ND's Onwualu counted on for experience, leadership

AP photoFighting Irish linebacker James Onwualu (right) pursues Stanford running back Bryce Love during the Oct. 15 game at Notre Dame.

NOTRE DAME — Ask James Onwualu for the single word that best describes his personality as a student and an athlete, and after a few seconds of reflection, the Notre Dame senior linebacker settles on "dependable."

Dedicated, unselfish, steady, driven would all work nicely, too, but Onwualu's description of himself as dependable probably fits best, a quality he has demonstrated throughout his Irish football career.

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