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AUG. 30 VS RICE

OCT. 18 AT FLORIDA STATE

SEPT. 06 VS MICHIGAN

NOV. 01 VS 2NAVY

SEPT. 13 VS PURDUE

NOV. 08 AT ARIZONA STATE

SEPT. 27 VS 1SYRACUSE

NOV. 15 VS NORTHWESTERN

OCT. 04 VS STANFORD

NOV. 22 VS LOUISVILLE

OCT. 11 VS NORTH CAROLINA

NOV. 29 AT USC

Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis, Ind.)

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MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, N.J.)

1

FedEx Field (Landover, Md.)


8 PLAYERS TOTAL

Eight players were chosen from Notre Dame in the 2014 NFL Draft. The Irish have not had a larger haul in the draft since 1994 when Notre Dame had 10 players selected.

2ND IN NATION

Eight drafted players was tied for the second most of any school in the nation. LSU led the country with nine selections, while the Irish were tied with Alabama.

FIVE IN 3 ROUNDS

Five players in the first three rounds is the most since the Irish had a school-record seven players selected in the top three rounds of the 1994 draft.

1ST ROUND PICKS

Notre Dame has had first-round picks in three straight NFL Drafts Michael Floyd (2012), Harrison Smith (2012), Tyler Eifert (2013) and Zack Martin (2014). The Irish program had not previously accomplished the feat since 1991-94.

6 PER YEAR

At least six players drafted in consecutive years for the first time since 2002-03.

28 PLAYERS

Notre Dame had 28 players in the last two NFL pro days and all 28 players ultimately signed a professional contract (excludes specialists).

18 SINCE 2012

3 IN 2ND ROUND

Three players chosen in the second round of the NFL Draft for the first time since 1990 when the Irish had four selected.

4 1ST ROUNDERS

Zack Martin (Dallas Cowboys, 16th overall pick of 2014 NFL Draft) gave Notre Dame four first-round picks in the last three years of the draft. The Irish had a total of four first-round picks in the previous 17 NFL Drafts.

BENNETT

Notre Dame has had 18 players drafted since 2012. Only three schools in the nation have had more NFL Draft picks over the same span. The Irish have done this while also maintaining a program that ranks among the top in the NCAA’s annual Graduation Success Rate. Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Team Alabama LSU Florida State NOTRE DAME Oklahoma

Graduation Success Rate 45th (73) 39th (74) 102nd (58) 3RD (94) 117th (51)

TJ

JONES

CHRIS

JACKSON

Players Drafted 25 23 22 18 17

WATT

TROY

NIKLAS

PRINCE

SHEMBO

ZACK

MARTIN

LOUIS STEPHON

TUITT

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Table Of Contents

THE FIGHTING IRISH 2014 Notre Dame Veterans.............................................. 19-60 2014 Notre Dame Freshmen............................................ 60-64

COACHES AND STAFF Head Coach Brian Kelly.................................................... 65-70 Mike Denbrock........................................................................71 Brian VanGorder......................................................................72 Tony Alford...............................................................................73 Scott Booker............................................................................74 Kerry Cooks..............................................................................75 Bob Elliott................................................................................76 Mike Elston..............................................................................77 Harry Hiestand........................................................................78 Matt LaFleur............................................................................79 Paul Longo...............................................................................80 Support Staff..................................................................... 81-84

2013 SEASON IN REVIEW

UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

HISTORY AND RECORDS

University of Notre Dame.....................................................193 University Leadership................................................... 194-195 Notre Dame Stadium............................................................196 Campus Crossroads Project..................................................197 Guglielmino Athletics Complex............................................198 Football Practice Facilities....................................................199 NBC Sports............................................................................200 Notre Dame IMG College Network......................................201 Media Information........................................................ 202-204 Primary Media Outlets..........................................................205 College Football Playoff/Bowl Options........................ 206-207

2013 SEASON REVIEW

Temple.....................................................................................85 Michigan..................................................................................86 Purdue......................................................................................87 Michigan State........................................................................88 Oklahoma.................................................................................89 Arizona State...........................................................................90 USC..........................................................................................91 Air Force...................................................................................92 Navy.........................................................................................93 Pittsburgh.................................................................................94 BYU..........................................................................................95 Stanford...................................................................................96 Rutgers.....................................................................................97 2013 Results and Team Statistics..........................................98 2013 Individual Statistics................................................. 98-99 2013 Defensive Statistics.....................................................100 2013 Game-by-Game Starters..............................................101 2013 Game-by-Game Stats..................................................102 2013 Opponent Game-by-Game Stats.................................103 2013 Game-by-Game Comparison.......................................104 2013 Game Superlatives.............................................. 105-106

Media members who cover University of Notre Dame football on a regular basis might not notice the absence of a familiar face among the Notre Dame Stadium stat crew when they walk into the press box for the first time during the 2014 season. However, as kickoff against Rice draws near, sportswriters and commentators from all over the country will quickly discover that the clear and confident voice they have relied upon to deliver crucial statistical information and interesting tidbits during Irish football games for the last 48 seasons has changed. John “Jack” Lloyd, who served for nearly five decades as the internal public address announcer in the football press box on behalf of the Notre Dame media relations staff, retired from those duties after the 2013 campaign. A 1958 Notre Dame graduate, Jack approached his press box responsibilities with the same professionalism, dedication, ardor and humor that he applied to his career as a successful South Bend businessman. During games, he announced yardage gained or lost on each play, identified those who made the plays, passed along notes on records and trends and provided scores of other games across the nation (a much more valuable service in the days before cell phones, Twitter and easy Internet access on laptops). Jack created his own forms to record each play, making it easy to produce drive summaries at each change of possession and following scores. He brought his own punting wheel that made it routine to input yard-lines, distances of kicks and returns to arrive at the correct critical numbers. Writers, announcers and commentators passed along the information he delivered to them to fans. Although no one appreciated a Notre Dame victory more than Jack, he never hesitated to admonish those seated on level three, “There is no cheering in the press box," when the action on the field turned intense. Jack, who also served many years as the public address announcer for Notre Dame men’s basketball at the Joyce Center (through 1995-96) and as the press box public address announcer for the Chicago Bears, expected nothing but the best from those he worked with and from himself. His expertise helped earn him an honorary monogram from the Notre Dame Monogram Club in 1997. He established a tradition of excellence for those who will follow.

COACHES & STAFF

Individual Records......................................................... 108-114 Team Records................................................................ 115-118 Opponent Records.................................................................119 Longest Plays.........................................................................120 Year-by-Year Leaders.................................................... 121-124 NCAA Statistical Leaders.....................................................125 NCAA Records.......................................................................126 Statistical Trends...................................................................127 All-Time Scores............................................................. 128-142 Year-by-Year Record..............................................................143 Super Seasons......................................................................144 Series Scores................................................................. 145-150 Records vs. Conferences.......................................................151 Records vs. Opponents.........................................................152 Bowl Summaries........................................................... 153-154 Bowl Records................................................................ 155-156 National Championships......................................................157 1924 National Champions....................................................158 1929 National Champions....................................................159 1930 National Champions....................................................160 1943 National Champions....................................................161 1946 National Champions....................................................162 1947 National Champions....................................................163 1949 National Champions....................................................164 1966 National Champions....................................................165 1973 National Champions....................................................166 1977 National Champions....................................................167 1988 National Champions....................................................168 Heisman Trophy............................................................. 169-172 Consensus All-Americans.....................................................173 All-Time All-Americans................................................. 174-175 College Football Hall of Fame..............................................176 Pro Football Hall of Fame......................................................177 Honors and Accolades.................................................. 178-181 Irish in the NFL.............................................................. 182-185 Irish and the NFL Draft.................................................. 186-189 Knute Rockne........................................................................190 George Gipp...........................................................................191 The Four Horsemen...............................................................192

THE FIGHTING IRISH

HISTORY AND RECORDS

Notre Dame Football… At A Glance................................... 2-3 2014 Notre Dame Roster...................................................... 4-5 2014 Irish by State and Hometown..................................... 6-7 How the Irish Were Built..........................................................8 2014 Notre Dame Season Preview.................................... 9-17

HERE COME THE IRISH

HERE COME THE IRISH

UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

2014 NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE CREDITS The 2014 NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE is a copyright production of the University of Notre Dame Athletics Media Relations Department, 112C Joyce Center, Notre Dame, IN 46556, (574) 631-7516. This publication was written, compiled and edited by director of football media relations Michael Bertsch, associate media relations director Chris Masters, and assistant media relations director Leigh Torbin. Editorial assistance provided by senior associate athletics director John Heisler and media relations assistant Lizzie Mikes. Cover designs by Justin Zimmerman, University Communications. Page layout and design by Cathy J. Scholz of C Graphics in Granger, Ind. Special thanks to the South Bend Tribune photographic department, Mike and Sue Bennett and the Lighthouse Imaging staff, Matt Cashore, Joseph Weiser, Kevin Leahy, Marcus Snowden, Brian Spurlock Photography, Joe Raymond, Linda Dunn, Kevin Burke, Heather Gollatz, David Berta, Gary Mills, Ed Ballotts, Mike Binette, Chuck Linster, Scott Ecker, John Dlugolecki, John Dunn, Cheryl Ertelt, Pete Fontaine, Bruce Harlan, Greg Kohs, Pete LaFleur, Br. Charles McBride, Steven Navratil, Bill Panzica/Sporting Shots, Bob Rosato, Mike Stahlschimdt, James Smith, Jack Stohlman, Jack Berry, Don Stacy, Vince Wehby, Rico Casares and Vince Muzik for their photographic contributions. Printing by Xerox Corporation. © University of Notre Dame, Athletics Media Relations Department, 2014. All rights reserved.

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Notre Dame … At A Glance UNIVERSITY INFORMATION

2013 SCHEDULE & RESULTS

Location: Notre Dame, Ind. Founded: 1842 Nickname: Fighting Irish Colors: Blue and Gold Enrollment: 8,452 (undergraduates), 12,004 (total) Stadium: Notre Dame Stadium (FieldTurf/80,795) President: Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. Provost: Thomas Burish NCAA Faculty Representative: Patricia Bellia Athletics Director: Jack Swarbrick Senior Associate Athletics Director/Media Relations: John Heisler Director of Football Media Relations: Michael Bertsch Assistant Media Relations Director: Leigh Torbin Athletics Department Website: und.com

Date

FOOTBALL INFORMATION Offensive Formation: Spread Defensive Formation: 3-4 (multiple) 2013 Overall Record: 9-4 Final Ranking: 20 (Associated Press)/24 (USA Today Coaches) Starters Returning/Lost: 13/11 Offensive Starters From 2013 Returning/Lost: 6/5 Defensive Starters From 2013 Returning/Lost: 5/6 Special Teams Starters From 2013 Returning/Lost: 2/0 Lettermen Returning/Lost: 41/21

COACHING STAFF Head Coach Brian Kelly (Assumption, ’83) Director of Football Strength and Conditioning Paul Longo (Wayne State, ’83)

Opponent

W/L Score Attendance TV

Aug. 31 Temple W Sept. 7 at #17 Michigan L Sept. 14 at Purdue W Sept. 21 Michigan State W Sept. 28 #14 Oklahoma L *Oct. 5 vs. #22 Arizona State (Arlington, Texas) W Oct. 19 USC W Oct. 26 at Air Force W Nov. 2 Navy W Nov. 9 at Pittsburgh L Nov. 23 BYU W Nov. 30 at #8 Stanford L *^Dec. 28 vs. Rutgers (New York, N.Y.) W *games played at neutral sites ^ New Era Pinstripe Bowl Rankings are Associated Press poll

28-6 30-41 31-24 17-13 21-35 37-34 14-10 45-10 38-34 21-28 23-13 20-27 29-16

80,795 115,109 61,127 80,795 80,795 66,960 80,795 44,672 80,795 65,500 80,795 50,537 47,122

NBC ABC ABC NBC NBC NBC NBC CBS SN NBC ABC NBC FOX ESPN

RETURNING STATISTICAL LEADERS Passing *Everett Golson

Comp. Att. Yards Pct. TD INT Avg./Gm Effic. 187 318 2,405 58.8 12 6 200.4 131.0

Rushing Cam McDaniel Tarean Folston *Everett Golson Amir Carlisle

Att. Yards Avg. 152 705 4.6 88 470 5.3 94 298 3.2 47 204 4.3

TD Yds/Gm Long 3 54.2 36 3 39.2 43 6 24.8 27 0 15.7 45

Receiving Chris Brown Ben Koyack

Rec. Yards Avg. TD Yds/Gm Long 15 209 13.9 1 16.1 40 10 171 17.1 3 13.2 38

Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers Mike Denbrock (Grand Valley State, ’87)

Tackles Total Solo Assist Sacks TFL INT PBU FF FR Jaylon Smith 67 41 26 0.0 6.5 1 3 1 1 KeiVarae Russell 51 40 11 0.0 1.5 1 8 0 1 *stats from the 2012 season

Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers Brian VanGorder (Wayne State, ’92)

RETURNING IN 2014

Recruiting Coordinator/Running Backs Tony Alford (Colorado State, ’92) Defensive Backs Kerry Cooks (Iowa, ’00)

OFFENSIVE LETTERMEN RETURNING (15) WR Amir Carlisle, WR DaVaris Daniels, OL Steve Elmer, RB Tarean Folston, WR Will Fuller, QB Everett Golson (2012), OL Conor Hanratty, C Matt Hegarty, TE Ben Koyack, OL Christian Lombard, C Nick Martin, RB Cam McDaniel, WR C.J. Prosise, WR Corey Robinson, OL Ronnie Stanley

Outside Linebackers Bob Elliott (Iowa, ’76)

DEFENSIVE LETTERMEN RETURNING (24) CB Josh Atkinson (2012), S Nicky Baratti (2012), CB Devin Butler, S Austin Collinsworth, LB Ben Councell, DL Sheldon Day, CB Matthias Farley, LB Jarrett Grace, S Eilar Hardy, DL Chase Hounshell (2012), DL Jarron Jones, CB Cole Luke, LB Kendall Moore, DE Romeo Okwara, LB James Onwualu, S Max Redfield, DL Isaac Rochell, CB KeiVarae Russell, LB Joe Schmidt, S Elijah Shumate, LB Jaylon Smith, LB John Turner, DL Justin Utupo, DL Ishaq Williams

Defensive Line Mike Elston (Michigan, ’98)

SPECIAL TEAMS LETTERMEN RETURNING (2) K/P Kyle Brindza, LS Scott Daly

Offensive Line Harry Hiestand (East Stroudsburg, ‘83)

LETTERMEN LOST (21) RB George Atkinson III, LB Carlo Calabrese, LB Dan Fox, QB Andrew Hendrix, CB Bennett Jackson, WR TJ Jones, OT Zack Martin, WR Luke Massa, TE Troy Niklas, DL Louis Nix III, QB Tommy Rees, DL Kona Schwenke, OLB Prince Shembo, WR Daniel Smith, DL Tyler Stockton, K Nick Tausch, DL Stephon Tuitt, OG Chris Watt, TE Alex Welch, CB Lo Wood, P Alex Wulfeck

Tight Ends/Special Teams Coordinator Scott Booker (Kent State, ’03)

Quarterbacks Matt LaFleur (Saginaw Valley State, ’03) Graduate Assistants (Defense) Mike Hiestand (Illinois State, ’11) Kyle McCarthy (Notre Dame, ’09)

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Graduate Assistants (Offense) Ryan Mahaffey (Northern Iowa, ‘11) Tyler McDermott (Colorado State, ‘12)

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Notre Dame ‌ At A Glance STARTERS

COACHES & STAFF

IRISH BY CLASS GRADUATES (6) S Austin Collinsworth, OL Christian Lombard, LB Kendall Moore, RB Tyler Plantz+, CB Cody Riggs, DL Justin Utupo

2013 SEASON REVIEW

Defensive Players With Starting Experience Returning (12) Name (Pos.) 2013 Streak Career KeiVarae Russell (CB)...................................13..................................... 26.................................26 Matthias Farley (S/OLB)................................8........................................-..................................19 Jaylon Smith (OLB).......................................13..................................... 13.................................13 Austin Collinsworth (S)................................11...................................... 3..................................11 Sheldon Day (DL)...........................................7....................................... 4...................................7 Elijah Shumate (S).........................................4........................................-...................................4 Jarrett Grace (ILB).........................................3........................................-...................................3 Eilar Hardy (S)................................................2........................................-...................................2 Ishaq Williams (DL).......................................1........................................-...................................1 Romeo Okwara (DL)......................................1........................................-...................................1 Jarron Jones (DL)..........................................1........................................-...................................1 Max Redfield (S)............................................1....................................... 1...................................1

What Returns by Percentage Rushing Yards.............................................................................................................................71.2 Passing Yards...............................................................................................................................0.0 Receiving Yards..........................................................................................................................49.7 Punt Return Yards.........................................................................................................................0.0 Kickoff Return Yards...................................................................................................................21.8 Scoring........................................................................................................................................57.1 Total Yards..................................................................................................................................26.6 All-Purpose Yards.......................................................................................................................51.1 Field Goals................................................................................................................................100.0 Punting Yards..............................................................................................................................86.5 Tackles........................................................................................................................................55.5 Tackles for Loss..........................................................................................................................47.7 Sacks...........................................................................................................................................23.8 Forced Fumbles..........................................................................................................................50.0 Fumble Recoveries.....................................................................................................................50.0 Interceptions...............................................................................................................................61.5 Passes Broken Up.......................................................................................................................68.8

THE FIGHTING IRISH

Offensive Players With Starting Experience Lost (7) Name (Pos.) 2013 Streak Career Zack Martin (LT/RT)......................................13..................................... 52.................................52 Chris Watt (OG)............................................11.......................................-..................................37 TJ Jones (WR)...............................................7....................................... 5..................................37 Tommy Rees (QB).........................................13..................................... 13.................................31 Troy Niklas (TE).............................................13..................................... 14.................................21 George Atkinson III (RB)................................3........................................-...................................7 Daniel Smith (WR).........................................2........................................-...................................6

HERE COME THE IRISH

Offensive Players With Starting Experience Returning (17) Name (Pos.) 2013 Streak Career Christian Lombard (RG/RT)...........................7........................................-..................................20 Ronnie Stanley (RT)......................................13..................................... 13.................................13 DaVaris Daniels (WR)....................................5....................................... 3..................................12 Nick Martin (C).............................................11.......................................-..................................11 Everett Golson (QB).......................................-.........................................-..................................11 Chris Brown (WR)..........................................2........................................-...................................7 Ben Koyack (TE).............................................5........................................-...................................7 Connor Hanratty (LG).....................................4....................................... 3...................................4 Steve Elmer (RG)...........................................4....................................... 1...................................4 Amir Carlisle (RB)..........................................4........................................-...................................4 James Onwualu (WR)...................................4........................................-...................................4 C.J. Prosise (WR)...........................................3....................................... 1...................................3 Corey Robinson (WR)....................................3........................................-...................................3 Cam McDaniel (RB).......................................3........................................-...................................3 Matt Hegarty (C)............................................2....................................... 2...................................2 Tarean Folston (RB).......................................2....................................... 1...................................2 Will Fuller (WR).............................................2........................................-...................................2

Defensive Players With Starting Experience Lost (8) Name (Pos.) 2012 Streak Career Prince Shembo (OLB/DE).............................13..................................... 26.................................35 Louis Nix III (NG)............................................8........................................-..................................30 Dan Fox (ILB/OLB).........................................10...................................... 7..................................32 Stephon Tuitt (DE).........................................13..................................... 26.................................29 Bennett Jackson (CB)...................................13..................................... 26.................................26 Carlo Calabrese (ILB)....................................13..................................... 13.................................26 Kona Schwenke (NG)....................................8....................................... 1..................................10 Troy Niklas (OLB)...........................................-.........................................-...................................1

SENIORS (24) CB Josh Atkinson, K/P Kyle Brindza, CB Jalen Brown, WR Cam Bryan+, WR Amir Carlisle, CB Connor Cavalaris+, LB Ben Councell, WR DaVaris Daniels, CB Matthias Farley, QB Charlie Fiessinger+, QB Everett Golson, LB Jarrett Grace, OL Conor Hanratty, S Eilar Hardy, C Matt Hegarty, DL Chase Hounshell,TE Ben Koyack, WR Eric Lee+, C Nick Martin, RB Cam McDaniel, DE Anthony Rabasa, LB Joe Schmidt, S Ernie Soto+, DE Ishaq Williams

HISTORY AND RECORDS

JUNIORS (15) RB Josh Anderson+, S Nick Baratti, WR Chris Brown, LS Scott Daly, DL Sheldon Day, OL Mark Harrell, DL Jarron Jones, S Eamon McOsker+, DL Romeo Okwara, WR C.J. Prosise, CB KeiVarae Russell, S Elijah Shumate, LS Hunter Smith+, OL Ronnie Stanley, LB John Turner

UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

SOPHOMORES (33) OL Hunter Bivin, CB Jesse Bongiovi+, RB Greg Bryant, CB Devin Butler, K John Chereson+, LB Michael Deeb, DL Marquis Dickerson+, OL Steve Elmer, RB Tarean Folston, WR Will Fuller, TE Mike Heuerman, WR Omar Hunter+, WR Torii Hunter Jr., DL Scott Kingsley+, LB Austin Larkin+, CB Cole Luke, DL Jacob Matuska, DL Patrick Mazza+, OL Mike McGlinchey, OL Colin McGovern, OL John Montelus, LB James Onwualu, S Tyler Price+, LB Doug Randolph, S Drew Recker+, S Max Redfield, WR Corey Robinson, DL Isaac Rochell, WR Buster Sheridan+, LB Jaylon Smith, TE Durham Smythe, TE Ben Suttman+, QB Malik Zaire FRESHMEN (29) OL Alex Bars, DL Grant Blankenship, DL Jonathan Bonner, WR Justin Brent, OL Sam Bush+, OL Jimmy Byrne, DL Daniel Cage, WR Keenan Centlivre+, TE Luke Hamel+, DB Grant Hammann+, DL Jay Hayes, LB Kolin Hill, WR Corey Holmes, DL Ryan Kilander+, QB DeShone Kizer, TE Tyler Luatua, LB Greer Martini, DL Peter Mokwuah, LB Nyles Morgan, OL Sam Mustipher, OL Quenton Nelson, P/K Tyler Newsome, DB Drue Tranquill, DL Andrew Trumbetti, QB Montgomery VanGorder, DB Nick Watkins, WR Austin Webster+, TE Nic Weishar, DL Jhonny Williams +indicates walk-on

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2014 Roster Information NUMERICAL No. Name Pos. 1 Bryant, Greg RB 2 Brown, Chris WR 2 Riggs, Cody CB 3 *Carlisle, Amir WR 4 *Hardy, Eilar S 5 *Golson, Everett QB 5 Morgan, Nyles LB 6 Fiessinger, Charlie+ QB 6 **Russell, KeiVarae CB 7 *Fuller, Will WR 8 ***Moore, Kendall LB 8 Zaire, Malik QB 9 Heuerman, Mike TE 9 *Smith, Jaylon LB 10 *Daniels, DaVaris WR 10 *Redfield, Max S 11 Brent, Justin WR 11 ***Williams, Ishaq DL 12 *Butler, Devin CB 13 Luatua, Tyler TE 14 Kizer, DeShone QB 15 Holmes, Corey WR 16 Hunter Jr., Torii WR 17 *Onwualu, James LB 18 ***Koyack, Ben TE 19 VanGorder, Montgomery QB 19 Watkins, Nick CB 20 *Prosise, C.J. WR 21 Brown, Jalen CB 22 **Shumate, Elijah S 23 Tranquill, Drue S 24 *Atkinson, Josh CB 25 *Folston, Tarean RB 27 ***Brindza, Kyle K/P 28 ***Collinsworth, Austin S 29 *Baratti, Nicky S 30 **Councell, Ben LB 31 *Turner, John LB 33 **McDaniel, Cam RB 33 Williams, Jhonny DL 34 Bongiovi, Jesse+ CB 35 Bryan, Cam+ WR 35 Hammann, Grant+ CB 36 *Luke, Cole CB 36 Price, Tyler+ S 37 Lee, Eric+ WR 37 Soto, Ernie+ S 38 **Schmidt, Joe LB 39 Hamel, Luke+ WR 41 **Farley, Matthias CB 42 Deeb, Michael LB 43 Chereson, John+ K 43 Hill, Kolin LB 44 Randolph, Doug LB 45 **Okwara, Romeo LB 46 Anderson, Josh+ RB 46 McOsker, Eamon+ S 47 *Cavalaris, Connor+ CB 48 Martini, Greer LB 49 Plantz, Tyler+ RB 49 Recker, Drew+ S 50 *Hounshell, Chase DL 52 Larkin, Austin+ LB

ALPHABETICAL No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl./Elg.^ Hometown/High School 46 Anderson, Josh+ RB 5-9 200 Jr./2 Chatsworth, CA/Notre Dame 24 *Atkinson, Josh CB 5-11.5 195 Sr./4 Stockton, CA/Granada 29 *Baratti, Nicky S 6-1 205 Jr./2 Tomball, TX/Klein Oak 71 Bars, Alex OL 6-6 305 Fr./1 Nashville, TN/Montgomery Bell Academy 70 Bivin, Hunter OL 6-5.5 296 So./1 Owensboro, KY/Apollo 92 Blankenship, Grant DL 6-4.25 252 Fr./1 The Colony, TX/The Colony 34 Bongiovi, Jesse+ CB 5-9.5 185 So./1 Brooklyn, NY/Poly Prep 55 Bonner, Jonathan DL 6-3 269 Fr./1 Chesterfield, MO/Parkway Central 11 Brent, Justin WR 6-1.5 205 Fr./1 Speedway, IN/Speedway 27 ***Brindza, Kyle K/P 6-1 236 Sr./4 Canton, MI/Plymouth 2 Brown, Chris WR 6-1.5 195 Jr./3 Hanahan, SC/Hanahan 21 Brown, Jalen CB 6-1.5 202 Sr./3 Irving, TX/MacArthur 35 Bryan, Cam+ WR 6-2 204 Sr./4 Westwood, MA/Xaverian Brothers 1 Bryant, Greg RB 5-10 205 So./1 Delray Beach, FL/American Heritage 63 Bush, Sam+ OL 6-3.5 305 Fr./1 Newport Beach, CA/Mater Dei 12 *Butler, Devin CB 6-0.5 195 So./2 Washington, DC/Gonzaga 67 Byrne, Jimmy OL 6-4 295 Fr./1 Cleveland, OH/St. Ignatius 75 Cage, Daniel DL 6-0.5 325 Fr./1 Cincinnati, OH/Winton Woods 3 *Carlisle, Amir WR 5-10 190 Sr./3 Santa Clara,CA/King's Academy 47 *Cavalaris, Connor+ CB 5-11 195 Sr./4 Lake Forest, IL/Lake Forest 87 Centlivre, Keenan+ WR 6-5.5 208 Fr./1 Fort Wayne, IN/Bishop Dwenger 43 Chereson, John+ K 5-9 178 So./1 Erie, PA/Cathedral Prep 28 ***Collinsworth, Austin S 6-1 205 Gr./4 Fort Thomas, KY/Highlands 30 **Councell, Ben LB 6-4.5 254 Sr./3 Asheville, NC/A.C. Reynolds 61 *Daly, Scott LS 6-1.5 250 Jr./3 Downers Grove, IL/South 10 *Daniels, DaVaris WR 6-1.5 203 Sr./3 Vernon Hills, IL/Vernon Hills 91 **Day, Sheldon DL 6-2 285 Jr./3 Indianapolis, IN/Warren Central 42 Deeb, Michael LB 6-2 240 So./1 Plantation, FL/American Heritage 95 Dickerson, Marquis+ DL 6-1.5 285 So./1 Marianna, AR/Lee 79 *Elmer, Steve OL 6-5.5 315 So./2 Midland, MI/Midland 41 **Farley, Matthias CB 5-11 205 Sr./3 Charlotte, NC/Christian 6 Fiessinger, Charlie+ QB 6-1 194 Sr./4 Mason, OH/Moeller 25 *Folston, Tarean RB 5-9.5 209 So./2 Cocoa, FL/Cocoa 7 *Fuller, Will WR 6-0 180 So./2 Philadelphia, PA/Roman Catholic 5 *Golson, Everett QB 6-0 200 Sr./3 Myrtle Beach, SC/Myrtle Beach 59 **Grace, Jarrett LB 6-2.5 253 Sr./3 Cincinnati, OH/Colerain 39 Hamel, Luke+ WR 6-4.5 210 Fr./1 St. Paul, MN/Cretin-Derham Hall 35 Hammann, Grant+ CB 5-11.75 180 Fr./1 Dyersville, IA/Beckman 65 *Hanratty, Conor OL 6-4.5 310 Sr./3 New Canaan, CT/New Canaan 4 *Hardy, Eilar S 5-11.5 202 Sr./3 Reynoldsburg, OH/Pickerington Central 75 Harrell, Mark OL 6-4 306 Jr./2 Charlotte, NC/Catholic 93 Hayes, Jay DL 6-3 265 Fr./1 Brooklyn, NY/Poly Prep Country Day 77 *Hegarty, Matt C 6-4.5 295 Sr./3 Aztec, NM/Aztec 9 Heuerman, Mike TE 6-3.5 225 So./1 Naples, FL/Barron Collier 43 Hill, Kolin LB 6-1.5 230 Fr./1 Schertz, TX/Samuel Clemens 15 Holmes, Corey WR 6-0.5 184 Fr./1 Pembroke Pines, FL/St. Thomas Aquinas 50 *Hounshell, Chase DL 6-4.5 275 Sr./3 Kirtland, OH/Lake Catholic 81 Hunter, Omar+ WR 5-9 175 So./1 Harlingen, TX/Harlingen 16 Hunter Jr., Torii WR 6-0 190 So./1 Prosper, TX/Prosper 94 *Jones, Jarron DL 6-5.5 315 Jr./2 Rochester, NY/Aquinas Institute 64 Kilander, Ryan+ DL 6-0 310 Fr./1 Rancho Santa Margarita, CA/Santa Margarita 73 Kingsley, Scott+ DL 6-4 237 So./1 Sherborn, MA/Saint Sebastian's 14 Kizer, DeShone QB 6-4.5 220 Fr./1 Toledo, OH/Central Catholic 18 ***Koyack, Ben TE 6-5 254 Sr./4 Oil City, PA/Oil City 52 Larkin, Austin+ LB 6-3 240 So./1 San Ramon, CA/Dougherty Valley 37 Lee, Eric+ WR 5-8 170 Sr./4 West Des Moines, IA/Dowling Catholic 74 ***Lombard, Christian OL 6-5 311 Gr./4 Inverness, IL/Fremd 13 Luatua, Tyler TE 6-2.5 260 Fr./1 Paramount, CA/La Mirada 36 *Luke, Cole CB 5-11 190 So./2 Chandler, AZ/Hamilton 72 **Martin, Nick C 6-4.5 295 Sr./3 Indianapolis, IN/Bishop Chatard 48 Martini, Greer LB 6-2.5 230 Fr./1 Cary, NC/Woodberry Forest 89 Matuska, Jacob DL 6-4.5 289 So./1 Columbus, OH/Bishop Hartley 97 Mazza, Patrick+ DL 6-7 277 So./1 Glen Ellyn, IL/Glenbard West

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2014 Roster Information NUMERICAL (CONT.) No. Name Pos. 53 Mustipher, Sam OL 53 *Utupo, Justin DL 55 Bonner, Jonathan DL 56 Nelson, Quenton OL 56 Rabasa, Anthony DL 59 **Grace, Jarrett LB 60 Montelus, John OL 61 *Daly, Scott LS 62 McGovern, Colin OL 63 Bush, Sam+ OL 64 Kilander, Ryan+ DL 65 *Hanratty, Conor OL 67 Byrne, Jimmy OL 68 McGlinchey, Mike OL 70 Bivin, Hunter OL 71 Bars, Alex OL 72 **Martin, Nick C 73 Kingsley, Scott+ DL 74 ***Lombard, Christian OL 75 Cage, Daniel DL 75 Harrell, Mark OL 77 *Hegarty, Matt C 78 *Stanley, Ronnie OL 79 *Elmer, Steve OL 80 Smythe, Durham TE 81 Hunter, Omar+ WR 82 Weishar, Nic TE 83 Webster, Austin+ WR 84 Suttman, Ben+ TE 85 Newsome, Tyler P/K 86 Sheridan, Buster+ WR 87 Centlivre, Keenan+ WR 88 *Robinson, Corey WR 89 Matuska, Jacob DL 90 *Rochell, Isaac DL 91 **Day, Sheldon DL 92 Blankenship, Grant DL 93 Hayes, Jay DL 94 *Jones, Jarron DL 95 Dickerson, Marquis+ DL 96 Mokwuah, Peter DL 97 Mazza, Patrick+ DL 98 Trumbetti, Andrew DL 99 Smith, Hunter+ LS

