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Tommy Tremble Excited to Show Versatility at Notre Dame's Pro Day

March 30, 2021
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Tommy Tremble has made a name for himself by being one of the country's nastiest blockers regardless of position. 

Ferocious blocking is something the 6-foot-4, 250-pounder takes great pride in, but Tremble also wants to make sure the NFL knows he can do much more. 

Tremble is the rare tight end who can line up on the line, in the slot, as a wing, or even as a fullback. 

"I think for the next level, what I'm going to bring is a guy who is a complete tight end — a guy who can do it all," Tremble stated. "My biggest strength is my versatility in all aspects of the game. No matter what anyone else says, they haven't seen me do it all like that yet. They've only seen a tiny bit of it." 

Tremble finished his Notre Dame career with 35 receptions for 401 yards and four touchdowns, which is a solid, but not great career when it comes to receiving. 

He's also not too worried about lack of production as he hopes to show the NFL he can do more than block at Wednesday's Pro Day. 

"It was really just letting my film speak for itself," Tremble said of what he's telling NFL teams when it comes to the passing game. "I didn't get that many opportunities in the passing game, but I want to show them this Wednesday how dangerous I really can be. 

"I came here as a receiving tight end and showed I can do both sides of each of those aspects. I'm really excited to really show them how dangerous I can be in the passing game." 

Some draft experts felt Tremble should have stayed another year to develop more, but the Georgia native did his research before making the final call to skip his senior year. 

"I was focused on the season throughout the year - playing for my teammates and playing to get to that next step," explained Tremble. "Unfortunately, it didn't really pan out the way we wanted, but I focused on the support I got from my family and the coaches. 

"I met with our coaches before then to make sure I'm making the right decision for myself. I personally felt ready for it. I wanted to make sure I talked in detail with my coaches about it. They were fully supportive of me. They were really great in this process and I appreciate them for that." 

Tremble is quick to credit former Notre Dame offensive coordinator and tight ends coach Chip Long for expediting his development in 2019. 

"That nastiness, I've had that my entire life. I used to be a defensive guy and I try to give my 100 percent every time I was on the field," Tremble stated. "I attribute a lot of that to Coach Long and his hardcore coaching that made me. I had to go 100 percent. He wanted the best out of everybody on the field and I tried to give him my best every time. That carried on to this year as well. 

"I appreciate what he's done for me and he showed me the ropes on what being a real tight end is."

Current Notre Dame tight ends coach John McNulty also helped Tremble to develop in 2020 in a different area. 

"Coach McNulty was an amazing coach to have this year," Tremble said. "I'm so happy he was our tight end coach. It was great having him in our group and he was a guy that really helped us learn the technical side of football. Any specific receiving aspect or any blocking aspects, he would help us break it down, understand it and make the game a little slower for us." 

Tremble will surely make his future team happy with his versatility, but he also has plans to make his parents happy by returning for his degree.

"For my process, I want to focus on making a job and having a job for the next few years," said Tremble. "Of course, I want to come back to get that degree. That's something you come to Notre Dame for - that golden degree. That thing is special. 

"I really want to be able to come back in the next few years and try to finish that degree and make my parents happy about that." 

 
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