Notre Dame football adds another transfer in RB Devyn Ford

SOUTH BEND – Penn State transfer Devyn Ford, whose nickname is “Tsunami,” hopes to make a splash landing in a Notre Dame running backs room already overflowing with talent.

Ford, who fell out of the rotation the past two seasons with the Nittany Lions, announced his decision Friday evening on his Twitter account. The 5-foot-11, 200-pounder, who left Penn State’s program last October after playing sparingly in four games, has two years of remaining eligibility.

The former four-star signee from Stafford, Va., did some of his best work as a freshman in 2019. Gerad Parker, promoted this offseason to Notre Dame’s offensive coordinator, coached wide receivers for Penn State that season and was the passing game coordinator.

After his first two seasons in Happy Valley, Ford had 568 rushing yards, six touchdowns and a 4.8-yard average on 119 carries. He opened his career with a 107-yard debut in a 79-7 win over FCS foe Idaho, and as a sophomore rushed for a team-high 36 yards (on eight carries) in a 38-25 loss to visiting Ohio State.