HERE COME THE IRISH THE FIGHTING IRISH COACHES & STAFF 2013 SEASON REVIEW HISTORY AND RECORDS

ALPHABETICAL (CONT.) No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl./Elg.^ Hometown/High School 33 **McDaniel, Cam RB 5-10 205 Sr./4 Coppell, TX/Coppell 68 McGlinchey, Mike OL 6-7.5 310 So./1 Philadelphia, PA/William Penn Charter 62 McGovern, Colin OL 6-4.5 313 So./1 New Lenox, IL/Lincoln-Way West 46 McOsker, Eamon+ S 5-11.5 205 Jr./2 San Pedro, CA/Loyola 96 Mokwuah, Peter DL 6-2.75 325 Fr./1 Staten Island, NY/St. Joseph by-the-Sea 60 Montelus, John OL 6-4 310 So./1 Everett, MA/Everett 8 ***Moore, Kendall LB 6-1 251 Gr./4 Raleigh, NC/Southeast Raleigh 5 Morgan, Nyles LB 6-0.75 230 Fr./1 Crete, IL/Crete-Monee 53 Mustipher, Sam OL 6-2 305 Fr./1 Olney, MD/Good Counsel 56 Nelson, Quenton OL 6-4.5 325 Fr./1 Holmdel, NJ/Red Bank Catholic 85 Newsome, Tyler P/K 6-2.5 190 Fr./1 Carrollton, GA/Carrollton 45 **Okwara, Romeo DL 6-4 260 Jr./3 Charlotte, NC/Ardrey Kell 17 *Onwualu, James LB 6-1 220 So./2 Saint Paul, MN/Cretin-Derham Hall 49 Plantz, Tyler+ RB 5-8.5 219 Gr./4 Frankfort, IL/Providence Catholic 36 Price, Tyler+ S 6-0 205 So./1 Spring, TX/College Park 20 *Prosise, C.J. WR 6-0.5 220 Jr./2 Petersburg, VA/Woodberry Forest 56 Rabasa, Anthony DL 6-2.5 250 Sr./3 Miami, FL/Columbus 44 Randolph, Doug LB 6-2 240 So./1 Richmond, VA/Woodberry Forest 49 Recker, Drew+ S 5-11 205 So./1 Lindenhurst, IL/Lakes 10 *Redfield, Max S 6-1 198 So./2 Mission Viejo, CA/Mission Viejo 2 Riggs, Cody CB 5-9 185 Gr./4 Fort Lauderdale, FL/St. Thomas Aquinas 88 *Robinson, Corey WR 6-4.5 215 So./2 San Antonio, TX/San Antonio Christian 90 *Rochell, Isaac DL 6-3.5 287 So./2 McDonough, GA/Eagle's Landing Christian 6 **Russell, KeiVarae CB 5-11 190 Jr./3 Everett, WA/Mariner 38 **Schmidt, Joe LB 6-0.5 235 Sr./3 Orange, CA/Mater Dei 86 Sheridan, Buster+ WR 6-3 199 So./1 Chicago, IL/Mount Carmel 22 **Shumate, Elijah S 6-0 208 Jr./3 East Orange, NJ/Don Bosco Prep 99 Smith, Hunter+ LS 6-3 213 Jr./1 Raleigh, NC/Cardinal Gibbons 9 *Smith, Jaylon LB 6-2.5 235 So./2 Fort Wayne, IN/Bishop Luers 80 Smythe, Durham TE 6-4.5 242 So./1 Belton, TX/Belton 37 Soto, Ernie+ S 5-9 200 Sr./4 Davie, FL/St. Thomas Aquinas 78 *Stanley, Ronnie OL 6-5.5 315 Jr./2 Las Vegas, NV/Bishop Gorman 84 Suttman, Ben+ TE 6-2 228 So./1 Kettering, OH/Archbishop Alter 23 Tranquill, Drue S 6-1.5 225 Fr./1 Fort Wayne, IN/Carroll 98 Trumbetti, Andrew DL 6-3.5 251 Fr./1 Demarest, NJ/North Valley Region 31 *Turner, John LB 6-0.5 225 Jr./2 Indianapolis, IN/Cathedral 53 *Utupo, Justin DL 6-0.5 290 Gr./4 Lakewood, CA/Lakewood 19 VanGorder, Montgomery QB 6-0.25 215 Fr./1 Buford, GA/Buford 19 Watkins, Nick CB 6-0.25 194 Fr./1 DeSoto, TX/Bishop Dunne 83 Webster, Austin+ WR 6-2 180 Fr./1 Beverly Hills, CA/Windward 82 Weishar, Nic TE 6-4 237 Fr./1 Midlothian, IL/Marist 11 ***Williams, Ishaq DL 6-5.5 271 Sr./4 Brooklyn, NY/Lincoln 33 Williams, Jhonny DL 6-4 252 Fr./1 Benton Harbor, MI/Berrien Springs 8 Zaire, Malik QB 6-0 210 So./1 Kettering, OH/Archbishop Alter ^ Class (academic year)/Eligibility (athletic season) + Walk-on Player * Number of monograms earned

Harrell, Mark – HAIR-el Heuerman, Mike – HIRE-mun Jones, Jarron – juh-RON Koyack, Ben – KOY-ack Luatua, Tyler – Lou-UH-two-Uh Matuska, Jacob – muh-TUSK-uh McGlinchey, Mike – muh-GLINCH-ee McGovern, Colin – muh-GUV-earn Mokwuah, Peter – Mock-wuh Montelus, John – MONT-uh-luss

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PRONUNCIATION GUIDE Baratti, Nicky – buh-RAH-tee Bivin, Hunter – BIV-un Brindza, Kyle – BRIND-zuh Carlisle, Amir – ah-MEER Centlivre, Keenan – CENT-liver Chereson, John – Chair-UH-son Daniels, DaVaris – duh-VAR-iss Fiessinger, Charlie – FISS-in-jurr Folston, Tarean – TAR-ee-an Hardy, Eilar – EYE-lar

Okwara, Romeo – oak-WAR-uh, ROME-ee-oh Onwualu, James – on-WALL-ew Prosise, C.J. – PRO-cise (like precisely) Russell, KeiVarae – key-var-eee Utupo, Justin – you-TOO-poe Weishar, Nic – Wish-err Williams, Ishaq – EE-shack Zaire, Malik – zy-EAR, muh-LEEK

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2014 Irish by State and Hometown Player Arizona (1) Cole Luke

Hometown

High School

Chandler

Hamilton

Arkansas (1) Marquis Dickerson

Marianna

Lee

California (12) Josh Anderson Josh Atkinson Sam Bush Amir Carlisle Ryan Kilander Austin Larkin Tyler Luatua Eamon McOsker Max Redfield Joe Schmidt Justin Utupo Austin Webster

Chatsworth Stockton Newport Beach Santa Clara Rancho Santa Margarita San Ramon Paramount San Pedro Mission Viejo Orange Lakewood Beverly Hills

Notre Dame Granada Mater Dei King’s Academy Santa Margarita Dougherty Valley La Mirada Loyola Mission Viejo Mater Dei Lakewood Windward

Connecticut (1) Conor Hanratty

New Canaan

New Canaan

District of Columbia (1) Devin Butler

Washington

Gonzaga

Florida (8) Greg Bryant Michael Deeb Tarean Folston Mike Heuerman Corey Holmes Anthony Rabasa Cody Riggs Ernie Soto

Delray Beach Plantation Cocoa Naples Pembroke Pines Miami Fort Lauderdale Davie

American Heritage American Heritage Cocoa Barron Collier St. Thomas Aquinas Columbus St. Thomas Aquinas St. Thomas Aquinas

Georgia (3) Tyler Newsome Isaac Rochell Montgomery VanGorder

Carrollton McDonough Buford

Carrollton Eagle’s Landing Christian Buford

Player Illinois (11) Connor Cavalaris Scott Daly DaVaris Daniels Christian Lombard Patrick Mazza Colin McGovern Nyles Morgan Tyler Plantz Drew Recker Buster Sheridan Nic Weishar

Hometown

High School

Lake Forest Downers Grove Vernon Hills Inverness Glen Ellyn New Lenox Crete Frankfort Lindenhurst Chicago Midlothian

Lake Forest South Vernon Hills Fremd Glenbard West Lincoln-Way West Crete-Monee Providence Catholic Lakes Mount Carmel Marist

Indiana (7) Justin Brent Keenan Centlivre Sheldon Day Nick Martin Jaylon Smith Drue Tranquill John Turner

Speedway Fort Wayne Indianapolis Indianapolis Fort Wayne Fort Wayne Indianapolis

Speedway Bishop Dwenger Warren Central Bishop Chatard Bishop Luers Carroll Cathedral

Iowa (2) Grant Hammann Eric Lee

Dyersville West Des Moines

Beckman Dowling Catholic

Kentucky (2) Hunter Bivin Austin Collinsworth

Owensboro Fort Thomas

Apollo Highlands

Maryland (1) Sam Mustipher

Olney

Good Counsel

Massachusetts (3) Cam Bryan Scott Kingsley John Montelus

Westwood Sherborn Everett

Xaverian Brothers Saint Sebastian's Everett

Michigan (3) Kyle Brindza Steve Elmer Jhonny Williams

Canton Midland Benton Harbor

Plymouth Midland Berrien Springs

Minnesota (2) Luke Hamel James Onwualu

Saint Paul Saint Paul

Cretin-Derham Cretin-Derham

Missouri (1) Jonathan Bonner

Chesterfield

Parkway Central

New Jersey (3) Quenton Nelson Elijah Shumate Andrew Trumbetti

Holmdel East Orange Demarest

Red Bank Catholic Don Bosco Prep North Valley Region

New Mexico (1) Matt Hegarty

Aztec

Aztec

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2014 Irish by State and Hometown HERE COME THE IRISH THE FIGHTING IRISH

Poly Prep Poly Prep Country Day Aquinas Institute St. Joseph by-the-Sea Lincoln

Nevada (1) Ronnie Stanley

Las Vegas

Bishop Gorman

North Carolina (7) Ben Councell Matthias Farley Mark Harrell Greer Martini Kendall Moore Romeo Okwara Hunter Smith

Asheville Charlotte Charlotte Cary Raleigh Charlotte Raleigh

A.C. Reynolds Christian Catholic Woodberry Forest (Va.) Southeast Raleigh Ardrey Kell Cardinal Gibbons

Ohio (10) Jimmy Byrne Daniel Cage Charlie Fiessinger Jarrett Grace Eilar Hardy Chase Hounshell DeShone Kizer Jacob Matuska Ben Suttman Malik Zaire

Cleveland Cincinnati Mason Cincinnati Reynoldsburg Kirtland Toledo Columbus Dayton Kettering

St. Ignatius Winton Woods Moeller Colerain Pickerington Central Lake Catholic Central Catholic Bishop Hartley Archbishop Alter Archbishop Alter

Pennsylvania (4) John Chereson Will Fuller Ben Koyack Mike McGlinchey

Erie Philadelphia Oil City Philadelphia

Cathedral Prep Roman Catholic Oil City William Penn Charter

Hometown

High School

Hanahan Myrtle Beach

Hanahan Myrtle Beach

Tennessee (1) Alex Bars

Nashville

Montgomery Bell Academy

Texas (11) Nicky Baratti Grant Blankenship Jalen Brown Kolin Hill Omar Hunter Torii Hunter, Jr. Cam McDaniel Tyler Price Corey Robinson Durham Smythe Nick Watkins

Tomball The Colony Irving Schertz Harlingen Prosper Coppell Spring San Antonio Belton DeSoto

Klein Oak The Colony MacArthur Samuel Clemens Harlingen Prosper Coppell College Park San Antonio Christian Belton Bishop Dunne

Virginia (2) C.J. Prosise Doug Randolph

Petersburg Richmond

Woodberry Forest Woodberry Forest

Washington (1) KeiVarae Russell Everett (non-scholarship players in italics)

Mariner

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Brooklyn Brooklyn Rochester Staten Island Brooklyn

Player South Carolina (2) Chris Brown Everett Golson

HISTORY AND RECORDS

High School

2013 SEASON REVIEW

Hometown

COACHES & STAFF

Player New York (5) Jesse Bongiovi Jay Hayes Jarron Jones Peter Mokwuah Ishaq Williams

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How The Irish Were Built BOLD CAPS indicate started at least seven games in 2013 Class is the academic year for fall 2014 * indicates monograms earned Scholarship players only

OFFENSE (36) Freshmen (10) OL Alex Bars WR Justin Brent OL Jimmy Byrne WR Corey Holmes QB DeShone Kizer TE Tyler Luatua OL Sam Mustipher OL Quenton Nelson QB Montgomery VanGorder TE Nic Weishar

Sophomores (13) OL Hunter Bivin RB Greg Bryant *OL Steve Elmer *RB Tarean Folston *WR Will Fuller TE Mike Heuerman WR Torii Hunter Jr. OL Mike McGlinchey OL Colin McGovern OL John Montelus *WR Corey Robinson TE Durham Smythe QB Malik Zaire

Juniors (4) WR Chris Brown OL Mark Harrell *WR C.J. Prosise *OL RONNIE STANLEY

Seniors (8) *WR *WR *QB *OL *C ***TE **C **RB

Sophomores (9) *CB Devin Butler LB Michael Deeb *CB Cole Luke DL Jacob Matuska *LB James Onwualu LB Doug Randolph *S Max Redfield *DL Isaac Rochell *LB JAYLON SMITH

Juniors (7) *S Nicky Baratti **DL SHELDON DAY *DL Jarron Jones **OLB Romeo Okwara **CB KEIVARAE RUSSELL **S Elijah Shumate *OLB John Turner

Seniors (10) *CB Josh Atkinson CB Jalen Brown **OLB Ben Councell **CB MATTHIAS FARLEY **ILB Jarrett Grace *S Eilar Hardy *DL Chase Hounshell DL Anthony Rabasa **ILB Joe Schmidt ***DL Ishaq Williams

Sophomores (0) None

Junior (1) *LS

Senior (1) ***K/P

Offense 10 13 (4 monogram winners) 4 (2 monogram winners) 8 (8 monogram winners) 1 (1 monogram winners) 36 (15 monogram winners)

Defense 12 9 (6 monogram winners) 7 (7 monogram winners) 10 (8 monogram winners) 4 (3 monogram winners) 42 (24 monogram winners)

Amir Carlisle DaVaris Daniels Everett Golson Conor Hanratty Matt Hegarty Ben Koyack NICK MARTIN Cam McDaniel

Graduates (1) ***OL CHRISTIAN LOMBARD

DEFENSE (42) Freshmen (12) DL Grant Blankenship DL Jonathan Bonner DL Daniel Cage DL Jay Hayes LB Kolin Hill LB Greer Martini DL Peter Mokwuah LB Nyles Morgan S Drue Tranquill DL Andrew Trumbetti CB Nick Watkins DL Jhonny Williams

Graduates (4) ***S AUSTIN COLLINSWORTH ***LB Kendall Moore CB Cody Riggs *DL Justin Utupo

SPECIALISTS (3) Freshman (1) P/K

Tyler Newsome

Scott Daly

Kyle Brindza

THE ‘14 IRISH BY CLASS Class Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior Fifth-Year Senior Total

Specialists 1 0 1 (1 monogram winner) 1 (1 monogram winner) 0 3 (2 monogram winners)

Total 23 22 (10 monogram winners) 12 (10 monogram winners) 19 (17 monogram winners) 5 (4 monogram winners) 81 (41 monogram winners)

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2014 Season Preview

ONLY THE BIG BOYS u Notre Dame is one of just three NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision program not to have faced a non-FBS opponent since the current setup was established in 1978. The two other remaining schools that have yet to play a non-FBS opponent are USC and UCLA.

Wins By Seven Points Or Less In 2013 School Wins 1. UCF 7 2. San Diego State 6 3. Notre Dame 5 Auburn 5 Fresno State 5 Rice 5

* excludes regular season games from GVSU era (unknown TV games). Some records fail to include two contests; Nov. 16, 1991 vs. Valparaiso and Oct. 26, 1996 vs. Saginaw Valley State (detailed stats unavailable)

UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

THREE RANKED WINS FOR THE 2013 IRISH u Notre Dame defeated three teams in the final 2013 BCS standings, No. 4 Michigan State, No. 14 Arizona State and No. 25 USC. u Only Auburn and Stanford (four each) defeated more of the final BCS Top 25 teams during the 2013 regular season. Auburn downed Alabama, Georgia, Missouri and Texas A&M while

u The battle-tested Irish were able to grind out five wins in the 2013 regular season by seven points or less. The sum tied for the third most in the nation.

HISTORY AND RECORDS

u Notre Dame has won 21 times in its 26 outings since the start of the 2012 season. There are only 10 FBS teams that can beat that lofty 21-5 mark over the past two years: Florida State at 26-2, Ohio State at 24-2, Alabama at 24-3, Northern Illinois at 24-4, Stanford at 23-5, Oregon at 23-3, Louisville at 23-3, Clemson at 22-4, South Carolina at 22-5 and UCF at 22-5. Notre Dame's 21 wins over the past two years is matched by Oklahoma (21-5). u The Irish are one of just 14 teams in the nation which have won at least eight games in each of the last four seasons. The 13 schools other than Notre Dame to win eight games each of the past four years are Alabama, Boise State, Florida State, LSU, Nebraska, Northern Illinois, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, San Diego State, South Carolina, Stanford and Wisconsin. u Notre Dame's run of winning eight straight games in each of the past four seasons is its best clip since winning at least eight games for seven straight years from 1987-93.

Longest Winning Streaks In Games Decided By Seven Points Or Less Since 1980 School Streak Dates 1. Penn State 16 Nov. 3, 1984-Sept. 17, 1988 2. BYU 14 Nov. 25, 2006-Oct. 23, 2010 3. Notre Dame 10* Sept. 8, 2012-Nov. 2, 2013 * Notre Dame's 10-game streak tied for third with runs by Auburn, Oregon State, Ohio State, Washington, Michigan, Bowling Green and Alabama.

2013 SEASON REVIEW

Team Games Wins Losses Ties Pct. 1. Alabama 38 34 4 0 .895 Oregon 38 34 4 0 .895 3. Northern Illinois 40 34 6 0 .850 4. Florida State 39 33 6 0 .846 5. South Carolina 37 31 6 0 .838 6. Stanford 39 32 7 0 .821 7. LSU 38 31 7 0 .816 8. Clemson 38 30 8 0 .789 9. Notre Dame 37 29 8 0 .784 Boise State 37 29 8 0 .784 Louisville 37 29 8 0 .784 Oklahoma 37 29 8 0 .784

Kelly Career Kelly at ND 2013 At Home 112-27-1 19-6 5-1 On The Road 86-40-1 11-6 2-3 Neutral Site Games 10-5 7-3 2-0 In Overtime 6-3 2-1 0-0 Coming off a loss 44-21 10-5 5-0 Coming off a win 150-40-1 25-10 4-4 Coming off an open date 15-2 4-1 2-0 Vs. AP top 25 15-11 7-7 1-3 Both teams are AP-ranked 8-7 4-5 0-3 Neither team is ranked 48-22 16-6 3-0 Ranked higher 38-7 16-4 5-2 Opponent is ranked higher 7-9 4-5 1-2 Vs. In-state Opponents 74-22-2 4-0 1-0 In August 4-2 1-0 1-0 In September 62-30 9-7 2-2 In October 73-21-2 13-3 3-0 In November 60-16 12-3 2-2 In December 10-2 2-1 1-0 In January 0-2 0-1 0-0 On Television 67-23* 37-15 9-4 On NBC 21-6 21-6 6-1 On ABC 11-3 9-3 1-1 On ESPN 10-6 2-4 1-1 On ESPN2 8-2 1-0 0-0 On CBS 2-1 2-1 0-0 On FOX 0-1 0-1 0-1 CBS College Sports 1-0 1-0 1-0 Afternoon Games 140-50-2 22-6 6-1 Night Games 68-22 15-9 3-3 Decided By 3 or Less 39-14-2 6-3 1-0 Decided By 7 or Less 70-31-2 16-8 5-2 Scoring First 140-25 26-7 5-2 Opponent Scores First 66-47-2 11-8 4-2 Leading At Halftime 162-14 31-4 7-1 Tied At Halftime 12-6 1-1 0-0 Trailing At Halftime 31-52-2 6-10 2-3 Leading After 3 Qtrs. 175-11 30-3 7-0 Tied After 3 Qtrs. 8-3 0-2 0-1 Trailing After 3 Qtrs. 23-58 6-10 2-3 Scoring 40+ Points 75-1 7-0 1-0 Scoring 30-39 Points 56-7 9-3 3-1 Scoring 20-29 Points 58-28-1 15-6 3-3 Scoring 0-19 Points 19-36-1 6-6 2-0 Allowing 40+ Points 6-16 0-2 0-1 Allowing 30-39 Points 14-26 3-4 2-0 Allowing 20-29 Points 52-24-1 4-6 1-3 Allowing 0-19 Points 136-6-1 30-1 6-0 Outrushing Opponent 165-25-1 27-4 5-2 Getting Outrushed 39-46-2 8-11 4-2 Passing For More Yds 136-44-1 23-11 7-2 Passing For Fewer Yds 71-25-1 14-4 2-2 Outgaining Opponent 173-22-1 28-5 6-1 Getting Outgained 33-47-1 9-10 3-3 Winning Time of Poss. 110-24 21-2 5-0 Losing Time of Poss. 96-46-2 16-13 4-4 Scoring a Def./ST TD 65-7 6-3 2-1 Allowing a Def./ST TD 16-25 2-6 1-1 Fewer Penalty Yards 55-34-1 17-9 5-2 More Penalty Yards 145-35-1 20-5 4-1 Winning Turnover Battle 125-12 22-1 6-0 Losing Turnover Battle 51-41-1 10-13 1-3 Individual 100-yard rusher 93-20-1 10-3 2-1 Individual 100-yard receiver 80-25 10-8 6-1 Individual 200-yard passer 137-34-1 23-9 7-2 Opponent 100-yard rusher 37-36-1 5-8 2-1 Opponent 100-yard receiver 60-32 4-7 1-1 Opponent 200-yard passer 78-36-1 11-12 3-4

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IRISH ON A PRETTY GOOD RUN u Since opening the 2011 season with an 0-2 record, Notre Dame has won 29 of its last 37 games—good for a .784 winning percentage. The Irish are tied for the ninth-best winning percentage in the nation and eighth amongst schools from Bowl Championship Series AQ conferences since Sept. 17, 2011.

RIGHT DOWN TO THE WIRE u Notre Dame has become accustomed to thrilling finishes. The Irish have been involved in 33 games decided by seven points or less since the start of the 2009 campaign. In fact, 17 of the last 25 losses for the Irish have been decided by a touchdown or less, including seven by a field goal or less. u Notre Dame has played in 60 all-time games where the winning points have occurred in overtime or the game's final minute of regulation. Curiously, 15 have come in the last five years alone. u Notre Dame has played 23 games decided by a touchdown or less since the arrival of Brian Kelly. The Irish went 2-5 in the first seven such games under Kelly, but have since gone 13-3. u Notre Dame won five games in 2012 by a touchdown or less and did so again in 2013. The school record for victories by seven points or less in a single season is six, which was set in 1939 when that Irish club had a 6-1 mark in games decided by seven or less. The 1937 team was 5-1-1 and the 2002 club was 5-1-0 in games decided by seven or less. u Notre Dame was 5-0 in 2012 in games decided by a touchdown or less. In terms of winning percentage in games decided by seven points or less, the ‘29 and ‘74 teams were both 4-0, while the 1926, 1928, 1954 and 1957 teams finished 3-0. u The Irish had a run of 10 consecutive wins in games decided by seven points or less snapped with a 28-21 loss at Pittsburgh on Nov. 9, 2013. At the time, it was the longest active streak in the nation. u The recent run of 10 straight wins tied for the third longest in the nation since 1980.

Notre Dame's Record When...

THE FIGHTING IRISH

Number (Breakdown) Year 51 (21 on offense, 25 on defense, five specialists) 2011 44 (21 on offense, 20 on defense, three specialists) 2009 41 (15 on offense, 24 on defense, two specialists) 2013 42 (21 on offense, 18 on defense, three specialists) 2010 41 (18 on offense, 19 on defense, four specialists) 2012 37 (20 on offense, 17 on defense) 2008 37 (15 on offense, 20 on defense, two specialists) 2006 36 (20 on offense, 14 on defense, two specialists) 2005 30 (10 on offense, 18 on defense, two specialists) 2007

Stanford defeated Arizona State (twice), Oregon and UCLA. u Notre Dame's three wins tied Arizona State and South Carolina for the third most in the country against the final BCS Top 25. The Sun Devils beat UCLA, USC and Wisconsin while the Gamecocks toppled Clemson, Missouri and UCF. u The ranked teams that Notre Dame defeated went a combined 21-2 following their losses to the Fighting Irish with the only defeats coming from USC against cross-town rival UCLA and Arizona State in the Pac-12 Championship Game against No. 5 Stanford.

HERE COME THE IRISH

IRISH RETURN 41 MONOGRAM WINNERS, 13 STARTERS u Notre Dame opens fall practice with 41 returning monogram winners from 2013 – 15 on offense, 24 on defense and two on special teams.

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2014 Season Preview Position-By-Position Listing DEFENSIVE LINE (20) Grant Blankenship, 6-4.25, 252, Fr. Jonathan Bonner, 6-3, 269, Fr. Daniel Cage, 6-0.5, 325, Fr. **SHELDON DAY, 6-2, 285, Jr. +Marquis Dickerson, 6-1.5, 285, So. Jay Hayes, 6-3, 265, Fr. *Chase Hounshell, 6-4.5, 275, Sr. *Jarron Jones, 6-5.5, 315, Jr. Ryan Kilander, 6-0, 310, Fr. +Scott Kingsley, 6-4, 237, So. Jacob Matuska, 6-4.5, 289, So. Patrick Mazza, 6-7, 277, So. Peter Mokwuah, 6-2.75, 325, Fr. **Romeo Okwara, 6-4, 260, Jr. Anthony Rabasa, 6-2.5, 250, Sr. *Isaac Rochell, 6-3.5, 287, So. Andrew Trumbetti, 6-3.5, 251, Fr. *Justin Utupo, 6-0.5, 290, Gr. ***Ishaq Williams, 6-5.5, 271, Sr. Jhonny Williams, 6-4, 252, Fr. LINEBACKER (13) **Ben Councell, 6-4.5, 254, Sr. Michael Deeb, 6-2, 240, So. **Jarrett Grace, 6-2.5, 253, Sr. Kolin Hill, 6-1.5, 230, Fr. +Austin Larkin, 6-3, 240, So. Greer Martini, 6-2.5, 230, Fr. ***Kendall Moore, 6-1, 251, Gr. Nyles Morgan, 6-0.75, 230, Fr. *James Onwualu, 6-1, 220, So. Doug Randolph, 6-2, 240, So. **Joe Schmidt, 6-0.5, 235, Sr. *JAYLON SMITH, 6-2.5, 235, So. *John Turner, 6-0.5, 225, Jr. CORNERBACK (11) *Josh Atkinson, 5-11.5, 195, Sr. +Jesse Bongiovi, 5-9.5, 185, So. Jalen Brown, 6-1.5, 202, Sr. *Devin Butler, 6-0.5, 195, So. *+Connor Cavalaris, 5-11, 195, Sr. **MATTHIAS FARLEY, 5-11, 205, Sr. +Grant Hammann, 5-11.75, 180, Fr. *Cole Luke, 5-11, 190, So. Cody Riggs, 5-9, 185, Gr. **KEIVARAE RUSSELL, 5-11, 190, Jr. Nick Watkins, 6-0.25, 194, Fr. SAFETY (10) *Nicky Baratti, 6-1, 205, Jr. ***AUSTIN COLLINSWORTH, 6-1, 205, Gr. *Eilar Hardy, 5-11.5, 202, Sr. +Eamon McOsker, 5-11.5, 205, Jr. +Tyler Price, 6-0, 205, So. +Drew Recker, 5-11, 205, So. *Max Redfield, 6-1, 198, So. **Elijah Shumate, 6-0, 208, Jr. +Ernie Soto, 5-9, 200, Sr. Drue Tranquill, 6-1.5, 225, Fr. QUARTERBACK (5) +Charlie Fiessinger, 6-1, 194, Sr. *Everett Golson, 6-0, 200, Sr. DeShone Kizer, 6-4.5, 220, Fr. Montgomery VanGorder, 6-0.25-215, Fr. Malik Zaire, 6-0, 210, So.

NO TURNOVERS = VICTORIES u Notre Dame is 13-0 under Brian Kelly when playing an entire game without committing a turnover. u Notre Dame has won its last 13 games in which it failed to commit a turnover. The Irish have not lost a game with no turnovers since Oct. 17, 2009, when USC upended Notre Dame, 34-27. u Notre Dame is 27-4 in its last 31 games in which it failed to commit a turnover. u Notre Dame failed to commit a turnover in its 2013 season opener against Temple. The Irish had not played a season opener without a turnover since 2009. GREAT FOR TELEVISION u Notre Dame has appeared on national or regional television in 262 consecutive games entering the 2014 season. u The Irish have made 380 appearances on network television -- more than any other school. EIGHT IS GREAT FOR KELLY u Head coach Brian Kelly has won at least eight games in each of his first four seasons with the Fighting Irish. u Kelly is the second head coach to post at least eight wins in each of his first four years at the Notre Dame helm. Dan Devine began his career with the Irish by posting four straight seasons with at least eight wins from 1975-78. u Kelly, Devine, Ara Parseghian, Frank Leahy and Jesse Harper are the only Irish coaches to start their careers with four straight seasons with as many as seven wins. u With 37 wins to date at Notre Dame, Kelly is tied with Devine and Lou Holtz for the most wins by an Irish coach in his first four years. u Kelly is the first coach in Notre Dame history to lead the Irish to a bowl game in each of his first four seasons. He joins Holtz as the only coaches to guide Notre Dame to a bowl berth in four consecutive years at any juncture of their tenures at the school. KELLY, IRISH HAVE NINE LIVES u Notre Dame won 10 straight games under head coach Brian Kelly when the game was decided by seven points or less. u Notre Dame went 5-0 in such games in 2012 and won its first five such games in 2013 before falling, 28-21, at Pittsburgh on Nov. 9, 2013. u This follows a positive pattern that head coach Brian Kelly brought with him from Cincinnati, where he won his final eight games that were decided by seven points or less — 5-0 in 2008 and 3-0 in 2009, not including a couple of eight-point victories that could be included as a "one-score" difference. u The 10-game winning streak in such games left Brian Kelly tied for second on the all-time Notre Dame list.

Rank Coach Streak Dates 1. Elmer Layden 12 Oct, 23, 1937-Nov. 11, 1939 2. Brian Kelly 10 Sept. 8, 2012-Nov. 2, 2013 Knute Rockne 10 Nov. 26, 1927-Nov. 29, 1930 4. Ara Parseghian 7 Nov. 18, 1972-Jan. 1, 1975 5. Lou Holtz 6 Sept. 10, 1988-Oct. 6, 1990 KELLY WINS IN CYBERSPACE TOO u Speaking to Notre Dame's deep and global fan base, head coach Brian Kelly's twitter feed @CoachBrianKelly is the thirdmost widely followed of any college football coach. u Reflecting Kelly's popularity, the Irish head coach is the only one in the top five from a non-SEC school. u Including all sports, Kelly's twitter feed is one of only five with at least 100,000 followers among college coaches, joining LSU's Les Miles and Tennessee's Butch Jones plus men's basketball coaches John Calipari of Kentucky and Tom Crean of Indiana. Coach (School) Handle Followers* 1. Les Miles (LSU) @LSUCoachMiles 135,520 2. Butch Jones (Tennessee) @UTCoachJones 122,972 3. Brian Kelly (Notre Dame) @CoachBrianKelly 109,197 4. Mark Richt (Georgia) @MarkRicht 116,850 5. Bret Bielema (Arkansas) @BretBielema 86,533 * As of July 24, 2014 KELLY'S WINNING WAYS u In his four years at Notre Dame, Brian Kelly has helped the Irish secure a 31-4 record when entering halftime with a lead and 30-3 mark when leading after three quarters. u Kelly is 175-11 in his coaching career when taking a lead into the fourth quarter and 111-5 since 2001. He owns a 162-14 record when taking a lead into halftime, including a 107-6 mark since 2001. u Kelly is 15-2 coming off a bye week. u Kelly is 140-25 when scoring first. u Kelly is 165-25-1 when outrushing his opponent. u Kelly is 125-12 when his team wins the turnover battle. u Kelly is 39-14-2 in games decided by three points or less. u Kelly is 65-7 when his team gets a defensive or special teams touchdown. u Kelly is 60-16 in the month of November, including a 24-4 mark since 2006. u Kelly is 131-8 when his team scores 30+ points, including a 75-1 mark with 40+ points. u Kelly is 136-6-1 when his team allows 19 points or less. u Kelly is 150-40-1 coming off a victory. u Kelly-coached teams owned a 57-game winning streak in games where they held their opponents to less than 20 points, which ended in the 2011 Champs Sports Bowl loss to Florida State (18-14). Kelly’s previous such loss came on Dec. 8, 2001 when North Dakota edged Grand Valley State, 17-14, in the NCAA Division II title game.

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2014 Season Preview HERE COME THE IRISH

Position-By-Position Listing RUNNING BACK (5) +Josh Anderson, 5-9, 200, Jr. Greg Bryant, 5-10, 205, So. *Tarean Folston, 5-9.5, 209, So. **Cam McDaniel, 5-10, 205, Sr. +Tyler Plantz, 5-8.5, 219, Gr.

5. Elmer Layden (39-10-3, .779) Home Record: 22-3 Road Record: 10-5-2 Record vs. Ranked Foes: 5-3

2. Knute Rockne (45-4-3, .894) Home Record: 21-0-1 Road Record: 18-4-2 Record vs. Ranked Foes: n/a

6. Lou Holtz (40-12-0, .769) Home Record: 22-4-0 Road Record: 12-7-0 Record vs. Ranked Foes: 16-7-0

Brian Kelly 2012 – Notre Dame – 12-1 (Lost in BCS Championship Game) 2009 – Cincinnati – 12-0 (Did not coach bowl game)

3. Ara Parseghian (40-9-3, .798) Home Record: 23-4-0 Road Record: 13-5-3 Record vs. Ranked Foes: 4-7-2

7. Brian Kelly (37-15, .712) Home Record:: 19-6-0 Road Record: 12-6-0 Record vs. Ranked Foes: 8-7-0

Urban Meyer 2013 – Ohio State – 12-2 (Lost in Big Ten Championship Game and Orange Bowl) 2012 – Ohio State – 12-0 2009 – Florida – 13-1 (Lost in SEC Championship Game)

4. Dan Devine (41-11-0, .788) Home Record: 18-5 Road Record: 16-5 Record vs. Ranked Foes: 13-6

Gary Patterson 2010 – TCU – 13-0 2009 – TCU – 12-1 (Lost in Fiesta Bowl) Kevin Sumlin 2011 – Houston – 13-1 (Lost in C-USA Championship Game) Mack Brown 2009 – Texas – 13-1 (Lost in BCS Championship Game)

Chris Peterson 2009 – Boise State – 14-0 Jimbo Fisher 2013 – Florida State – 14-0 Rod Carey 2013 – Northern Illinois – 12-2 (Lost in MAC Championship Game and Poinsettia Bowl)

OFFENSIVE LINE PAVED THE WAY u Notre Dame allowed just eight sacks and ranked tied for second in the FBS in fewest sacks allowed in 2013. u No team in the nation allowed fewer sacks and attempted more passes than Notre Dame (eight sacks on 429 pass attempts) last season. u This was an area of great improvement for the Fighting Irish. In 2012, Notre Dame allowed twice as many sacks (18) on 41 fewer passing attempts (388).

