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Notre Dame WR Torii Hunter Jr. Won't Return For 5th Year, Will Pursue Baseball Career

Notre Dame WR Torii Hunter Jr wearing a hat on the sideline.


Notre Dame wide receiver Torii Hunter Jr.'s college football career is over.

Hunter announced today that he will forgo his fifth and final season at Notre Dame to pursue a professional baseball career. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 23rd round of the 2016 MLB Draft and signed a professional contract last summer.

This season, Hunter finished second on the team in receptions (38) and receiving yards (521) while catching a pair of touchdowns. He was limited to nine games by injuries, however.

Hunter suffered a concussion in the season-opening loss against Texas and missed the final two games after injuring his knee against Army on Nov. 12.

For his career, Hunter recorded 73 receptions for 949 yards and six touchdowns.