Notre Dame WR Braden Lenzy announces future plans
Notre Dame receiver Braden Lenzy is leaving football.
Lenzy, who had one more year of eligibility due to a blanket COVID-19 waiver, announced his retirement from the game on Saturday afternoon.
“Hanging up the cleats for good,” Lenzy wrote. He said he’s beginning a job with Medasource on Jan. 9:
Hanging up the cleats for good! Excited to be joining Medasource January 9th! Thank you Notre Dame for being everything I could have asked for and more! Go Irish! ☘️🤟🏽
— Braden Lenzy (@blspeedy21) December 31, 2022
Lenzy had a memorable final game for the Fighting Irish. He caught four passes for 89 yards and 1 touchdown. His touchdown was a 44-yarder that tied the game with South Carolina late in the third quarter.
Lenzy finishes his Notre Dame career with 74 catches, 976 yards and 9 touchdowns in his career. He finished fourth on the team with 309 receiving yards in 2022.
Notre Dame will need to replace his impact and production going forward. Notre Dame is also losing All-American tight end Michael Mayer to the NFL Draft. Notre Dame’s other top receivers, Lorenzo Styles and Jayden Thomas, are expected back in 2023.
Notre Dame finished the 2022 campaign with a 9-4 record.