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Hunter makes impact in first game for Notre Dame

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(AP) — Notre Dame finally got a look at Torii Hunter Jr. in a game and now has another receiver to add to an inexperienced group that is falling into place for the ninth-ranked Fighting Irish.

Hunter, who lost his freshman season to lingering effects of a broken leg, caught a touchdown in his first college game Saturday night. The son of the major league star of the same name, Hunter missed the first three games this season with a groin injury.

Hunter was a highly recruited prospect who broke his leg during practice for an elite high school all-star game in 2013. The slow recovery from a gruesome injury cost him last season.

Hunter’s first college catch came in fourth quarter against Syracuse, grabbing a short throw near the sideline and spinning off a defender and into the end zone for a 13-yard touchdown that pretty much sealed the Irish’s 31-15 victory.

 

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