Blue and Gold Illustrated

Sept. 8, 2014 Issue

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

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IRISH IN THE PROS BY ANDREW OWENS N otre Dame fans grew accustomed to seeing Prince Shembo wreak havoc as an outside linebacker who often started plays with a hand in the ground as an explosive pass rusher. As a rookie with the Atlanta Falcons, Sh- embo has moved to inside linebacker with instant results. Shembo, who recorded 10 tackles and one sack in the team's first three preseason games, is entrenched in a competition for a starting spot. Head coach Mike Smith told reporters that Shembo will at the very least receive some first-team reps once the regular season begins. Although excited for his early suc- cess, Shembo told reporters that com- Rookie Prince Shembo Is Poised To Make An Impact Shembo, who notched 10 tackles and a sack through three preseason contests, moved to inside line- backer for the Atlanta Falcons and has competed for a starting spot in training camp. PHOTO COURTESY ATLANTA FALCONS

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