Irish backup QB Hendrix never considered transferring

Andrew Hendrix could have easily decided to transfer and continue his football playing career at another school.

After being beat out for the starting job last August by Everett Golson, Hendrix knew he was heading into the 2013 season as no better than Notre Dame's #3 quarterback behind Golson and Tommy Rees.

As it turned out, Golson was suspended in May and Rees is now the starter. Hendrix becomes the team's primary backup in 2013. As he points out, he's just a few plays away from getting in any game.

But why did he decide stay?

"You would probably have to be out of your mind to leave here in all honesty," says the pre-med major. "If you have confidence in yourself, it's not hard to stay here plus the school is unbelievable, the people are unbelievable and this organization is great."

Hendrix says he never even came close to even considering a transfer based on his love for Notre Dame.

While Rees is the starter, Hendrix could see playing time in a change of pace role in 2013. He says he feels like he's developed into a much better play than in 2011 when he had some opportunities to contribute when Rees the full-time starter the last time.

Hendrix is a senior but has one year of eligibility left after this season. He says he has all intentions of returning for a 5th season next year if invited back.


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