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Newsstand: Former Notre Dame wide receiver finds new home in the NFL

Kyle Kellyby:Kyle Kelly05/13/24


Former Notre Dame wide receiver Ben Skowronek is on the move. On Thursday, the Houston Texans traded for Skowronek, who the Los Angeles Rams were set to release. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported the transaction. 

The 6-foot-3, 224-pound Skowronek played three seasons with the Rams, the last of which he spent as a team captain. In 45 games, he caught 58 passes for 575 yards and 1 touchdown. Most of his production came in 2022, with 39 receptions for 376 yards. 

Skowronek played himself into a seventh-round draft choice in his one season with the Fighting Irish. He had 49 catches for 439 yards and 5 touchdowns at Notre Dame. The Rams selected Skowronek with the No. 249 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. 

Before moving to South Bend, the Fort Wayne (Ind.) Homestead product played four seasons at Northwestern. 

Skowronek will team up with former Irish offensive linemen Blake Fisher and Jarrett Patterson, defensive lineman Kurt Hinish and cornerback Troy Pride Jr. 

Notre Dame Posts of the Weekend

Irish men’s lacrosse graduate student attack Jake Taylor scored a highlight-reel-worthy goal on Sunday. Notre Dame defeated Albany 14-9 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Blue & Gold’s Jack Soble spotted former Irish director of athletics Jack Swarbrick at Sunday’s men’s lacrosse game.

The University of Notre Dame’s Twitter/X page spotlighted the Golden Dome on Mother’s Day. 

Notre Dame Quote of the Weekend

“Seeing Hannah play this year, I was like, ‘Wow, that’s an amazing guard I could play with. She would bring out the best in me as well, being a leader on that court. She’s amazing. Her energy just translates to people. People feed off her energy. Having a person like that to play with is amazing.”

— Elizabethtown (Ky.) Bethlehem Catholic 2025 class small forward and Irish women’s basketball commit Leah Macy on the possibility of playing with Hannah Hidalgo

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