Transfer Carlisle can play right away in 2012 for Irish football team

The NCAA has approved the waiver request by Notre Dame allowing sophomore Amir Carlisle to be eligible for competition in the 2012 football season. Carlisle, a running back from Santa Clara, Calif., transferred to Notre Dame in January after spending the first semester of his freshman year at the University of Southern California.

“I want to thank Notre Dame and its compliance office for helping me with this request,” Carlisle said. “I also want to thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for giving me the blessing to play this year. I love being here at Notre Dame and can’t wait to run out of the tunnel this September wearing my gold helmet.”

“I want to publicly commend the exemplary work done by our compliance office, specifically, Jen Vining-Smith,” head coach Brian Kelly said. “Amir was going to be a great addition to our team regardless of whether he was going to be able to compete for us this fall. Now we know we’ll be able to use his talents on the field and I’m very happy about that.”

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