OFFENSIVE LINE (16) Alex Bars, 6-6, 305, Fr. Hunter Bivin, 6-5.5, 296, So. +Sam Bush, 6-3.5, 305, Fr. Jimmy Byrne, 6-4, 295, Fr. *Steve Elmer, 6-5.5, 315, So. *Conor Hanratty, 6-4.5, 310, Sr. Mark Harrell, 6-4, 306, Jr. *Matt Hegarty, 6-4.5, 295, Sr. ***CHRISTIAN LOMBARD, 6-5, 311, Gr. **NICK MARTIN, 6-4.5, 295, Sr. Mike McGlinchey, 6-7.5, 310, So. Colin McGovern, 6-4.5, 313, So. John Montelus, 6-4, 310, So. Sam Mustipher, 6-2, 305, Fr. Quenton Nelson, 6-4.5, 325, Fr. *RONNIE STANLEY, 6-5.5, 315, Jr. PUNTER/KICKER (2) ***Kyle Brindza, 6-1, 236, Sr. +Tyler Newsome, 6-2.5, 190, Fr. KICKER (2) ***Kyle Brindza, 6-1, 236, Sr. +John Chereson, 5-9, 178, So.

UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

Nick Saban 2009 – Alabama – 14-0

ALMOST PERFECT BALANCE u Notre Dame had 440 rushing attempts and 429 passing attempts, giving the Irish a balanced 50.63% run attack in 2013. u Adjust the eight sacks that the NCAA considers rushing plays and the numbers could not be much closer as Notre Dame would have 432 rushing attempts and 429 passing plays. u In 2012, Notre Dame had 506 rushes and 388 passes, making the team 56.6% run-based.

TIGHT END (6) Mike Heuerman, 6-3.5, 225, So. ***Ben Koyack, 6-5, 254, Sr. Tyler Luatua, 6-2.5, 260, Fr. Durham Smythe, 6-4.5, 242, So. +Ben Suttman, 6-2, 228, So. Nic Weishar, 6-4, 237, Fr.

HISTORY AND RECORDS

1. Frank Leahy (45-3-4, .904) Home Record: 22-2-0 Road Record: 19-1-1 Record vs. Ranked Foes: 14-1-2

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u Among college coaches with at least five years of service or 50 victories at a school that was classified as a major college at the time, Brian Kelly was the 23rd to reach 200 career victories. u Kelly was the second youngest and fifth fastest to ever reach 200 career victories. u Brian Kelly (37-15), remarkably, is one of seven Notre Dame head coaches with a winning percentage of .700 or better through their first 52 games as Irish head coach. Here is a graphic of Notre Dame head coaches who reached that milestone and win-loss records over their first 52 games on the Irish sideline:

COACHES & STAFF

u Kelly-coached teams have won 74 of their last 75 games when holding their opponents to less than 20 points. u Since 2001, Brian Kelly has the second most wins among all active FBS coaches. u Since 2006, Brian Kelly is tied for the fourth most wins of any active NCAA FBS coach. Kelly has won 80 contests (80-25) over that span. The only coaches ahead of Kelly in that span are Chris Petersen of Washington (92), Bob Stoops of Oklahoma (85) and Les Miles of LSU (84) . u Brian Kelly ranks as the sixth most successful active NCAA FBS coach in winning percentage since 2007. Kelly's .769 winning percentage is bested only by Chris Petersen of Washington (.868), Nick Saban of Alabama (.840), Urban Meyer of Ohio State (.838), Bob Stoops of Oklahoma (.787) and Les Miles of LSU (.785). u Brian Kelly ranks third and fifth among active NCAA FBS coach in both victories and winning percentage, respectively. u Nine active FBS coaches have guided their respective schools to an undefeated regular season since 2009. Only three of those nine coaches, including Brian Kelly, have done it on multiple occasions.

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WIDE RECEIVER (16) Justin Brent, 6-1.5, 205, Fr. Chris Brown, 6-1.5, 195, Jr. +Cam Bryan, 6-2, 204, Sr. *Amir Carlisle, 5-10, 190, Sr. +Keenan Centlivre, 6-5.5, 208, Fr. *DaVaris Daniels, 6-1.5, 203, Sr. *Will Fuller, 6-0, 180, So. +Luke Hamel, 6-4.5, 210, Fr. Corey Holmes, 6-0.5, 184, Fr. +Omar Hunter, 5-9, 175, So. Torii Hunter Jr., 6-0, 190, So. +Eric Lee, 5-8, 170, Sr. *C.J. Prosise, 6-0.5, 220, Jr. *Corey Robinson, 6-4.5, 215, So. +Buster Sheridan, 6-3, 199, So. +Austin Webster, 6-2, 180, Fr.

LONG SNAPPER (2) *Scott Daly, 6-1.5, 250, Jr. +Hunter Smith, 6-3, 213, Jr. BOLD CAPS indicates player started at least 7 games in 2013 * indicates number of monograms earned + indicates walk-on player

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2014 Season Preview u The 2013 offensive line featured first-year starters in C Nick Martin (missed last two games of the season), C Matt Hegarty, OL Steve Elmer, OT Ronnie Stanley and OL Conor Hanratty. u Notre Dame finished the season with four first-year starting linemen. u Graduate Christian Lombard made his first career start in the 2012 season opener against Navy. He started all 13 games in '12 at right tackle. Lombard moved inside during '13 fall training camp and started each of the first seven games at right guard before suffering a season-ending back injury. u Junior RT Ronnie Stanley has made 13 career starts (all in 2013). He saw action in two games in 2012 before an elbow injury sidelined him for the rest of the campaign. u Senior C Nick Martin has made 11 career starts (all in 2013). He is the younger brother of former Notre Dame LT Zack Martin. The younger Martin was lost for the season to a knee injury suffered against BYU on Nov. 23, 2013. u Following Lombard's season-ending surgery in '13, sophomore OL Steve Elmer made his first career start at Air Force on Oct. 26, playing right guard. He started four games overall. u Against Navy on Nov. 2, 2013, senior Conor Hanratty made his first career start as the left guard for Notre Dame. Hanratty also saw extensive action against Stanford on Nov. 30. Hanratty started in the 29-16 victory over Rutgers in the '13 New Era Pinstripe Bowl. u Senior C Matt Hegarty replaced Nick Martin at center against BYU and made his first two career starts (at Stanford on Nov. 30, and vs. Rutgers on Dec. 28). CONTAINING THE BEST u The Irish did tremendous work containing Pittsburgh's AllAmerica nose tackle and first-round pick Aaron Donald on Nov. 9, 2013, holding him to just one assisted tackle in the game. u Donald by far led the nation with his 28.5 tackles for loss on the year, a national-best average of 2.2 per game. Notre Dame was the only team to prevent him from recording a tackle for loss last fall. u Notre Dame was the only team to shut Donald out of the TFL ledger at Heinz Field since USF on Sept. 29, 2011. u Kyle Van Noy (BYU), Donald (Pittsburgh), Shilique Calhoun (Michigan State), Leonard Williams (USC), Frank Clark (Michigan) and Trent Murphy (Stanford), all All-America candidates, combined for 103.5 TFLs and 46 sacks in 2013. That same sextet had a total of 3.5 TFLs and no sacks against the Irish offensive line.

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IRISH ALWAYS CHARGE FORWARD AGAINST NAVY u With the exception of intentional kneel-downs at the end of the game, Notre Dame did not have any plays for negative yards during its 38-34 win over Navy on Nov. 2, 2013. u The Irish did not permit any sacks and did not see any ball carriers tackled behind the line of the scrimmage in the game. u That contest marked the first time since at least 1970 that the Irish went through an entire game without a single non-intentional play for negative yardage. TOUGH TO BEAT WHEN WINNING THE RUSHING BATTLE u Since the start of the 2005 season, Notre Dame has won 48 of its past 52 games when recording more rushing yards than its opponent. u A 27-game winning streak for the Irish when outrushing their opponent was snapped in the loss at Michigan on Sept. 10, 2011. Notre Dame had not previously lost a game when outrushing its opponent since Dec. 28, 2004, when the Irish lost to Oregon State, 38-21, in the Insight Bowl. Notre Dame rushed for more yards than Florida State in the 2011 Champs Sports Bowl, yet ended up on the losing side of that contest. u Fifth-year head coach Brian Kelly has his own fairly remarkable run when his teams outrush their opponent. He is 166-25-1 in his career and 28-4 at Notre Dame when winning the rushing battle. u The Irish were 5-2 in 2013 when outrushing their opponent, losing contests to both Oklahoma (Sept. 28) and Pittsburgh (Nov. 9) when winning the rushing battle. u Notre Dame outrushed 10 of its 13 opponents in 2012. The only three teams to outrush the Irish were Purdue (Sept. 8), Michigan (Sept. 22) and Alabama (Jan. 7). 30 IS THE WAY TO CARRY THE DAY u The number 30 has proven key when predicting Notre Dame's overall success recently. u The Irish were 9-0 in 2013 when rushing the ball at least 30 times and 0-4 in games where they carried the ball on fewer than 30 plays. u Notre Dame has not lost a game in which it had at least 30 rushing attempts since an 18-14 defeat at the hands of Florida State in the 2011 Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando (35 carries for 93 yards), a run of 20 consecutive victories. u Conversely, Notre Dame has lost its last six games when rushing the ball less than 30 times, dating back to a 59-33 win over Air Force on Oct. 8, 2011 when the Irish ran the ball 29 times for 266 yards.

RUNNING LIKE A 4x4 u Four different players led the Fighting Irish in rushing yards in a single game in 2013. u Senior Cam McDaniel led Notre Dame seven times (Purdue, Michigan State, Arizona State, USC, Air Force, BYU and Rutgers), senior Amir Carlisle led the Irish against both Temple and Michigan, George Atkinson III topped the team's rushing ledger against Oklahoma and Pittsburgh, while freshman Tarean Folston paced the Irish on the ground against Navy and Stanford. u This marks the first time since 2008 that four different Irish ball-carriers led the team in rushing in at least one game. In 2008, Armando Allen (seven times), James Aldridge (three), Robert Hughes (two) and Golden Tate (one) all topped the Irish at some point during the year. u Not only was there a variety of names atop the rushing column, but they excelled too. Three different runners had a 100-yard game to their credit in 2013 as Atkinson III ran for 148 against Oklahoma (Sept. 28), Folston had 140 vs. Navy (Nov. 2) and McDaniel had 117 vs. BYU (Nov. 23). u Remarkably, 2013 was the third straight season in which the Irish saw three different 100-yard rushers. RUNNING BACK POSITION DEEP, EXPERIENCED u Notre Dame returns three of its four top running backs from in 2013, senior Cam McDaniel, sophomore Tarean Folston and senior Amir Carlisle. Carlisle has switched positions to wide receiver, but the Irish regain the services of sophomore Greg Bryant, who missed much of the 2013 campaign with a knee injury. u McDaniel topped the team with his 705 rushing yards in 2013. He averaged 4.6 yards/rush and registered three rushing touchdowns. u Folston came on late in the season and ranked third with 470 rushing yards, narrowly standing behind Atkinson with a 5.3-yardper-carry average. Carlisle, meanwhile, started Notre Dame's contest at Pittsburgh on Nov. 9 and ran for 204 yards on the year. u Notre Dame played five different running backs, including three making their Irish debut and a pair of freshmen, in the season-opening victory over Temple on Aug. 31. u Carlisle (68), McDaniel (65) and Atkinson III (34) combined for 167 yards on ground, showing great balance, against Temple.

DOUBLE CENTURY GROUND GAME u Notre Dame had won 15 consecutive games when rushing for at least 200 yards prior to the Oklahoma contest on Sept. 28, 2013. The Irish had not previously lost a game with more than 200 yards on the ground since Nov. 3, 2007, against Navy. u Notre Dame is 29-2 since the start of the 2002 season when it gains 200 or more yards rushing. u Notre Dame has rushed for at least 200 yards 12 different times over the last two seasons (2012-13) — more than the previous five years combined (2006-10). u The Irish ran for a season-high 264 yards against Navy on Nov. 2, 2013. That sum was the team's best total since rushing for 376 yards against Miami on Oct. 6, 2012. in a Shamrock Series contest at Soldier Field. u Notre Dame ran for at least 200 yards seven times in 2012, including six of the last nine contests. u The Irish had not posted more 200+ yard rushing games in a single season since 1996 when Notre Dame registered nine games with at least 200 yards rushing.

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u In addition to his 82-yard score, Daniels also had a nine-yard touchdown reception with 14:47 remaining in the fourth quarter against Purdue. u Daniels posted career-high totals in receptions (eight) and yards (167) that night in West Lafayette. u Daniels' 167 receiving yards were the most by an Irish wideout since Nov. 28, 2009, when Golden Tate had 201 yards on 10 receptions against Stanford. u Daniels collected his first career TD reception (32 yards) from Tommy Rees on the first passing play on the opening drive of the 2013 season for Notre Dame to give the Irish the early 7-0 lead over Temple on Aug. 31. u Daniels added a second score on the ensuing drive for the Irish, also a 32-yard TD reception, for his first game with multiple TD catches. u The absense of Jones leaves a number of talented, yet inexperienced wideouts.

UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

DaVaris Daniels

All-Time Longest Notre Dame Receptions 1. Joe Howard 96 vs. Georgia Tech, 1981 2. Kyle Rudolph 95 vs. Michigan, 2010 3. Nick Eddy 91 vs. Pittsburgh, 1964 4. Michael Floyd 88 vs. Nevada, 2009 5. Maurice Stovall 85 vs. Purdue, 2003 6. Tim Brown 84 vs. SMU, 1986 Jim Seymour 84 vs. Purdue, 1966 8. Tony Smith 83 vs. Air Force, 1991 9. DaVaris Daniels 82 at Purdue, 2013 Michael Floyd 82 vs. Western Michigan, 2010

HISTORY AND RECORDS

u Folston ran for 112 yards in the second half alone against Navy. He entered the game with just 116 rushing yards to date in eight games. u It built upon an encouraging showing the previous week at Air Force when Folston topped the Irish with 11 carries on Oct. 26. He had 47 yards against the Falcons, including what was then a career-long 16-yard scamper.

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Yards - Game (Freshman) Player Att. Avg. Yards 1. Jerome Heavens 18 8.2 148 vs. Georgia Tech, Nov. 8, 1975 2. Julius Jones 19 7.7 146 vs. Navy, Oct. 30, 1999 3. Tarean Folston 18 7.8 140 vs. Navy, Nov. 2, 2013 4. Jerome Heavens 20 6.9 138 at Air Force, Oct. 18, 1975 5. Robert Hughes 18 7.6 136 at Stanford, Nov. 24, 2007 6. Allen Pinkett 27 4.8 129 vs. Navy (Giants Stadium), Oct. 30, 1982 7. Autry Denson 16 7.2 115 vs. Navy, Nov. 4, 1995 Darius Walker 31 3.7 115 vs. Michigan, Sept. 11, 2004 9. Allen Pinkett 10 11.2 112 at Pittsburgh, Nov. 6, 1982 Darius Walker 16 7.0 112 vs. Pittsburgh, Nov. 13, 2004

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TAREAN ON A TEAR u Sophomore RB Tarean Folston had a breakthrough performance against Navy on Nov. 2, 2013, leading the Irish with 140 rushing yards on 18 carries (7.8 yard average) and one touchdown. u Folston became the first Irish freshman to eclipse the 100yard plateau since Robert Hughes ran for 139 at Stanford on Nov. 24, 2007. u The 140 rushing yards were the most by a Notre Dame freshman since Julius Jones ran for 146 against Navy on Oct. 30, 1999. u Folston's effort was not far off the school's freshman record of 148 by Jerome Heavens set against Georgia Tech on Nov. 8, 1975, in a contest that, thanks to Hollywood, years later became famous for marking the one career Irish appearance by walk-on Dan Ruettiger. u Folston's 140 yards rushing were the third best total in Notre Dame history by a rookie running back.

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Tarean Folston

YES HE CAM McDANIEL u Senior RB Cam McDaniel led the Irish in carries (152) and rushing yards (705) as a junior in 2013. He also led Notre Dame in money rushes (carries that result in either a touchdown or first down) with 34. u McDaniel ran for a team-high 80 yards on 17 carries in the 29-16 victory over Rutgers in the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 28. He added a career-best three receptions for career-long 29 yards vs. the Scarlet Knights. u McDaniel had his first career 100-yard rushing game to top the Irish against BYU on Nov. 23, 2013. He ran for 117 yards (4.9 avg.) on 24 carries – both career highs. u McDaniel carried the ball 18 times for 97 yards rushing in the 14-10 victory over USC on Oct. 19, 2013, which was a career high at the time for both attempts and rushing yards. He gallopped for a career-best 36 yards on an Irish second-quarter drive. u McDaniel led the Irish in rushing against Purdue on Sept. 14, 2013. He rushed for 56 yards on 16 carries, but helped Notre Dame run out the clock at the end of the game. McDaniel not only recorded a rushing touchdown, but he rushed for 42 yards on the game's final drive and helped Notre Dame run the final 7:22 off the clock. u McDaniel led Notre Dame in rushing in the victory over No. 22 Arizona State on Oct. 5, 2013. He scampered for 82 yards on 15 carries, including a then career-best run of 29 yards. u McDaniel totaled 65 yards on 12 carries in the season-opening victory over Temple. u McDaniel also paced Notre Dame at Air Force on Oct. 26, 2013 with 61 yards rushing on 10 carries, good for a 6.1 yards-percarry average.

DEEP, INEXPERIENCED POOL OF WIDEOUTS u TJ Jones (team-high-70 catches for 1,108 yards, 9 TDs) and DaVaris Daniels (49 catches for 745 yards, 7 TDs) anchored the wide receiver corps in 2013. Jones has graduated, but Daniels does return for 2014. u Jones and Daniels gave Notre Dame one of the top wideout tandems in college football. Both were candidates for the 2013 Biletnikoff Award. The Irish were one of 12 teams in the FBS with at least two wideouts on the pre-season list. u In his first season of action in 2012, Daniels registered 31 catches for 490 yards. He missed a couple games in 2013 with a broken collarbone, but led all Irish receivers with at least 20 receptions in yards per grab (15.8). u Daniels was better statistically in 2013, ranking second on the Irish with 48 catches for 735 yards and seven touchdown catches. u Daniels' father, Philip, played 15 years in the NFL for the Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins. u Daniels hauled in two touchdown passes to help Notre Dame knock off Purdue on Sept. 14, 2013. It was his second multiple-TD game of the season. Daniels also had two TDs against Temple in the season opener. u Daniels has seven career touchdown receptions, all coming in 2013. u Daniels recorded at least one reception of 20 yards or longer in 14 of his 23 career games. u Daniels led Notre Dame with 79 receiving yards, including a 14-yard touchdown, at Stanford on Nov. 30, 2013. u Daniels posted his second 100-yard receiving game of the season on Nov. 23, 2013, against BYU when he caught six passes for 107 yards, including a 61-yard touchdown on the game's opening possession. u He hauled in his fifth TD catch of the season to open the scoring at Pittsburgh on Nov. 9, 2013. u Daniels’ 82-yard touchdown catch with 12:40 left at Purdue marked the longest reception of his career and ninth-longest in school history.

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u Folston led Notre Dame with 50 rushing yards in the regular season finale at Stanford on Nov. 30, 2013. The 50 yards may not sound like a lot, but it marked the most surrendered by Stanford's bruising defense to a single player since Oct. 12 when Utah's Bubba Poole ran for 111 in the Utes' upset win. u Folston ran for 73 yards on 17 carries, including a three-yard touchdown run, in the 29-16 victory over Rutgers in the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 28. He added a career-high three catches, including a career-long 15-yard grab.

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2014 Season Preview u Koyack caught 10 passes for 171 yards and three touchdowns in 2013. Among players with at least 10 receptions, his per-catch average of 17.1 yards was tops on the Irish roster. u Niklas and Koyack in 2013 combined to qualify as one of the most productive tight end duos in Notre Dame history in terms of finding the end zone, ranking second in combined TD catches for a single season by tight ends: Rank 1. 2. 3.

TDs 10 8 7 7

u Koyack came into his own down the stretch in 2013. After never catching a TD in his first 29 games for the Irish, starting with Arizona State on Oct. 5, he had a TD catch in three of Notre Dame's last eight games. u Koyack's four receptions, 76 receiving yards and 38-yard catch at Pittsburgh on Nov. 9, 2013, were all career bests.

Chris Brown u Junior Chris Brown had three catches in the 2013 season opener against Temple to set a then-career high for receptions in a single contest. He had just two catches in 2012 (one was a 50-yard catch that set up a go-ahead score at Oklahoma). Brown's 57 yards receiving were one more yard than his previous career total of 56 yards. He caught his first career touchdown at Air Force on Oct. 26, 2013. u Brown hauled in a career-best five passes for 54 yards in the 29-16 victory over Rutgers in the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl. u Sophomores William Fuller, Torii Hunter Jr. and Corey Robinson, as well as junior C.J. Prosise, add speed, athleticism and, most importantly, depth to the wide receiver position. u Robinson recorded the first ever multi-reception game of his career against Michigan State on Sept. 21, 2013. He caught three passes for a career-best 54 yards. He was one of three Notre Dame players to catch his first career TD at Air Force on Oct. 26, 2013. u Robinson is the son of David Robinson, 10-time NBA All-Star and 2009 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee. u Robinson started the 2013 season opener against Temple. u Fuller picked up his first career catch against Michigan State on Sept. 21, 2013. He hauled in a 37-yard strike. His first career TD also came at Air Force on Oct. 26, 2013, in a game where he had two catches, one good for 47 yards and one for 46. u Prosise had his first career reception (16 yards) in 2013 on the final Notre Dame play of the first quarter against Michigan. u Prosise had a pair of grabs, including a 20-yard reception, in the 29-16 victory over Rutgers in the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl. u Former running back Amir Carlisle changed to wide receiver during 2014 spring drills. The rising senior did see action in the slot and out of the backfield in 2013. u Hunter Jr., is full-go after missing the entire 2013 season. He broke his leg as a senior in high school. Hunter Jr., is the son of longtime MLB outfielder Torii Hunter. KOYACK LOOKS READY TO TAKE NEXT STEP u Three-time monogram-winning senior Ben Koyack was named to the watch list for the 2013 Mackey Award. He spent most of last season in the shadow of Troy Niklas, who was one of 10 semifinalists for the award given to the nation's top tight end. u Niklas chose to forgo his senior season and enter the NFL Draft, but Koyack showed over the second half of last season that he's fully capable of carrying on the tradition of successful Notre Dame tight ends.

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Tight Ends Year Monty Stickles (7), Gary Myers (1), 1958 Dick Royer (1), Bob Wetoska (1) Troy Niklas (5), Ben Koyack (3) 2013 Ken MacAfee (6), Kevin Hart (1) 1977 Derek Brown (4), Irv Smith (3) 1991

IRISH HANG ONTO THE FOOTBALL u Notre Dame lost a fumble just four times in 2013, tying Bowling Green, Wisconsin, Utah and Virginia Tech for first in the nation in fewest fumbles lost for the year. u Overall, Notre Dame ranked 21st in the nation, having turned the ball over just 17 times. u The few times that the Irish did not hold onto the football, it cost them. In its nine wins, Notre Dame committed a combined seven turnovers resulting in 17 points (1.9 ppg). In its four losses, Notre Dame committed 10 turnovers resulting in 35 points (8.9 ppg). u Notre Dame's running backs were even better at holding onto the football. The Irish quintet of Cam McDaniel, George Atkinson III, Tarean Folston, Amir Carlisle and Greg Bryant toted the rock 383 times in 2013 and only fumbled twice. u Here is a look at the success Irish running backs have had in terms of ball security since the arrival of head coach Brian Kelly: Year Carries by RBs 2013 383 2012 378 2011 357 2010 325 Total 1,443

Fumbles Lost 2 3 3 2 10

u In the last four years, a Notre Dame running back has had multiple fumbles lost in the same season just once (Cierre Wood, 2, 2011). DEFENSE PRETTY STINGY ON THE SCOREBOARD u Notre Dame ranked second in the FBS in scoring defense in 2012 – allowing just 12.8 points per game. The Irish were one of just three scoring defenses in the top 10 to face exclusively FBS competition. u Notre Dame allowed 16 touchdowns in 2012 (only 15 offensive touchdowns) – four fewer than any other FBS school. Alabama, Rutgers and Michigan State surrendered 20. Notre Dame allowed 34 total scores (16 TDs and 18 FGs), while Alabama allowed 25 (20 and five), BYU allowed 32 (22 and 10) and Boise State allowed 33 (27 and 6). u Notre Dame’s defense has allowed two offensive touchdowns or less in 30 of its last 43 games. The Irish have actually allowed one offensive touchdown or less in 21 of those outings, including 15 of the last 26 games. u Notre Dame has allowed an average of 19.02 points/game over the last four seasons combined, which ranks as the ninth-best average over 2010-13 of any team in the FBS. Team 2013 2012 2011 2010 2010-13 1. Alabama 13.92 10.93 8.15 13.54 11.62 2. Florida State 12.14 14.71 15.08 19.64 15.40 3. LSU 22.00 17.54 11.29 18.23 17.15 4. Michigan State 13.21 16.31 18.36 22.31 17.48 5. Boise State 24.85 15.77 18.69 12.77 18.02 6. Wisconsin 16.31 19.14 19.00 20.54 18.76 7. Louisville 12.15 23.77 20.08 19.38 18.85 Stanford 19.00 17.21 21.92 17.38 18.85 9. Notre Dame 22.38 12.77 20.69 20.23 19.02 10. Florida 21.08 14.46 20.31 21.31 19.25 THE 300 CLUB u Notre Dame ranked seventh in the FBS in total defense, allowing 305.46 yards/game, in 2012. The Irish limited nine of their 13 foes to under 300 total yards. u Here is a look at the last 10 years and how many games an Irish defense held foes to 300 yards of total offense or less: '13 '12 '11 '10 '09 '08 '07 '06 3 9 7 4 1 3 3 5

'05 '04 2 3

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Rank Name 1. Alabama 2. Notre Dame Florida State Michigan State 5. BYU Cincinnati TCU 8. Louisville 9. LSU Ohio State

DEFENSIVE LINE TO UNDERGO FACELIFT u Notre Dame was led up front the last couple seasons by the All-America duo of Louis Nix III and Stephon Tuitt. Both have moved on to the National Football League. u The defensive line will be headlined by junior Sheldon Day (33 tackles, 5.5 TFL in 2013). He took over a starting role in 2013. u Day made seven stops in the win over BYU on Nov. 23, broke up a pass and had a pass pressure. He had three tackles for loss at Pittsburgh on Nov. 9. Day returned to action against USC on Oct. 19 after missing three games with an ankle injury. u Nix III was lost late in the season following knee surgery, but his absence allowed some younger players to get some needed experience. u Junior Jarron Jones (12 games played, 20 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and two blocked kicks) developed into a reliable option for the Irish. u Jones made his first career start Nov. 30 at Stanford. He had four stops in the contest. u Jones had a break-out performance against BYU on Nov. 23 when he got the majority of the injured Nix III's snaps. Jones made a career-high seven stops and blocked a field goal with 4:15 to play which would have made it a one-possession game. u The defensive front also benefited from the addition of sophomore Isaac Rochell (11 games played, 10 tackles). u Other options up front are fifth-year senior Justin Utupo (13 games played, seven tackles, one TFL), senior Ishaq Williams (11 games played, 17 tackles, 1.5 TFL and one sack) and junior Romeo Okwara (13 games played, 19 tackles, 1.5 TFL and a half sack). u Okwara made his first career start at Pittsburgh on Nov. 9, 2013. He remains extremely young and raw, but his frame (6-4, 260) and athleticism helped him see the field. u Williams has the size and athleticism to be a significant force off the end for the Irish. He has played in 35 games over the first three years of his career. Williams has registered 45 career tackles.

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u Notre Dame in 2013 limited Purdue to 38 yards rushing on 21 carries (1.8 per rush). The Boilermakers managed just one rushing first down. Notre Dame has not limited an opponent to fewer rushing first downs since Nov. 1, 1969, when Navy failed to gain a single rushing first down.

HISTORY AND RECORDS

Category 2010-13 2007-09 Improve. Points Allowed/Game 19.0 25.5 6.5 First Downs Allowed/Game 19.2 19.5 0.3 Rushing First Downs Allowed/Game 7.7 8.9 1.2 Yards Allowed per Rush 3.9 4.4 0.5 Rushing Yards Allowed/Game 138.7 165.7 27.0 Rushing Touchdowns Allowed/Game 0.8 1.5 0.7 Passing Yards Allowed/Completion 10.4 11.9 1.5 Passing Touchdowns Allowed/Game 1.2 1.4 0.2 Total Yards Allowed/Play 5.0 5.3 0.3 Total Yards Allowed/Game 343.4 360.7 17.3 Sacks/Game 2.1 1.8 0.3

u Notre Dame has given up 26 rushing touchdowns over its last 43 games (dating back to the Tulsa game in 2010). Even more amazing, only 14 of those rushing touchdowns have come from an opposing running back and two (Jonathan Lee’s eight-yard TD run for Air Force came with the Irish leading, 59-27, with 33 seconds left in the fourth quarter on Oct. 8, 2011, and D.J. Adams’ two-yard touchdown on Nov. 12, 2011, with the Irish leading Maryland, 45-14, with 37 seconds left) came against the Irish reserves. u Even crazier, 12 of the last 22 rushing touchdowns against the Irish have come from quarterbacks (including Ricky Dobbs’ two rushing TDs in the third quarter of the game against Notre Dame on Oct. 23, 2010). u Over the last 47 games, only 13 running backs have recorded a rushing touchdown against Notre Dame (Gee Gee Greene, Navy, 2010; Jon Lee, Air Force, 2011; Josh Harris, Wake Forest, 2011; D.J. Adams, Maryland, 2011; Ray Graham, Pittsburgh, 2012; TJ Yeldon and Eddie Lacy of Alabama, 2012; Kenney Harper, Temple, 2013; Silas Redd, USC, 2013; James Conner, Pittsburgh, 2013; Tyler Gaffney, Stanford, 2013; Anthony Wilkerson, Stanford, 2013). u Arizona State averaged 191.4 yards per game on the ground in 2013 and 4.4 per rush. Notre Dame limited the Sun Devils to just 65 yards (25 carries) and 2.6 yards per carry on Oct. 5, 2013.

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2013 SEASON REVIEW

DEFENSE HAS CHANGED IRISH CULTURE u Notre Dame struggled mightily on the defensive side of the football over the three years (2007-09) prior the arrival of head coach Brian Kelly. As improved as the Irish clearly are on that side of the ball, here is a comparison to exhibit exactly how far the group has come:

Rush TDs Allowed (2011-13) 21 25 25 25 32 32 32 35 36 36

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DEFENSE DEEP AND MADE STOPS u Notre Dame saw an unusually high number of players gain valuable experience on the defensive side of the ball in 2013. u Twenty-five different Notre Dame players made at least 10 tackles in 2013. u The Irish last had at least 25 different players reach double digits when 29 different Irish tacklers reached that milestone in 1962. u Over that 51-year span, Notre Dame had seen no more than 23 double digit tacklers, a sum reached four other times (1977, 1991, 2003 and 2011). u Eleven different Notre Dame defensive players that opened 2013 in the two-deep depth chart missed at least two games due to injury. u Nineteen different Notre Dame defensive players started a game in 2013.

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KEY TO IRISH DEFENSIVE SUCCESS IS STOPPING THE RUN u Notre Dame’s defense allowed four rushing touchdowns in 2012 (and the first did not come until the eighth game of the year). The Irish were the only team in the FBS that did not allow a rushing touchdown over their first seven games of the season. Notre Dame still led the FBS in fewest rushing touchdowns with four. u Notre Dame allowed 13 rushing touchdowns in 2013, which ranked 15th in the FBS. u Notre Dame has allowed 17 rushing touchdowns over the last two seasons combined (2012-13). Only three FBS teams have allowed fewer rushing touchdowns the past two years (Michigan State, 14; Utah State, 15; BYU 16). u The Irish have built upon this success. Since the start of the 2011 season, only one team has allowed fewer rushing touchdowns than Notre Dame's 25.

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u Notre Dame ranked 31st in the FBS in total defense in 2013, allowing 366.2 yards/game. u Purdue mananged 294 total yards, while Michigan State mustered just 254 in 2013 games versus the Irish. u Notre Dame has allowed 300 yards of total offense or less in 16 of its last 32 games. u Notre Dame has won 12 straight games when limiting its opponent to 300 yards of total offense or less. The Irish are 21-2 under Brian Kelly when their opponent fails to eclipse the 300yard mark of total offense. u Notre Dame has held nearly half of its opponents (23) in the Brian Kelly era (52 games) to less than 300 yards of total offense. How many games prior to Kelly’s tenure did it take the Irish to hold 23 foes under the 300-yard barrier? ... 89 (a span that dates back to Nov. 23, 2002).

