Does it finally come together for Kevin Austin at Notre Dame in 2021?

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Perhaps no receiver with six career receptions in the history of college football has been discussed as much as Kevin Austin has now for years at Notre Dame.

At 6-2 and 215-pounds, the former four-star prospect enters his senior year (still has three years of eligibility remaining) as Notre Dame’s starting boundary receiver.

Austin debuted in 2018, compiling five receptions while appearing in 11 games and recording five receptions. Unfortunately, he’s only recorded one since.

Austin was unofficially suspended for the 2019 season before returning to the team in 2020 where a broken foot in fall camp sidelined him until early October where he played against Louisville and Florida State before re-injuring his foot the following week and missing the remainder of the year.

It’s got to be tough to deal with missing the time Austin has but earlier this week he was quick to thank his support system for helping get him through things.

“…my teammates, my coaches, my family. They’ve always told me that I have a chance to be here and I have the opportunity to be here, said Austin, “So, just taking that every single day and always being able to compete, it’s always been the way to be.”

Austin then shared his excitement about returning to game action this Sunday night.

“Oh, I’m very hungry and excited to get after it, for sure. I’ve been waiting a long time and it’s a great opportunity to finally be here and be in the moment. I just got to take it by the rails and just keep going with it.”

As for what we can expect for just his second game with the Irish since 2018?

“A lot of explosive plays. Believe that. A lot of explosive plays.”

Austin and the Irish open 2021 at Florida State Sunday night in a game that can be seen on ABC.

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