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January 2014 Issue

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under the DOME Making The Move Seniors Lo Wood and Alex Welch plan to finish their careers elsewhere By Lou Somogyi T wo Notre Dame fifthyear senior candidates for 2014, tight end Alex Welch and cornerback Lo Wood, are planning to use their fifth season of eligibility at other schools. Both Welch and Wood are scheduled to receive their undergraduate degrees this December, and that will make them eligible to play in 2014 elsewhere without sitting out a season because of recent NCAA graduate student transfer rules. Recent Irish players to take advantage of that rule after graduating from Notre Dame included three in 2012 at Kansas (quarterback Dayne Crist, tight end Mike Ragone and linebacker Anthony McDonald), two at Massachusetts (wide receiver Deion Walker and de- Wood has played in 31 games, made 19 tackles and intercepted one pass that he returned for a score for Notre Dame the past four years, but will use his fifth season of eligibility in 2014 at a school closer to his home in Florida. photo by bill panzica

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