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2014 Season Preview u Williams made his first career start on Oct. 26, 2013, at Air Force. u Williams recorded his first career sack in 2013 on the opening Michigan drive of the third quarter, dropping quarterback Devin Gardner for an eight-yard loss on third and seven to force a Wolverine punt. LINEBACKERS AS INEXPERIENCED AS ANY IRISH UNIT u Notre Dame featured three senior starters at linebacker in 2013 in Dan Fox, Carlo Calabrese and Prince Shembo. u Despite the loss of Fox, Calabrese and Shembo, the Irish might return their top playmaking linebacker from 2013. u Sophomore Jaylon Smith in 2013 became the first Notre Dame freshman linebacker to start a season opener since Kory Minor in 1995. Smith started all 13 games last fall and ranked third on the squad with 67 tackles while trailing only Tuitt for the team lead with 6.5 tackles for loss. u Smith added one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one interception, one quarterback hurry and three pass breakups. 2012 Heisman Trophy runner-up and unanimous All-American Manti Te'o needed 39 career games at Notre Dame to record an interception, fumble recovery and forced fumble. Smith accomplished the same feat by his eighth career game. u Smith's 67 tackles were the third most ever by an Irish freshman and most since Bob Golic set the rookie record with 82 in 1975. Tackles - Season - Freshman 1. Bob Golic 82 (1975) 2. Ross Browner 68 (1973) 3. Jaylon Smith 67 (2013) 4. Manti Te'o 63 (2009) 5. Mike Kovaleski 62 (1983) 6. KeiVarae Russell 58 (2012) 7. Randy Harrison 57 (1974) 8. Kory Minor 47 (1995) *Steve Niehaus 47 (1972) 10. Ian Williams 45 (2007) * played just four games before injury ended season u Smith registered six tackles, three solo stops, in the 29-16 victory over Rutgers in the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 28. u Smith was credited with his first career forced fumble at the 2:02 mark of the first quarter against Arizona State on Oct. 5, 2013. He set a career high with nine tackles, including 1.5 for loss. u Smith picked up his first career interception in the victory over USC on Oct. 19. u Smith, winner of the 2012 Butkus Award presented by Pro Football Weekly to the top high school linebacker in the country, was the first-team linebacker on the Parade prep All-America squad. He was also named a first-team USA Today All-USA high school All-American and a finalist for American Family Insurance All-USA Defensive Player of the Year. u Senior Ben Councell backed up Smith in 2013, but was lost for the season due to a knee injury suffered against Navy on Nov. 2. He missed the entire spring season. u Senior Jarrett Grace picked up his first career start on Sept. 21, 2013, against Michigan State. He registered eight tackles. This effort came one week after he recorded a career-best 10 stops in the victory over Purdue on Sept. 14. Grace had nine tackles versus Oklahoma on Sept. 28. u Grace was tied for tops on the squad with 40 tackles over the first six games, but was lost for the season with a broken leg suffered Oct. 5 in the Arizona State game. He missed the entire spring.

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u Senior Joe Schmidt saw action in all 13 games in 2013, making 15 tackles, two of which were for a loss. u Graduate Kendall Moore provides quality depth at the inside linebacker position. He had 17 tackles in 13 games in 2013. He picked up his first career interception in the 29-16 victory over Rutgers in the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl. u Senior Anthony Rabasa did not play as a freshman in 2011 and saw limited action in 2012, but adds great depth to the position. He had a TFL among his six stops last fall. u Junior John Turner, a converted safety, will get a look at linebacker in 2014. He played in all 13 games in 2013, predominantly on special teams. Turner made four tackles. u Sophomore James Onwualu made the transition from wide receiver to linebacker this past spring. CORNERING THE OPPOSITION u The cornerback position was one of Notre Dame's most steady in 2013 as junior KeiVarae Russell and senior Bennett Jackson each started all 13 games. u Russell has already made 26 starts in his young Irish career. In fact, no player on the Notre Dame roster has started more games. u Russell ranked fifth on the squad with 51 tackles in 2013 and led the Irish with his eight pass breakups. u Russell added one and a half tackles for loss, one interception, one fumble recovery and one quarterback hurry. u Russell collected a pair of tackles, one interception and three pass breakups in the 29-16 victory over Rutgers in the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 28. u As a freshman in 2012, Russell was named a freshman AllAmerican by Sporting News and Scout.com powered by FOX Sports NET. u Two sophomores gained valuable experience at cornerback in 2013. Cole Luke played in all 13 games and recorded 15 tackles along with a pair of PBUs. Devin Butler (12 games, five tackles, 1 PBU) also played on a regular basis. u Senior Matthias Farley moved from safety to cornerback this past spring. He topped the safeties in tackles in 2013 with his 49. Farley's two interceptions tied for the second most on the team while he also contributed a trio of pass breakups and one tackle for loss. u Farley recorded his third career interception to stall an Arizona State drive in the fourth quarter on Oct. 5, 2013. u Farley matched his career high by making nine tackles, just one off the team lead, against Oklahoma on Sept. 28.

KeiVarae Russell

u Farley made the largest leap of any safety during 2012. In his first year at the position after playing wide receiver in his freshman year (entirely on the scout team as he did not see any game action), Farley started the final 11 games, including the BCS National Championship Game against Alabama. SAFETY IN NUMBERS u Five different players started a game in 2013 at safety for Notre Dame, including graduate Austin Collinsworth (10 starts), senior Matthias Farley (eight), junior Elijah Shumate (four), senior Eilar Hardy (two) and sophomore Max Redfield (one). u With Farley now at cornerback, Collinsworth, Shumate, Hardy and Redfield will battle for the two starting spots. u Collinsworth, who missed the 2012 season with injury, saw action in all 13 games in 2013. He registered a career-high 43 tackles and his first three career interceptions. u Collinsworth recorded an interception in the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl victory over Rutgers. He added four tackles against the Scarlet Knights. Collinsworth became the first Irish player with an interception in three consecutive games since current defensive graduate assistant Kyle McCarthy had picks in the first three games of the 2009 season. u At Stanford on Nov. 30, 2013, Collinsworth was second on the team with a career-high 11 tackles while also making his second career interception and sharing his first career TFL. u Collinsworth made his first career interception on Nov. 23, 2013, against BYU when he picked off a "Hail Mary" pass on the final play of the first half. u Collinsworth is the son of CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Famer Cris Collinsworth who played wide receiver at Florida and later for the Cincinnati Bengals before moving into the broadcast booth. u Shumate was hampered by injuries in 2013 but still saw action in 10 contests, making 23 tackles, including one TFL, and breaking up a pass. u Hardy (DNP in 2012) made the first start of his career on Nov. 9, 2013, at Pittsburgh and ranked third on the team, first among defensive backs, with seven tackles against the Panthers. He also started against BYU on Nov. 23 and was second on the team with eight stops. u Overall, Hardy had 26 tackles in his 10 games played in 2013. u Hardy recorded his first career tackle for loss, one of his four stops in all, against Navy on Nov. 2. u Redfield played in 12 games as a backup safety and on special teams. He had 12 tackles to his credit in 2013. u Junior Nicky Baratti (8 tackles, 1 int. in 2012) was lost for the 2013 season during fall practice following a shoulder injury. He returned to the field this past spring. u Russell, Farley and Collinsworth all started their Irish careers on the offensive side of the ball. Farley and Collinsworth were wide receivers and Russell was a running back. NEARLY PERFECT UNDER PRESSURE u Senior Kyle Brindza missed eight field goals in 2012. But, he also nailed a school-record 23. u Brindza is nearly perfect at 14 for 15 in game-winning, gametying, overtime or fourth-quarter lead-extending field goals over his career. His only miss came in the fourth quarter against Temple on Aug. 31, 2013, with the Irish leading 28-6. Purdue (2012): Connected on the game-winning 27-yard field goal with 11 seconds remaining in a 20-17 Irish win. Michigan State (2012): Hit a pair of fourth-quarter field goals (29 and 47 yards) to extend a 14-3 lead to a 20-3 final. Michigan (2012): Connected on a 39-yarder to extend Notre Dame's lead from one score, 10-3, to 10 points, 13-3, with just over six minutes remaining.

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Field Goals - Season 1. Kyle Brindza 2. John Carney 3. Kyle Brindza 4. Mike Johnson 5. David Ruffer John Carney Harry Oliver 8. Nick Tausch Brandon Walker Nicholas Setta

23-31 (2012) 21-28 (1986) 20-26 (2013) 19-22 (1982) 18-19 (2010) 18-22 (1985) 18-23 (1980) 14-17 (2009) 14-24 (2008) 14-25 (2002)

50-yard Field Goals - Career 1. Kyle Brindza 2. David Ruffer Harry Oliver 4. Dave Reeve 5. Three players with

5 (2011-) 3 (2008-11) 3 (1980-81) 2 (1974-77) 1

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Points by Kicking - Game 1. Kyle Brindza 17 5 FGs, 2 PAT vs. Rutgers, Dec. 28, 2013 Nick Tausch 17 5 FGs, 2 PATs vs. Washington, Oct. 3, 2009 Nicholas Setta 17 5 FGs, 2 PATs vs. Washington State, Sept. 6, 2003 Craig Hentrich 17 5 FGs, 2 PATs vs. Miami (Fla.), Oct. 20, 1990 5. Kyle Brindza 16 5 FGs, 1 PAT at USC, Nov. 24, 2012 Nicholas Setta ­­­16 5 FGs, 1 PAT vs. Maryland, Aug. 31, 2002 7. Brandon Walker 15 4 FGs, 3 PATs vs. Pittsburgh, Nov. 1, 2008 Points by Kicking - Career 1. Craig Hentrich 2. Dave Reeve 3. Nicholas Setta 4. John Carney 5. D.J. Fitzpatrick 6. Kyle Brindza 7. David Ruffer Jim Sanson 9. Scott Hempel

39fg, 177xp, 294pts (1989-92) 39fg, 130xp, 247pts (1974-77) 46fg, 104xp, 242pts (2000-03) 51fg, 70xp, 223pts (1984-86) 34fg, 103xp, 205pts (2002-05) 43fg, 66xp, 195pts (2011-) 33fg, 93xp, 192pts (2008-11) 28fg, 108xp, 192pts (1996-99) 14fg, 122xp, 164pts (1968-70)

Points by Kicking - Season 1. Kyle Brindza 2. Kyle Brindza 3. David Ruffer 4. Craig Hentrich 5. Kevin Pendergast John Carney 7. D.J. Fitzpatrick 8. Brandon Walker 9. David Ruffer 10. John Carney Mike Johnston

20fg, 38xp, 98pts (2013) 23fg, 28xp, 97pts (2012) 18fg, 37xp, 91pts (2010) 16fg, 41xp, 89pts (1990) 14fg, 45xp, 87pts (1993) 21fg, 24 xp, 87pts (1986) 11fg, 52xp, 85pts (2005) 14fg, 39xp, 81pts (2008) 10fg, 47xp, 77pts (2011) 17fg, 25xp, 76pts (1984) 19fg, 19xp, 76pts (1982)

UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

51-69 (1984-86) 46-66 (2000-03) 43-57 (2011-) 39-56 (1989-92) 39-64 (1974-77)

Field Goals - Game 1. Kyle Brindza vs. Rutgers (Pinstripe Bowl), Dec. 28, 2013 Kyle Brindza at USC, Nov. 24, 2012 Nick Tausch vs. Washington, Oct. 3, 2009 Nicholas Setta vs. Washington State, Sept. 6, 2003 Nicholas Setta vs. Maryland, Aug. 31, 2002 Craig Hentrich vs. Miami (Fla.), Oct. 20, 1990

HISTORY AND RECORDS

Field Goals - Career 1. John Carney 2. Nicholas Setta 3. Kyle Brindza 4. Craig Hentrich Dave Reeve

Field Goal Percentage - Career (min. 50 attempts) 1. Kyle Brindza, 2011- 43-57 (.754) 2. John Carney, 1984-86 51-69 (.739)

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u Brindza has made multiple field goals 13 times in the 19 career games when he has attempted a field goal. He had five multiple field goal games in 2013, making three field goals against Michigan, Arizona State and BYU and two field goals at Stanford (in addition to the five vs. Rutgers).

3 (2013) 3 (1980) 2 (2010)

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Longest Field Goals 1. Kyle Brindza 53 vs. Arizona State (at AT&T Stadium), Oct. 5, 2013 Dave Reeve 53 vs. Pittsburgh, Sept. 11, 1976 3. Kyle Brindza 52 at USC, Nov. 24, 2012 David Ruffer 52 vs. Maryland (at FedEx Field), Nov. 12, 2011 5. Kyle Brindza 51 vs. BYU, Nov. 23, 2013 Kyle Brindza 51 at Air Force, Oct. 26, 2013 Nicholas Setta 51 vs. Maryland (at Giants Stadium), Aug. 31, 2002 John Carney 51 vs. SMU (Aloha Bowl), Dec. 29, 1984 Harry Oliver 51 vs. Michigan, Sept. 20, 1980 Dave Reeve 51 vs. Michigan State, Oct. 1, 1977

50-yard Field Goals - Season 1. Kyle Brindza Harry Oliver 3. David Ruffer

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MOST FIELD GOALS MADE IN A BOWL GAME 5—Kyle Brindza, Notre Dame (29) vs. Rutgers (16) (Pinstripe, 2013) (21, 38, 26, 25, 49 yards) 5—Jeremy Shelley, Alabama (21) vs. LSU (0) (BCS Championship, 2012) (23, 37, 41, 35, 44 yards) 5—Andrew Aguila, Central Mich. (44) vs. Troy (41) (2 ot) (GMAC, 2010) (28, 35, 44, 42, 37 yards) 5—Dan Nystrom, Minnesota (29) vs. Arkansas (14) (Music City, 2002) (24, 45, 21, 22, 29 yards) 5—Kyle Bryant, Texas A&M (22) vs. Michigan (20) (Alamo, 1995) (27, 49, 47, 31, 37 yards) 5—Tim Rogers, Mississippi St. (24) vs. North Carolina St. (28) (Peach, 1995) (37, 21, 29, 36, 30 yards) 5—Arden Czyzewski, Florida (28) vs. Notre Dame (39) (Sugar, 1992) (26, 24, 36, 37, 24 yards) 5—Jess Atkinson, Maryland (23) vs. Tennessee (30) (Florida Citrus, 1983) (18, 48, 31, 22, 26 yards)

BRINDZA CLIMBING CHARTS u Kyle Bridza stands in third place on Notre Dame's career field goals made table. u Amongst Brindza's 43 career field goals are a school-record four of at least 50 yards, including three last fall (53 vs. Arizona State, 51 at Air Force and 51 vs. BYU). u Brindza is the only Notre Dame kicker ever to make a field goal of at least 51 yards in a true road game, accomplishing this feat twice (2012 at USC and 2013 at Air Force).

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Stanford (2012): Hit the game-tying 22-yard field goal in a driving rain to force overtime, a game the Irish won 20-13. Oklahoma (2012): Connected on three of four overall including a 46-yarder to extend Notre Dame's lead from one score, 20-13, to 23-13 with just over three minutes remaining. Pittsburgh (2012): Hit three of four vs. the Panthers including a 37-yarder in overtime to tie the score and force a second extra session. USC (2012): Hit a 19-yard offering to extend Notre Dame's lead from 19-13 to 22-13 late in the fourth quarter. Brindza hit five of six vs. the Trojans including a 52-yarder at the halftime gun. Michigan (2013): Connected on a 40-yarder to draw the Irish within four, 34-30, with just over nine minutes remaining. Arizona State (2013): Hit a 33-yard field goal to give the Irish a 27-20 lead in the fourth quarter. He added a 25-yard field goal with 3:03 left in the fourth quarter to break a 27-27 tie. BYU (2013): Hit a crucial 51-yard field goal in frigid temperatures with 6:53 left in the fourth quarter to give Notre Dame a two-score lead. Was three for three in the game overall. Rutgers (2013): Hit a 25-yard field goal to cap a 90-yard drive that gave the Irish a 19-13 lead over the Scarlet Knights. Drilled a 49-yarder late in the contest to round out the scoring (29-16). Was five for six in the game overall. u Brindza's five field goals in the Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 28 tied the NCAA record for most field goals made in a bowl game.

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JOSH ATKINSON'S CAREER STATS TACKLES G-GS UA 2011 8-0 1 2012 13-0 5 2013 5-0 1 TOTALS 26-0 7

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Did not see any game action during the season. FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Did not see any game action during the season.

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COACHES & STAFF

JOSH ATKINSON

THE FIGHTING IRISH

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-time letterwinner at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, Calif … also earned a pair of letters in the shot put and discus … 2012 National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Award for outstanding football performance, academic achievement and school leadership … 2012 Bob Satterfield Memorial Award for Outstanding Football Performance … earned first-team all Serra League honors in football in 2012 … earned Serra League all-academic football honors (four times) and Serra League all-academic track and field team (twice) … helped lead Notre Dame High School to CIF championship in track and field in 2011 … awarded CIF Spirit of Sport Award for Outstanding Athletic Achievement 2012 … recipient of the prestigious 2012 Iron Man Award and only member of the "1000 Pounds Club" in lifting … twice awarded the prestigious Athlete of the Year Award for Notre Dame High School, 2011 and 2012 … member of the Notre Dame High School National Honor Society … graduated cum laude … born in Panorama City … coached by Kevin Rooney at Notre Dame High School … son of Joe and Darlene Anderson … father, Joe was a 1973 graduate of Notre Dame … enrolled in the College of Science as a pre-professional studies major.

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ATKINSON'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 3, at Boston College, Nov. 10, 2012 (3-0)

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Played in eight games (did not play in first four games or bowl game), primarily on special teams … recorded two tackles on special teams … registered a tackle in games against Navy and Wake Forest … competed in eight Irish indoor and outdoor track meets to win a monogram … took fifth in 60 meter dash (6.88) and sixth in 200 meters (21.79) at 2012 BIG EAST indoor meet … finished fourth in 100 meters (10.39) and with 4x100 relay unit (40.69) at 2012 BIG EAST outdoor event … ran 100 meters at NCAA East preliminary meet.

S • 6-1 • 205 • Jr. Tomball, Texas (Klein Oak)

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BARATTI'S CAREER HIGHS Interceptions: 1, Michigan, Sept. 22, 2012 Tackles: 2, at USC, Nov. 24, 2012 (1-1)

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Played both running back and defensive back for Granada High School in Livermore, Calif. … carried 30 times for 218 rushing yards and three TDs in 2010 – including 73-yard TD run vs. Sierra … also made 20 tackles on defense and broke up 11 passes … second-team all-East Bay Athletic League as defensive back in 2010 … helped team to 8-5 record after loss to power De La Salle in California high school North Coast Section Division I playoff semifinal as Matadors reached playoffs for first time since 2005 … made 38 tackles and broke up 15 passes as honorable mention all-East Bay Athletic League defensive back as junior in 2009 … selected for Team USA vs. The World all-star game in Austin, Texas … father is former all-pro Oakland Raider defensive back George Atkinson Jr. who played professionally with Raiders from 1968-77, helped Oakland to Super Bowl XI title and now is part of Raider radio broadcast team … twin brother George III played for the Irish from 2011-13 … played for coach Tim Silva at Granada High School … son of George Atkinson and Michelle Martin … enrolled in College of Arts and Letters, majoring in film, television and theatre.

NICKY BARATTI

HISTORY AND RECORDS

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Stepped into a more significant cornerback role when both starters graduated after the 2011 campaign and Lo Wood was lost for the year early in 2012 preseason camp following a torn Achilles tendon … saw action in all 13 games, primarily on special teams but also appeared as a reserve defensive back … registered five tackles, with three of them coming against Boston College (Nov. 10) … a Irish indoor track star.

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JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Played in five games, making one solo tackle and two assisted tackles … saw action in the season opener against Temple (Aug. 31) and then in each of the final three games of the regular season … recorded a solo stop at Stanford (Nov. 30) … assisted on a tackle in the win over BYU (Nov. 23) … also played at Pittsburgh (Nov. 9) … recorded an assisted tackle against Rutgers in the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl (Dec. 28) … finished sixth in 60 meters at 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference indoor meet … placed fifth in 100 meters, seventh in 200 meters and helped 4x100 relay to runnersup slot at 2014 ACC outdoor event.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Missed the entire season with an injury. FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Saw action in all 13 games, primarily on special teams but also played as a reserve safety … registered five unassisted tackles and three assisted stops … had an interception against Michigan (Sept. 22) … recorded first interception by a Notre Dame freshman since 2008. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Multipurpose standout who worked most notably at safety at Klein Oak High School in Spring, Texas … played as many as five positions in a game in 2011, including quarterback, running back, wide receiver, tight end and safety and also punted … named first-team all-state for class 5A by Texas Sportswriters Association in 2011 … helped Klein Oak to 9-4 mark as senior in 2011, including 6-1 district record … completed 13-of-33 passes in 2011 for 214 yards; rushed 59 times for 338 yards; caught 48 passes for 570 yards and four TDs … helped Klein Oak in 2011 defeat top-ranked Klein

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UA A TOTAL TFL PD FF FR BLK 5 3 8 0.0 1 0 0 0

BARATTI’S GAME-BY-GAME STATS 2012 UT-AT TT TFL SCK FF vs. Navy 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 Purdue 0-1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Michigan State 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 Michigan 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 vs. Miami 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 Stanford 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 BYU 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Oklahoma 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 Pittsburgh 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Boston College 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 Wake Forest 0-1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at USC 1-1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 vs. Alabama 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 TOTALS 5-3 8 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 * - games started

FR 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

HUNTER BIVIN OL • 6-5.5 • 296 • So. Owensboro, Ky. (Apollo)

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0

PBU BLK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Did not see any game action. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: An honorable mention selection on the Parade prep All-America squad … second-team offensive lineman on prep All-America team for 2013 selected by 247Sports … first-team Kentucky all-state lineman in 2012 on teams selected by Associated Press and Louisville Courier-Journal … named to 2012 Class of the Commonwealth squad as one of the top 22 seniors in Kentucky by Lexington Herald-Leader … ranked 82nd player nationally on ESPN 300 … ranked 43rd on 247Sports list of top 247 players … rated 162nd on Rivals 250 list … ranked 15th on Rivals.com list of offensive tackles … ranked 184th overall and 14th among offensive tackles on Scout 300 by Scout. com … four-year offensive line starter as tackle at Apollo High School in Owensboro, Ky. … also started on defensive line, served as long snapper and handled punts and kicks … selected for Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Fla., was named team captain for Black squad while playing center … tabbed by coach Herman Edwards as his team’s top offensive lineman in that contest … selected for Best of the Bluegrass Kentucky all-star game in December 2012 … also played basketball for Apollo and won the 2012 Kentucky 3A state prep title in shot put at 55 feet, 3.75 inches … late father Randy played football at Evansville and older brother Harris played at Murray State … played for coach Dan Crume … son of Sherry Bivin-Addington … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters.

JESSE BONGIOVI CB • 5-9.5 • 185 • So. Brooklyn, N.Y. (Poly Prep)

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FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Did not see any game action. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-time letterwinner in football at Poly Prep High School in New York … earned three letters in lacrosse as well … participated in the New York City football all-star game as a senior … helped Poly Prep improve its record from 2-7 as a junior to 6-2 as a senior … an all-conference midfielder in lacrosse … member of the Blue Key Society and SOUL Foundation … played for football head coach Dino Mangiero at Poly Prep … son of John and Dorothea Bongiovi … father, Jon Bon Jovi, is the renowned musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.

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K/P • 6-1 • 236 • Sr. Canton, Mich. (Plymouth)

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BRINDZA’S PLACE IN THE NCAA RECORD BOOKS • Single-Bowl Game Field Goals (Dec. 28, 2013 vs. Rutgers, 5, t-1st)

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SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Saw action in all 13 games … kicked off 71 times for a combined total of 4,445 yards … averaged 62.6 yards per kick … recorded a touchback on 26 occasions … connected on 23 of 31 field goals attempted … his 23 made field goals surpassed the single-season school record previously held by John Carney (21, 1986) … second kicker in school history to connect on at least 20 field goals in one season … owns school record for field-goal attempts in a single season (31) – bested Carney’s previous mark of 28 (1986) … set school record for points by kicking (97) with 23 field goals and 28 extra points … the 97 points rank seventh all-time in total scoring … ranks eighth in school his-

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BRINDZA’S PLACE IN THE IRISH RECORD BOOKS • Single-Game Field Goals (Dec. 28, 2013 vs. Rutgers, 5, t-1st) • Single-Game Field Goals (Nov. 24, 2012 at USC, 5, t-1st) • Single-Game Points (Dec. 28, 2013 vs. Rutgers, 17, t-1st) • Single-Game Points (Nov. 24, 2012 at USC, 16, t-4th) • Single-Season Scoring By Place Kicker (2013, 98, 1st) • Single-Season Scoring By Place Kicker (2012, 97, 2nd) • Single-Season Field Goals (2013, 20, 3rd) • Single-Season Field Goals (2012, 23, 1st) • Single-Season Field Goals Attempted (2013, 26, 3rd) • Single-Season Field Goals Attempted (2012, 31, 1st) • Single-Season Extra-Point Percentage (2013, 38-38 (1.000), t-1st) • Single-Season 50-yard Field Goals (2013, 3, 1st) • Single-Season Scoring (2013, 98, 7th) • Single-Season Scoring (2012, 97, 8th) • Career Field Goal Percentage (2011-, .754, 1st) • Career 50-yard Field Goals (2011-, 4, 1st) • Career Extra-Point Percentage (2011-, 67-68 (98.53), 2nd) • Career Field Goals (2011-, 43, 3rd) • Career Field Goal Attempts (2011-, 57, 4th) • Career Consecutive Field Goals (2012, 8, t-8th) • Career Consecutive Extra Points (2011-, 49, 8th) • Career Scoring By Place Kicker (2011-, 195, 6th) • Longest Field Goal (Oct. 5, 2013 vs. Arizona State, 53, t-1st) • Longest Field Goal (Nov. 24, 2012 at USC, 52, t-3rd) • Longest Field Goal (Nov. 23, 2013 vs. BYU, 51, t-5th) • Longest Field Goal (Oct. 26, 2013 vs. Air Force, 51, t-5th)

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KYLE BRINDZA

that role … also handled all 75 of Notre Dame's kickoffs … of his 75 kickoffs, 35 (46.7%) went for touchbacks … made a career-high tying five field goals in the 29-16 victory over Rutgers in the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl (Dec. 28) … the five field goals equaled an NCAA bowl-game record … dropped two of his four punts inside the 20 at Stanford (Nov. 30) and also had two fair caught … also made both of his field goal tries and both of his extra-point tries against the Cardinal … helped seal the win over BYU (Nov. 23) with his 51-yard fourth quarter field goal, one of three made field goals on the day … had his longest punt of the season, 56 yards, at Pittsburgh (Nov. 9) and connected on all three extra-point tries … kicked a field goal and five extra points but was not called upon to punt against Navy (Nov. 2) … went a season-high six for six on extra points and made a 51-yard field goal at Air Force (Oct. 26) … punted the ball a season-high seven times against USC (Oct. 12), also making both of his extra point attempts and not trying a field goal … scored a season-high 13 points in the Shamrock Series win over Arizona State (Oct. 5), connecting on three of four field goals and four extra points … one of his field goals against Arizona State broke a 27-27 tie with 3:03 to play … hit a 53-yard field goal in that win over the No. 22 Sun Devils, matching Dave Reeve's 37-year old school record … also recorded a season-high seven touchbacks against Arizona State … connected on a 41-yard field goal, made both of his extrapoint tries and had two punts of at least 50 yards in the win over Michigan State (Sept. 21) … scored 12 points at Michigan, going three for three on both field goals and extra points … pinned Temple inside its own 20-yard line twice with his punting on opening day against the Owls (Aug. 31).

2013 SEASON REVIEW HISTORY AND RECORDS

BRINDZA’S HONORS & AWARDS • Special Teams Player of the Year (2013) • Lou Groza Award Watch List (2013, 2014) • Ray Guy Midseason Watch List (2013) • ESPN.com All-Bowl Team (2013 Pinstripe Bowl) • CBSSports.com All-Bowl Team (2013 Pinstripe Bowl) • NFL.com All-Bowl Team (2013 Pinstripe Bowl) • Football Bowl Subdivision Independent Special Teams Player of the Week (11.25.13) • College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention Specialist (12.1.13) • College Football Performance Awards National Specialist of the Week (11.25.13) • College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention Specialist (9.9.13) • College Football Performance Awards National Specialist of the Week (10.7.13) • College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention Specialist (10.28.13) • Lou Groza Star of the Week (10.7.13) • Football Bowl Subdivision Independent Special Teams Player of the Week (10.7.13) • Notre Dame Special Teams Player of the Year (2012) • Football Bowl Subdivision Independent Special Teams Player of the Week (12.10.12) • College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention Placekicker (11.25.12) • Football Bowl Subdivision Independent Special Teams Player of the Week (10.29.12)

JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Saw action in all 13 games as both a punter and place kicker … went 20 for 26 on field goals including a school-record three of at least 50 yards … perfect 38 for 38 on extra point tries … averaged 41.1 yards per punt in his first season of action in

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BRINDZA’S CAREER HIGHS Points scored: 17, vs. Rutgers, Dec 28, 2013 Kick PATs: 6, at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013 Points by kicking: 17, vs. Rutgers, Dec 28, 2013 Field goals made: 5, vs Rutgers, Dec 28, 2013; at USC, Nov 24, 2012 Field goal attempts: 6, vs Rutgers, Dec 28, 2013; at USC, Nov 24, 2012 Longest field goal: 53, vs Arizona State, Oct 5, 2013 Punt attempts: 7, USC, Oct 19, 2013 Punt yards: 260, USC, Oct 19, 2013 (7 punts) Longest punt: 56, at Pittsburgh, Nov 9, 2013 Tackles: 2, Navy, Nov 2, 2013 (0-2)

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BRINDZA’S GAME-BY-GAME STATS PUNTING 2013 NO YDS AVG LG BLKD TB FC 50+ I20 Temple 5 206 41.2 47 0 2 1 0 2 at Michigan 2 80 40.0 43 0 0 1 0 0 at Purdue 3 109 36.6 39 0 0 1 0 0 Michigan State 4 171 42.8 51 1 0 2 2 0 Oklahoma 5 205 41.0 55 0 0 3 1 0 vs. Arizona State 2 101 50.5 53 0 0 1 1 1 USC 7 260 37.1 51 0 0 1 1 1 at Air Force 3 133 44.3 50 0 0 0 1 1 Navy 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Pittsburgh 5 231 46.2 56 0 1 1 1 0 BYU 2 75 37.5 44 0 0 0 0 0 at Stanford 4 164 41.0 47 0 0 2 0 2 vs. Rutgers 1 34 34.0 34 0 0 1 0 0 TOTALS 43 1769 41.1 56 1 3 14 7 7 FIELD GOALS PAT ATTEMPTS KICKOFFS 2013 MD-ATT LONG BLKD KICK RUSH RCV POINTS NO. YDS AVG TB Temple 0-1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 5 323 64.6 2 at Michigan 3-3 44 0 3-3 0 0 12 7 449 64.1 4 at Purdue 1-1 20 0 4-4 0 0 7 6 383 63.8 4 Michigan State 1-2 41 0 2-2 0 0 5 4 259 64.8 2 Oklahoma 0-0 0 0 3-3 0 0 3 4 251 62.8 1 vs. Arizona State 3-4 53 0 4-4 0 0 13 8 519 64.9 7 USC 0-0 0 0 2-2 0 0 2 3 195 65.0 1 at Air Force 1-2 51 1 6-6 0 0 9 8 520 65.0 7 Navy 1-1 26 0 5-5 0 0 8 7 437 62.4 2 at Pittsburgh 0-1 0 0 3-3 0 0 3 4 249 62.2 1 BYU 3-3 51 0 2-2 0 0 11 6 356 59.3 1 at Stanford 2-2 27 0 2-2 0 0 8 5 323 64.6 1 vs. Rutgers 5-6 49 0 2-2 0 0 17 8 428 53.5 2 TOTALS 20-26 53 1 38-38 0 0 98 75 4692 62.6 35 FIELD GOALS PAT ATTEMPTS KICKOFFS 2012 MD-ATT LONG BLKD KICK RUSH RCV POINTS NO. YDS AVG TB vs. Navy 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 9 568 63.1 2 Purdue 2-3 30 0 2-2 0 0 8 5 299 59.8 3 at Michigan State 2-2 47 0 2-2 0 0 8 5 320 64.0 4 Michigan 2-2 39 0 1-1 0 0 7 4 258 64.5 1 vs. Miami 2-3 32 0 5-5 0 0 11 8 481 60.1 2 Stanford 2-2 29 0 2-2 0 0 8 4 260 65.0 4 BYU 1-3 24 0 2-2 0 0 5 4 254 63.5 3 at Oklahoma 3-4 46 0 3-3 0 0 12 7 445 63.6 3 Pittsburgh 3-4 37 0 0-1 0 0 9 5 299 59.8 0 at Boston College 0-0 0 0 3-3 0 0 3 4 250 62.5 1 Wake Forest 1-2 25 0 5-5 0 0 8 7 437 62.4 1 at USC 5-6 52 0 1-1 0 0 16 6 380 63.3 2 vs. Alabama 0-0 0 0 2-2 0 0 2 3 194 64.7 1 TOTALS 23-31 52 0 28-29 0 0 97 71 4445 61.3 26

40-49 50+ LG BLKD 3-7 1-1 52 0 4-7 3-4 53 1 7-14 4-5 53 1

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G TD RUSH RCV RET PAT 2PAT FG TOTAL AVG/G 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 13 0 0 0 0 28 0 23 97 7.5 13 0 0 0 0 38 0 20 98 7.5 39 0 0 0 0 66 0 43 195 5.0

KICKOFFS 2011 2012 2013 TOTALS

NO. YARDS AVG TB 71 4635 65.3 12 71 4445 62.6 26 75 4692 62.6 35 217 13772 63.5 73

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WR • 6-1.5 • 195 • Jr. Hanahan, S.C. (Hanahan)

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SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Appeared in all 13 games, starting four contests … starts were against Temple (Aug. 31), Michigan State (Sept. 21), Arizona State (Oct. 5) and Rutgers (Dec. 28), all Irish wins … caught 15 passes for 209 yards and a TD … hauled in a careerbest five catches in the 29-16 victory over Rutgers in the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl … first career TD catch was a 15-yard strike from Tommy Rees at Air Force (Oct. 26) … had a season-long grab of 40 yards at Purdue (Sept. 14) … had three catches in each of the season's first two games (vs. Temple on Aug. 31 and at Michigan on Sept. 7) … gained 57 yards in the win over the Owls and 28 against the Wolverines.

