User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
NCAA denies 6th year for Notre Dame safety

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Notre Dame won't have veteran safety Jamoris Slaughter back as the Fighting Irish try to build on their best season in 19 years.

Advertisement
The university said Thursday it had received word from the NCAA that Slaughter's appeal for a sixth year of eligibility had been denied after he tore his left Achilles tendon in the third game of the season. The Irish had hoped Slaughter would provide a veteran presence in the secondary. Coach Brian Kelly issued a statement on Thursday wishing Slaughter well.

``Jamoris is a first-class young man and most importantly leaves Notre Dame with his degree. We wish him all the best as he now pursues his dream of playing in the NFL,'' he said.

Slaughter sent a tweet out Wednesday indicating he had received the news: ``It's been great ND! Hey you know what they say when one door closes another one opens! (hash)NFLDREAMING''

Slaughter, who did not play as a freshman, was injured in a 20-3 victory over Michigan State. With the loss of Slaughter and starting cornerback Lo Wood in the preseason with his own Achilles tendon injury, the Irish were thought to be vulnerable in the secondary, starting three players who were recruited to play on offense. Slaughter's injury forced the Irish to use sophomore Matthias Farley, a converted wide receiver, at safety.

Farley finished eighth on the team with 49 tackles and an interception and the secondary played well enough to help the Irish to a 12-0 finish in the regular season and a spot in the BCS title game, which Alabama won 42-14.

The Irish should be deeper in the secondary next season, even though they lose senior safety Zeke Motta. Wood is expected back at corner and the Irish return safety Nicky Baratti, who had eight tackles as a freshman. They also signed four defensive backs in the incoming freshman class, including five-star safety Max Redfield of Mission Viejo, Calif.

Slaughter, who is from Stone Mountain, Ga., started 19 games in four seasons and played in 39, finished his career with 98 tackles, two interceptions and two sacks. Slaughter issued a statement saying he knew a sixth year ``was far from a guarantee.''

``It is sad to know that my time at Notre Dame as a football player is complete, but it doesn't lessen my love for this university and its football program,'' he said. ``This decision simply begins the next chapter of my life and I'll be forever grateful for my coaches, teammates and all the Irish fans that supported me throughout my career.''

Slaughter has been invited to the NFL Combine later this month in Indianapolis.

Copyright 2016 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

  
HEADLINES
Edwards: Opening Line Report - Bowls
Lousiville's Jackson wins Heisman
Army beats Navy to end series skid
EWU blanks Richmond, reach FCS semis
NDSU reverses SDSU, move into semis
Youngstown State ousts Wofford in 2 OTs
Mary Hardin-Baylor ends Mt. Union's streak
NW Missouri State wins, going to title game
D leads UW-Oshkosh past John Carroll
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NCAAFB College Football Handicapper Sports Picks Records
NCAA FB Hot Streaks
5-2 Run, 10-5 G-Plays, +1,885 TY
11-5 L16, 34-12 Streak, +1,841 TY
3-0 Saturday, 7-1 L8, 12-3 L15
8-1 Win Streak, 14-5 L19 Totals
4-1 Picks, 13-3 G-Plays, +1,653 TY
18-6 L5 Saturdays, 59% +1,543 TY
14-3 Last 17 G-Play Streak
+2,757 NCAA FB Over/Unders TY
7-3 L10 Picks, 13-4 L17 G-Plays
39-14 L5 Saturdays, 48-24 Streak
19-9 L4 Saturdays, 30-16 L46 Run
8-4 Sat., 19-7 GPlays, +2,353 Totals
28-14 L6 Saturdays, 31-15 Streak
14-6 CFB Record L20 Picks
9-4 L13 CFB Guarantees
4-0 Saturday, 7-1 L8, +1,036 TY
4-2 Saturday, 11-4 G-Plays TY
3-0 Week 14 Record
4-1 L5 Guaranteed Plays
11-4 L15 G-Plays, 17-9 L26 Picks
NCAA FB College Football Expert Sports Picks
2016 CFB SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Pat Hawkins + 1985
Joe Williams + 1941
Kyle Hunter + 1753
Last Week's Leaders
Handicapper Money
Michael Black + 310
Bill Marzano + 200
Marc Lawrence + 100
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Scott Rickenbach 59 %
Pat Hawkins 58 %
Kyle Hunter 58 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Micah Roberts + 1084
Marc Lawrence + 1017
Kyle Hunter + 840
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
NeiltheGreek + 2757
Micah Roberts + 2453
Kyle Hunter + 2101
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Pat Hawkins + 605
Vince Akins + 605
Scott Rickenbach + 557
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership