Saint Louis alum and Notre Dame freshman defensive lineman Jordan Botelho had two memorable plays on special teams, one of which included his first collegiate touchdown, in a 52-0 win over South Florida on Saturday.
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The first big play of Botelho’s college career occurred when he met South Florida’s punter in the end zone following a bad snap.
Botelho’s second big play on special teams happened with 3:23 remaining in the third. Following a blocked punt, he recovered a fumble for a one-yard touchdown.
Botelho, the 2018 Cover2 Manti Teo Award winner for Defensive Player of the Year, also finished with a tackle on Saturday. The No. 7 Fighting Irish (2-0) also feature Kapolei’s Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa and Punahou’s Marist Liufau on their roster. Tagovailoa-Amosa finished with a solo tackle and a tackle for loss, while Liufau was listed as inactive before the game started.