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80 Durham Smythe TE

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Key Stats
GPCatchesYdsAvgTDs
101524416.31

Draft Prospect Outlook:

In-line blocking tight end who's potential as a receiver wasn't reached in college due to his repetitive duties as a blocker. Fundamentally sound but not dominant in the trenches. Great size and underrated athleticism as a pass-catcher.

College Recap:

A 247Sports Composite four-star prospect from Belton, Texas, Durham Smythe was a one-time commitment to the in-state Longhorns and former head coach Mack Brown. He’d flip to Notre Dame barely a week before National Signing Day but then had to wait nearly three years before establishing himself in South Bend. Smythe even debated a graduate transfer out of Notre Dame a year ago but returned for his final season of eligibility, one good enough to get him invited to the Senior Bowl and NFL Combine. While 15 catches for 244 yards and one touchdown last fall don’t impress on paper, Smythe was arguably Notre Dame’s most indispensible offensive weapon, logging even more snaps than former Heisman Trophy candidate Josh Adams.

Smythe’s career finished with just 28 catches and his first touchdown came on a fake field goal when he grabbed a pass from holder DeShone Kizer at Virginia. Smythe’s highlight in that game came later when he limped off the field during Notre Dame’s game-winning drive with serious knee and shoulder injuries that required season-ending surgery the next week. If Smythe had stayed down on the field the Irish would have been assessed a clock runoff and Will Fuller’s bomb touchdown may have never happened. Like much of Smythe’s career at Notre Dame, it takes a closer inspection to pick out its highlights. - Pete Sampson, IrishIllustrated.com

Game Log
 ReceivingRushing
GamedateOppResultRecYdsAvgTDAttYdsAvgTD
09/02TEMPLEW 49-1623417.0000-0
09/16@BCW 49-2013333.0000-0
09/23@MICHSTW 38-1812121.0000-0
10/07@UNCW 33-1022211.0000-0
10/21USCW 49-1412020.0000-0
10/28NCSTW 35-1435217.3100-0
11/04WAKEW 48-3723618.0000-0
11/11@MIAMIL 8-4111616.0000-0
11/25@STNFRDL 20-380000000.00
01/01@LSUW 21-172105.0000-0
Receiving
SeasonTEAMGRECPTYDSTDS
2014-15Notre Dame13170
2015-16Notre Dame33181
2016-17Notre Dame1291124
2017-18Notre Dame10152441
TOTAL 38283816
Return
SeasonTEAMGPNTRETPNTYDSPNTTDSPNTLNGKRRETKRYDSKRTDSKRLNG
2017-18Notre Dame1000001000
TOTAL 3800001000
Fumbles
SeasonTEAMGFUMBFUMBLOST
2016-17Notre Dame1210
TOTAL 3810
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-6/248
Birthplace:
Havertown, PA, USA
Team:
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Class:
Sophomore