Absegami quarterback Rashad Kinlaw drops back to pass during practice in 2012 in Galloway Township. Kinlaw broke his right leg twice in nine months.

Former Absegami High School star Rashad Kinlaw is no longer part of the University of Notre Dame football team.

According to the South Bend Tribune, Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly said the reserve cornerback, a second-semester freshman, was dismissed from the team.

"From my perspective, from a football perspective, he didn't live up to the rules within our football program," Kelly said after Friday's spring practice.

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According to an NBCsports.com report, Kinlaw had been participating in spring practice until Friday.

The Press could not reach Kinlaw for comment Friday.

The 5-foot-11, 191-pound Kinlaw did not play as a true freshman in 2013.

According to the Tribune, Notre Dame spokesman Dennis Brown said Kinlaw is still enrolled at the school.

Kinlaw verbally committed on March 26, 2012, to attend Notre Dame.

Kinlaw missed half of his high school junior season in 2011 with a broken leg.

He rebroke the leg in summer 2012 playing for Team USA in Texas and did not play until October of his senior season.

He was a Press Honorable Mention selection after his injury-shortened senior year for the Braves.

Kinlaw had excellent speed during his scholastic career, having run the 40-yard dash in 4.3 seconds.


Started at The Press in 1993 as an Ocean County reporter. Moved to the copy desk in 1994 until taking over as editor of At The Shore in 1995. Became deputy sports editor in 2004 and was promoted to sports editor in 2007.

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