Halloween Costume Party: Notre Dame Football Edition
Halloween night is approaching in Philadelphia, and since the Notre Dame football team can't celebrate, ND Insider decided to do it for them.
Here are the most appropriate costumes for some of Notre Dame's feature players.
DeShone Kizer is Tom Brady
Why: This week, Kizer — Notre Dame's rising sophomore quarterback — described a new set of goals, which involved becoming the best quarterback in the country every week, rather than simply a suitable replacement.
And, Deflategate jokes aside, what quarterback is currently better than Brady?
Through seven games, Kizer has passed for 1,370 yards with 10 touchdowns, while completing 65.4 percent of his passes. He has also rushed for 175 yards and three more scores.
We'll see if his ascent continues against Temple.
C.J. Prosise is Freddy Kreuger
Why: Because he shreds defenses, and gives defensive coordinators nightmares.
Prosise has sprouted into one of the more unlikely Heisman candidates this season, turning an unexpected starring role into 922 rushing yards, 11 rushing scores, 7.1 yards per carry and 219 more receiving yards and another score.
Moreover, the 6-foot-1, 220-pound running back has ripped off 10 runs of 20 yards or more, which is tied for sixth in the nation.
Will Temple — which allows just 91.9 rushing yards per game — be able too slow Prosise down?
Will Fuller is The Flash
Why: Ask Adoree Jackson. One of the most electric receivers in the country, Fuller blew by USC's do-everything cornerback on Notre Dame's first offensive play on Oct. 17, running untouched for a 75-yard score.
Fuller is on pace for another transcendent season, leading the Irish in catches (32), receiving yards (702), touchdowns (8) and yards per catch (21.9).
The Philadelphia native should feel at home in the end zone on Saturday night.
Sheldon Day is The Incredible Hulk
Why: If you've seen Day implode offensive lines, the answer is obvious. A 6-2, 285-pound senior, the two-time captain leads the Irish with eight tackles for loss in seven games.
Expect Day — er, Hulk — to smash in the City of Brotherly Love.
Jerry Tillery is Terry Jillery
Why: Tillery should have little trouble transforming into his alter ego, the lovable, ambitious freshman nose tackle who stars in the weekly Showtime series "A Season with Notre Dame."
Tillery has nine tackles, two tackles for loss and one sack in limited action this season.
Joe Schmidt is Rudy
Why: Couldn't resist.
C.J. Sanders is Ant Man
Why: Sanders may be small, but he is mighty. The 5-8, 185-pound freshman has earned his spot as Notre Dame's starting kick and punt returner, averaging 24.2 yards per kick return and 10.1 yards per punt return in his collegiate debut.
The highlight came on Sept. 26, when Sanders returned a punt 50 yards for a score in the win over UMass.
He may be the most diminutive player for the Irish, but Sanders' elusiveness and vision has made him a force in special teams.
Tyler Newsome is Thor
Why: Thor may have a hammer, but Newsome's right leg is just as powerful. The 6-3, 205-pound punter is averaging 43.5 yards per punt in his first season as the starter, including 13 punts inside the opponent's 20-yard-line and nine punts of at least 50 yards.
Plus, considering Newsome's golden locks, it's easy to see the resemblance.