Evaluating the Fifth Year Candidates

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Jake Golic, Tight End

Nov. 17, 2012; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish tight end Tyler Eifert (80) celebrates his first quarter touchdown against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Notre Dame Stadium. Notre Dame won 38-0. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Jake Golic has struggled through his Notre Dame career because of back injury that required surgery. Out of High School, many doubted whether or not he should have even received a scholarship from Notre Dame. Golic has played in mop up duty this year and in 2010. He has never caught a pass in game action. Jake Golic will not be returning to the Notre Dame Football team in 2013.