Kevin Stepherson set to make season debut for Notre Dame


The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are getting another offensive weapon back on the field for this week’s game against Miami-Ohio with the return of wide receiver Kevin Stepherson.

Stepherson, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound sophomore from Jacksonville, Fla., caught 25 passes for 462 yards and 5 touchdowns. His 18.5 yards per reception was tops among the Fighting Irish.

He missed the first four games of the season for reasons that Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly refused to disclose. But now he’s back and gives the Fighting Irish another playmaker at wide receiver.

“He’s got great explosion, takeoff,” Kelly told Notre Dame Insider this week. “He can run by anybody that we play against. Elite speed.

“He’s got to work on his concentration skills and his focus. He’ll drop a ball here or there, just because he’s not locked in the way we need him to be. But I’m proud of the progress that he’s made. This has been a long haul for him.

“This has been since January. He’s had to do a lot to get himself here. So off the field, he’s made significant progress, and then he’s got to work his way up the depth chart too. We’re not going to accelerate that. He’s going to have to earn that, and that’s going to take time, too.”

It looks like the Fighting Irish will add another running back into the mix again this week also.

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