Kicker Jonathan Doerer

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ND Insider

Measurables: 6-3, 188

School: Charlotte (N.C.) South Mecklenburg.

Rivals ranking: Two stars.

247Sports ranking: Two stars, No. 14 kicker.

Notable numbers: Doerer made nine of his 16 field goals, with a long of 44 yards as a senior. His kickoffs resulted in touchbacks 92 percent of the time. 

First scholarship offer: Army West Point.

Moment I knew I wanted to be Irish: “When I got to the hotel after my first night with my (official visit) host, I knew that Notre Dame was the place for me.”

One word to describe Brian Kelly: "Well-dressed."

The one thing I won’t miss about the recruiting process: “Talking to coaches and people calling me.”

Best player I’ve played against: North Carolina RB Elijah Hood.

How many times have you watched Rudy? “Never.”

Latest Netflix binge: “Prison Break.”

Most embarrassing song on my playlist: “Don’t” by Ed Sheeran.

Dream job (other than the NFL): "Physical therapist."

Expectations for my freshman season: “To win the kickoff job.”

Favorite football accomplishment: “I took a fake punt to the house on JV for 65 yards.”

Should football have an early signing period? “I do. I think it’d take a lot of pressure off the recruits and the people who are recruiting. If you commit in March, it’s hard to keep that commitment all the way through signing day.”

Under Armour, Nike or Adidas: Nike.

Sports idol: Tom Brady.

Preferred social media: Twitter.

Favorite musician/band: Jimi Hendrix.

Celebrity crush: Mila Kunis.

Most used emoji: 

Mannequin Challenge or Running Man Challenge: Mannequin Challenge.

Junior highlights:

Notre Dame kicker commit Jonathan Doerer. (Photo courtesy of Chris Sailer Kicking)