Chris Tyree puts Notre Dame on the board with dazzling 82-yard punt return TD vs. Pitt
Chris Tyree delivered one of the best punt return touchdowns you’ll ever see on Saturday vs. Pittsburgh.
Tyree caught the ball at his own 18-yard line with a pair of Pitt defenders barreling toward him. He made both Panthers miss, broke through another arm tackle, got a couple of blocks and then was off to the races by the time he reached the 35-yard line.
From there, as Jac Collinsworth noted on the broadcast, there was nothing but green grass in front of him.
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This was Tyree’s first punt return TD at the collegiate level. He recorded a kickoff return touchdown for the Fighting Irish back in 2021, however.
Tyree has made the transition from running back to receiver this season and has been excellent. Tyree is a regular starter for the Irish and has already caught 16 passes for 335 yards and 3 touchdowns so far this season.
Notre Dame is looking for its second straight win this week. The Irish are coming out of their bye week. They last played in Week 7 and earned a 48-20 victory over USC in that contest.