Alex Bars Named 2018 Notre Dame Football Captain

Bars joins previously named captains center Sam Mustipher, punter Tyler Newsome and linebacker Drue Tranquill

Will step in as Notre Dame?s number-one receiver after the graduation of Arnaz Battle ? earned second monogram with the Irish in 2002 ? became a big-play receiver in ?02 after pulling in 37 catches for 633 yards, an average of 17.1 yards a catch ? was second on the team in receptions and yards ? has deceiving speed and can break away from defenders ? heady pass-catcher who picked up Irish system quickly ? is a silent leader and will be looked to carry the offense ? makes up a solid receiver corps with senior Ronnie Rodamer and sophomores Maurice Stovall and Rhema McKnight ? was the team leader with four catches for 68 yards at the 2003 Blue-Gold game.

AS A JUNIOR: Irish starting wide receiver in 2002 ? played 219:22 minutes and made 102 special teams appearances ? second on the team in receiving with 37 receptions for 633 yards ? served as a game captain vs. Stanford ? made team leading and career-high five receptions vs. Maryland for 87 yards, then a career-high ? led team in receiving vs. Michigan with 83 yards on three receptions ? also tied a then career-long reception with a 47-yard catch from Carlyle Holiday in the fourth quarter against the Wolverines ? tied for team lead in receptions vs. Stanford with three for 64 yards ? made four catches vs. Pittsburgh ? posted three receptions vs. Florida State, including first touchdown catch this season a 16-yarder from Holiday ? made four receptions for 34 yards vs. Boston College ? recorded a career-high 166 yards receiving on four receptions vs. Navy, a average of 41.5 yards a catch ? the Navy game was the most receiving yards since Rocket Ismail had 173 yards receiving vs. Navy on Nov. 3, 1990 ? also recorded a career-long reception vs. Navy with a 67-yard touchdown pass from Holiday, the game-winning score with just over two minutes remaining ? tied for team lead with three receptions for 61 yards vs. Rutgers ? caught a 37-yard touchdown pass from Holiday vs. Rutgers ? led team in receptions vs. USC with three receptions for 33 yards ? pulled in three catches for 42 yards vs. North Carolina State in 2003 Gator Bowl.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Irish reserve flanker ? saw an increased role in offense after injuries to Arnaz Battle and David Givens ? made first career start vs. Pittsburgh ? recorded first career touchdown on career-high 47-yard reception vs. Pittsburgh.

AS A FRESHMAN: Irish reserve flanker in 2000 ? one of just two freshmen to play on offense in 2000 (Matt LoVecchio was the other) and one of four overall ? played in first career game vs. Texas A&M ? also played as reserve receiver against Nebraska, Stanford, Navy, West Virginia and Rutgers.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Earned Texas all-state honors as senior in ?99, winning league MVP honors ? won two letters in football as receiver at Jesuit College Prep in Dallas, Texas ? rated one of top 100 players in state by Fort Worth Star-Telegram (one of 13 wide receivers) ? listed as one of top 100 players in area by Dallas Morning News (one of 12 wide receivers) ? caught 45 passes for 811 yards and nine touchdowns in ?99 ? as junior in ?98 caught 33 passes for 543 yards and five TDs ? helped team to state titles as junior and senior ? offensive MVP of first DFW All-Star Classic for private schools ? won a letter in baseball as junior outfielder ? won a letter in track as senior sprinter, helping 4x400 relay team to 3:18.0 time at Texas Relays and running best of 48.1 in 400 ? younger of two children ? brother DeVon ran track at Houston ? full name is Omar Rasheed Jenkins ? born May 8, 1981 in Dallas ? enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in management information systems.


Omar Jenkins
Omar  Jenkins


Dallas, TX

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6-1 / 204

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