of Sept. 2 Name (Years At Notre Dame) NFL Season Pos. Current Team Aaron Banks (2017-20) 2nd OL San Francisco 49ers Ian Book (2016-20) 2nd QB Philadelphia Eagles Miles Boykin (2015-18) 4th WR Pittsburgh Steelers Chase Claypool (2016-19) 3rd WR Pittsburgh Steelers Scott Daly (2012-15) 1st LS Detroit Lions Liam Eichenberg (2016-20) 2nd OL Miami Dolphins Alohi Gilman (2017-19) 3rd S Los Angeles Chargers Robert Hainsey (2017-20) 2nd OL Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kyle Hamilton (2019-21) 1st S Baltimore Ravens Kurt Hinish (2017-21) 1st DL Houston Texans J.J. Jansen (2004-07) 14th LS Carolina Panthers Jamir Jones (2016-19) 3rd LB Pittsburgh Steelers Tony Jones Jr. (2016-19) 3rd RB New Orleans Saints Cole Kmet (2017-19) 3rd TE Chicago Bears Tommy Kraemer (2016-20) 2nd OL Detroit Lions Julian Love (2015-18) 4th CB New York Giants Zack Martin (2009-13) 9th OL Dallas Cowboys Nick McCloud (2020) 2nd CB New York Giants Mike McGlinchey (2013-17) 5th OT San Francisco 49ers Sam Mustipher (2014-18) 3rd C Chicago Bears Quenton Nelson (2014-17) 5th OG Indianapolis Colts Adetokunbo Ogundeji (2016-20) 2nd LB Atlanta Falcons Julian Okwara (2016-19) 3rd LB Detroit Lions Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (2017-20) 1st LB Cleveland Browns Kyle Rudolph (2008-10) 12th TE Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ben Skowronek (2020) 2nd WR Los Angeles Rams Harrison Smith (2007-11) 11th S Minnesota Vikings Durham Smythe (2013-17) 5th TE Miami Dolphins Equanimeous St. Brown (2015-17) 5th WR Chicago Bears Ronnie Stanley (2012-15) 7th OT Baltimore Ravens Jerry Tillery (2015-18) 4th DL Los Angeles Chargers Drue Tranquill (2014-18) 4th LB Los Angeles Chargers Tommy Tremble (2018-20) 2nd TE Carolina Panthers Kyren Williams (2019-21) 1st RB Los Angeles Rams Practice squad (6): WR Kevin Austin Jr. (2018-21), Jacksonville Jaguars; DL Micah Dew-Treadway (2015-18), Chicago Bears; DB Matthias Farley (2011-15) Las Vegas Raiders; OL Nick Martin (2011-15), New Orleans Saints; DE Isaac Rochell (2013-16), Cleveland Browns; and DL Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa (2017-21), Las Vegas Raiders. Injured reserve (4): DL Khalid Kareem (2016-19), Cincinnati Bengals; TE Alizé Mack (2015-18), Green Bay Packers; DE Romeo Okwara (2012-15), Detroit Lions; and LB Isaiah Pryor (2020-21), New Orleans Saints. Free agents (9): OL Alex Bars (2014-18); QB Jack Coan (2021); DL Sheldon Day (2012-15); S Jalen El- liott (2016-19); WR Chris Finke (2015-19); LB Daelin Hayes (2016-20); WR Javon McKinley (2016-20); LB Drew White (2017-21); and RB Dexter Williams (2015-18). M A R K E T P L A C E MEMORABILIA NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL GAMES on VHS or DVD for sale, from 1928 to present. Contact Peter Rahas at 7700 Golden Filly St., Las Vegas, NV 89131 or call 1-702-395-2974 Notre Dame Game Football Weekend Available 2 nights ON Campus! Price Includes: Game Ticket, Parking for the weekend, Bed at Sacred Heart Parish Hall on campus, Stanford – $525 each October 14, 15, 16, 2022 Proceeds benefit the Student Scholarship Fund, South Jersey Notre Dame Club E-mail Or call Bill Burns 609-368-1962 The "Rockne" B&B Newly renovated rental home available for all events in the Notre Dame/South Bend area. Often called "The Rockne House," it is located on Rockne Drive, just 1.1 miles from ND stadium. The home features a Notre Dame museum-like atmosphere, from vintage Rockne to present day items. Three bedrooms, sleeps 10-12 with two full baths. CONTACT AUGIE'S LOCKER ROOM 574-277-NDND (6363)

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