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Name: Michael Mayer 
College: Notre Dame     Number: 87
Height: 6-5   Weight: 251
Position: TE  Pos2:
Class/Draft Year: So/2024

40 Low: 4.52
   40 Time: 4.62
  40 High: 4.70
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Height: 6045
Weight: 251

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 Data Scout Notes: 2021: PMackey/PBiletnikoff...2020: 3rdC

 Michael Mayer, Notre Dame, Player News

  08/27/21 - TE Michael MayerSo/2024, Notre Dame, 6-5, 251 (DS#1 TE) + More +

  Marcus Freeman watches Notre Dame sophomore tight end Michael Mayer strut onto the practice field every day and sees a rare chess piece for which he still hasn't devised an answer. He also sees a potential position switch worth fantasizing and salivating over. "I keep telling him, 'Man, come on to the dark side.'" the Irish first-year defensive coordinator said of his would-be defensive end project.

"I don't think (offensive coordinator) Tommy (Rees) is going to let that happen. God, he is a great football player. And the best part about it is we have to have him for two more years." The 6-foot-5, 251-pound Mayer actually doubled as an elite defensive end at Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Ky., racking up 99 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, five forced fumbles and four interceptions for a team that went 15-0 his senior season and 44-1 over his final three years, winning two Kentucky Class 5A state titles. "I think it was more of a personal decision on which one do I like more?" Mayer said of his ultimate college/pro position trajectory. "Which one do I have more fun with? Which one can I play in the league with? "I think I enjoy tight end a little bit more. I enjoy catching touchdowns more. Pancaking people. Running routes. Stuff like that. So I just decided if I'm going to pick this, let's stick with it, work with it and that's what I've been doing." - Indianapolis Star/News


(DS#1 TE) So/2024 TE Michael MayerNotre Dame
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  04/24/21 - TE Michael MayerSo/2024, Notre Dame, 6-5, 251 (DS#1 TE) + More +

  Tommy Rees knows what an offense looks like when its go-to receiver plays tight end. When Rees was a junior quarterback for Notre Dame in 2012, tight end Tyler Eifert led the Irish in receiving yards (685), receiving touchdowns (4) and tied for the team high in receptions (50). So if tight end Michael Mayer becomes Notre Dame's best receiving option as a sophomore in 2021, the Irish offensive coordinator should know how to make that work. "I don't see why it should be any different in terms of being able to feature someone," Rees said Thursday following Notre Dame's 12th spring football practice. Even as a freshman, Mayer wasn't far off from being quarterback Ian Book's preferred target. He tied wide receiver Javon McKinley for a team-high 42 receptions but for significantly fewer yards (450 to 717) and one fewer touchdown (2 to 3).

An increased role for Mayer that results in him outgaining Notre Dame's wide receivers this season might not be a stretch, but it's far too early to predict how his production will stack up with the rest of Notre Dame's offense. That's because Rees is still working to identify the identity the offense will adapt in his second season as a play caller. What is clear, though, is that the 6-foot-5, 249-pound Mayer needs to be heavily involved. "For us, it's all about trying to isolate matchups for Mike," Rees said. "How do we get him in a situation where they cannot help? Where can we get him one-on-one? It really doesn't matter if it's a corner, then he's going to have a size advantage. If it's a safety or a linebacker, he's going to have an agility advantage. "We're going to do as many things as we can to try to isolate him where they can't help with a second player." - South Bend Tribune


(DS#1 TE) So/2024 TE Michael MayerNotre Dame
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  03/25/21 - TE Michael MayerSo/2024, Notre Dame, 6-5, 251 (DS#1 TE) + More +

  Notre Dame will hold its first spring football practice this Saturday, it was announced Wednesday. The Irish unveiled a plan for 14 spring practices running through April 29. Details for the 15th practice, the Blue Gold-Game, have yet to be released. Head coach Brian Kelly is scheduled to address reporters on Zoom press conferences following Saturday's first practice. The first 14 spring practices will be closed to the media and the public. Notre Dame held only one practice last year on March 5 before the rest of the spring schedule was wiped out due to precautions pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic. - South Bend Tribune

(DS#1 TE) So/2024 TE Michael MayerNotre Dame
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  12/28/20 - TE Michael MayerSo/2024, Notre Dame, 6-5, 251 (DS#1 TE) + More +

  2020 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL THIRD TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): TE - Michael Mayer, Notre Dame, 51,...True freshman Michael Mayer ranks second on the Irish offense with 35 receptions for 388 yards and two touchdowns. His 35 receptions in 2020 are the most in a single season by a Notre Dame true freshman tight end in Irish history, and rank tenth among all Notre Dame tight ends for single-season receptions. - Notre Dame Football

(DS#1 TE) So/2024 TE Michael MayerNotre Dame
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  12/10/20 - TE Michael MayerSo/2024, Notre Dame, 6-5, 251 (DS#1 TE) + More +

  In the most unusual year for freshman football players amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Irish have been able to rely on a few freshmen to repeatedly make impacts. Those freshmen will again be called upon when the Irish (10-0, 9-0 ACC) meet No. 3 Clemson (9-1, 8-1) in the ACC Championship Game on Dec. 19 (4 p.m. EST on ABC) in Charlotte, N.C, in a rematch of the 47-40 double-overtime victory for the Irish on Nov. 7. But no Notre Dame freshman has made a bigger impact this season than tight end Michael Mayer. With five catches Saturday, Mayer became the first true freshman tight end to record 30 catches for Notre Dame since at least the reinstatement of freshman eligibility in 1972. Mayer, who has 30 catches for 337 yards and two touchdowns, is about to pass Kyle Rudolph (29 catches for 340 yards and two touchdowns) for receiving yards as a true freshman too.

Only four other true freshman tight ends have recorded double-digit catches during that time frame: Ken MacAfee (14 in 1974), Dean Masztak (13 in 1978), Alizé Mack (13 in 2015) and Derek Brown (12 in 1988). For as impressive as Mayer has been, he's also experienced his share of freshman moments including a one-yard catch on fourth-and-3 against Syracuse on which he tried to run around defenders instead of plunging ahead for the first down. "Mike didn't hit a roadblock, but there was a lot going on," Kelly said. "The tight end position, there are some complexities there with different looks each week relative to what's going on." - South Bend Tribune


(DS#1 TE) So/2024 TE Michael MayerNotre Dame
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