Notre Dame S Jamoris Slaughter denied sixth year of eligibility

By Tom Fornelli | College Football Writer
Jamoris Slaughter's Notre Dame career is officially over. (US Presswire)

It was a month ago that Notre Dame safety Jamoris Slaughter tweeted that the NCAA had denied his bid for a sixth year of eligibility, but it wasn't until Thursday that the school made the news official. According to a release, Slaughter's tweet was correct and his career at Notre Dame is over.

"We wish him all the best as he now pursues his dream of playing in the NFL," said Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly in the release.

Which means Notre Dame will need to replace both of its starting safeties from its opening day lineup against Navy, as Zeke Motta graduates this spring. The good news for Notre Dame is that players like Matthias Farley gained plenty of experience filling in for the injured Slaughter in 2012.

Slaughter played in only three games for the Irish in 2012, as he suffered a torn Achilles tendon during Notre Dame's win over Michigan State in September. While he had only eight tackles in 2012, he finished his Notre Dame career with 98 tackles and two interceptions in 39 games.

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