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Notre Dame Football

Update: Tight End Alizè Jones

January 11, 2017

It’s been a long six months for Notre Dame fans, but there was some good news on Wednesday, as sophomore tight end Alizè Jones tweeted he was cleared and back for spring ball.

The 6-foot-4, 245-pounder missed the 2016 season due to an academic situation.

Jones, a Las Vegas native, continued to practice with Notre Dame last fall, but couldn’t dress or travel.

Jones issued a statement upon announcing he wouldn’t play in 2016 and he has lived up to his words.

“Notre Dame is a special place and playing football for the Irish is a privilege," wrote Jones. "With this responsibility comes academic responsibility, and unfortunately, I didn't meet that responsibility. I love Notre Dame and everything about it. Obviously I'm disappointed at myself, but I'm going to make the best of this situation. I'm going to remain a student at Notre Dame and work even harder. I'm going to grow from this. I'm going to be a better student, teammate, player and man. While I won't be able to help my brothers on Saturdays, I'll do whatever I can to help this team achieve its goal of winning a national championship."

The former U.S. Army All-American also seems to be taking on a leadership role this offseason, as he has sent several tweets similar to these:

Coming off a 4-8 season, Notre Dame and Jones hopes he can build on his 13 catches for 190 yards as a freshman.
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