CHRIS BROWN'S CAREER STATS RECEIVING REC YARDS TD LONG REC/G AVG/C AVG/G 2012 2 56 0 50 0.2 28.0 4.7 2013 15 209 1 40 1.2 13.9 16.1 TOTALS 17 265 1 50 0.7 15.6 10.6

ALL PURPOSE RUSH RCV PR KR IR TOTAL AVG/G 2012 0 56 0 0 0 56 4.7 2013 0 209 0 0 0 209 16.1 TOTALS 0 265 0 0 0 265 10.6

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SCORING G-GS TD RUSH RCV RET PAT 2PAT FG TOTAL AVG/G 2012 12-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2013 13-3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 0.5 TOTALS 25-7 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 0.2

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FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Saw action in all 13 games, starting four … caught two passes for 56 yards … recorded 50-yard reception, the first of his career, at Oklahoma (Oct. 27), which was a crucial play on the go-ahead scoring drive … gained six yards on one reception vs. Wake Forest … earned starts vs. Michigan, Miami, Oklahoma and USC.

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CHRIS BROWN'S CAREER HIGHS Points scored: 6, at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013 TDs: 1, at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013 Receptions: 5, Rutgers, Dec 28, 2013 Receiving yards: 57, Temple, Aug 31, 2013 (3 receptions) Receiving TDs: 1, at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013 Long reception: 50, at Oklahoma, Oct 27, 2012 All-purpose yards: 57, Temple, Aug 31, 2013 Tackles: 1, Michigan, Sep 22, 2012 (0-1)

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CHRIS BROWN

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: One of four wide receivers on HSSR Division I-AA South Carolina all-state team for 2011 … named male athlete of the year by Charleston Post and Courier for 2012 … top-flight wide receiver at Hanahan High School in Hanahan, S.C. … ranked the 26th-best athlete in the nation and seventh-best prospect in South Carolina by 247Sports … among all receivers nationally and seventh among all South Carolina players by SuperPrep … ranked 11th-best player in South Carolina by Rivals.com … caught 33 passes as senior in 2011 for 532 yards and 12 TDs in only four and a half games … also played defensive back in senior season … made five catches for 130 yards and four scores in 57-6 win over Stall … had nine grabs for 145 yards and three scores and also returned a punt 72 yards for a score in third round of South Carolina playoffs in 42-18 win over Lake City … returned two punts for TDs … missed handful of games in 2011 due to broken collarbone … had 52 receptions for 1,105 yards and 16 TDs as junior in 2010, to go with three kick returns for scores … also intercepted three passes, returned one for a score, and returned three fumbles for TDs in 2010 … caught 31 passes as sophomore in 2009 for 332 yards and five TDs, while also making 32 tackles with five tackles for loss on defense … had more than 450 kick return yards in 2009 … totaled 34 points by himself at 2012 South Carolina high school state track meet, more than all but seven of 29 teams that scored at state meet … claimed triple jump championship for second consecutive season and finished second in 100- and 200-meter dashes, as well as high jump … named 2012 male track-and-field performer of the year by Charleston Post and Courier … ran 10.81 in 100-meter dash at 2012 South Carolina state meet and 21.6 in 200-meter dash at state meet … selected 2011 Gatorade track-and-field performer of the year for South Carolina … ranked as top triplejumper in the nation as junior in 2011 … broke 32-year-old South Carolina high school record for triple jump as junior at 51-2.5 … helped Hanahan to 2011 South Carolina state title in track while winning the triple jump and long jump (23-9), taking second in 200 meters (21.9) and helping 4x100 relay squad (he ran the third leg) to blue ribbon … ran in Puerto Rico with U.S. Junior National Track team in June 2011 … coached by Charlie Patterson at Hanahan High School … son of Joe Brown and Latisha Stembridge … enrolled in College of Arts and Letters, majoring in African studies.

TACKLES UA A TOTAL TFL PD FF FR BLK 2012 0 1 1 0-0.0 0 0 0 0 2013 0 0 0 0-0.0 0 0 0 0 TOTALS 0 1 1 0-0.0 0 0 0 0 HISTORY AND RECORDS UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

CHRIS BROWN’S GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS RECEIVING 2013 NO. YDS TD LG *Temple 3 57 0 33 at Michigan 3 28 0 11 at Purdue 1 40 0 40 *Michigan State 0 0 0 0 Oklahoma 0 0 0 0 *vs. Arizona State 0 0 0 0 USC 1 8 0 8 at Air Force 1 15 1 15 Navy 1 7 0 7 at Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 BYU 0 0 0 0 at Stanford 0 0 0 0 *vs. Rutgers 5 54 0 13 TOTALS 15 209 1 40 * - games started

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JALEN BROWN CB • 6-1.5 • 202 • Sr. Irving, Texas (MacArthur)

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JALEN BROWN'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 1, Wake Forest, Nov. 17, 2012 (0-1); Purdue, Sept. 8, 2012 (1-0); at Michigan State, Sept. 15, 2012 (1-0) Pass breakups: 1, Wake Forest, Nov. 17, 2012 JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Saw action in two games … did not record a tackle … played against both Michigan (Sept. 7) and Air Force (Oct. 26). SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Saw action in seven games … collected two unassisted tackles, one each against Purdue (Sept. 8) and Michigan State (Sept. 15) … notched his first career pass breakup against Wake Forest (Nov. 17); added assisted tackle as well. FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Did not see game action during the season. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Recorded 37 tackles with 13 passes broken up, one interception and one fumble recovery as junior in 2009 … played cornerback at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas … rated one of top 100 players in Texas by Fort Worth StarTelegram … in final high school game vs. unbeaten Euless Trinity blocked a PAT and ran it back 90 yards for two points to conclude 4-6 campaign in 2010 … previously ran back

blocked PAT to score vs. Hurst L.D. Bell … rated one of top 100 players in Dallas area coming into 2010 by Dallas Morning News … first-team all-Texas District 7-5A pick at cornerback as junior in 2009 … started several games for Cardinals as sophomore in 2008 … has run 10.8 in 100 meters and 4.37 in 40 and also ran on 400 and 1,600 relay squads for MacArthur … played for coach Brian Basil at MacArthur High School … son of Lavern Brown … enrolled in College of Arts and Letters, majoring in sociology. JALEN BROWN'S CAREER STATS TACKLES G-GS UA 2012 7-0 2 2013 2-0 0 TOTALS 9-0 2

A TOTAL TFL PD FF FR BLK 1 3 0-0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0-0.0 1 0 0 0

GREG BRYANT

RB • 5-10 • 205 • So. Delray Beach, Fla. (American Heritage)

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BRYANT'S CAREER HIGHS Rush attempts: 2, Temple, Aug 31, 2013 Rush yards: 12, Temple, Aug 31, 2013 (2 carries) Long rush: 10, Temple, Aug 31, 2013 Total offense attempts: 2, Temple, Aug 31, 2013 (2 rush, 0 pass) Total offense yards: 12, Temple, Aug 31, 2013 (12 rush, 0 pass) All-purpose yards: 12, Temple, Aug 31, 2013 FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Appeared in three games … had three carries for 14 yards, a 4.7 yard-per-carry average … had two carries for 12 yards against Temple (Aug. 31) in the season opener … posted a two-yard rush at Purdue (Sept. 14) … also saw action against Michigan State (Sept. 21) … missed the remainder of the season with an injury. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Second-team USA Today All-USA high school All-American … rushed for 1,447 yards and 17 TDs on 186 attempts as senior in 2012 for American Heritage team that finished 11-1 … helped American Heritage School in Delray Beach, Fla., to Florida Class 2A title in 2011 … first-team running back on 2012 Associated Press Florida 3A all-state squad … ranked 22nd player nationally on ESPN 300 list … ranked 15th on MaxPreps/Tom Lemming Top100 list … ranked 128th on 247Sports list of top 247 players … rated 19th on Rivals 250 list … ranked second on Rivals.com list of running backs … ranked 70th overall and 13th among running backs on Scout 300 by Scout. com … as a junior in 2011 rushed for 202 yards in team’s only loss, 41-34 in overtime to Florida Class 5A power Belle Glade Glades Central … finished with 2,180 rushing yards and 25 TDs as junior in 2011, including 39 carries for 243 yards and three TDs in Stallions’ 30-3 state title game win over Madison County that enabled team to finish 12-1 … contributed 861 rushing yards and 16 TDs as sophomore in 2010 … caught 16 passes for 308 yards and three TDs as senior, after nine reception for 272 yards and two TDs in 2011 … selected for U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, rushing eight times for 27 yards and catching three passes for 16 yards for East team in its 15-8 victory … father coached defensive line for American Heritage … played for coach Stacy Sizemore … son of Greg Bryant … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters. BRYANT'S CAREER STATS RUSHING G-GS ATT YARDS TD LONG AVG/C AVG/G 2013 3-0 3 14 0 10 4.7 4.7 TOTAL OFFENSE RUSH PASS TOTAL AVG/G 2013 14 0 14 4.7 ALL PURPOSE RUSH RCV PR KR IR TOTAL AVG/G 2013 14 0 0 0 0 14 4.7

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CB • 6-0.5 • 195 • So. Washington, D.C. (Gonzaga)

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BUTLER'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 2, at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013 (2-0) Pass breakups: 1, at Pittsburgh, Nov 9, 2013

CARLISLE'S CAREER HIGHS Rush attempts: 12, at Michigan, Sep 7, 2013 Rush yards: 68, Temple, Aug 31, 2013 (7 carries) Long rush: 45, Temple, Aug 31, 2013 Receptions: 3, at Purdue, Sep 14, 2013 Receiving yards: 16, at Purdue, Sep 14, 2013 (3 receptions) Long reception: 7, at Purdue, Sep 14, 2013 Total offense attempts: 12, at Michigan, Sep 7, 2013 (12 rush, 0 pass) Total offense yards: 68, Temple, Aug 31, 2013 (68 rush, 0 pass) All-purpose yards: 73, Temple, Aug 31, 2013; at Michigan, Sep 7, 2013 Punt returns: 1, at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013 All-purpose yards: 84, vs Rutgers, Dec 28, 2013 Punt returns: 1, at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013 Kick returns: 3, vs Rutgers, Dec 28, 2013 Kick return yards: 81, vs Rutgers, Dec 28, 2013 (3 returns) Long kick return: 35, vs Rutgers, Dec 28, 2013 JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Appeared in all 13 contests, making four starts … started at tailback against Temple (Aug. 31), Purdue (Sept. 14), Oklahoma (Sept. 28) and Pittsburgh (Nov. 9) … carried the ball 47 times for 204 yards … averaged 4.3 yards per carry … caught seven passes for 30 yards … had a punt return for no gain … recorded three kickoff returns for 81 yards, including a 35-yard return (all came against Rutgers in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 28) … had single carries against Rutgers (Dec. 28), at Stanford (Nov. 30) and at Pittsburgh (Nov. 9) … carried three times for 12 yards against USC (Oct. 19) and three times for three yards at Air Force (Oct. 26) … gained eight yards on a pair of rushes against Arizona State (Oct. 5) … ran three times for nine and 13 yards, respectively, against Michigan State (Sept. 21) and Oklahoma (Sept. 28) … had 11 carries at Purdue (Sept. 14) along with a career-high three receptions for 16 yards … ran a career-high 12 times for a career-high 64 yards at Michigan (Sept. 7) while also catching a pair of passes for nine yards, giving him 73 yards of total offense … picked up 73 yards of total offense in the season opener against Temple (Aug. 31), rushing seven times for 68 yards and gaining five more yards on a pair or receptions. SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Missed the season due to an injury.

UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: His 2010 honors included Parade All-America, SuperPrep All-America, PrepStar All-America, UnderArmour All-America, ESPNU 150, Rivals 100, PrepStar Dream Team, SuperPrep All-Farwest, PrepStar All-West, Orange County Register Fab 15 second team, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Small Schools first team, SectionSports.com All-Central Coast second team and Palo Alto Daily News Offensive Player of the Year as a senior running back at King's Academy in Sunnyvale (Calif.) … ran for 2,110 yards (10.0 average per carry) and 28 TDs in 2010 and also caught 12 passes for 231 yards (19.3 avg.) with 3 TDs … as a junior in 2009, made Cal-Hi Sports AllState Small Schools first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team, Max Preps All-State Division III second team and San Jose Mercury News All-County … ran for 2,037 yards on 187 carries (10.9 avg.) with 29 TDs and caught 11 passes for 182 yards (16.5 avg.) in 2009, and returned kicks and punts … as a sophomore in 2008 made Cal-Hi Sports AllState Small Schools second team and Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore while running for 961 yards with 14 TDs … in career, rushed for 5,108 yards (11.0 average per carry) with 73 TDs and had 26 100-yard performances (in 28 games) … father, Duane, ran track at Maryland and then was a strength and conditioning coach/speed and performance coach with numerous high school, college and pro teams, including the Philadelphia Eagles, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Penn State, Philadelphia Charge (women’s pro soccer), New Jersey Pride (pro lacrosse), San Francisco 49ers (2005-10) and, currently, Purdue (2011-) … son of Duane and Shereese Carlisle … enrolled in College of Arts and Letters, majoring in film, television and theatre with a second major in business.

HISTORY AND RECORDS

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Attended USC and played in eight games for the Trojans … recorded 19 rushes for 118 yards (6.2 avg) and seven receptions for 41 yards with one TD … rushed twice for 14 yards and caught two passes for minus-one yard against Arizona State … caught one pass for eight yards vs. Stanford … gained 90 yards on 10 carries at Colorado and registered two receptions for 31 yards, including a 19-yard TD pass from Matt Barkley … rushed seven times for 14 yards against Washington and gained one yard on one reception vs. the Huskies … recorded one reception for two yards at Oregon.

2013 SEASON REVIEW

BUTLER'S CAREER STATS TACKLES G-GS UA A TOTAL TFL PD FF FR BLK 2013 12-0 4 1 5 0-0.0 1 0 0 0

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COACHES & STAFF

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A first-team defensive back on 2012 Washington Post all-metro squad … made 46 tackles, intercepted three passes and broke up 10 passes for Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C. … ranked 193rd player nationally on ESPN 300 list … ranked 189th on 247Sports list of top 247 players … ranked 36th on Rivals. com list of cornerbacks … ranked 36th among cornerbacks on Scout 300 by Scout.com … caught four TD passes as wide receiver in 2012 … first-team Washington Catholic Athletic Conference defensive back in 2012 … defensive back on Pigskin Club of Washington All Metropolitan team for 2012 … helped Gonzaga to 8-3 mark as senior, playing as cornerback, receiver and kick returner … started at safety as a sophomore in 2010, then moved to cornerback as junior in 2011 … played occasionally at wide receiver and caught three TD passes as junior, including 47-yarder for game-winning score in 2011 season opener against McDonogh … intercepted seven passes in 2011, returning one for a TD … also a first-team all-WCAC pick as a junior in 2011 as defensive back … as a junior had 43 tackles (23 solo) to go with 12 passes broken up and six interceptions (one returned for a TD) … caught 11 passes as junior for 168 yards and three TDs … selected for Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl all-star game in California and made three tackles for East team in its 17-14 victory … also selected for Chesapeake Bowl all-star game … named to USA Football Under-19 National Team for 2013 that played in International Bowl in Austin, Texas … from same high school that produced former Irish players Malcolm Johnson at wide receiver and kicker David Ruffer … played for coach Aaron Brady … son of Tony and Karen Butler … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters.

WR • 5-10 • 190 • Sr. Santa Clara, Calif. (King's Academy)

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FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Appeared in 12 games, missing only the Purdue (Sept. 14) game … made five tackles on the year, including four solos … also broke up a pass … recorded two tackles at Air Force (Oct. 26) … posted solo stops against both Temple (Aug. 31) and Navy (Nov. 2) … split a tackle against Oklahoma (Sept. 28) … broke up a pass at Pittsburgh (Nov. 9).

AMIR CARLISLE

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CONNOR CAVALARIS CB • 5-11 • 195 • Sr. Lake Forest, Ill. (Lake Forest)

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CAVALARIS' CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 2, vs. Alabama, Jan. 7, 2012 (1-1) JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Saw action in three games, Rutgers (Dec. 28), Oklahoma (Sept. 28) and Stanford (Nov. 30) … picked up a solo stop against the Scarlet Knights … shared a tackle against the Sooners. SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Saw action in 11 games … registered five total tackles, two vs. Alabama in BCS National Championship Game (Jan. 7) and one each against BYU (Oct. 20), Pittsburgh (Nov. 3) and Wake Forest (Nov. 17). FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Did not see game action during the season. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: As a prep player, participated in football and track … on the gridiron, registered four interceptions in his senior season and returned one for a TD … in that season was recognized as team captain … garnered all-conference, all-region and all-county accolades … in track, earned all-conference, all-region and all-county accolades as well … played alongside quarterback Tommy Rees at Lake Forest High School … played for coach Chuck Spagnoli … son of John and Sheila Cavalaris … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in accountancy. CAVALARIS' CAREER STATS TACKLES G-GS UA 2012 11-0 1 2013 3-0 1 TOTALS 14-0 2

A TOTAL TFL PD FF FR BLK 4 5 0-0.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0-0.0 0 0 0 0 5 7 0-0.0 0 0 0 0

CARLISLE'S CAREER STATS RUSHING G-GS ATT YARDS TD LONG AVG/C AVG/G 2013 13-4 47 204 0 45 4.3 15.7 RECEIVING 2013

REC YARDS TD LONG REC/G AVG/C AVG/G 7 30 0 7 0.5 4.3 2.3

TOTAL OFFENSE RUSH PASS TOTAL AVG/G 2013 204 0 204 15.7 PUNT RETURNS NO. YARDS TD LONG AVG/R AVG/G 2013 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 KICK RETURNS NO. YARDS TD LONG AVG/R AVG/G 2013 3 81 0 35 27.0 6.2 ALL PURPOSE RUSH RCV PR KR IR TOTAL AVG/G 2013 204 30 0 81 0 315 24.2 CARLISLE'S GAME-BY-GAME STATS RUSHING RECEIVING ALL 2013 NO. YDS TD LG NO. YDS TD LG PURPOSE *Temple 7 68 0 45 2 5 0 6 73 at Michigan 12 64 0 14 2 9 0 5 73 *at Purdue 11 16 0 6 3 16 0 7 32 Michigan State 3 9 0 6 0 0 0 0 9 *Oklahoma 3 13 0 10 0 0 0 0 13 vs. Arizona State 2 8 0 5 0 0 0 0 8 USC 3 12 0 5 0 0 0 0 12 at Air Force 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 Navy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 *at Pittsburgh 1 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 6 BYU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Stanford 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 vs. Rutgers 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 84 TOTALS 47 204 0 45 7 30 0 0 315 * - games started

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S • 6-1 • 205 • Gr. Fort Thomas, Ky. (Highlands)

JUNIOR SEASON (2012): Missed the entire season following shoulder injury suffered in spring practice.

FR 0 0 0 0

BLK 0 0 0 0

NO. YARDS 0 0 0 0 3 6 3 6

TD LONG AVG/R AVG/G 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 6 2.0 0.5 0 6 2.0 0.2

KICK RETURNS 2010 2011 2013 TOTALS

G-GS NO. YARDS 13-0 1 34 13-0 7 144 13-11 0 0 39-11 8 178

TD LONG AVG/R AVG/G 0 34 34.0 2.6 0 41 20.6 11.1 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 41 22.2 4.6

ALL PURPOSE 2010 2011 2013 TOTALS

RUSH RCV PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

KR IR TOTAL AVG/G 34 0 34 2.6 144 0 144 11.1 0 6 6 0.5 178 6 184 4.7

UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

INTERCEPTIONS 2010 2012 2013 TOTALS

HISTORY AND RECORDS

COLLINSWORTH'S CAREER STATS TACKLES UA A TOTAL TFL PD FF 2010 5 2 7 0-0.0 0 1 2011 12 6 18 0-0.0 0 0 2013 16 27 43 0.5-1 3 0 TOTALS 33 35 68 0.5-1 3 1

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: EA Sports second-team All-American as a multipurpose player … rushed for 1,503 yards and 23 TDs on 172 carries in 2009 as a senior at Highlands High School in Fort Thomas, Ky., while playing as running back, wide receiver and defensive back … ran for 229 yards and two TDs on 26 carries in one 2009 game vs. Covington Catholic … won Paul Hornung Award for 2009 from Louisville TD Club as top high school player in Kentucky … earned first-team Kentucky all-state honors in athlete category in 2009 from Louisville Courier-Journal … first-team pick as running back on Cincinnati Enquirer Northern Kentucky Football All-Stars for 2009 … Lexington Herald-Leader named him one of 22 players on its Class of the Commonwealth squad for 2009 … nominated for Brian Williams “That’s My Boy” Award given by local chapter of National Football Foundation to top scholar-athlete in Northern Kentucky … ran for 176 yards (25 carries) and three TDs as Highlands defeated John Hardin 35-7 for final 15-0 mark and third straight Kentucky 5A state title in 2009 … caught 46 passes for 840 yards and five TDs as a junior in 2008 while earning first-team all-state honors as a receiver … also played as defensive back as a junior in ’08 … rushed 18 times for 166 yards and one TD in ’08, returned three kickoffs and two punts for TDs and also intercepted four passes on defense and returned one for a score … played safety and returned kicks as a sophomore in 2007, intercepting five passes and earning second-team Associated Press all-state honors at defensive back … Highlands lost only one game combined over his final three seasons (2007-09) and ranked third on final USA Today listing of top high school teams for ’09 and eighth on ESPN Rise Fab 50 listing … one of four players from Kentucky on Orlando Sentinel All-Southern team … selected for U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio but did not play due to injury … also competed in track as sprinter … father Cris Collinsworth, who caught 120 career passes as collegiate wide receiver at Florida, played eight years (1981-88) with NFL Cincinnati Bengals (earning all-pro honors in 1981-82-83 and catching 417 career passes for 6,698 yards and 36 TDs), now an analyst on NBC Sports’ Football Night in America (and also does work for the NFL Network) … played for coach Dale Mueller at Highlands … son of Cris and Holly Collinsworth … graduated May 2014 with a degree in finance from the Mendoza College of Business.

COACHES & STAFF

SENIOR SEASON (2013): Appeared in 13 games, making 11 starts (all but Michigan on Sept. 7 and Pittsburgh on Nov. 9) … had a career-high 43 tackles and his first three career interceptions … recorded an interception in the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl victory over Rutgers (Dec. 28) … added four tackles against the Scarlet Knights … became the first Irish player with an interception in three consecutive games since Kyle McCarthy had picks in the first three games of the 2009 season … posted his best numbers of the year at No. 8 Stanford (Nov. 30) when he made a career-high 11 tackles, including his first share of a tackle for loss … also recorded his second interception in the game against the Cardinal … made his first career interception against BYU (Nov. 23) in the Irish end zone on a "Hail Mary" pass at the end of the first half … recorded three solo tackles against Navy (Nov. 2) … had six tackles, two off the team lead, in the win over USC (Oct. 19) … contributed three stops, all solo, to the win over No. 22 Arizona State (Oct. 5) … shared on four tackles against Oklahoma (Sept. 28) … recorded three tackles against Michigan State (Sept. 21).

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010): Saw action in all 13 games of his rookie season … one of six freshmen to make their debut for the Irish in the home opener against Purdue … recorded seven tackles on the season, tallying solo stops against Michigan State, Stanford, Western Michigan, Utah and Army … six of his seven tackles came on the Irish special teams … his six special teams tackles ranked sixth on the team and his six kickoff return tackles also ranked sixth … forced a fumble on the opening kickoff of the second half against Utah that set up an Irish TD … recorded a 34-yard kickoff return to open the Hyundai Sun Bowl victory over Miami (Fla.) … the 34-yard kickoff return was the first of his career.

THE FIGHTING IRISH

COLLINSWORTH'S CAREER HIGHS All-purpose yards: 67, at Wake Forest, Nov. 5, 2011 Kick returns: 2, at Wake Forest, Nov. 5, 2011 Kick return yards: 67, at Wake Forest, Nov. 5, 2011 (2 returns) Long kick return: 41, at Wake Forest, Nov. 5, 2011 Interceptions: 1, vs Rutgers, Dec 28, 2013; BYU, Nov 23, 2013; at Stanford, Nov 30, 2013 Long interception return: 6, at Stanford, Nov 30, 2013 Tackles: 11, at Stanford, Nov 30, 2013 (2-9) Tackles for loss: .5, at Stanford, Nov 30, 2013 (0-0) Fumbles forced: 1, Utah, Nov 13, 2010

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SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011): Participated in all 13 games, seeing action primarily on special teams and as a backup safety … notched 18 tackles on the year … named Notre Dame Special Teams Player of the Year after leading the Irish with 16 tackles on special teams, including team-best 14 tackles on kickoffs … had career-high four tackles in win vs. Navy … produced career highs in kick returns (two), yards (67) and long (41) in a win at Wake Forest … returned three kicks, including a long of 24 yards against USF (Sept. 3).

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2014 Fighting Irish COLLINSWORTH'S GAME-BY-GAME STATS 2013 UT-AT TT TFL SCK FF *Temple 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Michigan 0-1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 *at Purdue 1-1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 *Michigan State 1-2 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 *Oklahoma 0-4 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 *vs. Arizona State 3-0 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 *USC 3-3 6 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 *at Air Force 2-0 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 *Navy 3-0 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Pittsburgh 0-1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 *BYU 0-3 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 *at Stanford 2-9 11 0.5-1 0.0-0 0 *vs. Rutgers 1-3 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 TOTALS 16-27 43 0.5-1 0.0-0 0 * - games started 2011 USF at Michigan Michigan State at Pittsburgh at Purdue Air Force USC Navy at Wake Forest vs. Maryland Boston College at Stanford vs. Florida State TOTALS * - games started

UT-AT TT TFL SCK FF 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 3-0 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 3-0 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1-2 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 2-2 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 12-6 18 0.0-0 0.0-0 0

FR 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-6 1-0 3-6

PBU BLK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FR 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

PBU BLK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BEN COUNCELL LB • 6-4.5 • 254 • Sr. Asheville, N.C. (A.C. Reynolds)

a senior in 2010 for A.C. Reynolds High School in Asheville, N.C. … totaled 124 tackles, 13 tackles for loss and four interceptions as junior in 2009 … named 4A Defensive Player of the Year by ncprep.com following senior season in 2010 … also a North Carolina 4A all-state pick in 2010 … received 2010 All-Southern Team honorable mention accolades from Orlando Sentinel … was home-schooled until sophomore year in high school … named Mountain Athletic Conference defensive player of year following senior campaign in 2010 … selected to all-Western North Carolina football team by Asheville Citizen-Times … played for coach Shane Laws at A.C. Reynolds High School … son of John Mark and Victoria Councell .. enrolled in College of Arts and Letters, majoring in design. COUNCELL'S CAREER STATS TACKLES G-GS UA 2012 12-0 5 2013 9-0 10 TOTALS 21-0 15

A TOTAL TFL PD 5 10 0.0-0 0 5 15 1.0-2 1 10 25 1.0-2 1

COUNCELL'S GAME-BY-GAME STATS 2013 UT-AT TT TFL SCK FF Temple 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Michigan 1-1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Purdue 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 Michigan State 0-1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 Oklahoma 1-1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 vs. Arizona State 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 USC 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Air Force 3-0 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 1 Navy 3-2 5 1.0-2 0.0-0 0 at Pittsburgh Did Not Play - Injury BYU Did Not Play - Injury at Stanford Did Not Play - Injury vs. Rutgers Did Not Play - Injury TOTALS 10-5 15 1.0-2 0.0-0 1 * - games started

FF 0 1 1

FR 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FR BLK 0 0 0 0 0 0

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

0-0 0-0

PBU BLK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

1 0

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COUNCELL'S CAREER STATS Tackles: 5, Navy, Nov 2, 2013 (3-2) Tackles for loss: 1.0, Navy, Nov 2, 2013 (1-0) Fumbles forced: 1, at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013 Pass breakups: 1, Navy, Nov 2, 2013 JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Played in the first nine games before being lost for the season to an injury suffered against Navy (Nov. 2) … made 15 tackles on the year, 10 of them solos … also forced a fumble, broke up a pass and registered a tackle for loss … had a career-high five tackles, including a TFL, plus a pass break-up before suffering an injury against Navy … recorded three tackles, all solo, at Air Force (Oct. 26) and forced a fumble … had two-tackle contests against Michigan (Sept. 7) and Oklahoma (Sept. 28) … made one tackle against Temple (Aug. 31), Michigan State (Sept. 21) and USC (Oct. 19). SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Played in 12 games during the season … tallied 10 tackles, five of them solo stops … received extra snaps in fall practice that benefitted him greatly following the early-season injury to Danny Spond … had a tackle against Navy (Sept. 1) in his Notre Dame debut … recorded another tackle against Michigan (Sept. 22) … picked up three more tackles against Miami (Oct. 6) … against Wake Forest (Nov. 17) recorded a career-best four tackles, two of them solo stops … tallied one tackle vs. Alabama in BCS National Championship Game. FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Did not see game action during the season. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked 91st on Rivals.com list of top 100 players nationally for 2010 … also rated by Rivals.com as fifth-best weak-side defensive end nationally … rated ninth-best outside linebacker prospect in nation by Scout.com … tabbed 97th-best player in 2011 class and fourth-best prospect in North Carolina by Scout.com … listed 19th on Rivals.com North Carolina postseason top 30 chart … participated in Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas, registered 13 tackles, one sack and one blocked punt – and was named a top 10 player of the game … totaled 141 solo stops, 47 assists and 25 tackles for loss as

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LS • 6-1.5 • 250 • Jr. Downers Grove, Ill. (South)

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DALY'S CAREER STATS Tackles: 1, BYU, Nov 23, 2013 (0-1); Michigan State, Sep 21, 2013 (1-0) SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Served as Notre Dame's long snapper in all 13 games … recorded a pair of special teams tackles on the year … made a solo tackle in coverage against Michigan State (Sept. 21) and shared on a stop against BYU (Nov. 23).

DALY'S CAREER STATS TACKLES G-GS UA A TOTAL TFL PD FF FR BLK 2013 13-0 1 1 2 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

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DANIELS' HONORS & AWARDS • Biletnikoff Award Watch List (2013) • College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention Wide Receiver (9.16.13) DANIELS' CAREER HIGHS Points scored: 12, Temple, Aug 31, 2013; at Purdue, Sep 14, 2013 TDs: 2, Temple, Aug 31, 2013; at Purdue, Sep 14, 2013 Rush attempts: 1, vs Rutgers, Dec 28, 2013; Navy, Nov 2, 2013 Rush yards: 2, Navy, Nov 2, 2013 (1 carries) Long rush: 2, Navy, Nov 2, 2013 Receptions: 8, at Purdue, Sep 14, 2013 Receiving yards: 167, at Purdue, Sep 14, 2013 (8 receptions) Receiving TDs: 2, Temple, Aug 31, 2013; at Purdue, Sep 14, 2013 Long reception: 82, at Purdue, Sep 14, 2013 Total offense attempts: 1, vs Rutgers, Dec 28, 2013; Navy, Nov 2, 2013 (1 rush, 0 pass) Total offense yards: 2, Navy, Nov 2, 2013 (2 rush, 0 pass) All-purpose yards: 167, at Purdue, Sep 14, 2013 Tackles: 1, Navy, Nov 2, 2013 (1-0)

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Did not see game action during the season.

UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named best prospect in Illinois and 63rd-best player in the nation by 247Sports … rated ninth-best wide receiver and 64th-ranked player in country by Sporting News … ranked 65th on ESPNU Top 150 list … named to Illinois High School Football Coaches Association 5A all-state team in 2010 … played in Under Armour All-American Bowl … tabbed area athlete of year by Pioneer Press … selected as senior in 2010 to Lake County all-area and all-North Suburban Conference teams … Chicago Tribune first-team all-state selection and Chicago Sun-Times all-area first team as senior in 2010 … named to Arlington Heights Daily Herald all-area team after senior season … helped lead Vernon Hills High School in Vernon Hills, Ill., to Illinois Class 5A quarterfinals in 2010 state playoffs … accounted for 19 total TDs during senior season in 2010: 10 rushing TDs, five receiving TDs, two punt returns, one interception return and one blocked field goal return … posted 23 catches for 513 yards (22.3 yards per reception) in 2010 … accounted for 888 all-purpose yards (221 receiving, 344 rushing, 323 passing) as junior in 2009 … led Vernon Hills to 8-3 record in 2009 … first varsity touch for Vernon Hills came in freshman season in 2007 and resulted in 93-yard kickoff return for TD … father Phillip was 15-year NFL veteran as defensive end and was drafted by Seattle Seahawks in fourth round of 1995

HISTORY AND RECORDS

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Played in 11 games with three starts … had 31 receptions for 490 yards … his average of 15.8 yards per reception was the highest of any Notre Dame receiver with at least eight catches … missed the last two games of the regular season with a broken collarbone … recorded two receptions for 49 yards in the season opener against Navy (Sept. 1) … notched four receptions for 70 yards against Purdue (Sept. 8), including a 41-yard strike from quarterback Everett Golson … was effective against Michigan (Sept. 22) with three catches and 40 yards … continued his streak versus Miami (Oct. 6) with 48 yards on three grabs … had two receptions each against Stanford (Oct. 13) and Oklahoma (Oct. 27) for 24 and 36 yards, respectively … notched seven receptions for 86 yards, including a career-long 45-yard catch against Pittsburgh (Nov. 3) … added two catches for 22 yards against Boston College (Nov. 10) … recorded career-high 115 receiving yards in BCS National Championship Game vs. Alabama on six receptions, including a 31-yard reception.

