Elijah Shumate made an interception on the final defensive play of the Michigan game.

Elijah Shumate Playing With Confidence

Oct. 7, 2014 NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Elijah Shumate’s increased confidence at the safety position has been a benefit to the Irish defense as a whole in 2014. Shumate leads the secondary with 27 tackles this year, including the most recent, a 16-yard sack on the final play of Saturday’s win over No. 14 Stanford. ND Sports Blogger Craig Chval ’15 takes a deeper look at Shumate’s confidence on the official blog of the Fighting Irish: FightingIrish.tumblr.com