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In his words: Notre Dame receiver T.J. Jones talks on special day

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Irish senior leads team in catches, yards

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 12:01 am

SOUTH BEND - Notre Dame senior wide receiver T.J. Jones enjoyed the most productive day of his Fighting Irish career in Saturday's 28-6 victory over Temple at Notre Dame Stadium.

He was called "dynamic" in the post-game press conference by Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly and he spoke with the media following the game.

On achieving a new personal record for receiving yards in a game:

"No I actually thought I was still under and then they showed it on the jumbo screen, the scoreboard thing, it said I had 138. I didn't know how far under but I felt like I was because I didn't know how long any of my plays really were I just knew they were long. A lot of people told me. It's just a good feeling to finally break it. I know I got close and it's kind of a burden over my head, something that you want to break as a receiver." On his connection with his quarterback.

"You know Tommy and I lived together for two and a half years. We came in together so we have a connection we've had time to build on since we enrolled, and today I think a little bit of that was shown as well as the play calling came my way."

On his duties as the Irish punt returner:

"Definitely room to improve. I don't know why I kept tripping. It was aggravating. But I did save some of the hidden yards by picking up those balls. I'm going to be as aggressive as I was today next week and the weeks to come. And I'm going to work on picking up my feet when I run."