Kelly has high praise for Notre Dame DE Day

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With Stephon Tuitt and Louis Nix III drawing all the preseason accolades, another defensive lineman has caught the attention of Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly.

Kelly says sophomore end Sheldon Day has looked especially sharp as the team heads into its second week of fall practice.

Day saw significant playing time last year as a freshman behind Kapron Lewis-Moore, who graduated and was drafted in the sixth round by the Baltimore Ravens. This season he's penciled in as a starter from the start.

Kelly says he wouldn't trade Day "for anybody on this football team."

Day credited Tuitt and Nix for helping him develop his game and Notre Dame strength and conditioning coach Paul Longo for getting him in shape.

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