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Notre Dame kicker finding his groove
Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Notre Dame kicker finding his groove

Published Oct. 13, 2015 7:49 p.m. ET

Among the big moments in Notre Dame's win over Navy last week was a 52-yard field goal by freshman kicker right before the end of the first half. 

The longest kick of Justin Yoon's brief college career, it gave the Fighting Irish a 24-21 lead heading into the locker room. 

"His zone is right there," Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said Tuesday. "He was right on the edge of his zone, and we had a little bit of a breeze, and he felt good about it. He's not a kid that is going to put himself in a position that he doesn't believe he can make it." 

Yoon later connected from 36 yards to close the scoring in a 41-24 win and leave him 7 for 9 this season. 

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He has gone 4 for 4 over the last four games after going 3 for 5 in the first two. 

"Trying to get my momentum as a freshman wasn’t easy," Yoon told reporters after the game. "A freshman going on the football field for the first time is a big spotlight, and that’s a difficult experience. 

“I’ve progressed through the games, my teammates have put their trust in me. That’s the biggest thing." 

(H/T Inside The Irish)

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