Notre Dame football wide receiver suffers another injury setback

  • Deion Colzie has battled injuries throughout his Notre Dame football career.
  • Another injury will see the receiver miss time during spring practice.

Notre Dame receiver Deion Colzie catches a pass during practice
Notre Dame receiver Deion Colzie catches a pass during practice / Austin Hough / South Bend Tribune / USA

There was a time when Notre Dame football thought Deion Colzie was going to make a big impact. So far, that promise has been unrealized. Unfortunately, it looks as though that promise is going to be unrealized some more, at least for another week or so.

The senior wide out got some rather bad news this weekend, just as spring practices for the Fighting Irish ramped back up after a long spring break. Colzie will miss at least the next week with a hand injury. Head coach Marcus Freeman announced the injury during his Saturday press conference.

While the announcement of the hand injury is seen as yet another set back for a man who played in just three games last year, there was an inkling of good news along with it. Once Colzie is able to get back on the field, he should be fine to be full go.

It’s also not expected to be an injury that keeps him out for a week.

If he could find a way to get healthy and stay healthy, it could be a big boon for the Notre Dame football program.

The 6-5, 212-pound senior is considered one of the more talented receivers on the roster. However, he has yet to see consistent production. The veteran receiver will enter the 2024 season with 16 career catches for 304 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Notre Dame football receiver suffers another setback

The Fighting Irish receiver corps is going to be one to watch all through the fall. After losing several potential contributors to the portal, Freeman and company went out and nabbed some serious talent of their own.

Kris Mitchell, Beaux Collins and several freshmen pass catchers are all expected to compete for starting jobs. If Notre Dame football does move to the 11 personnel set they’ve been showing off in the spring, their receivers will get more action.

It would be great if Deion Colzie could take advantage of that.