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Young Defensive Linemen Making an Impact

<P>The Irish have been able to land two of the best defensive line prospects in the country the last two years in Derek Landri and Victor Abiamiri. Landri was considered by many to be the top interior defensive lineman in the country in 2002 and Abiamiri was considered to be the top defensive end in 2003 by most. Both players are already making a big impact for the Irish. </P>

Derek Landri reported to Notre Dame with an injury and sat out his entire freshman season recovering. Landri worked hard in the off-season to regain his strength so he could get on the field this season. Once Landri got on the field, he's had to go through the growing pains just like everyone else. Landri says he's finally starting to understand how to play defensive line at the college level...

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