Notre Dame awards three football scholarships
Brian Hartnett | Friday, August 22, 2014
Notre Dame has decided to award scholarships to three former walk-on football players, director of player personnel David Peloquin said via Twitter on Friday.
The one-year scholarships were awarded to graduate student running back Tyler Plantz, senior cornerback Connor Cavalaris and senior quarterback Charlie Fiessinger.
Plantz, the son of former Irish offensive lineman Ron Plantz, appeared in six games on special teams during the 2012 season and played against BYU last season.
Cavalaris appeared in 11 games in the 2012 season and finished the year with five tackles, including two against Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game. He played in three games last season, recording two tackles.
Fiessinger walked on the team during his sophomore season and appeared briefly in the fourth quarter of Notre Dame’s 38-0 Senior Day victory over Wake Forest in November 2012.
With the addition of the three scholarships, Notre Dame now has 84 scholarship players, one short of the maximum limit of 85 scholarships imposed by the NCAA for FBS football schools. This number of scholarships includes the four football players who are currently being held out of practice and competition while the University investigates charges of suspected academic dishonesty.