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Notre Dame welcomes Owls to newly renovated Notre Dame Stadium Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on NBC.


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NBC's broadcast of Notre Dame's 49-14 victory over USC.


  • Enrolled at Notre Dame in January 2017
  • Led Cheshire Academy to an 8-2 record as a senior in 2016
  • Cheshire Academy finished the season with eight consecutive victories, including a win over Greenwich (Conn.) Brunswick in the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council Wayne Sanborn Bowl
  • Named 2016 American Family Insurance First Team ALL-USA Connecticut
  • Named 2016 First Team All-New England Preparatory School Athletic Council
  • Rushed 142 times for 1,169 yards and scored 13 touchdowns as a senior at Cheshire Academy in 2016
  • Averaged 129.9 rush yards/game and 8.2 rush yards/carry
  • Rushed for at least 100 yards in six of his nine games played
  • No. 155-ranked overall player and No. 9 athlete by
  • No. 258-ranked overall player and No. 20 running back by
  • No. 286-ranked overall player and No. 21 athlete by
  • No. 203-ranked overall player and No. 5 all-purpose back by
  • Connecticut's No. 2-ranked player by, 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals
  • No. 243-ranked overall player and No. 29-ranked defensive back by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report
  • Four-star member of the PrepStar Top 350 Dream Team, ranked as the No. 341 player in the class of 2017 and the No. 25 athlete
  • Played for coach David Dykeman at Cheshire Academy
  • Selected to participate in the 2016 Nike "The Opening" in Beaverton, Oregon
  • Enrolled in First Year of Studies

    C.J. Holmes
    C.J.  Holmes


    Hamden, CT

    High School:
    Cheshire Academy

    Height / Weight:
    6-1/8 / 208

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