Watch: Notre Dame quarterback commit CJ Carr shines in season debut

For Notre Dame football to take the next step into the elite of the college football world, they’ll need consistently good quarterback play.

Sam Hartman will provide that this year, but it has been many years since the Irish have had a true different maker at the position. After the transfer leaves, the question for Notre Dame will be who replaces him. 2024 commit CJ Carr will have an opportunity to be in the mix right away.

Why? Well, he’s one of the nation’s top players, ranking as the No. 5 quarterback and 36th overall player on the 247Sports composite. Carr has the film to back it up and didn’t disappoint in his final high school season opener.

The 6-foot, 3-inch, 195-pound signal caller led his Saline, Michigan, team to a 42-3 victory. Check out some of Carr’s highlights from the rout below.

One drive, one score


Carr didn’t wait to get his team on the board. He led them down the field to take a 7-0 lead.


Carr hits a big play


This wasn’t all Carr; his receiver did a lot of work, but it’s the quarterback’s job to put the ball in a spot where his playmaker can turn upfield and make plays. He did exactly that.

Using his legs


Carr might not be considered a dual-threat quarterback, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t run well. You can see on this play he makes a great read after juggling the snap and goes into the end zone untouched.

Buying time


Again, Carr uses his legs to buy himself some time to find an open receiver. Throwing across your body with accuracy isn’t easy, but the future Irish quarterback made this one look that.



Carr drops this throw into a bucket, great loft and accuracy to his receiver.



Unofficially, Carr went for around 270 yards passing with a score and an interception while gaining about 70 yards on the ground with a score. It wasn’t the best statistical game for him, but leading his team to 42 points is a job well done.

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