2013 SEASON REVIEW

JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Played in all 12 games with eight starts … ranked second on the team behind only TJ Jones with 46 receptions, 720 receiving yards and seven TDs … had a TD catch in each of the last three regular-season games … scored a TD and had 79 receiving yards on his five catches at Stanford (Nov. 30), bringing the Irish to within a single third quarter score of the No. 8 Cardinal at 24-20 … hauled in a 61-yard TD pass on Notre Dame's opening possession against BYU (Nov. 23) … ended the BYU game with 107 receiving yards … caught a TD pass at Pittsburgh (Nov. 9) … had four catches for 67 yards against Arizona State (Oct. 5) … tied for the team lead with three catches against Michigan State (Sept. 21) … set career highs with eight catches for 167 yards with a pair of scores in the win at Purdue (Sept. 14) … both of the TDs came in the fourth quarter of a game the Irish would win after entering the final stanza trailing 17-10 … the second of Daniels' TDs was an 82-yard strike from Tommy Rees, tying for the ninth-longest passing play in school history … caught six passes for 63 yards at Michigan (Sept. 7) … scored twice in the season opener against Temple (Aug. 31), gaining 69 yards on three grabs.

COACHES & STAFF

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named national high school long snapper of the year for 2011 in winning the first Herbalife 24 Chris Rubio Award … ranked the number-one long snapper in the nation by Scout.com … rated the second-best long snapper in the nation by 247Sports … listed the third-best long snapper in the nation by ESPNU … played tight end and handled long-snapping duties at Downers Grove South High School in Downers Grove, Ill. … helped Downers Grove South to 10-2 record as senior in 2011 before losing in Illinois Class 8A state quarterfinals … scored first career TD as tight end in 2011 opener vs. South Elgin … earned special mention on Chicago Tribune all-state team for 2011 … rated 55th player in Midwest by SuperPrep … earned all-conference honors at tight end as a junior in 2010, as well as all-area honorable mention … helped Mustangs to 7-3 mark as a junior in 2010, including 6-0 record in West Suburban Gold play and first-round loss to Neuqua Valley in Illinois 8A playoffs … has worked extensively at camps with former UCLA long snapper Chris Rubio … began long-snapping in fifth grade … owns black belt in tae kwon do and practices yoga … coached by John Belskis at Downers Grove South High School … son of Kevin and Marianne Daly … enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, majoring in management consulting.

WR • 6-1.5 • 203 • Sr. Vernon Hills, Ill. (Vernon Hills)

THE FIGHTING IRISH

FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Did not see any game action.

DaVARIS DANIELS

HERE COME THE IRISH

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2014 Fighting Irish NFL Draft … Phillip played college football at Georgia … member of Vernon Hills basketball and track and field teams … played for coach Tony Monken at Vernon Hills … son of Phillip and Leslie Daniels … enrolled in College of Arts and Letters, majoring in sociology. DANIELS' CAREER STATS RECEIVING REC YARDS TD LONG 2012 31 490 0 45 2013 49 745 7 82 TOTALS 80 1235 7 82 RUSHING 2012 2013 TOTALS

REC/G AVG/C AVG/G 2.8 15.8 44.5 3.8 15.2 57.3 3.3 15.4 51.5

G ATT YARDS TD LONG AVG/C AVG/G 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 2 -4 0 2 -2.0 -0.3 24 2 -4 0 2 -2.0 -0.3

TOTAL OFFENSE RUSH PASS TOTAL AVG/G 2012 0 0 0 0.0 2013 -4 0 -4 -0.3 TOTALS -4 0 -4 -0.2 SCORING 2012 2013 TOTALS

TD RUSH 0 0 7 0 7 0

RCV RET PAT 2PAT FG TOTAL AVG/G 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 7 0 0 0 0 42 3.2 7 0 0 0 0 42 1.8

ALL PURPOSE 2012 2013 TOTALS

RUSH RCV 0 490 -4 745 -4 1235

PR KR IR TOTAL AVG/G 0 0 0 490 44.5 0 0 0 741 57.0 0 0 0 1231 51.3

TACKLES 2012 2013 TOTALS

UA A TOTAL TFL PD FF FR BLK 0 0 0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

DANIELS’ GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS RECEIVING 2013 NO. Temple 3 *at Michigan 6 *at Purdue 8 *Michigan State 3 *Oklahoma 1 vs. Arizona State 4 *USC 3 at Air Force 2 *Navy 2 at Pittsburgh 3 *BYU 6 *at Stanford 5 *vs. Rutgers 3 TOTALS 49 * - games started

YDS 69 63 167 6 13 67 44 34 33 38 107 79 25 745

RECEIVING 2012 NO. YDS vs. Navy 2 49 Purdue 4 70 at Michigan State 0 0 Michigan 3 40 vs. Miami 3 48 *Stanford 2 24 *BYU 0 0 at Oklahoma 2 36 *Pittsburgh 7 86 at Boston College 2 22 Wake Forest Did Not Play at USC Did Not Play vs. Alabama 6 115 TOTALS 31 490 * - games started

SHELDON DAY

DL • 6-2 • 285 • Jr. Indianapolis, Ind. (Warren Central)

TD LG 2 32 0 22 2 82 0 7 0 13 0 23 0 23 0 27 0 20 1 16 1 61 1 20 0 20 7 82

TD LG 0 35 0 41 0 0 0 16 0 24 0 15 0 0 0 22 0 45 0 13 0 31 0 45

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DAY'S HONORS & AWARDS • Outland Trophy Watch List (2014) DAY'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 7, BYU, Nov 23, 2013 (4-3) Sacks: 1.0, at Michigan State, Sept. 15, 2012 (1-0); Michigan, Sept. 22, 2012 (1-0) Tackles for loss: 3.0, at Pittsburgh, Nov 9, 2013 (3-0) Pass breakups: 1, BYU, Nov 23, 2013; at Michigan State, Sep 15, 2012 SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Played in 11 games with eight starts … made 33 tackles on the year, 21 of them solos … recorded five and a half tackles for loss … trailed only Stephon Tuitt for most tackles by a defensive lineman … had two tackles, including half a sack, in the 2013 New Era Pintripe Bowl victory over Rutgers (Dec. 28) … credited with four tackles at Stanford (Nov. 30) … generated a season-high seven tackles and also broke up a pass in the win over BYU (Nov. 23) … made three tackles for loss among his five total stops at Pittsburgh (Nov. 9) … four of his five tackles against Navy (Nov. 2) were solos … recorded a TFL against USC (Oct. 19) .. missed both the Michigan State (Sept. 21) and Oklahoma games (Sept. 28) due to injury … made four tackles in the win at Purdue (Sept. 14) including a TFL … credited with two tackles at Michigan (Sept. 7). FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Played in all 13 games … registered 23 tackles, 13 of them solo stops … collected two sacks, one each against Michigan State (Sept. 15) and Michigan (Sept. 22) … had one tackle in the season opener against Navy (Sept. 1) … had his first solo tackle alongside three assisted stops against Purdue (Sept. 8) … forced a pass breakup against the Spartans … notched two tackles against Miami (Oct. 6) … had two tackles against BYU (Oct. 20) and Boston College (Nov. 10) … recorded his single-game high of five tackles against Wake Forest (Nov. 17) with three solo stops … tallied three tackles in BCS National Championship Game vs. Alabama.

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SACKS 2012 2013 TOTALS

UA A TOTAL YARDS 2 0 2.0 17 0 1 0.5 3 2 1 2.5 20

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FR 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

MICHAEL DEEB

0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PBU BLK 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

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LB • 6-2 • 240 • So. Plantation, Fla. (American Heritage)

PBU BLK 0 0 0 0 0 0

2013 SEASON REVIEW

UT-AT TT TFL SCK FF 0-1 1 0.5-1 0.0-0 0 1-3 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1-0 1 1.0-9 1.0-9 0 3-0 3 1.0-8 1.0-8 0 2-0 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1-1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1-1 2 1.0-3 0.0-0 0 3-2 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1-2 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 13-10 23 3.5-21 2.0-17 0

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0

COACHES & STAFF

2012 vs. Navy Purdue at Michigan State Michigan vs. Miami Stanford BYU at Oklahoma Pittsburgh at Boston College Wake Forest at USC vs. Alabama TOTALS

FR 0-0 0-0 0-0

THE FIGHTING IRISH

DAY’S GAME-BY-GAME STATS 2013 UT-AT TT TFL SCK FF *Temple 0-1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 *at Michigan 1-1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 *at Purdue 2-2 4 1.0-1 0.0-0 0 Michigan State Did Not Play - Injury Oklahoma Did Not Play - Injury *vs. Arizona State 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 USC 2-0 2 1.0-5 0.0-0 0 at Air Force 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 Navy 4-1 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 *at Pittsburgh 5-0 5 3.0-9 0.0-0 0 *BYU 4-3 7 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 *at Stanford 1-3 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 *vs. Rutgers 1-1 2 0.5-3 0.5-3 0 TOTALS 21-12 33 5.5-18 0.5-3 0 * - games started

FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Did not see any game action. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team linebacker on Fort Lauderdale SunSentinel Class 5A-4A-3A-2A squad for 2012 … first-team linebacker on Miami Herald AllBroward County 5A-Ind. all-star squad … standout at linebacker for American Heritage School in Plantation, Fla. … ranked 34th player nationally on Rivals.com list of inside linebackers … ranked 25th among middle linebackers on Scout 300 by Scout.com … made 95 tackles, four sacks and an interception as senior in 2012 … ranked fifth among all Broward County prospects coming into 2012 by Miami Herald … made 90 tackles, two sacks, three interceptions and forced five fumbles as a junior in 2011 … four-year starter at linebacker … played for coach Mike Rumph … son of George and Susan Deeb … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters.

UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Enrolled early at Notre Dame, starting classes in January 2012 after graduating from high school in December 2011 … second-team selection on SI.com High School All-America team … ranked the sixth-best defensive tackle in the country and 50th-best player in his class by Scout.com … rated 81st nationally on 247Sports list of top prospects … considered 10th-best defensive tackle in the nation and second-best player in Indiana by 247Sports … rated number-143 player nationally on 2012 ESPNU 150 list … listed as second-best player in Indiana, 12th-best prospect in the Midwest and 14thbest defensive tackle in his class by ESPNU … rated number-121 player nationally and eighth-best defensive tackle in his class by MaxPreps and Tom Lemming … listed 244th nationally on Rivals.com Rivals250 … ranked third-best player in Indiana and 18th-best defensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com … rated 24th-best defensive lineman nationally and 12th-best player in Midwest by SuperPrep … named Indianapolis Star Super Team Player of the Year for 2011 … runner-up for 2011 Indiana Mr. Football award as chosen by Indiana Football Coaches Association … one of eight defensive linemen on IFCA Top 50 all-state squad in both 2011 and 2010 … first-team defensive lineman on Associated Press Indiana Class 5A all-state squad for 2011 … starter on defensive line for Warren Central High School in Indianapolis, Ind. … made 55 tackles, 12 for loss, nine sacks, 12 quarterback pressures, two fumble recoveries as a senior in 2011 … named Marion County Coaches' Player of the Year at Indianapolis Kiwanis Club's 55th Annual High School Awards program for 2011 … first-team defensive lineman on all-Marion County team … helped Warren Central to 11-1 record and number-one ranking in 2011, with only loss in sectional final to eventual Indiana 5A champion Carmel … played in Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Phoenix … honorable mention Associated Press all-state pick as junior in 2010 … coached by John Hart at Warren Central High School … son of David Day and Carol Boyd … enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, majoring in management-consulting.

FF FR BLK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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DAY'S CAREER STATS TACKLES G-GS UA A TOTAL TFL PD 2012 13-0 13 10 23 3.5-21 1 2013 11-7 21 12 33 5.5-18 1 TOTALS 24-7 34 22 56 9.0-39 2

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2014 Fighting Irish prep player in state of Michigan for 2012 by Detroit Free Press … first-team offensive lineman on Detroit News All-State Dream Team for 2012 … named to Detroit Free Press Dream Team as both a junior and senior in 2011 and 2012 … helped Midland High School in Midland, Mich., to 11-1 record in 2012 and Michigan Division 2 regional championship game … ranked 73rd player nationally on MaxPreps/Tom Lemming Top100 list … ranked 136th on 247Sports list of top 247 players … rated 60th on Rivals 250 list … ranked fourth on Rivals.com list of offensive tackles … ranked 74th overall and sixth among offensive tackles on Scout 300 by Scout.com … selected for U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio and played for West team … enrolled at Notre Dame in January 2013 … played for coach Eric Methner … son of Steve and Jennifer Elmer … enrolled in in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in economics. ELMER'S CAREER STATS PARTICIPATION G-GS 2013 10-4

MATTHIAS FARLEY CB • 5-11 • 205 • Sr. Charlotte, N.C. (Christian)

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FARLEY’S HONORS & AWARDS • College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention Defensive Back (10.14.12) FARLEY'S CAREER HIGHS All-purpose yards: 49, Stanford, Oct 13, 2012 Interceptions: 1, vs Arizona State, Oct 5, 2013; Stanford, Oct 13, 2012; Michigan State, Sep 21, 2013 Long interception return: 49, Stanford, Oct 13, 2012 Tackles: 9, at USC, Nov 24, 2012 (4-5); Oklahoma, Sep 28, 2013 (4-5) Tackles for loss: 1.0, Stanford, Oct 13, 2012 (1-0); at Michigan, Sep 7, 2013 (1-0) Pass breakups: 1, Temple, Aug 31, 2013; at Stanford, Nov 30, 2013; at Michigan, Sep 7, 2013

STEVE ELMER OL • 6-5.5 • 315 • So. Midland, Mich. (Midland)

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FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Appeared in 10 games and made four starts at right guard in place of an injured Christian Lombard … starts came against Air Force (Oct. 26), Navy (Nov. 2), Pittsburgh (Nov. 9) and Rutgers (Dec. 28) … part of an offensive line that allowed just eight sacks and ranked second in the Football Bowl Subdivision in fewest sacks allowed … no team in the nation allowed fewer sacks and attempted more passes than Notre Dame (eight sacks on 429 pass attempts) in '13 in area of great improvement for the Fighting Irish … in 2012, Notre Dame allowed more than twice as many sacks (18) on 41 fewer passing attempts (388) … helped the Irish run the ball for a season-high 235 yards while not allowing a sack on 28 passing attempts in the victory over BYU (Nov. 23) … Michigan State entered the game against Notre Dame (Sept. 21) ranked 14th in the Football Bowl Subdivision in sacks – averaging 3.0 per game, but the Irish did not allow a single sack in 34 pass attempts against the Spartans … Notre Dame struggled to run the ball against Purdue (Sept. 14), but the Irish were successful on their final drive to run out the clock (ran for 42 yards on final drive; just 49 prior to the drive) … Notre Dame ran the final 7:22 off the game clock and the Irish converted four third-down plays on the final drive … Arizona State and Stanford both rank tied for seventh in the Football Bowl Subdivision in sacks per game (3.08) yet the duo managed a combined one sack against the Irish.

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2014 Fighting Irish FR 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

INT PBU BLK 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 1-49 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 1-49 0 0

CHARLIE FIESSINGER

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QB • 6-1 • 194 • Sr. Mason, Ohio (Moeller)

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Led Christian High School to 2010 North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association state football title … selected to NCISAA Division I all-state team as a wide receiver by Charlotte Observer following senior season in 2010 … did not start playing football until junior year in high school … played soccer first two years at Christian … helped North Carolina defeat South Carolina 31-24 in Oasis All-Star Shrine Classic … ranked 18th on MaxPrep Top 25 Safeties list … tabbed first-team all-conference wide receiver in 2010 by Charlotte Observer … named to 2010 all-Mecklenburg Team first team by Charlotte Observer as a defensive back after totaling 39 tackles and two interceptions in 2010 at Christian High School in Charlotte, N.C. … registered 49 tackles and one interception during senior season … caught 37 passes for more than 600 yards and registered 10 TDs in 2010 … named one of top 25 players in North Carolina in 2010 by Charlotte Observer … recorded 37 receptions for more than 900 yards and 12 TDs as a junior in 2009 … helped guide Christian to state runner-up spot in North Carolina playoffs as a junior in 2009 … played for coach Jason Estep at Charlotte Christian High School … son of Mark and Falinda Farley … enrolled in College of Arts and Letters, majoring in film, television and theatre.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Played a limited role during the regular season, coming in briefly against Wake Forest (Nov. 17).

FARLEY'S CAREER STATS TACKLES UA A TOTAL TFL PD FF FR BLK 2012 23 26 49 2.0-9 1 0 0 0 2013 25 24 49 1.0-2 5 0 0 0 TOTALS 48 50 98 3.0-11 6 0 0 0

FOLSTON'S PLACE IN THE IRISH RECORD BOOKS • Single-Game Rushing Yards by Freshman (Nov. 2, 2013 vs. Navy, 140, 3rd) • Single-Season Rushing Yards by Freshman (470, 6th)

G-GS NO. YARDS TD LONG AVG/R AVG/G 13-11 1 49 0 49 49.0 3.8 13-8 2 39 0 29 19.5 3.0 26-19 3 88 0 49 29.3 3.4

ALL PURPOSE 2012 2013 TOTALS

RUSH RCV PR KR IR TOTAL AVG/G 0 0 0 0 49 49 3.8 0 0 0 0 39 39 3.0 0 0 0 0 88 88 3.4 FR 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

INT PBU BLK 0-0 1 0 0-0 1 0 0-0 0 0 1-29 0 0 0-0 0 0 1-10 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 1 0 0-0 0 0 2-39 3 0

RB • 5-9.5 • 209 • So. Cocoa, Fla. (Cocoa)

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FOLSTON'S HONORS & AWARDS • Notre Dame Offensive Newcomer of the Year (2013) • Football Bowl Subdivision Independent Offensive Player of the Week (11.4.13) FOLSTON'S CAREER HIGHS Points scored: 6, vs Rutgers, Dec. 28, 2013; Navy, Nov 2, 2013; BYU, Nov 23, 2013 TDs: 1, vs Rutgers, Dec. 28, 2013; Navy, Nov 2, 2013; BYU, Nov 23, 2013 Rush attempts: 18, Navy, Nov 2, 2013 Rush yards: 140, Navy, Nov 2, 2013 (18 carries) Rush TDs: 1, vs Rutgers, Dec. 28, 2013; Navy, Nov 2, 2013; BYU, Nov 23, 2013 Long rush: 43, BYU, Nov 23, 2013 Receptions: 3, vs Rutgers, Dec. 28, 2013 Receiving yards: 21, vs Rutgers, Dec. 28, 2013 (3 receptions) Long reception: 15, vs Rutgers, Dec. 28, 2013 Total offense attempts: 18, Navy, Nov 2, 2013 (18 rush, 0 pass) Total offense yards: 140, Navy, Nov 2, 2013 (140 rush, 0 pass) All-purpose yards: 140, Navy, Nov 2, 2013 FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Played in 12 games, including a starting role against BYU (Nov. 23) … gained 470 rushing yards on 88 carries, ranking third on the team in both categories, but tied for the team high with three rushing TDs … also caught five passes for 35 yards … ran for 73 yards on 17 carries, including a three-yard TD run in the 29-16 victory over Rutgers in the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl (Dec. 28) … added a career-high three catches, including a career-long 15-yard grab … ran for 50 yards at Stanford (Nov. 30), the most ground yards anyone had gained against the No. 8 Cardinal since its Oct. 12 upset loss at Utah … ran for 78 yards on just 13 carries (6.0 average) against BYU in his first career start, also scoring a TD … had his season-long rush of 43 yards in that win over the Cougars … breakthrough performance came against Navy (Nov. 2) when he ran for 140 yards on 18 carries (7.8 aver-

UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

FARLEY’S GAME-BY-GAME STATS 2013 UT-AT TT TFL SCK FF *Temple 3-0 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 *at Michigan 5-1 6 1.0-2 0.0-0 0 *at Purdue 1-3 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 Michigan State 1-1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 Oklahoma 4-5 9 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 vs. Arizona State 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 *USC 3-0 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 *at Air Force 1-1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 *Navy 4-4 8 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 *at Pittsburgh 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 BYU 0-3 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 *at Stanford 2-6 8 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 vs. Rutgers 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 TOTALS 25-24 49 1.0-2 0.0-0 0 * - games started

TAREAN FOLSTON

HISTORY AND RECORDS

INTERCEPTIONS 2012 2013 TOTALS

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-year letterwinner at Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati, Ohio … helped Moeller to the Greater Catholic League championship as a senior in 2010 … played with former Irish quarterback Andrew Hendrix at Moeller … played for coach John Rodenberg at Moeller … son of Doug and Lisa Fiessinger … born in Cincinnati … enrolled in the College of Science, majoring in applied and computational mathematics and statistics.

2013 SEASON REVIEW

JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Did not see any game action. COACHES & STAFF

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Did not see game action during the season.

THE FIGHTING IRISH

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Saw action in all 13 games, starting 11 … made the largest leap of any safety during fall practice … first year at the position after playing wide receiver during his freshman campaign (entirely on the scout team as he did not see any game action) … recorded 49 tackles, 23 of them solo stops … replaced senior safety Jamoris Slaughter when he tore his Achilles tendon against Michigan State (Sept. 15) … collected an interception against Stanford (Oct. 13) with just over a minute left in the first half … returned the interception for 49 yards … collected a career-best eight tackles, including one for a seven-yard loss on a critical third-down stop in the fourth quarter that forced the Cardinal to kick a field goal … registered nine tackles, five of which were solo stops, against USC (Nov. 24) to close out the regular season … tallied six tackles in BCS National Championship Game vs. Alabama.

2012 UT-AT TT TFL SCK FF *vs. Navy 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 Purdue 1-3 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Michigan State 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 *Michigan 1-1 2 0.5-1 0.0-0 0 *vs. Miami 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 *Stanford 2-6 8 1.0-7 0.0-0 0 *BYU 3-1 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 *at Oklahoma 1-4 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 *Pittsburgh 1-2 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 *at Boston College 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 *Wake Forest 2-2 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 *at USC 4-5 9 0.5-1 0.0-0 0 *vs. Alabama 4-2 6 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 TOTALS 23-26 49 2.0-9 0.0-0 0 * - games started

HERE COME THE IRISH

JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Saw action in all 13 games with eight starts at safety … recorded 49 tackles on the year, including 25 solo stops … the 49 tackles ranked second to Bennett Jackson amongst defensive backs … ranked second on the team with two interceptions, recorded a tackle for loss and broke up three passes for five total pass defenses … made eight tackles and broke up a pass in the regular season finale at Stanford (Nov. 30) … also had eight tackles in the win over Navy (Nov. 2) … had three solo tackles against USC (Oct. 19) … stalled a fourth-quarter Arizona State drive on Oct. 5 with a clutch interception in a game Notre Dame would win 37-34 … made a season-high nine tackles against Oklahoma (Sept. 28) … recorded his first interception of the year, returning it 29 yards, against Michigan State (Sept. 21) … had a tackle for loss among his six stops at Michigan (Sept. 7).

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2014 Fighting Irish FOLSTON'S GAME-BY-GAME STATS RUSHING RECEIVING ALL 2013 NO. YDS TD LG NO. YDS TD LG PURPOSE Temple 5 14 0 8 1 9 0 9 23 at Michigan Did Not Play at Purdue 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Michigan State 4 12 0 5 0 0 0 0 12 Oklahoma 2 43 0 36 0 0 0 0 43 vs. Arizona State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 USC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Air Force 11 47 0 16 0 0 0 0 47 Navy 18 140 1 15 0 0 0 0 140 at Pittsburgh 4 13 0 5 0 0 0 0 13 *BYU 13 78 1 43 1 5 0 5 83 at Stanford 14 50 0 15 0 0 0 0 50 vs. Rutgers 17 73 1 12 3 21 0 15 94 TOTALS 88 470 3 43 5 35 0 15 505 * - games started

WILL FULLER

WR • 6-0 • 180 • So. Philadelphia, Pa. (Roman Catholic)

age) and a score … the 140 rushing yards were the most by a Notre Dame freshman since 1999 and were only eight shy of matching Jerome Heavens' school freshman record established in 1975 … saw his first significant action at Air Force (Oct. 26) where he carried the ball 11 times for 47 yards after having 11 carries over the first seven games of the year combined … gained 43 yards on two carries against Oklahoma (Sept. 28) including a 36-yard scamper … ran four times for 12 yards against Michigan State (Sept. 21) … carried the ball five times for 14 yards in the season opener against Temple (Aug. 31) while also making a nine-yard catch.

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FULLER'S CAREER HIGHS Points scored: 6, at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013 TDs: 1, at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013 Rush attempts: 1, vs Rutgers, Dec 28, 2013; USC, Oct 19, 2013 Rush yards: 5, USC, Oct 19, 2013 (1 carry) Long rush: 5, USC, Oct 19, 2013 Receptions: 2, at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013 Receiving yards: 93, at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013 (2 receptions) Receiving TDs: 1, at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013 Long reception: 47, at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013 Total offense attempts: 1, vs Rutgers, Dec 28, 2013 (1 rush, 0 pass); USC, Oct 19, 2013 (1 rush, 0 pass) Total offense yards: 5, USC, Oct 19, 2013 (5 rush,0 pass) All-purpose yards: 93, at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Associated Press Florida Class 4A first-team allstate running back for 2012 … named offensive player of the year by Florida Today … rushed for 1,186 yards and 13 TDs in 2012 on Cocoa High School team in Cocoa, Fla., that advanced to Florida state semifinals … also caught eight passes for 85 yards and one TD and had four interceptions (one returned for a TD) as a defensive back (and also punted) … returned two kickoffs for TDs in 2012 … helped Cocoa to wins over Clewiston (55-7) and Jones (35-7) in 2012 Florida Class 4A playoffs before loss to eventual state champion Washington in semifinal round … ranked 66th player nationally on ESPN 300 list … rated 119th on Rivals 250 list … ranked 122nd on 247Sports list of top 247 players … ranked 13th on Rivals.com list of running backs … ranked 198th overall and 24th among running backs on Scout 300 by Scout.com … chosen for Under Armour All-America Game and intercepted one pass and broke up another and made one tackle while playing corner and safety in his team’s 16-3 victory in St. Petersburg … played for coach John Wilkinson … son of James Folston and Tarita Rhynes … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters. FOLSTON'S CAREER STATS RUSHING G-GS ATT YARDS TD LONG AVG/C AVG/G 2013 12-2 88 470 3 43 5.3 39.2 TOTAL OFFENSE 2013

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RUSH PASS TOTAL AVG/G 470 0 470 39.2

RECEIVING 2013

REC YARDS TD LONG REC/G AVG/C AVG/G 5 35 0 15 0.4 7.0 2.9

SCORING 2013

TD RUSH RCV RET PAT 2PAT FG TOTAL AVG/G 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 18 1.5

ALL PURPOSE 2013

RUSH RCV PR 470 35 0

KR IR TOTAL AVG/G 0 0 505 42.1

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RUSHING 2013

G-GS ATT YARDS 13-3 2 8

TOTAL OFFENSE 2013

RUSH PASS TOTAL AVG/G 8 0 8 0.6

SCORING 2013

GOLSON'S PLACE IN THE IRISH RECORD BOOKS • Lowest Single-Season Interception Percentage (2012, 1.89, 6th) • Single-Season Pass Completions (2012, 187, 8th) • Single-Season Total Offensive Plays (2012, 412, 8th) • Single-Season 300-Yard Passing Games (2012, 1, t-8th) • Single-Season Pass Attempts (2012, 318, 9th) • Single-Season Total Offensive Yards (2012, 2,703, 9th) • Single-Season Passing Yards (2012, 2,405, 10th) • Single-Season Total Offensive Yards Per Game (2012, 225.2, 10th) • Lowest Career Interception Percentage (2012-, 1.89, 1st) • Best Career Winning Percentage By Starting Quarterback (2012-, 10-1/.909, 2nd) • Career Total Offensive Yards Per Game (2012-, 225.2, 2nd) • Consecutive Victories To Open Starting Career (2012, 10, t-2nd) • Career Pass Attempts Per Game (2012-, 26.5, 3rd) • Career Pass Completions Per Game (2012-, 15.6, 3rd) • Career Passing Yards Per Game (2012-, 200.4, 3rd) • Career Completion Percentage (2012-, 58.8, 4th) • Career Total Offensive Yards Per Attempt (2012-, 6.56, 7th) • Career 300-Yard Passing Games (2012-, 1, t-7th) • Career Passing Efficiency (2012-, 131.0, 10th)

TD LONG AVG/C AVG/G 0 5 4.0 0.6

TD RUSH RCV RET PAT 2PAT FG TOTAL AVG/G 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 0.5 RUSH RCV PR KR IR TOTAL AVG/G 8 160 0 0 0 168 12.9

YDS 0 0 0 37 11 0 5 93 0 14 0 0 0 160

TD LG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 0 11 0 0 0 5 1 47 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 47

HISTORY AND RECORDS

FULLER’S GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS RECEIVING 2013 NO. Temple 0 at Michigan 0 at Purdue 0 Michigan State 1 *Oklahoma 1 vs. Arizona State 0 *USC 1 *at Air Force 2 Navy 0 at Pittsburgh 1 BYU 0 at Stanford 0 vs. Rutgers 0 TOTALS 6 * - games started

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ALL PURPOSE 2013

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FULLER'S CAREER STATS RECEIVING REC YARDS TD LONG REC/G AVG/C AVG/G 2013 6 160 1 47 0.5 26.7 12.3

QB • 6-0 • 200 • Sr. Myrtle Beach, S.C. (Myrtle Beach)

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team receiver on 2012 Pennsylvania Sports Writers AAAA All-State football team … named as a receiver to Philadelphia Daily News All-City squad for 2012 … first-team receiver on Philadelphia Inquirer All-Southeastern Pennsylvania team … named MVP of Philadelphia Catholic League 4A … rated 176th player nationally on Rivals 250 list … ranked 28th on Rivals.com list of wide receivers … ranked 179th overall and 22nd among wide receivers on Scout 300 by Scout.com … made 57 receptions in 2012 for 932 yards and eight TDs for Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia, Pa. … had 10 catches for 232 yards and two TDs in 2012 win over Cardinal O’Hara … also played cornerback … honorable mention Pennsylvania all-state pick as a junior … grabbed 46 receptions in 2011 for 758 yards and 10 TDs on 8-3 Roman Catholic team … all-Catholic League 4A pick in 2011 as both a receiver and defensive back … a first-team All-City selection as a sophomore in 2010 by Philadelphia Daily News … caught 39 passes for 650 yards and nine TDs in 2010 … chosen for Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl and played for East squad … played for coach Joe McCort … son of Bill Fuller and Megan Mitchell … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters.

EVERETT GOLSON

HERE COME THE IRISH

FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Saw action in all 13 games … started three contests, Oklahoma (Sept. 28), USC (Oct. 19) and Air Force (Oct. 26) … had six catches on the year for 160 yards (26.7 average) and a TD … also had two carries for eight yards … caught a 14-yard pass at Pittsburgh (Nov. 9) … hauled in two passes for 93 yards at Air Force, including his first career TD reception … catches at Air Force were good for 46 and 47 yards … made a five-yard catch against USC … caught an 11-yard pass against Oklahoma … first career catch was good for 37 yards in the win over eventual Big Ten champion Michigan State (Sept. 21).

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away on third down out of the end zone … completed 21 of 36 pass attempts for 270 yards with one TD and one interception vs. Alabama in BCS National Championship Game … scored a TD on a two-yard rush … completed 13 of 20 passes for 177 yards with one TD and one interception in the second half vs. Alabama.

GOLSON'S CAREER HIGHS Points scored: 8, Pittsburgh, Nov 3, 2012 TDs: 1, six times Rush attempts: 16, Purdue, Sep 8, 2012 Rush yards: 74, Pittsburgh, Nov 3, 2012 (15 carries) Rush TDs: 1, six times Long rush: 27, Pittsburgh, Nov 3, 2012 Pass attempts: 42, Pittsburgh, Nov 3, 2012 Pass completions: 23, Pittsburgh, Nov 3, 2012 Pass yards: 346, Wake Forest, Nov 17, 2012 Pass TDs: 3, Wake Forest, Nov 17, 2012 Had intercepted: 2, Michigan, Sep 22, 2012 Long pass: 50, Wake Forest, Nov 17, 2012; at Oklahoma, Oct 27, 2012 Total offense attempts: 57, Pittsburgh, Nov 3, 2012 (15r, 42p) Total offense yards: 346, Wake Forest, Nov 17, 2012 (0r, 346p) All-purpose yards: 74, Pittsburgh, Nov 3, 2012

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Did not see game action during the season.

JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Was not enrolled at the University during the fall semester.

