Notre Dame DL Sheldon Day returning for senior season

Saturday January 10th, 2015

Notre Dame defensive lineman Sheldon Day will return to Notre Dame for his senior season, he said in a statement posted on the school's website.

Over 11 starts this season, Day recorded 40 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, nine quarterback hurries and one sack.

The 6-foot-2, 285-pound junior started eight games as a sophomore last season and played in 13 games as a reserve in 2012. 

"After talking with my family, friends and coaches at Notre Dame, I've decided to return for my senior year with the Irish," Day said in a news release. "While the process leading up to this decision was difficult, ultimately my decision to return was easy. I love this school, my teammates and this coaching staff. I just felt it was in my best interest to play another year for Notre Dame.

"I believe we've got an opportunity to have a special season in 2015 and I wanted to be a part of that success. I was blessed to play in the national championship game as a freshman in 2012, and I want to do everything in my power to reach that stage again with my guys."

Notre Dame finished 8-5 this season after beating LSU in the Music City Bowl on Dec. 30.

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