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Notre Dame Football

Isaiah Foskey Returning to Notre Dame for Senior Season

January 8, 2022

Choo, Choo. It’s the Notre Dame momentum train. 

Notre Dame received huge news Saturday morning as All-American safety Brandon Joseph announced his transfer from Northwestern and now defensive end Isaiah Foskey has made his decision to return to South Bend for his senior year. 

The 6-foot-5, 260-pounder flashed in 2020 with 20 tackles and 4.5 sacks, but put fear into offensive coordinators in 2021. 

As a junior, Foskey recorded 52 tackles, 11 sacks, 12.5 tackles for loss, seven quarterback hurries, six forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. 

The California native could have very well been a 1st round pick this spring, but Foskey is betting on himself and Notre Dame to enhance his game to put him in the Top 10 in the 2023 NFL Draft. 

"It's been more like talking about what's best for me and my family," stated Foskey in Novemeber. "What they can do for me and what I can build upon." 

Foskey will now have a chance not only to lead the Notre Dame defense in 2022, but also earn that “C” on his chest along with taking aim on some sack records. 

In 2021, Foskey’s 11 sacks finished No. 3 in the record books for sacks in a season as he's only behind Justin Tuck (13.5) and Stephon Tuitt (12.0). The Tuck’s career sack record (24.5) is also well within reach as Foskey will enter 2022 with 15.5 sacks. 

Sacks Season
1. Justin Tuck - 13.5 (2003)
2. Stephon Tuitt - 12.0 (2012)
3. Isaiah Foskey - 11.0 (2021)
4. Victor Abiamiri - 10.5 (2006)
5. Bert Berry - 10.0 (1996)
5. Mike Gann 10.0 (1984)

Sacks Career
1. Justin Tuck - 24.5 (2002-04)
2. Kory Minor - 22.5 (1995-98)
3. Stephon Tuitt - 21.5 (2011-13
3. Victor Abiamiri - 21.5 (2003-06)
5. Mike Gann - 21.0 (1981-94) 



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