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    Following Flynt - Freshman Friday

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    brinza.jpgFighting Irish Digital Media intern Josh Flynt ('11) continues to provide the inside scoop on the Notre Dame football program. This is the first in a new 'Freshman Friday' feature on Irish UNDerground. This week focuses on kicker Kyle Brindza ...

    I decided to attend the University of Notre Dame because ...
    I was born in Indiana and grew up as a Notre Dame fan. My grandpa is a graduate of the university. When I was looking at colleges, Coach Kelly really drew me here to Notre Dame.

    The thing I have enjoyed most about Notre Dame ...
    The team - we're so close. Coming from high school, I didn't think we would be that close, but we are a really tight-knit group. We have a lot of fun together outside of football.

    Something interesting about me that people might not know about ...
    I was born with a clubfoot and had to have surgery when I was born. I've had eight surgeries on my kicking foot. The most recent one was in sixth grade.

    The thing I miss most about home is ...
    My high school coach (Mike Sawchuk) and my team (Plymouth Wildcats). Coach Sawchuk has been a father figure to me.

    Over my next four years at Notre Dame, I am most looking forward to ...
    Winning a national championship. I am very confident we can win one with this coaching staff and group of players.

    Getting to know Kyle Brindza ...

    Hometown: Canton, Mich.
    Dorm: Zahm
    Nickname: "The Foot"
    Favorite class: Intro to Jazz
    Intended major: Business
    Favorite dining hall food: Chinese
    Favorite movie: The Lincoln Lawyer
    Favorite song: "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" by Jake Owen
    Favorite actor/actress:
    Will Smith
    Favorite sport other than football: Soccer
    Favorite athlete: Tim Tebow
    Favorite professional team: Tennessee Titans
    Hobbies outside of football:
    Hanging with my teammates and watching sports

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