Get to know the name of Fighting Irish wideout T.J. Jones

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Freshman wideout T.J. Jones was ranked the #20 freshman in the nation by Phil Steele. Last weekend, Jones became just the second Notre Dame freshman to record a receiving touchdown in a season opener (Michael Floyd, 2008 vs. San Diego State.) The five-yard touchdown reception with 10:20 left in the third quarter to gave Notre Dame a 20-3 lead. The TD catch was, obviously the first of his career.

“A great win for our confidence under a new coach, and a new offense, a great morale builder for next week. We felt comfortable, and ready to play even though we only had  a short time to learn these schemes,” Jones said after his memorable debut game.

Then against Michigan in week two, Jones broke an even bigger play, a 54 yard TD reception from a returning QB Dayne Crist. Which “woke up the echoes” in South Bend and changed momentum.

By Paul M. Banks

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