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Football

Freddy Canteen to pursue second graduate transfer

| Friday, May 25, 2018

Irish graduate student wide receiver Freddy Canteen announced Friday via Twitter that he will be transferring to another school to pursue further studies and see out his final two years of eligibility.

“I will be transferring to another university to obtain a graduate degree that unfortunately Notre Dame does not offer,” Canteen said in his statement. “I will also utilize my remaining two years of eligibility to play football. I want to thank [Irish head coach Brian] Kelly, his staff and the Notre Dame family for the opportunities they provided. My primary focus will be to prepare myself for a career that expands beyond football.”

Canteen transferred to Notre Dame last fall from Michigan after graduating in three years and was featured in the opening three games of the season before tearing his labrum, which sidelined him for the rest of the year. He recorded one catch for seven yards in those three games.

Canteen’s departure leaves the Irish with a projected 86 scholarship players; Kelly and his staff still ultimately need to trim down to 85. Notre Dame has four incoming wide receivers in its freshman class to join the five currently on the roster — seniors Miles Boykin and Chris Finke, juniors Chase Claypool and Javon McKinley and sophomore Michael Young.

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