SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 29: Torii Hunter Jr. #16 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish runs the ball as Shaquille Quarterman pursueds #55 of the Miami Hurricanes pursues during the game at Notre Dame Stadium on October 29, 2016 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Notre Dame wideout is following in his famous father’s footsteps and is switching sports


Notre Dame wide receiver Torii Hunter Jr. announced he would forgo his fifth year of eligibility to pursue his baseball career.

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Hunter also played baseball for the Irish, and he was drafted in the 23rd round of the MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Angeles. He signed a contract with the team on June 25. Hunter Jr. suffered a concussion in the loss to Texas, and he missed three games this season due to injury.

Hunter caught 38 passes for 521 yards and three touchdowns this season. His exit is one of many for the Notre Dame football program, who suffered a 4-8 season under coach Brian Kelly.


Hunter's father was a five-time All-Star during his career with the Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Angels and Detroit Tigers.

[h/t Yahoo Sports]