The Notre Dame football program got solid production from Ben Skowronek during his one season with the team, and he is now thriving in the NFL.
For Ben Skowronek, the journey to Notre Dame football came after a strong start to his collegiate career at Northwestern. The lanky wide receiver played four seasons with the Wildcats, including two very productive years in 2017 and 2018, before ending his collegiate career in South Bend.
With only a year of eligibility left, Skowronek made the most of his time with the Irish, hauling in 29 passes for 439 yards and five touchdowns. That led him to be a seventh-round pick of the Los Angeles Rams, and while he battled some injuries his rookie season, he was healthy enough to contribute to the Rams’ Super Bowl win.
In that game, Skowronek had two catches, helping the Rams to the 23-20 victory, being a Super Bowl champion.
This season, Skowronek has become an even bigger part of the Rams’ offense, and to do so as a seventh-round pick is a testament to what this kid is all about.
Former Notre Dame football WR thriving in LA
Not only has Skowronek earned the trust of this coaching staff, but he is now a big part of their offense, playing in at least 85 percent of offensive snaps in each of the first three games. After hauling in only 11 catches in 14 games last season, he already has ten in 2022, four of which have gone for first downs.
In the Rams victory over Arizona this past weekend, Skowronek caught four passes for 66 yards, hauling in every one of his targets. He also played some fullback, laying out JJ Watt on a blitz attempt, as he continues to show his versatility, and worth within this offense.
The Notre Dame football team is getting strong play along the defensive line, which will prove to be trouble for their opponents the rest of the way.
While guys like Cooper Kupp and Allen Robinson get most of the publicity due to their star status, Skowronek has quietly become a key member of this Rams offense. Landing in Los Angeles was the perfect spot for him, and he has rounded into quite the Day 3 gem for Sean McVay and company.