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Notre Dame football 2022 summer enrollee jersey numbers, other switches

Ashton Pollard06/20/22
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Tight end Holden Staes (left) and offensive tackle Aamil Wagner are members of Notre Dame's 2022 class. (Photo: Chad Weaver/BGI)

While a handful of rising freshmen on the Notre Dame football team enrolled in January 2022, the class is now complete. Just over a week ago, 10 additional freshmen (and two graduate transfers) arrived in South Bend. On Monday, their chosen jersey numbers were released.

Here is a look at those numbers with mention of the last Irish player to wear the number on their side of the ball.

* indicates graduate transfer

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Running back

Gi’Bran Payne: No. 13

  • Last worn by wide receiver Lawrence Keys III (2018-20)
  • Payne height, weight: 5-10, 195

Wide receiver

Tobias Merriweather: No. 15

  • Last worn by wide receiver Jordan Johnson (2020)
  • Merriweather height, weight: 6-4, 188

Tight end

Eli Raridon: No. 9

  • Last worn by wide receiver Keenan Centlivre (2017)
  • Raridon height, weight: 6-6, 225

Holden Staes: No. 85

  • Last worn by tight end George Takacs (2018-21)
  • Staes height, weight: 6-4, 224

Offensive line

Ashton Craig: No. 58

  • Last worn by offensive lineman Darnell Ewell (2018)
  • Craig height, weight: 6-4, 274

Aamil Wagner: No. 59

  • Last worn by linebacker Kier Murphy (2017-18)
  • Wagner height, weight: 6-6, 260

Ty Chan: No. 77

  • Last worn by offensive lineman Quinn Carroll (2019-21)
  • Chan height, weight: 6-5, 300

Defensive line

Donovan Hinish: No. 41

  • Last word by defensive lineman Kurt Hinish
  • Hinish height/weight: 6-2, 268

*Chris Smith: No. 65

  • Last worn by linebacker Evan Wray (2009)
  • Smith height, weight: 6-2, 293


Benjamin Morrison: No. 20

  • Last worn by safety Justin Walters (2021)
  • Morrison height/weight: 6-0, 179

Special teams

Kicker Bryce McFerson: No. 14

  • Last worn by safety Kyle Hamilton (2019-21) — The available Irish roster does not have a special teamer who wore No. 14 in recent years.
  • McFerson height, weight: 6-1, 183

*Punter Jon Sot: No. 39

Additional scholarship number switches

Wide receiver Lorenzo Styles: No. 21 to No. 4

Safety Xavier Watts: No. 26 to No. 4

Walters: No. 20 to No. 22

Running back Audric Estime: No. 24 to No. 7