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SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Appeared in 12 games … started 11 games and led the Irish to victories in 10 contests … the 10 straight wins to open his starting career were the second-most in school history … first quarterback in school history to lead the Irish to road victories over top-10 foes in his first two road starts … completed 58.8 percent of his passes (187 of 318) for 2,405 yards and 12 TDs with six interceptions … also rushed for 298 yards, the most by an Irish signal caller since Carlyle Holiday had 666 yards in 2001 … joined Joe Theismann (1970) and Jarious Jackson (1999) as the only Irish quarterbacks to pass for more than 2,000 yards and rush for more than 300 in one season … registered team-high six rushing TDs … the six rushing TDs were the most by an Irish quarterback since Jarious Jackson had seven in 1999 … passed for at least 200 yards in six games, including each of the last five games … tossed multiple TD passes in three games, each over the last five outings … recorded both a rushing TD and passing TD in the same game on four occasions (Purdue, Michigan State, Pittsburgh and Boston College) … first Irish signal caller to lead his team to a victory over a top-10 opponent in his first career road start since Kevin McDougal on Sept. 11, 1993 … threw for 317 yards in the first half against Wake Forest (Nov. 17), which is the most yards passing ever for a Notre Dame quarterback in the first half … bested the previous record of 300 set by Jimmy Clausen in the opening half of the 2008 Hawai'i Bowl against Hawai'i … his 317 yards passing in the opening half is the secondmost in any half in school history as Jimmy Clausen had 340 in the second stanza against Navy in 2009 … finished 20 of 30 for 346 yards and three TDs … the 346 yards passing was the most by an Irish signal caller since Dayne Crist (368) against Michigan State on Sept. 18, 2010 … only one Notre Dame quarterback in his first season of competition has ever passed for more yards in a game (Brady Quinn, 350 yards vs. Boston College as a true freshman in 2003) … only six Notre Dame quarterbacks have ever passed for more yards in a game (Terry Hanratty, Theismann, Joe Montana and Dayne Crist - all once; Clausen - five times; Quinn - six times) … tossed a career-best three TD passes, all in the opening half against Wake Forest (Nov. 17) … 12 of his first 14 completions against Wake Forest resulted in first down - the only two completions that did not result in first downs - a nine-yard pass play to S John Goodman and two-yard TD pass to Tyler Eifert … completed 21 of 31 passes for 289 yards and scored two TDs, one of which was on the ground, in the victory over Purdue (Sept. 8) … the 289 yards passing was the second most by a Notre Dame quarterback making his first start in Notre Dame Stadium … Hanratty owns the record with 304 in a 26-14 victory against No. 6 Purdue in 1966, and Golson just nudged ahead of Tom Clements' 1972 effort of 287 yards in a 35-14 Irish win against the Boilermakers … threw for 186 yards and ran for another 51 in the victory over Miami (Oct. 6) … completed 17 of 22 passes, including 15 of his first 20 for 153 yards in the first half alone against the Hurricanes … connected passes to eight different receivers before halftime … rushed for 45 yards on four carries in the opening 15 minutes against the Hurricanes … completed all six of his passes for 75 yards in the first quarter against Miami … ran for 64 yards and threw for 177 more as the Irish knocked off No. 8 Oklahoma, 30-13 … completed 13 of 25 passes, including three on third down throws … recorded a then career-long 50-yard pass to Chris Brown in the fourth quarter against the Sooners … went nine of 18 for 94 yards and two TDs in the fourth quarter to help the Irish rally from a 20-6 fourth-quarter deficit against Pittsburgh (Nov. 3) … threw for 105 yards and two TDs in the fourth quarter and overtime sessions; also ran for 59 yards on nine carries, including a TD and two-point conversion … accounted for 164 of Notre Dame's 223 total yards in the fourth quarter and overtime (73.5 percent) against the Panthers … rushed for a career-best 74 yards against Pittsburgh … had the game-winning rushing TD - a one-yard plunge on the final play of overtime … against Boston College (Nov. 10), threw for 200 yards and scored three TDs (two of them rushing) as the team claimed a 21-6 victory … came out of the locker room in the opening quarter on fire against USC (Nov. 24) … completed seven of eight passes for 100 yards … his only incompletion was a throw-

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Finalist for Mr. Football of South Carolina in 2010 … ranked sixth all-time in national high school history with 151 career TD passes … tabbed SCPrep.com co-player of year following senior season in 2010 … rated 79th-best player in nation for 2010 by MaxPreps … named SuperPrep All-American in 2010 … selected to all-Southern first-team offense in 2010 by Orlando Sentinel … named second-team all-state by SCVarsity.com in 2010 … led South Carolina to victory in Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas … ranked 16th on Rivals.com dual-threat quarterback list … rated 12th on Rivals.com South Carolina postseason top 30 list … finished 44-5 in his career as starting quarterback at Myrtle Beach High School in Myrtle Beach, S.C. … threw for 11,634 yards and 151 TDs in his career … led Myrtle Beach to 14-1 record and South Carolina Class AAA state championship vs. South Pointe in 2010 … missed half of 2010 season due to injury, but still threw for 1,770 yards and 25 TDs as a senior … led Myrtle Beach to South Carolina Class AAA state runner-up finish in junior season in 2009, completing 224 of 356 passes for 3,529 yards with 47 TDs and three interceptions … named MaxPreps junior All-American in 2009 … 2009 Associated Press South Carolina all-state selection … two-time recipient of WPDE Zoneman award as top player in Florence/Myrtle Beach area in 2008 and 2009 … as a sophomore in 2008 guided Myrtle Beach to 13-1 record and South Carolina Class AAA State Championship, throwing for 3,570 yards with 44 TDs and 10 interceptions … led Seahawks to 12-1 record as a freshman in 2007 and completed 62.9 percent of his passes for 2,765 yards with 35 TDs and 11 interceptions … played point guard for Myrtle Beach basketball team and led team to 2008 South Carolina Class AAA state championship … named all-state in basketball by South Carolina basketball coaches association after averaging 19.6 points, 5.0 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game as junior in 2009-10 … plays piano and drums with his father at Mount Olive AME Church … played piano at Champs Sports Bowl luncheon talent show … graduated from high school in December 2010 and enrolled at Notre Dame in January 2011 … played for coach Mickey Wilson at Myrtle Beach High School … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in management-entrepreneurship. GOLSON'S CAREER STATS PASSING G-GS CMP-ATT-INT YARDS TD LONG PCT AVG/P AVG/G EFFIC 2012 12-11 187-318-6 2405 12 50 58.8 7.6 200.4 131.0 RUSHING 2012 TOTAL OFFENSE 2012 SCORING 2012 ALL PURPOSE 2012

ATT YARDS TD LONG AVG/C AVG/G 94 298 6 27 3.2 24.8 RUSH PASS TOTAL 298 2405 2703

AVG/G 225.2

TD RUSH RCV RET PAT 2PAT FG TOTAL AVG/G 6 6 0 0 0 1 0 38 3.2 RUSH RCV PR KR IR TOTAL AVG/G 298 0 0 0 0 298 24.8

GOLSON’S GAME-BY-GAME STATS PASSING RUSHING 2012 CMP-ATT-INT YDS TD LG NO. YDS TD LG *vs. Navy 12-18-1 144 1 35 1 -8 0 0 *Purdue 21-31-0 289 1 41 16 -10 1 8 *at Michigan State 14-32-0 178 1 36 3 7 1 6 *Michigan 3-8-2 30 0 16 1 0 0 0 vs. Miami 17-22-0 186 0 24 6 51 0 15 *Stanford 12-24-0 141 1 24 15 41 0 23 BYU Did Not Play *at Oklahoma 13-25-0 177 0 50 11 64 1 16 *Pittsburgh 23-42-1 227 2 45 15 74 1 27 *at Boston College 16-24-0 200 2 23 11 39 1 10 *Wake Forest 20-30-1 346 3 50 1 0 0 0 *at USC 15-26-0 217 0 36 9 47 0 12 *vs. Alabama 21-36-1 270 1 31 5 -7 1 5 TOTALS 187-318-6 2405 12 50 94 298 6 27 * - games started

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LB • 6-2.5 • 253 • Sr. Cincinnati, Ohio (Colerain)

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FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Did not see game action during the season.

KICK RETURNS 2012 2013 TOTALS

G-GS NO. YARDS 13-0 1 12 6-3 0 0 19-3 1 12

ALL PURPOSE 2012 2013 TOTALS

RUSH RCV PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TD LONG AVG/R AVG/G 0 12 12.0 0.9 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 12 12.0 0.6 KR IR TOTAL AVG/G 12 0 12 0.9 0 0 0 0.0 12 0 12 0.6 INT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

0-0 0-0 FR 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

PBU BLK 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 0 PBU BLK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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UT-AT TT TFL SCK FF 3-1 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1-2 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 7-5 12 0.0-0 0.0-0 0

FR 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

HISTORY AND RECORDS

GRACE’S GAME-BY-GAME STATS 2013 UT-AT TT TFL SCK FF Temple 4-3 7 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Michigan 2-1 3 1.0-3 0.0-0 0 at Purdue 6-4 10 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 *Michigan State 0-8 8 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 *Oklahoma 3-6 9 0.0-0 0-0.0 0 *vs. Arizona State 2-1 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 USC Did Not Play - Injury at Air Force Did Not Play - Injury Navy Did Not Play - Injury at Pittsburgh Did Not Play - Injury BYU Did Not Play - Injury at Stanford Did Not Play - Injury vs. Rutgers Did Not Play - Injury TOTALS 17-23 40 1.0-3 0.0-0 0 * - games started 2012 vs. Navy Purdue at Michigan State Michigan vs. Miami Stanford BYU at Oklahoma Pittsburgh at Boston College Wake Forest at USC vs. Alabama TOTALS

FR BLK 0 0 0 0 0 0

2013 SEASON REVIEW

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Saw action in all 13 games, predominantly on multiple special teams … registered 12 tackles, seven of them solo stops … led Notre Dame with 10 special teams tackles, including eight on kickoff returns and two on punt returns … the eight tackles on kickoff returns led all Irish players … only Nicky Baratti (three) recorded more tackles on punt returns … registered four tackles against Navy (Sept. 1) … recorded one tackle apiece against Miami (Oct. 6), Stanford (Oct. 13), BYU (Oct. 20) and Pittsburgh (Nov. 3) … credited with three tackles against Wake Forest (Nov. 17) … closed out the regular season with one solo tackle against USC (Nov. 24).

GRACE'S CAREER STATS TACKLES UA A TOTAL TFL PD FF 2012 7 5 12 0.0-0 0 0 2013 17 23 40 1.0-3 1 0 TOTALS 24 28 52 1.0-3 1 0

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JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Saw action in each of the first six games before missing the rest of the season with a broken leg suffered vs. Arizona State (Oct. 5) … started the last three of those contests, vs. Michigan State (Sept. 21), Oklahoma (Sept. 28) and the Sun Devils … his 40 tackles tied for the team lead at the time of his injury … also broke up a pass and had one tackle for loss … led Notre Dame in tackles in two of his five complete games played … made three stops against Arizona State before breaking his leg … recorded nine stops against Oklahoma … matched Carlo Calabrese for the team lead with eight tackles against Michigan State … topped the Irish with 10 tackles in the win at Purdue (Sept. 14) … had a TFL among his three stops at Michigan (Sept. 7) … started the season with a seventackle effort against Temple (Aug. 31).

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GRACE'S CAREER HIGHS All-purpose yards: 12, Purdue, Sep 8, 2012 Kick returns: 1, Purdue, Sep 8, 2012 Kick return yards: 12, Purdue, Sep 8, 2012 (1 returns) Long kick return: 12, Purdue, Sep 8, 2012 Tackles: 10, at Purdue, Sep 14, 2013 (6-4) Tackles for loss: 1.0, at Michigan, Sep 7, 2013 (1-0) Pass breakups: 1, at Purdue, Sep 14, 2013

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JARRETT GRACE

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team Associated Press Division I Ohio allstate linebacker as a senior in 2010 … Greater Miami Conference defensive player of the year for 2010 … helped Colerain High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, to 11-1 record and GMC co-championship in 2010, with only loss coming by 24-23 count to St. Xavier in second round of Ohio state playoffs … regional playoff win over Hamilton marked 59th straight Colerain victory at home … made 92 tackles, 17 tackles for loss and added four sacks and four passes broken up in 2010 … had 15 tackles in 48-6 win over Oak Hills to end the regular season … Cincinnati Enquirer first-team Division I All-Star at linebacker for both 2010 and 2009 … also an Associated Press Ohio first-team all-Southwest district selection and an Enquirer all-GMC first-team linebacker … made team-leading 95 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, caused five fumbles and had four sacks and two interceptions as a junior in 2009 … allleague middle linebacker in 2009 when he led team to eight straight wins to end season … second-team all-Ohio Central District as a junior … . had 10 tackles and recovered a fumble as a sophomore in 2008 … made five tackles, one tackle for loss and a fumble recovery in Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Myrtle Beach, S.C., while playing with future Irish classmate Eilar Hardy … three-year letterwinner in football … four-year letterwinner in both basketball and track and field … earned one letter in tennis (only time ever playing the sport) … received 2010 Colerain Multi-Sport Award as he earned 11 varsity letters in high school career … captured the "That’s Our Boy" award from the Southwest Ohio National Football Foundation … received the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete Award … named a Buckeye Blue Chip award winner by the TD Club of Columbus … won the 2010 Colerain LaRosa MVP Male Athlete of the Year … graduated top 10 in his class and summa cum laude … played for coach Tom Bolden at Colerain High School … son of Joel and Monica Grace … enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, majoring in management-consulting.

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JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Played in each of the final six games, making four starts … was Notre Dame's starter at right guard against BYU (Nov. 23) and Stanford (Nov. 30) … made his first career start against Navy (Nov. 2) at left guard … started at left guard in the 29-16 victory over Rutgers in the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl (Dec. 28) … part of an offensive line that allowed just eight sacks and ranked second in the Football Bowl Subdivision in fewest sacks allowed … no team in the nation allowed fewer sacks and attempted more passes than Notre Dame (eight sacks on 429 pass attempts) in '13 in area of great improvement for the Fighting Irish … in 2012, Notre Dame allowed more than twice as many sacks (18) on 41 fewer passing attempts (388) … helped the Irish run the ball for a season-high 235 yards while not allowing a sack on 28 passing attempts in the victory over BYU (Nov. 23). SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Played in six games (Navy, Michigan, Boston College, Wake Forest, USC and Alabama) on special teams and as a reserve offensive lineman. FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Did not see game action during the season. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked third-best player in Connecticut by Rivals. com … named first-team all-state by Connecticut High School Coaches Association as a senior in 2010 … selected all-Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference … landed on 2010 Walter Camp Foundation All-Connecticut Team … tabbed one of top 30 players in Connecticut for 2010 by New Haven Register … second-team offensive selection for MaxPreps Junior All-American Team in 2009 … named first-team all-state as a junior by Connecticut High School Football Coaches Association and New Haven Register … aided New Canaan High School in New Canaan, Conn., to 11-2 record as a senior in 2010 … assisted offense in rushing for 233 yards against Trinity Catholic in 48-8 victory in 2010 …

helped open rushing lanes as New Canaan gained 292 rushing yards in 49-0 triumph over Seymour in 2010 … started as a sophomore and junior in 2008 and 2009 and helped guide New Canaan to Connecticut state titles both years … threw discus for first time on track and field team as junior in 2010 … father, Terry, played as starting quarterback at Notre Dame from 1966-68 and was sophomore standout on 1966 Irish national championship squad … Terry earned consensus All-America honors as a senior in 1968 and finished third in Heisman Trophy voting … Terry set Notre Dame career marks for pass completions, passing yards and passing TDs, completing 304 of 550 career passes for 4,152 yards and 27 TDs … Terry was second-round 1969 NFL Draft selection (30th overall pick) and went on to play for NFL Pittsburgh Steelers in 1969-75 and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1976 … played for coach Lou Marinelli at New Canaan High School … son of Terry and Kelly Hanratty … enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, majoring in management-consulting. HANRATTY'S CAREER STATS PARTICIPATION G-GS 2012 6-0 2013 6-4 TOTALS 12-4

EILAR HARDY

S • 5-11.5 • 202 • Sr. Reynoldsburg, Ohio (Pickerington Central)

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HARDY'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 8, BYU, Nov 23, 2013 (4-4) Tackles for loss: 1.0, Navy, Nov 2, 2013 (1-0) JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Played in 10 games, making starts at safety against both Pittsburgh (Nov. 9) and BYU (Nov. 23) … recorded 26 tackles, including 14 solos … contributed one tackle for loss … his two starts accounted for 15 of his 26 tackles on the year … made a career-high eight tackles against BYU … tackled seven Panthers at Pittsburgh … recorded four tackles, including his first career TFL, against Navy (Nov. 2) … posted a pair of solo stops at Air Force (Oct. 26) … turned in a three-tackle day against USC (Oct. 19) … shared on his first collegiate tackle at Michigan (Sept. 7).

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FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Did not see any action during the season.

THE FIGHTING IRISH

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team Associated Press Ohio Division I allstate pick as a defensive back for 2010 … first-team defensive back on Columbus Dispatch all-metro team … first-team defensive back on Associated Press Ohio Central All-District squad … rated 209th on Rivals.com list of top 250 players nationally … four-year starter at safety for Central High School in Pickerington, Ohio … made 63 tackles as a senior in 2010 to go with five tackles for loss and six passes broken up … intercepted four passes as a senior and returned one for a score … also played at running back … helped Pickerington Central to 11-1 record mark as a senior, with only loss coming 13-6 to Hilliard Davidson in Ohio state playoffs, with Hilliard Davidson becoming first team in nine games to score 10 or more points against Central defense … rushed for 60 yards vs. Grove City … scored on 70-yard punt return vs. Lancaster in win that also included 55-rushing yards and eight tackles … scored on 37-yard rushing play and ran an interception back for a TD in first round of Ohio playoffs vs. Troy … helped Central record six shutout wins in 2010 … ran opening kickoff back 98 yards and later scored on 26-yard run in playoff win over Westerville South that also included six tackles on defense … made 75 tackles, three interceptions and forced three fumbles as a junior in 2009 … second-team defensive back on Associated Press Ohio AllCentral District squad as junior in 2009 … played cornerback in Offense-Defense AllAmerican Bowl in Myrtle Beach, S.C., playing along with future Irish classmate Jarrett Grace … brother, Eisen, made 61 tackles and seven pass breakups as senior defensive back at Ohio Dominican in 2012 … brother, Terrance Brown, played wide receiver at Michigan State in 1998-2001 … played for coach Jay Sharrett at Pickerington Central High School … son of Bill and Tina Hardy … enrolled in College of Arts and Letters, majoring in sociology.

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C • 6-4.5 • 295 • Sr. Aztec, N.M. (Aztec)

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JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Saw action in 12 games … made first career start at Stanford (Nov. 30) as the Irish center in place of an injured Nick Martin … started at center in the 29-16 victory over Rutgers in the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl (Dec. 28) … saw action in every game except for Navy (Nov. 2) … part of an offensive line that allowed just eight sacks and ranked second in the Football Bowl Subdivision in fewest sacks allowed … no team in the nation allowed fewer sacks and attempted more passes than Notre Dame (eight sacks on 429 pass attempts) in '13 in area of great improvement for the Fighting Irish … in 2012, Notre Dame allowed more than twice as many sacks (18) on 41 fewer passing attempts (388) … helped the Irish run the ball for a season-high 235 yards while not allowing a sack on 28 passing attempts in the victory over BYU (Nov. 23) … Michigan State entered the game against Notre Dame (Sept. 21) ranked 14th in the Football Bowl Subdivision in sacks – averaging 3.0 per game, but the Irish did not allow a single sack in 34 pass attempts against the Spartans … Notre Dame struggled to run the ball against Purdue (Sept. 14), but the Irish were successful on their final drive to run out the clock (ran for 42 yards on final drive; just 49 prior to the drive) … Notre Dame ran the final 7:22 off the game clock and the Irish converted four third-down plays on the final drive … Arizona State and Stanford both rank tied for seventh in the Football Bowl Subdivision in sacks per game (3.08) yet the duo managed a combined one sack against the Irish. SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Saw action in the first nine games, predominantly on the Irish special teams … played behind veteran center Braxston Cave after moving positions in 2012 spring drills. FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Did not see game action during the season. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked 43rd nationally on Sporting News Top 100 list for 2010 … rated 36th on ESPNU Top 150 list and 40th in Rivals.com national prospect rankings … top-rated player out of New Mexico and sixth-best offensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com … selected for U.S. Army All-American Bowl … selected for Team USA vs. The World all-star game in Austin, Texas … RivalsHigh.com second-team All-American … finalist for Anthony Munoz Lineman of the Year Award at U.S. Army All-American Bowl …

UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Second-team pick on MaxPreps 2011 U.S. Air Force All-American team as offensive lineman … second-leading vote-getter among offensive linemen on 2011 Associated Press North Carolina all-state team … first-team offensive lineman on all-Observer squad named by Charlotte Observer in both 2011 and 2010 … rated 16th among North Carolina players by SuperPrep … ranked 17th-best prospect in North Carolina and 25th-best offensive lineman in the nation by Rivals.com … helped Catholic average 333 rushing yards and 43 points per game in 2011 to go with 5,197 yards of total offense and also played some at tight end … two-time first-team all-Mecklenburg selection by Charlotte Observer in 2011 and 2010 for players in immediate Charlotte area … three-time all-MEGA 7 3A/4A selection … helped 2010 Catholic team to 14-1 record in junior campaign that featured 4,904 team rushing yards and included advancement to North Carolina Class 3AA playoff semifinals … played in Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Phoenix … chosen to play in North Carolina-South Carolina Shrine Bowl … also played basketball and throw the shot in track and field … coached by Jim Oddo at Charlotte Catholic High School … son of Hayden and Carol Harrell … enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, majoring in marketing.

MATT HEGARTY

HISTORY AND RECORDS

MARK HARRELL OL • 6-4 • 306 • Jr. Charlotte, N.C. (Catholic)

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2013 SEASON REVIEW

HARDY'S GAME-BY-GAME STATS 2013 UT-AT TT TFL SCK FF Temple 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Michigan 0-1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Purdue Did Not Play Michigan State Did Not Play Oklahoma 0-0 0 0.0-0 0-0.0 0 vs. Arizona State 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 USC 2-1 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Air Force 2-0 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 Navy 2-2 4 1.0-2 0.0-0 0 *at Pittsburgh 4-3 7 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 *BYU 4-4 8 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Stanford Did Not Play vs. Rutgers 0-1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 TOTALS 14-12 26 1.0-2 0.0-0 0 * - games started

COACHES & STAFF

HARDY'S CAREER STATS TACKLES G-GS UA A TOTAL TFL PD FF FR BLK 2013 10-2 14 12 26 1.0-2 0 0 0 0

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CHASE HOUNSHELL DL • 6-4.5 • 275 • Sr. Kirtland, Ohio (Lake Catholic)

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HOUNSHELL'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 4, Air Force, Oct. 8, 2011 (1-3) JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Missed the entire season with an injury. SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Saw action in the season opener against Navy but missed the rest of the season due to injury.

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FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Competed in seven games in a reserve role for the Irish, tallying four tackles … played against Air Force, USC, Navy, Maryland, Boston College, Stanford and Florida State … all four tackles came in a victory vs. Air Force … had one solo and three assisted tackles. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Associated Press Ohio Division II co-defensive player of the year for 2010 … standout two-way lineman at Lake Catholic High School in Mentor, Ohio … helped Cougars reach Ohio Division II state semifinals in both 2009 and 2010, as Lake Catholic finished 12-2 both years … had 36 tackles, five sacks, nine tackles for loss and three forced fumbles as senior in 2010 … first-team defensive lineman on Associated Press Ohio Division II all-state squad as a senior … Northeast Lakes District Division II Defensive player of the year for 2010 … named Willoughby News-Herald Ohio Division II player of the year … first-team defensive lineman on Cleveland Plain-Dealer prep all-star team for 2010 … one of five finalists for Tony Fisher Award (named after former Notre Dame running back) that goes to top high school player in area … first-team offensive lineman on News-Herald all-star team … Cleveland Plain-Dealer made him North Coast League preseason defensive MVP for 2010 … had six sacks and 18 tackles for loss on defense as junior in 2009, helping offense rushing for 215 yards per game and allowing only three sacks … first-team offensive lineman on Associated Press Ohio Division II all-state squad as junior in 2009 … first-team offensive lineman on Cleveland Plain-Dealer prep all-star team as junior in 2009 … brother, Chad, was offensive guard letterman in 2009 at Central Florida … twin sister, Colette, is a senior forward on the 2014-15 basketball team at St. Francis (N.Y.) … played for Mike Bell at Lake Catholic High School … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in management consulting. HOUNSHELL'S CAREER STATS TACKLES G-GS UA A TOTAL TFL PD 2011 7-0 1 3 4 0.0 0 2012 1-0 0 0 0 0.0 0 TOTALS 8-0 1 3 4 0.0 0

MIKE HEUERMAN TE • 6-3.5 • 225 • So. Naples, Fla. (Barron Collier)

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FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Did not see game action during the season.

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team defensive end on Naples Daily News all-area squad for 2012 … caught three passes for 118 yards and two TDs as 2012 tight end at Barron Collier High School in Naples, Fla. … tonsillectomy sidelined him parts of senior campaign … ranked 264th player nationally on ESPN 300 list … ranked 215th on 247Sports list of top 247 players … ranked eighth on Rivals.com list of tight ends … ranked 245th overall and 10th among tight ends on Scout 300 by Scout.com … had 23 receptions as a junior in 2011 for 340 yards and five scores … made four receptions as a sophomore in 2010 for 77 yards and one TD … played in Rotary Club of Naples North All-Star Football Classic in December … brother Jeff is a senior tight end at Ohio State for the 2014 season after catching 26 passes for 466 yards and for TDs as junor in 2013 … enrolled at Notre Dame in January 2013 … played for coach Dan Pallante … son of Paul and Melissa Heuerman … enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, majoring in management-consulting.

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WR • 6-0 • 190 • So. Prosper, Texas (Prosper)

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HUNTER, JR.'S HONORS & AWARDS • Notre Dame Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year (2013) FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Did not see game action during the season.

DL • 6-5.5 • 315 • Jr. Rochester, N.Y. (Aquinas Institute)

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JARRON JONES

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THE FIGHTING IRISH

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked 95th player nationally on ESPN 300 list rated 181st on Rivals 250 list … ranked 21st on Rivals.com list of wide receivers … ranked 41st among wide receivers on Scout 300 by Scout.com … named to Waco Tribune-Herald Top 50 … helped Prosper High School in Prosper, Texas, to 10-3 mark in 2012 and Class AAAA Division II regional third-round playoff game … second-team all-state pick for 2012 on Texas Associated Press Sports Editors Class 4A squad … caught 71 passes for 1,235 yards and 14 TDs and rushed 11 times for 89 yards in 2012 as a senior … caught 43 passes for 749 yards and 11 TDs as junior in 2011 … MVP of 7-on-7 event The Opening in summer of 2012 … also played baseball in high school, hitting .393 with six home runs, 27 RBI and 13 stolen bases as a junior outfielder … son of Major League Baseball outfielder Torii Hunter, now with the Detroit Tigers and formerly with Minnesota Twins (1997-2007) and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2008-2012) … selected for U.S. Army All-American Bowl but suffered broken leg while working out for West squad … played for coach Kent Scott … son of Torii Hunter, Sr. and Katrina Hunter … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.

JONES' GAME-BY-GAME STATS 2013 UT-AT TT TFL SCK FF Temple 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Michigan Did Not Play at Purdue 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 Michigan State 0-2 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 Oklahoma 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 vs. Arizona State 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 USC 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Air Force 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 Navy 2-2 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 1 at Pittsburgh 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 BYU 4-3 7 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 *at Stanford 1-3 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 vs. Rutgers 2-0 2 1.0-7 1.0-7 0 TOTALS 10-10 20 1.0-7 1.0-7 1 * - games started

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TORII HUNTER JR.

JONES' CAREER STATS TACKLES G-GS UA A TOTAL TFL PD FF FR BLK 2013 12-1 10 10 20 1.0-7 0 1 0 2

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JONES' CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 7, BYU, Nov 23, 2013 (4-3) Sacks: 1.0, vs Rutgers, Dec 28, 2013 (1-0) Tackles for loss: 1.0, vs Rutgers, Dec 28, 2013 (1-0) Fumbles forced: 1, Navy, Nov 2, 2013 Blocked kicks: 1, Temple, Aug 31, 2013; BYU, Nov 23, 2013 SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Appeared in 12 games with one start (Stanford on Nov. 30) … made 20 tackles, one for loss, one sack and one forced a fumble … blocked two kicks … registered a pair of solo tackles, including his first career sack, in the 29-16 victory over Rutgers in the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl (Dec. 28) … recorded four tackles at Stanford (Nov. 30) … had his breakthrough performance against BYU (Nov. 23) … made a seasonhigh seven tackles against the Cougars and blocked a short fourth-quarter field-goal attempt that would have made it a one-score game … collected four tackles against Navy (Nov. 2) and also forced a fumble … made his first two tackles in the win over Michigan State (Sept. 21) … blocked an extra-point attempt against Temple (Aug. 31).

HISTORY AND RECORDS

FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Did not see any action during the season.

UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated number-20 player nationally by MaxPreps and Tom Lemming … listed 107th on 247Sports rating of national prospects … ranked number-10 offensive tackle in the nation and second-best player in New York by 247Sports … rated number-102 player nationally on 2012 ESPNU 150 list … listed as 11th-best offensive tackle in the nation, second-best player in New York and 13th-best prospect in Northeast region by ESPNU … rated 199th nationally on Rivals.com Rivals250 list … listed as second-best player in New York and 14th-best defensive tackle in his class by Rivals.com … listed 229th nationally on the Scout.com Scout 300 rankings … rated best player in New York and 43rd-best offensive lineman nationally by SuperPrep … first-team defensive lineman on all-Greater Rochester team for 2011 by Rochester Democrat and Chronicle … helped Little Irish win New York Section V Class A title again in 2011 … standout defensive lineman at Aquinas Institute in Rochester, N.Y. … made 71 tackles, five sacks, recovered a fumble, broke up nine passes and blocked two field goals in 2011 … made nine tackles in 19-16 state playoff semifinal loss to Mane-Endwell … as a junior in 2010 made 68 tackles (32 unassisted), 14 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, one interception, four passes broken up, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery on team that finished 13-0 and claimed New York Class A state crown … two-time first-team defensive lineman on New York State Sportswriters Association Class A all-state team … played basketball at Aquinas … recorded a tripledouble on Jan. 27, 2012, recording a school record 33 rebounds to go with 20 points and 11 blocks … played in U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio … coached by Chris Battaglia at Aquinas Institute … son of Matthew and Lakiescha Jones … enrolled in College of Arts and Letters.

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BEN KOYACK TE • 6-5 • 254 • Sr. Oil City, Pa. (Oil City)

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KOYACK’S HONORS & AWARDS • Mackey Award Watch List (2013, 2014) • College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention Tight End (11.10.13) KOYACK'S CAREER HIGHS Points scored: 6, Navy, Nov 2, 2013; vs ASU, Oct 05, 2013; at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013 TDs: 1, Navy, Nov 2, 2013; vs ASU, Oct 05, 2013; at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013 Receptions: 4, at Pittsburgh, Nov 9, 2013 Receiving yards: 76, at Pittsburgh, Nov 9, 2013 (4 receptions) Receiving TDs: 1, Navy, Nov 2, 2013; vs Arizona State, Oct 5, 2013; at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013 Long reception: 38, at Pittsburgh, Nov 9, 2013 All-purpose yards: 76, at Pittsburgh, Nov 9, 2013 JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Played in all 13 games with five starts at tight end … caught 10 passes for 171 yards and three TDs … the Irish won all three games when he had a TD … enjoyed his most productive day as a receiver at Pittsburgh (Nov. 9) when he had four grabs for 76 yards, including a career-long reception of 38 yards … had two catches for 34 yards and a TD against Navy … caught a 22-yard TD and had a seven-yard catch at Air Force (Oct. 26) … first catch of the season was a 19-yard TD reception against Arizona State (Oct. 5). SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Appeared in 12 games during the season and started one game (vs. Alabama) … registered three receptions for 39 yards … made a splash in the season opener against Navy (Sept. 1) with a 23-yard catch … also had grabs against Purdue (Sept. 8) and Wake Forest (Nov. 17) for five and 11 yards, respectively … started as part of a three-tight end package in BCS National Championship Game vs. Alabama.

SCORING 2011 2012 2013 TOTALS ALL PURPOSE 2011 2012 2013 TOTALS

TD RUSH RCV RET PAT 2PAT FG TOTAL AVG/G 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 18 1.4 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 18 0.5 RUSH RCV PR KR IR TOTAL AVG/G 0 5 0 0 0 5 0.4 0 39 0 0 0 39 3.2 0 171 0 0 0 171 13.2 0 215 0 0 0 215 5.8

KOYACK'S GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS RECEIVING 2013 NO. Temple 0 at Michigan 0 *at Purdue 0 Michigan State 0 Oklahoma 0 *vs. Arizona State 1 USC 0 *at Air Force 2 *Navy 2 at Pittsburgh 4 *BYU 0 at Stanford 0 vs. Rutgers 1 TOTALS 10 * - games started

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FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Played in 12 games, while starting the game vs. Air Force (Oct. 8) … did not play vs. USF … caught one pass for five yards in win at Pittsburgh. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Received first-team Pennsylvania all-state honors from Pennsylvania Sportswriters and Associated Press in 2010 … also Pennsylvania Football News/Coaches AAA first-team Pennsylvania all-state in 2010 … named SuperPrep Northeast Offensive Player of the Year … rated best tight end in country and 25th-best prospect overall by Scout.com … ranked 34th on Sporting News Top 100 list … named to ESPNU Top 150 and MaxPreps Top100 recruiting lists … named to Rivals100 list … chosen to play in Under Armour All-America Bowl … Pennsylvania Region 5 all-star in 2010 … selected top player in Pennsylvania by Pittsburgh Sports Report and second-best player in state by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette prior to 2010 season … guided Oil City Senior High School in Oil City, Pa., to 9-3 record as senior in 2010 … recorded 62 receptions for 1,031 yards and 11 TDs as a senior … averaged 16.6 yards per catch … totaled 65.5 tackles and six and a half tackles for loss on defense in 2010, adding one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two pass breakups … set Pennsylvania District 10 records with 152 career receptions for 2,591 yards … caught eight passes for 135 yards and a TD in a 35-21 win over DuBois in 2010 … made 11 tackles in 49-28 victory vs. Girard in 2010 … had four receptions for 121 yards and two TDs while making nine tackles on defense vs. Franklin in 2010 … caught eight passes for 171 yards and two TDs in 42-26 win over Slippery Rock in 2010 … played in seven games as a junior in 2009 and caught 43 passes for 748 yards and seven TDs … averaged 17.4 yards per catch in 2009 … registered nine receptions for 249 yards and two TDs in 2009 season opener vs. Meadville … won Pennsylvania state title in javelin with personal best throw of 192-11 in 2010 … caught 47 passes for 812 yards and 10 TDs as a sophomore in 2008 … besides tight end, played quarterback, wide receiver, defensive end and linebacker … hails from family of musicians and is proficient playing trombone, piano and euphonium … mother is a music teacher … played for coach Matt LaVerde at Oil City High School … son of David and Karen Koyack … enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, majoring in marketing. KOYACK'S CAREER STATS RECEIVING G-GS REC YARDS TD LONG REC/G AVG/C AVG/G 2011 12-1 1 5 0 5 0.1 5.0 0.4 2012 12-2 3 39 0 23 0.3 13.0 3.2 2013 13-5 10 171 3 38 0.8 17.1 13.2 TOTALS 37-8 14 215 3 38 0.4 15.4 5.8

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WR • 5-8 • 170 • Sr. West Des Moines, Iowa (Dowling Catholic)

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ERIC LEE

JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Did not see game action during the season. SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Played in one game during the season against Wake Forest (Nov. 17)

THE FIGHTING IRISH

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Three-sport athlete at Dowling Catholic High School, excelling in football, basketball and baseball … helped his teams to three straight undefeated seasons and conference championships … as a senior, football team also won the sectional championship, regional championship and state championship … in state championship, had game-clinching interception … went on to be named all-conference, all-city, all-region, all-county, all-state and All-America … in basketball was team captain junior and senior years and earned all-conference honors as well … helped Dowling Catholic win conference championship, sectional championship and regional championship on the diamond … in senior campaign also won the state championship in baseball … was consecutively named all-conference, all-city, all-region and all-county all three years he participated with baseball team … coached by Tom Wilson at Dowling Catholic … son of Bernard and Denise Lee … enrolled in the College of Science as a science pre-professional major.

