Former Notre Dame Star Tyler Plantz Gets Shot At Eagles

Please Share.

RWU HQ – Former Notre Dame rugger Tyler Plantz is getting the shot of a lifetime when he travels to Chula Tyler PlantzVista, Calif. this weekend.

The 5-year Fighting Irish rugby member will take part in USA Rugby’s first National Team Olympic Recruitment Camp. With Eagles Sevens coaches on hand Plantz, among ruggers like former Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green, are trying out for the chance to represent the United States at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.

While Plantz attended Notre Dame and played rugby, the 5-foot-8 rugger was also a member of the Notre Dame football team. The dual-sport athlete was a member from 2012-2014, mainly as a special teamer. Plantz even appeared in the 2012 BCS National Championship game against Alabama and was named the team’s Scout Player of the Year in 2014 – in his first season as a scholarship athlete.

TP3According to university’s athletics website, not only will athletes test their physical skills during the camp, but they also completed a “preliminary online rugby law exam” before they arrived at the United States Olympic Training Center. At the end of the camp athletes will learn their USA Rugby High Performance Pathway, whether it’s at the “Olympic Training Center, a National Development Academy, an AIG All-American team, or a club in the United States or abroad.”Tyler Plantz

Come back next week to see where the likes of Plantz and Green, among others, end up.

That’s it for now. Feel free to comment below, look for and “Like” our Facebook Rugby Wrap Up Page and follow us on Twitter@: RugbyWrapUp,Junoir Blaber, DJ Eberle, Nick Hall, James Harrington, Cody Kuxmann, Jaime Loyd, Karen Ritter , Jamie Wall, Jake Frechette and Declan Yeats, respectively.


About DJ Eberle 198 Articles
DJ Eberle is easily the largest of the RWU Team; Offensive Tackle Large. In fact, this Albany native played OT for Western New England University until he graduated in 2014. Like Junoir Blaber, he's moonlights on His Dad played prop with Johnathan Wicklow Barberie and Matt McCarthy - who also in a moonlighter. DJ's cross to bear, however, is his love for the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. There is hope, though, that his genetic inclination for Rugby, will cure him of that! Follow him on Twitter: @DJEberle66