Notre Dame senior safety Alohi Gilman has earned a spot as one of the covers of this year's Lindy's Sports College Football Preview Magazines. The Naval Academy transfer was such a huge hit for the Notre Dame defense last season in helping lead the Fighting Irish to their first CFB playoff berth ever in 2018 it was impossible to ignore the Hawaiian product for the cover.
Gilman aka "Admiral Crunch" was recently named the 27th best college football player returning in 2019 by Athlon Sports. If Notre Dame is to get back to the playoffs it is expected of Gilman (#1 ranked safety) to be a defensive captain not only on the field but off it. Last season Gilman earned Walter Camp Defensive Player of the Week honors after his performance vs Syracuse (2 INTs) and finished the season with 76 total tackles after making 12 starts.
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