A pair of former District 10 standouts are in New York City this weekend as the Notre Dame football team prepares to play in the Pinstripe Bowl on Saturday afternoon.
Notre Dame (8-4) will face Rutgers (6-6) at noon in a game that will be televised on ESPN.
The 6-foot 5-inch, 261-pound Koyack has played in all 12 games, including five starts. He has had a breakout season with three touchdown receptions. Koyack has nine receptions for 158 yards, but most of those totals have come late in the season as he emerged as a key target in ND’s passing game.
Chereson is a true freshman who has not appeared in a game this season. (Kickers rarely play at freshmen at major-college programs like Notre Dame.) Junior standout Kyle Brindza has handled most of the kicking duties for the Irish. He leads ND in scoring with 81 points on 15-of-20 field goals and 36-of-36 extra points. Grad student Nick Tausch has made 4-of-4 PAT attempts.
– Jeff Kirik, sports editor