Notre Dame's Robert Kidwell Signs To Play Football At Berry

Thursday, May 22, 2014
Robert Kidwell of Notre Dame signed a football scholarship Thursday afternoon to play at Berry College.
Robert Kidwell of Notre Dame signed a football scholarship Thursday afternoon to play at Berry College.

Robert Kidwell of Notre Dame signed a football scholarship Thursday afternoon to continue his gridiron career at Berry College.  Kidwell was a four year starter and a senior captain for the Fighting Irish and helped lead Notre Dame to three straight playoff appearances.  This year Kidwell earned All-District, All-State and Best of Preps honors.

"Robert was a guy we could always count on," said Notre Dame Head Coach Charles Fant.  "He is the kind of guy that is so tough and so dependable, that sometimes he can get taken for granted." 

Kidwell may be best known as one of the best, if not the best pulling guards this school has ever had.  "I think the fact that he has played soccer his whole life, he has a level of foot quickness that most lineman can't handle, and of course his toughness is second to none," said Coach Fant with a smile.

"As a coach, you want kids that will listen, apply what you teach them and bring a high level of focus and work ethic to practice every day," said Bo Campbell, the Notre Dame defensive coordinator..  "Robert is the perfect 'coachable' kid that every coach wants to have and I had a blast coaching him and we sure are going to miss him."

After considering several scholarship offers, Kidwell stated, "I loved the campus at Berry and I liked the current players there."  Berry is expecting to utilize Kidwell as a noseguard.  He added, "I am also excited that my family and friends can come watch me play since it is not far away from Chattanooga." 


Robert Kidwell of Notre Dame signed a football scholarship Thursday afternoon to play at Berry College.
Robert Kidwell of Notre Dame signed a football scholarship Thursday afternoon to play at Berry College.

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