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Sheldon Day | Defensive End

Team: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 290

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ESPN's Kevin Weidl writes that Notre Dame DTs Sheldon Day and Jarron Jones "are a handful inside."
"Notre Dame has taken a step back with edge rush but they are stout on the interior," Weidl wrote. That's quite the compliment considering the Fighting Irish lost DE/DT Stephon Tuitt and NT Louis Nix to the NFL. Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly believes Day could be better than both Nix and Tuitt. "Sheldon Day can be the best lineman that we've had here. He's going to have to play a whole season and prove it on the field and stay healthy, but I believe he can be the best defensive lineman I've had here," Kelly told Sports Illustrated earlier this month. Sep 10 - 7:53 PM

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Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly believes junior DT Sheldon Day could be better than Louis Nix and Stephon Tuitt.

Both Nix (Texans, No. 83 overall) and Tuitt (Steelers, No. 46 overall) were Day 2 picks in last spring's draft. "Sheldon Day can be the best lineman that we've had here. He's going to have to play a whole season and prove it on the field and stay healthy, but I believe he can be the best defensive lineman I've had here," Kelly told Sports Illustrated. The 6-foot-2, 285-pound Day made six tackles in an opening weekend win over Rice, one for loss. "He's disruptive and athletic and has great work ethic," Kelly added. "He can play every snap. That wasn't the case with either Nix or Tuitt, who were great players in their own right. But they did not have the same work volume that Sheldon has."
Sep 2 - 5:51 PM

If Notre Dame junior DT Sheldon Day can "put it all together" this fall, he could have "an early exit and high-round selection in his future," according to CBS Sports' Derek Stephens.

Day played on the outside in the past two seasons with Louis Nix clogging up the middle. He's expected to shift inside in the Fighting Irish's 4-3 scheme this fall. "Day exhibits an explosive first step, strong hands, and nice closing burst, looking the part of a prototypical 3-technique prospect who has the natural talent to be an elite interior rusher," Stephens wrote. "If he can put it all together this year, an early exit and high-round selection may be in his future."
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 22 - 5:24 PM

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly raved about junior DL Sheldon Day when discussing the team's outlook with Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman.

"He has incredible ability to rush the passer for an interior defensive lineman," Kelly said. "He could arguably be our best pass rusher as an inside guy. We may have to move him outside on third down." Day played more of an outside role in the past two seasons with Louis Nix and Stephon Tuitt up front, but Day's biggest issue has been health. He is a good player when at 100 percent and is a prime candidate to breakout.
Source: Fox Sports
May 19 - 1:52 PM

Notre Dame sophomore DL Sheldon Day is considered questionable for Saturday's game against Pitt with an ankle injury.

Day reportedly re-aggravated the injury on a cut block when chasing the play from behind. The Irish have been dealing with injuries along their front seven all season, and cut blocks have been the major culprit. Day doesn't get the publicity that Stephon Tuitt and Louis Nix III do, but he is a solid player.
Mon, Nov 4, 2013 10:19:00 AM

Notre Dame sophomore DL Sheldon Day will play vs Oklahoma on Saturday.

Day has been dealing with a sprained ankle, which kept him out of the big game against Michigan. Although he wasn't a starter last season, it isn't a reach to call Day an impact player thanks to his squatty build and power at the point of attack. He completes that Notre Dame three down lineman front.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 08:30:00 AM

Notre Dame sophomore DL Sheldon Day will be a game-time decision versus Michigan State on Saturday.

Day is dealing with an ankle issue which was suffered last week against Purdue. The sophomore is overshadowed by Louis Nix and Stephon Tuitt on Notre Dame's front line, but he's a talented player. True freshman Isaac Rochell could start in his place.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 10:40:00 AM