Greg Bryant shows he can be a difference maker for Notre Dame

Greg Bryant shows he can be a difference maker for Notre Dame
April 12, 2014, 4:30 pm
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Five-star recruit Greg Bryant showed Notre Dame fans a glimpse of what he's capable of during the 85th annual Blue-Gold on Saturday afternoon.

Bryant, who came to South Bend with plenty of buzz, sat out all but two early-season games during the 2013 season after he had a platelet-rich plasma injection on his knee while dealing with tendonitis.

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Bryant looked fully healthy at Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday.

Bryant struggled out of the gate, failing to to gain much on his first few carries of the day. But he broke free in a big way in the second half. His highlight 51-yard run -- which had people on Twitter buzzing -- was the team's longest rush of the spring game.

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"He's a physical kid, and he's fun to coach," Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly said. "He's full of energy, he's got a smile on his face, and he loves to play the game."

Bryant finished the afternoon as the Fighting Irish's leading rusher with 12 carries for 101 yards.

Although Cam McDaniel and Tarean Folston appear to be ahead of Bryant on the depth chart, Bryant showed that he could be a difference maker during the 2014 season.