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Chris Tyree

192 lbs.
Graduate Student
Chester, Va.
Thomas Dale
High School
Notre Dame
Previous School
Chris Tyree - Football - Virginia Cavaliers

HONORS: 2021 Phil Steele All-Independent Second Team … 2022 Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor (week 3) … 2022 Doak Walker Award Watch List … 2022 Paul Hornung Award Watch List

• Played in 49 career games at Notre Dame, ranked in the top-20 in program history.
• Amassed 3,284 all-purpose yards (1,161 rush, 945 receiving, 119 punt return, 1,059 kick return) in four seasons with the Irish.
• Totaled 17 touchdowns (8 rush, 7 receiving, 1 kick return, 1 punt return) at Notre Dame.
• Caught 82 passes, including a career-high 26 as a senior in 2023.

2023 (SENIOR)
• After three seasons as a running back, shifted to wide receiver
• Appeared in first 12 games of the season, made six starts at wide receiver
• Caught 26 passes for 484 yards and three touchdowns. His 484 yards led all Irish receivers.
• Averaged 18.62 yards per receptions, the 15th best average in the country.
• Returned a punt 82 yards for a touchdown in Oct. 28 win over Pitt. With a kick return touchdown in the 2021 Shamrock Series victory over Wisconsin in Soldier Field, became the first Notre Dame player since Julius Jones (1999, 2001-03) to return a kick and punt for a touchdown while also scoring on a reception and a rushing attempt during their career. 1 of 4 players to achieve the milestone in program history (Tim Brown, Rocket Ismail, Julius Jones).
• Fielded 11 punts for 119 yard (10.8 average).

2022 (JUNIOR)
• Played in all 13 games, making six starts.
• One of three Irish running backs to carry the ball 100 or more times during the season.
• Totaled 444 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns.
• Caught 24 passes, good for fourth-most on the team, gaining 138 yards and scoring twice.
• Served as Notre Dame’s primary kick returner, returning 15 kicks for a total of 254 yards

• Played in 12 games and made two starts for the Irish in his second season in South Bend.
• Finished fourth on the team with 827 all-purpose yards – 222 rushing, 258 receiving and 347 on kick returns.
• Scored three touchdowns, two of which came through the air.
• Against Virginia (11/13) he rushed for 32 yards on six carries, a season-high at the time.
• Finished season with a career-high 115 receiving yards and a score against Oklahoma State in the Fiesta Bowl

• Appeared in all 12 games during his rookie season with the Irish
• Served in a dual threat role as a running back and kick returner
• Led all ACC kickoff returners with 456 yards (20.7 avg)
• Finished with 1,017 all-purpose yards, including the team’s second highest rushing total (496) • Averaged 6.8 yards per carry which was the highest average among all Irish rushers (min. 10 rushing attempts)
• Scored four TDs, all on the ground, including a rushing score in two of Notre Dame’s final three games (Syracuse & Clemson)

• A five-star recruit by 247Sports
• Four-star recruit by Rivals and
• No. 25 overall player nationally, No. 1 all-purpose back nationally and No. 1 player from Virginia by
• No. 20 overall player nationally, No. 5 overall player regionally, No. 3 running back nationally and No. 1 player from Virginia by (87 Scout Grade)
• No. 43 overall player nationally, No. 2 all-purpose back nationally and No. 2 player from Virginia by Rivals
• As a senior in 2019, tallied 71 carries for 655 yards and nine touchdowns in just nine games; Also caught 13 passes for 184 yards (14.2 yards per reception) and two touchdowns
• A two-time winner of the Fastest Man Competition (2018 & 2019) at The Opening, clocking a 4.37 as a high school senior.
• Under Armour All-American Game Captain and selected to the Polynesian Bowl
• Played for coach Kevin Tucker at Thomas Dale
• Graduate Student in the School of Education