- Matt Fortuna, ESPN Staff Writer
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Punter Ben Turk has been invited to the Houston Texans' rookie minicamp, Notre Dame announced, making him the 14th former Irish player to get a shot at an NFL following last week's draft.
— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) April 30, 2013
The 5-foot-11, 186-pound Turk played in 45 games during his Notre Dame career, including all 39 in the past three seasons, averaging 39.1 yards per punt on 200 career boots. The Davie, Fla., native had a career-best 40.8 yards-per-punt average in 2012, and his nine punts of 50 or more yards were a career-best as well.
Turk is the eighth former Notre Dame player to hook up with an NFL team after not being selected in the draft, and there is a chance that he could re-unite with former college teammate Cierre Wood.
Braxston Cave, C, Cleveland Browns (as undrafted free agent)
John Goodman, WR, Cincinnati Bengals (as undrafted free agent)
Robby Toma, WR, Baltimore Ravens (as undrafted free agent)
Ben Turk, P, Houston Texans (as undrafted free agent)
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