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In his words: Notre Dame receiver T.J. Jones talks on special day

Notre Dame wide receiver TJ Jones (7) is knocked out-of-bounds by Temple defensive back Tavon Young (25) during the first half in South Bend on Saturday. (File photo by The Associated Press)
Notre Dame wide receiver TJ Jones (7) is knocked out-of-bounds by Temple defensive back Tavon Young (25) during the first half in South Bend on Saturday. (File photo by The Associated Press)

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Irish senior leads team in catches, yards

Tuesday, September 03, 2013 12:01 am
SOUTH BEND - Notre Dame senior wide receiver T.J. Jones enjoyed the most productive day of his Fighting Irish career in Saturday's 28-6 victory over Temple at Notre Dame Stadium.

He was called "dynamic" in the post-game press conference by Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly and he spoke with the media following the game."No I actually thought I was still under and then they showed it on the jumbo screen, the scoreboard thing, it said I had 138. I didn't know how far under but I felt like I was because I didn't know how long any of my plays really were I just knew they were long. A lot of people told me. It's just a good feeling to finally break it. I know I got close and it's kind of a burden over my head, something that you want to break as a receiver." On his connection with his quarterback.

"You know Tommy and I lived together for two and a half years. We came in together so we have a connection we've had time to build on since we enrolled, and today I think a little bit of that was shown as well as the play calling came my way.""Definitely room to improve. I don't know why I kept tripping. It was aggravating. But I did save some of the hidden yards by picking up those balls. I'm going to be as aggressive as I was today next week and the weeks to come. And I'm going to work on picking up my feet when I run."

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