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Faith helps Notre Dame receiver through adversity

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame slot receiver says faith helps him gets through tough times.

It’s what he leaned on when a leg injury kept him from playing in 2012 as the Fighting Irish advanced to the national championship game and again when his confidence was shaken by a potentially costly fumble against Purdue last year.

The 5-10, 190-pound senior from Santa Clara, California, played well against Michigan last week. He finished with two touchdowns and seven catches for 61 yards.

The 11th-ranked Irish play Saturday night against Purdue (1-1), where Carlisle’s father, Duane, is director of sports performance. Carlisle said it was a bit odd for him playing against his father’s team last year, but says he’s past that this year.

He says the father-son connection comes before football.


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