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Joey Hiben

It is unusual that one of the most versatile athletes in the 2005 Notre Dame football recruiting class hailed from a small, 550-student school in Waconia, Minn. This player, who signed with Notre Dame as a tight end, will have coaches salivating with delight over his shear athleticism. This player is Joey Hiben.

"I'm one of those players that have a lot of athletic talent, and because of that I can see myself being one those players that coaches will have a lot of fun with," said Joey Hiben. Despite the fun and success Hiben will experience at Notre Dame next year, his senior season wasn't so rewarding. His team finished a disappointing 2-7, and Hiben was chiefly used as a blocker, rather than receiver...

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