Backup end Kolin Hill set to transfer from Notre Dame

Tribune Staff Report
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Kolin Hill came to Notre Dame as a linebacker and evolved into a situational defensive end during his freshman season, in 2014.

As of Wednesday night, he’s a memory.

Multiple outlets have reported the sophomore from Schertz, Texas, asked for and received his release from ND head football coach Brian Kelly with the intent to transfer. A source close to the situation confirmed the impending transfer.

Hill, a 6-foot-2, 245-pounder, did not return text messages sent by the South Bend Tribune.

Hill was part of ND’s niche third-down packages last season, but his role faded after a hot start. He recorded five of his seven tackles on the season and both of his sacks in games 2 and 3 of the season, against Michigan and Purdue.

Overall, he saw action in nine of 13 games last season for the Irish. ND opens training camp Friday in Culver, Ind. Brian Kelly holds his first press conference of the preseason Thursday morning at 10.

Notre Dame linebacker Kolin Hill walks of the field at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., following the Notre Dame-Syracuse game on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (SBT Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN)