VIDEO: Notre Dame NG Louis Nix III scores as QB in spring game

Notre Dame nose guard Louis Nix scored on a quarterback sneak in Saturday's spring game. (USATSI)
Notre Dame nose guard Louis Nix scored on a quarterback sneak in Saturday's spring game. (USATSI)

Notre Dame nose guard Louis Nix III got the opportunity to play quarterback in the Fighting Irish's spring game on Saturday. 

The 6-foot-3, 340-pound defensive lineman hustled into the game for a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter of the annual spring game. Nix made some checks at the line -- "silent checks," he said later -- then scanned the field before tucking the ball and powering forward into the end zone for a successful conversion.

"My intentions were just to truck somebody, to be honest," Nix told The Chicago Tribune after the spring game. "I just wanted to run somebody over."

Nix said he "saw fear" in the eyes of linebacker Kendall Moore, and added that Notre Dame opponents should worry about the nose guard's ability around the goal line this fall.

Brian Kelly also referred to Nix as "Irish Chocolate" while mic'd up by NBC earlier in the spring game. We were first introduced to the nickname last summer when Nix introduced his Chocolate News YouTube series, a behind-the-scenes look at Notre Dame football through Nix's eyes.

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