COACHES & STAFF

LEE'S CAREER STATS PARTICIPATION G-GS 2012 1-0

CHRISTIAN LOMBARD 74 OL • 6-5 • 311 • Gr. Inverness, Ill. (Fremd)

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011): Backup offensive tackle and special teams performer who played in all 13 games.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: USA Today first-team prep All-America offensive lineman … EA Sports first-team All-American … named to Parade All-America team for 2009 as one of 18 offensive and defensive linemen … MaxPreps #30 national prospect and second-team All-American … played offensive right tackle for Fremd High School in Palatine, Ill. … Gatorade Player of the Year for state of Illinois in 2009 … selected to Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Class 8A all-state football squad for 2009 (one of 18) … named to Chicago Tribune all-state team as a senior in 2009 after helping Fremd to perfect regular season and final 11-1 finish after falling in Illinois Class 8A quarterfinals … first-team pick on Champaign News-Gazette all-state squad for 2009 … rated #13 offensive lineman nationally by SuperPrep … rated 103rd nationally on The Kickoff Top 120 … made 32 tackles on defense as a senior in 2009 … played in 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio … named to Daily Herald Northwest Suburban all-area team for 2009 and 2008 … helped team average 331 yards per game … helped Fremd to 8-3 record as junior

COLE LUKE

CB • 5-11 • 190 • So. Chandler, Ariz. (Hamilton)

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LUKE'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 6, at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013 (3-3) Tackles for loss: 0.5, Navy, Nov 2, 2013 (0-0) Pass breakups: 1, Navy, Nov 2, 2013; at Purdue, Sep 14, 2013 FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Saw action in all 13 games … made 15 tackles on the year, eight of them solo … split a tackle for loss and broke up two passes in coverage … posted a half of a tackle for loss and a pass breakup against Navy (Nov. 2) … had a season-best six tackles at Air Force (Oct. 26) … contributed three tackles to the win over No. 22 Arizona State (Oct. 5) … had a pair of solo stops and a PBU at Purdue (Sept. 14) … made a tackle in his collegiate debut against Temple (Aug. 31).

UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010): Did not see game action during the season.

LOMBARD'S CAREER STATS PARTICIPATION G-GS 2011 13-0 2012 13-13 2013 7-7 TOTALS 33-20

HISTORY AND RECORDS

JUNIOR SEASON (2012): Started all 13 games at right offensive tackle … part of an offensive line that started the same five players for every game … helped Irish run for at least 200 yards seven times in 2012, including six of the last nine contests … Notre Dame had not posted more 200+ yard rushing games in a single season since 1996 when the Irish registered nine games with at least 200 yards rushing … over last nine games, Notre Dame combined to rush for 1,901 yards (359 attempts) for 5.3 yards per carry, 211.2 yards per game and 15 rushing TDs … the Irish rushed for more yards in their last nine games combined than 51 Football Bowl Subdivision teams totaled in their entire 2012 season.

in 2008 … attended U.S. Army All-American Combine in January 2009 and Notre Dame football camp in summer of 2009 … earned special mention on all-area team as a sophomore in 2007 … played for coach Mike Donatucci at Fremd … son of Greg and Erin Lombard … graduated in May 2014 from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in management consulting.

2013 SEASON REVIEW

SENIOR SEASON (2013): Started each of the first seven games at right guard before suffering a season-ending back injury … part of an offensive line that allowed just eight sacks and ranked second in the Football Bowl Subdivision in fewest sacks allowed … no team in the nation allowed fewer sacks and attempted more passes than Notre Dame (eight sacks on 429 pass attempts) in '13 in area of great improvement for the Fighting Irish … in 2012, Notre Dame allowed more than twice as many sacks (18) on 41 fewer passing attempts (388) … Michigan State entered the game against Notre Dame (Sept. 21) ranked 14th in the Football Bowl Subdivision in sacks – averaging 3.0 per game, but the Irish did not allow a single sack in 34 pass attempts against the Spartans … Notre Dame struggled to run the ball against Purdue (Sept. 14), but the Irish were successful on its final drive to run out the clock (ran for 42 yards on final drive; just 49 prior to the drive) … Notre Dame ran the final 7:22 off the game clock and the Irish converted four third-down plays on the final drive.

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NICK MARTIN

C • 6-4.5 • 295 • Sr. Indianapolis, Ind. (Bishop Chatard)

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MARTIN'S HONORS & AWARDS • Rimington Trophy Watch List (2014) • Lombardi Award Watch List (2014) JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Started each of the first 11 games at center … was lost for the season against BYU (Nov. 23) due to a knee injury … played on same Irish offensive line with older brother, senior offensive tackle and captain Zack Martin … part of an offensive line that allowed just eight sacks and ranked second in the Football Bowl Subdivision in fewest sacks allowed … no team in the nation allowed fewer sacks and attempted more passes than Notre Dame (eight sacks on 429 pass attempts) in '13 in area of great improvement for the Fighting Irish … in 2012, Notre Dame allowed more than twice as many sacks (18) on 41 fewer passing attempts (388) … helped the Irish run the ball for a season-high 235 yards while not allowing a sack on 28 passing attempts in the victory over BYU (Nov. 23) … Michigan State entered the game against Notre Dame (Sept. 21) ranked 14th in the Football Bowl Subdivision in sacks – averaging 3.0 per game, but the Irish did not allow a single sack in 34 pass attempts against the Spartans … Notre Dame struggled to run the ball against Purdue (Sept. 14), but the Irish were successful on its final drive to run out the clock (ran for 42 yards on final drive; just 49 prior to the drive) … Notre Dame ran the final 7:22 off the game clock and the Irish converted four third-down plays on the final drive. SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Saw action in all 13 games … majority of action came on multiple Irish special teams units … by end of the season, was primary backup at both tackle positions but also had versatility to play guard … joined brother Zack as one of four brothers on the Irish roster. FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Did not see any action during the season. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Second-team cornerback on prep All-America team for 2013 selected by 247Sports … first-team defensive back on Arizona Football Coaches Association 2012 Arizona all-state squad … first-team defensive back on AllArizona squad by Phoenix Gazette … also a first-team defensive back on AZFCA Division I all-state team for 2012 … helped Hamilton High School team in Chandler, Ariz., rebound from 0-2 start to 31-16 win over Phoenix Mountain Pointe in Arizona Division I 2012 state title game for final 12-2 record … East Valley Tribune two-time All-Tribune selection as defensive back … ranked 77th on 247Sports list of top 247 players … rated 133rd on Rivals 250 list … ranked ninth on Rivals.com list of cornerbacks … ranked 185th overall and 21st among cornerbacks on Scout 300 by Scout.com … also a dangerous punt returner … as a junior in 2011 made 63 tackles, broke up 12 passes and returned all three of his interceptions for TDs … his Hamilton team fell to Desert Vista in 2011 Arizona Division I title game … chosen for Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl and broke up one pass for West squad … high school head coach was former Notre Dame quarterback Steve Belles (1986-89), who has coached five Hamilton teams to Arizona state titles … his Hamilton team played against Sherman Oaks (Calif.) in Dublin the same weekend the Irish played Navy in 2012 … uncle is former Dallas Cowboy safety Darren Woodson … son of Freddie and Monica Luke … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business. LUKE'S CAREER STATS TACKLES G-GS UA 2013 13-0 8

A TOTAL TFL PD 7 15 0.5-1 2

LUKE'S GAME-BY-GAME STATS 2013 UT-AT TT TFL SCK FF Temple 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Michigan 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Purdue 2-0 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 Michigan State 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 Oklahoma 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 vs. Arizona State 1-2 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 USC 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Air Force 3-3 6 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 Navy 0-2 2 0.5-1 0.0-0 0 at Pittsburgh 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 BYU 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Stanford 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 vs. Rutgers 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 TOTALS 8-7 15 0.5-1 0.0-0 0 * - games started

FR 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FF FR BLK 0 0 0

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

PBU BLK 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

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DL • 6-4.5 • 289 • So. Columbus, Ohio (Bishop Hartley)

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FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Did not see game action during the season.

CAM McDANIEL

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MCDANIEL’S PLACE IN THE IRISH RECORD BOOKS • Single-Game Rushes on Consecutive Plays (Oct. 6, 2012 vs. Miami, Fla., 9, 1st) • Single-Game Rushes on Consecutive Plays (Sept. 14, 2013 at Purdue, 8, t-2nd)

UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

MCDANIEL'S CAREER HIGHS Points scored: 6, four times TDs: 1, four times Rush attempts: 24, BYU, Nov 23, 2013 Rush yards: 117, BYU, Nov 23, 2013 (24 carries) Rush TDs: 1, four times Long rush: 36, USC, Oct 19, 2013 Receptions: 3, vs Rutgers, Dec 28, 2013 Receiving yards: 29, vs Rutgers, Dec 28, 2013 (3 receptions) Long reception: 21, Miami, Oct 6, 2012 Total offense attempts: 24, BYU, Nov 23, 2013 (24 rush,0 pass) Total offense yards: 117, BYU, Nov 23, 2013 (117 rush,0 pass) All-purpose yards: 165, vs Arizona State, Oct 5, 2013 Kick returns: 5, vs Arizona State, Oct 5, 2013 Kick return yards: 83, vs Arizona State, Oct 5, 2013 (5 returns) Long kick return: 26, BYU, Nov 23, 2013 Tackles: 1, nine times

HISTORY AND RECORDS

RB • 5-10 • 205 • Sr. Coppell, Texas (Coppell)

2013 SEASON REVIEW

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team end on Associated Press All-Ohio Division IV team for 2012 … AP All-Central District tight end in Division IV for 2012 … firstteam tight end on 2012 Columbus Dispatch All-Metro team … ranked 17th nationally on Rivals.com list of tight ends … ranked 299th overall and 32nd among defensive ends on Scout 300 by Scout.com … helped Bishop Hartley High School in Columbus, Ohio, to Ohio Division IV state semifinals and overall 13-1 record … Hartley finished first in final Associated Press Division IV poll with 10-0 regular-season mark … made 16 catches for 348 yards and four TDs on run-oriented team that scored 42.5 points per game as senior in 2012 and also dominated as outside linebacker in Hawks’ 3-5 system … made nine receptions, four for TDs, as a junior tight end in 2011 … also played at defensive end … played for coach Brad Burchfield … son of Jim and Beth Matuska … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Played in eight games during the season, primarily on special teams … did not play in first four games or against Navy … saw time on special teams and at running back in a reserve role … had three carries for nine yards and two kick returns for 24 yards … also tallied a pair of tackles.

COACHES & STAFF

JACOB MATUSKA

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Played in all 13 games … saw action at both running back and cornerback, as well as serving as one of the team’s top special teams players … rushed for 125 yards on 23 carries with one TD … had nine rushes for a career-best 59 yards against Navy (Sept. 1) … added a 20-yard reception against the Midshipmen as well … collected his first career TD on Notre Dame’s final drive of the game against Miami (Oct. 6) … accounted for 75 of the 93 yards on the drive, including 54 on the ground … set a school record with rushes on nine consecutive Irish offensive plays … his 11 carries against the Hurricanes were a career high … added a 21-yard shovel-pass reception … rushed three times for 11 yards against Wake Forest (Nov. 17) … serves as a pivotal player on punt and kickoff return as well as punt and kickoff return defense … registered one kickoff return for 25 yards against Purdue (Sept. 8) … collected 77 yards on four kickoff returns against Oklahoma (Oct. 27) … collected five tackles on special teams.

THE FIGHTING IRISH

NICK MARTIN'S CAREER STATS PARTICIPATION G-GS 2012 13-0 2013 11-11 TOTALS 24-11

JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Played in all 13 games with four starts (USC, Navy, Stanford and Rutgers) … led the Irish in carries (152) and rushing yards (705) … led Notre Dame in rushing in a team-high seven contests … tied for the team lead in TD runs with three … ran for a team-high 80 yards on 17 carries in the 29-16 victory over Rutgers in the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl (Dec. 28) … added a career-best three receptions for career-high 29 yards vs. the Scarlet Knights … gained a career-high 117 yards on the ground against BYU (Nov. 23), plus a three-yard reception and two kick returns for 43 yards, accounting for 163 all-purpose yards … ran for a crucial fourth-quarter TD as the Irish beat Navy (Nov. 2) … gained 52 yards on just seven carries against the Midshipmen … went over 100 all-purpose yards in the win over USC (Oct. 19), gaining 97 on the ground while catching a five-yard pass … racked up a season-high 165 all-purpose yards against No. 22 Arizona State (Oct. 5) … ran for 82 yards on 15 carries (5.5 average) and returned five kickoffs for 83 more yards … had the game-winning TD in the fourth quarter as the Irish became the only team to defeat Michigan State (Sept. 21) … scored his first TD of the season as a part of a 56-yard showing at Purdue (Sept. 14) … opened the season by rushing for 65 yards on 12 carries against Temple (Aug. 31).

HERE COME THE IRISH

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team Indiana all-state pick on Associated Press Class 3A team as offensive lineman … also named to Indiana Football Coaches Association Top 50 all-state team as one of 10 offensive linemen … named to 2010 Super Team by Indianapolis Star … second-team offensive lineman on U.S. Air Force Medium Schools Prep All-America squad … helped fourth-ranked Bishop Chatard High School in Indianapolis, Ind., to 2010 Indiana Class 3A state title with 28-14 win over South Bend St. Joseph’s in state title contest that marked Chatard’s record 10th state title … Chatard ended season with 11-4 record and 10 straight wins after early three-game losing streak … helped team to number-three state ranking in IFCA final regular-season poll for 2010 … starter on both offensive and defensive lines … rated second-best Class 3A defensive player in Indianapolis area in preseason listings by Indianapolis Star … . helped Chatard to 12-2 mark as a junior in 2009 before losing to Evansville Memorial in Indiana state playoff semi-state round … father, Keith, played football at Kentucky and was 1982 Academic All-Southeastern Conference pick as team’s top defensive tackle while also earning NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship in 1983 … played for coach Vincent Lorenzano at Bishop Chatard High School … son of Pam and Keith Martin … brother Zack is rookie on 2014 NFL Dallas Cowboys roster as first-round pick in 2014 NFL Draft … enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, majoring in management consulting.

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2014 Fighting Irish HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Second-team all-state running back as senior on 2010 Texas Associated Press Sports Editors Class 5A team … MVP of District 7-5A by Fort Worth Star-Telegram … second-team running back pick on Dallas Morning News all-area squad … rushed 301 times for 1,906 yards and 32 TDs as a senior in 2010 at Coppell High School in Coppell, Texas … also caught 40 passes for 492 yards and three TDs … . led Dallas area 5A players in scoring with 37 TDs and ranked third in rushing … helped Coppell to 13-1 record and #2 ranking in Texas Class 5A, losing only 41-40 to Euless Trinity in state quarterfinals … Coppell finished regular season 10-0 and ranked fifth in Texas Associated Press Class 5A poll … rated one of top 100 players in Dallas area (one of six running backs) coming into 2010 by Dallas Morning News … helped 2009 Cowboys team as junior to 11-2 record ending in 5A playoff loss to Arlington … played for coach Joe McBride at Coppell High School … son of Danny and Diane McDaniel … enrolled in College of Arts and Letters, majoring in psychology and minoring in philosophy. MCDANIEL'S CAREER STATS RUSHING G-GS ATT YARDS TD LONG AVG/C AVG/G 2011 8-0 3 9 0 12 3.0 1.1 2012 13-0 23 125 1 19 5.4 9.6 2013 13-3 152 705 3 36 4.6 54.2 TOTALS 34-3 178 839 4 36 4.7 24.7 TOTAL OFFENSE 2011 2012 2013 TOTALS

MIKE McGLINCHEY OL • 6-7.5 • 310 • So. Philadelphia, Pa. (William Penn Charter)

RUSH PASS TOTAL AVG/G 9 0 9 1.1 125 0 125 9.6 705 0 705 54.2 839 0 839 24.7 REC YARDS TD LONG REC/G AVG/C AVG/G 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2 41 0 21 0.2 20.5 3.2 6 34 0 14 0.5 5.7 2.6 8 75 0 21 0.2 9.4 2.2

SCORING 2011 2012 2013 TOTALS

TD RUSH RCV RET PAT 2PAT FG TOTAL AVG/G 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.5 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 18 1.4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 24 0.7

KICK RETURNS 2011 2012 2013 TOTALS

NO. YARDS 2 24 7 135 8 137 17 296

TACKLES 2011 2012 2013 TOTALS

TD LONG AVG/R AVG/G 0 18 12.0 3.0 0 25 19.3 11.2 0 26 17.1 11.4 0 26 17.4 8.7

OL • 6-4.5 • 313 • So. New Lenox, Ill. (Lincoln-Way West)

RUSH RCV PR KR IR TOTAL AVG/G 9 0 0 24 0 33 4.1 125 41 0 135 0 301 23.2 705 34 0 137 0 876 67.4 839 75 0 296 0 1210 35.6 UA A TOTAL TFL PD FF 1 1 2 0.0-0 0 0 5 0 5 0.0-0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0-0 0 0 7 2 9 0.0-0 0 0

FR 0 0 0 0

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team offensive lineman on 2012 Pennsylvania Sports Writers AAAA All-State football team … first-team offensive lineman on Philadelphia Inquirer All-Southeastern Pennsylvania team … first-team offensive lineman on Philadelphia Daily News All-City squad for William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, Pa. … ranked 131st player nationally on 247Sports list of top 247 players … ranked 24th on Rivals.com list of offensive tackles … ranked 90th overall and eighth among offensive tackles on Scout 300 by Scout.com … captain of team as a senior in 2012 … began as a high school tight end but shifted to offensive tackle … has played virtually everywhere on the field on both sides of the ball, other than secondary … also played basketball for Penn Charter … selected for Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl and played for East squad … first cousin of former Penn Charter, Boston College and current Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan … played for coach Jeff Humble … son of Mike, Sr. and Janet McGlinchey … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.

COLIN McGOVERN

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BLK 0 0 0 0

MCDANIEL’S GAME-BY-GAME STATS RUSHING RECEIVING KICK RETURNS ALL 2013 NO. YDS TD LG NO. YDS TD LG NO. YDS TD LG PURPOSE Temple 12 65 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 65 at Michigan 1 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 at Purdue 16 56 1 10 1 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 53 Michigan State 16 40 1 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 Oklahoma 3 12 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 vs. Arizona State 15 82 0 29 0 0 0 0 5 83 0 22 165 *USC 18 97 0 36 1 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 102 at Air Force 10 61 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 61 *Navy 7 52 1 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 52 at Pittsburgh 9 22 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 11 0 11 33 BYU 24 117 0 32 1 3 0 3 2 43 0 26 163 *at Stanford 4 17 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 *vs. Rutgers 17 80 0 13 3 29 0 14 0 0 0 0 109 TOTALS 152 705 3 36 6 34 0 14 8 137 0 26 876 * - games started

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RECEIVING 2011 2012 2013 TOTALS

ALL PURPOSE 2011 2012 2013 TOTALS

RUSHING RECEIVING KICK RETURNS ALL 2012 NO. YDS TD LG NO. YDS TD LG NO. YDS TD LG PURPOSE vs. Navy 9 59 0 19 1 20 0 10 0 0 0 0 79 Purdue 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 25 0 25 25 at Michigan State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Michigan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 vs. Miami 11 55 1 15 1 21 0 21 0 0 0 0 76 Stanford 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 BYU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Oklahoma 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 77 0 21 77 Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 16 0 16 16 at Boston College 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Wake Forest 3 11 0 7 0 0 0 0 1 17 0 17 28 at USC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 vs. Alabama 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 TOTALS 23 125 1 19 2 41 0 21 7 135 0 25 301

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team Illinois Class 5A all-state pick for 2012 by Illinois Football Coaches Association … named to 2012 Chicago Tribune all-state team … first-team offensive lineman on Chicago Sun-Times all-area squad for 2012 … ranked 37th player nationally on Rivals.com list of offensive tackles … ranked 133rd overall and ninth among offensive tackles on Scout 300 by Scout.com … played left offensive tackle at Lincoln-Way West High School in New Lenox, Ill. … . helped Warriors reach quarterfinals in 2012 state 5A playoffs … made 70 pancake blocks as a senior and did not allow a sack his junior or senior year … transferred from Lincoln-Way Central after his sophomore campaign … selected for Under Armour All-America Game but did not participate … played for coach Dave Ernst … son of Brian and Dawn McGovern … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.

EAMON McOSKER S • 5-11.5 • 205 • Jr. San Pedro, Calif. (Loyola)

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SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Did not see action during the season. FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Did not see action during the season. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Participated in both track and football at Loyola High School in San Pedro, Calif. … named team captain and received the most valuable player award as a senior in football … added all-conference honors in football … played for head coach Mike Christensen at Loyola … son of Tim and Connie McOsker … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in finance.

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2014 Fighting Irish

OL • 6-4 • 310 • So. Everett, Mass. (Everett)

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HERE COME THE IRISH

JOHN MONTELUS FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Did not see action during the season.

KENDALL MOORE

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COACHES & STAFF

LB • 6-1 • 251 • Gr. Raleigh, N.C. (Southeast Raleigh)

THE FIGHTING IRISH

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to 2012 Boston Globe All-Scholastic team … three-year offensive line starter at Everett High School in Everett, Mass. … first-team offensive lineman on Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association All-State Super 26 team for 2012 … first lineman ever to be a finalist for ESPN Boston Mr. Football Award … ranked 82nd player nationally on MaxPreps/Tom Lemming Top100 list … rated 74th on Rivals 250 list … ranked first on Rivals.com list of offensive guards … ranked 51st overall and second among offensive guards on Scout 300 by Scout.com … played left tackle as a junior and senior … helped Everett to three straight Massachusetts Division IA Super Bowl crowns his final three seasons, including a 20-19 win over unbeaten Barnstable in 2012 at Gillette Stadium … helped Everett defeat top-seeded Masconomet Regional 42-14 in 2012 IA East semifinals … played in U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio … weighed only about 200 pounds when he entered high school … born in Haiti, moved to Canada at age 2, then to Massachusetts when he was 9 … played for coach John DiBiaso … son of Eldridge Fabre … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters.

MOORE'S CAREER HIGHS Interceptions: 1, vs Rutgers, Dec 28, 2013 Tackles: 5, at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013 (4-1) Tackles for loss: 1.0, vs Maryland, Nov 12, 2011 (1-0); at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013 (1-0); Navy, Oct 29, 2011 (1-0)

JUNIOR SEASON (2012): Appeared in all 13 games … registered 10 tackles, including seven on special teams … his seven special-teams tackles ranked third on the team … ranked second on the squad with six tackles on kickoff returns … collected one tackle against Purdue (Sept. 8), Michigan State (Sept. 15), Michigan (Sept. 22), Miami (Oct. 6) and BYU (Oct. 20) … recorded a pair of tackles in the victory at Oklahoma (Oct. 27) … tallied one tackle against Wake Forest (Nov. 17) and two more stops at USC (Nov. 24).

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010): Did not see game action during the season … selected Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year for his stellar contributions in practice situations against the first-team offense.

NO. YARDS 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0

TD LONG AVG/R AVG/G 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0

MOORE’S GAME-BY-GAME STATS 2013 UT-AT TT TFL SCK FF Temple 0-1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Michigan 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Purdue 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 Michigan State 0-1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 Oklahoma 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 vs. Arizona State 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 USC 0-1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Air Force 4-1 5 1.0-1 0.0-0 0 Navy 1-2 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Pittsburgh 0-1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 BYU 1-1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Stanford 1-2 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 vs. Rutgers 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 TOTALS 7-10 17 1.0-1 0.0-0 0 * - games started

FR 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-0

PBU BLK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named SuperPrep All-American and eighth-best player in North Carolina by SuperPrep … earned All-America accolades at inside linebacker in 2009 from PrepStar … named first-team all-state as a senior by NCPreps.com … tallied 120 tackles and 10 sacks during senior season in 2009 at Southeast Raleigh High School in Raleigh, N.C. … helped Southeast Raleigh to 10-3 record and second round of North Carolina state playoffs in 2009 … scored tying TD for Bulldogs as running back on three-yard plunge in fourth quarter of second-round playoff game to force overtime … key member of defense that limited five opponents to a TD or less … recorded 125 tackles with seven sacks and added 30 receptions and seven TDs as a tight end during his junior campaign in 2008 … led Southeast Raleigh to 11-3 record in 2008 … registered 110 tackles and one interception as a sophomore in 2007 … played for coach Daniel Finn at Southeast Raleigh … son of Jeffrey and Tammie Moore … graduated in May 2014 from the College of Arts and Letters with a degree in film, television and theatre.

INTERCEPTIONS 2011 2012 2013 TOTALS

HISTORY AND RECORDS

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011): Played in all 13 games, seeing action on special teams and as a reserve linebacker … tallied 10 tackles and two tackles for loss … had season-high four tackles, including one tackle for loss, in win vs. Maryland (Nov. 12) … also had one tackle for loss in win vs. Navy.

MOORE'S CAREER STATS TACKLES G-GS UA A TOTAL TFL PD FF FR BLK 2011 13-0 7 3 10 2.0-3 0 0 0 0 2012 13-0 2 8 10 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 2013 13-0 7 10 17 1.0-1 1 0 0 0 TOTALS 39-0 16 21 37 3.0-4 1 0 0 0

2013 SEASON REVIEW

SENIOR SEASON (2013): Played in all 13 games … made 17 tackles on the season and one tackle for loss … picked up his first career interception in the 29-16 victory over Rutgers (Dec. 28) in the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl … had three tackles at Stanford (Nov. 30) … recorded three stops against Navy (Nov. 2) … posted a career-high five tackles, including his first TFL, at Air Force (Oct. 26) … had single assisted tackles in four contests, including the season opener against Temple (Aug. 31).

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2014 Fighting Irish 2012 vs. Navy Purdue at Michigan State Michigan vs. Miami Stanford BYU at Oklahoma Pittsburgh at Boston College Wake Forest at USC vs. Alabama TOTALS

UT-AT TT TFL SCK FF 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-2 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-2 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 2-8 10 0.0-0 0.0-0 0

FR 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

ROMEO OKWARA DL • 6-4 • 260 • Jr. Charlotte, N.C. (Ardrey Kell)

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

PBU BLK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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OKWARA'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 5, Navy, Nov 2, 2013 (1-4); at Stanford, Nov 30, 2013 (2-3) Sacks: .5, Navy, Nov 2, 2013 (0-1) Tackles for loss: 1.0, at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013 (1-0); at Oklahoma, Oct 27, 2012 (1-0) Fumbles forced: 1, at Oklahoma, Oct 27, 2012 SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Played in all 13 games and made his first career start against Navy (Nov. 2) … credited with 19 tackles on the year, 10 solo and nine assisted … had 1.5 tackles for loss including a half of a sack … matched his career high with five tackles in the regular season finale at Stanford (Nov. 30) … also had five tackles in the win over Navy, including a share of his first career sack … had a TFL amongst his two tackles at Air Force (Oct. 26) … recorded single solo tackles in five games. FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Appeared in all 13 games of rookie season, primarily as a special-teams contributor … registered seven tackles, four of which were unassisted …

logged at least one stop in five of the final six games … posted first career tackle for loss in the win at Oklahoma (Oct. 27), forcing a fumble on the play … credited with a half tackle for loss against Wake Forest (Nov. 17). HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team defensive lineman on all-Observer squad by Charlotte Observer for 2011 … considered the 13th-best player in North Carolina by 247Sports … rated 15th-best player in North Carolina by SuperPrep … ranked number-19 player in North Carolina by Rivals.com … led team with 76 tackles, 14 sacks and 27 tackles for loss, to go with 18 quarterback pressures, three pass breakups, a forced fumble and a field-goal block … two-time all-Mecklenburg selection by Charlotte Observer … as junior in 2010 recorded 70 tackles, nine sacks, two forced fumbles and a blocked field goal … an all-league selection on 8-5 Ardrey Kell team as a junior … chosen to play in North Carolina-South Carolina Shrine Bowl … from same high school that produced former Irish defender Prince Shembo … moved to United States from Nigeria as sixth-grader … coached by Adam Hastings at Ardrey Kell High School … son of Julius and Melda Okwara … enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, majoring in accountancy. OKWARA'S CAREER STATS TACKLES G-GS UA A TOTAL TFL PD FF FR BLK 2012 13-0 4 3 7 1.5-1 0 1 0 0 2013 13-1 10 9 19 1.5-5 0 0 0 0 TOTALS 26-1 14 12 26 3.0-6 0 1 0 0 SACKS 2012 2013 TOTALS

UA 0 0 0

A TOTAL YARDS 0 0.0 0 1 0.5 3 1 0.5 3

OKWARA’S GAME-BY-GAME STATS 2013 UT-AT TT TFL SCK FF Temple 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Michigan 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Purdue 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 Michigan State 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 Oklahoma 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 vs. Arizona State 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 USC 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Air Force 1-1 2 1.0-2 0.0-0 0 *Navy 1-4 5 0.5-3 0.5-3 0 at Pittsburgh 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 BYU 1-1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Stanford 2-3 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 vs. Rutgers 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 TOTALS 10-9 19 1.5-5 0.5-3 0 * - games started

FR 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

PBU BLK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2012 vs. Navy Purdue at Michigan State Michigan vs. Miami Stanford BYU at Oklahoma Pittsburgh at Boston College Wake Forest at USC vs. Alabama TOTALS

FR 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

PBU BLK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

UT-AT TT TFL SCK FF 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1-0 1 1.0-1 0.0-0 1 2-0 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-2 2 0.5-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 4-3 7 1.0-1 0.0-0 1

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2014 Fighting Irish LB • 6-1 • 220 • So. Saint Paul, Minn. (Cretin-Derham Hall)

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ONWUALU'S CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 1, at Pittsburgh, Nov 9, 2013; at Stanford, Nov 30, 2013 Receiving yards: 23, at Pittsburgh, Nov 9, 2013 (1 reception) Long reception: 23, at Pittsburgh, Nov 9, 2013 All-purpose yards: 23, at Pittsburgh, Nov 9, 2013 Tackles: 1, six times

TACKLES 2013

RUSH RCV PR KR IR TOTAL AVG/G 0 34 0 0 0 34 2.8 UA A TOTAL TFL PD FF FR BLK 6 0 6 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

TYLER PLANTZ

RB • 5-8.5 • 219 • Gr. Frankfort, Ill. (Providence Catholic)

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SENIOR SEASON (2013): Played against BYU (Nov. 23). JUNIOR SEASON (2012): Appeared in six games as a special-teams contributor during the season. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Three-year letterwinner at Providence Catholic High School … also earned two letters in wrestling … helped Providence to Chicago Catholic League Blue title, as well as a sectional and regional championship … Providence reached the state title game in 2009 … collected 139 tackles, 10 sacks and 14 tackles for loss as a senior … led Illinois in tackles (148) as a junior in 2008 … also collected 10 TFLs, nine sacks and one interception in '08 … coached by Mark Coglianese at Providence Catholic High School . . . member of the National Honor Society, Habitat for Humanity and Augustinian Youth Ministry … born in Chicago … son of Ron and Laura Plantz … father graduated from Notre Dame in 1986 and earned three football monograms as a center … graduated in May 2014 from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in finance. PLANTZ'S CAREER STATS PARTICIPATION G-GS 2012 6-0 2013 1-0 TOTALS 7-0

COACHES & STAFF 2013 SEASON REVIEW

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team running back on both Associated Press and Minnesota Football Coaches Association 2012 all-state squads … named to All-Pioneer Press 2012 all-star squad as running back/wide receiver/defensive back for 2012 by Saint Paul Pioneer-Press … ranked 22nd player nationally on Rivals.com list in “athlete” category … listed as top player in Minnesota on Detroit Free Press Best in the Midwest ratings … ranked 296th overall and 39th among wide receivers on Scout 300 by Scout.com … finished senior season at Cretin-Derham Hall High School in Saint Paul, Minn., in 2012 with 574 rushing yards and 12 rushing TDs on 74 attempts, plus 26 catches for 421 yards and five more TDs … led Suburban East Conference in scoring in 2012 with 116 points … averaged 26.1 yards (209 total yards) on kickoff returns … also made 10 tackles in 2012 and returned an interception 94 yards for a TD … had 246 all-purpose yards in 2012 season-opening win over East Ridge, including that 94-yard interception return for a TD and a 45-yard TD reception … piled up 428 receiving yards on 27 catches and five TD catches as a junior in 2011 … rushed 71 times for 549 yards and eight TDs in 2011 … scored 80 points in 2011 and added an interception and eight tackles … finished with 420 rushing yards, 95 receiving yards, 70 kickoff returns yards and five tackles as a sophomore in 2010 while scoring three TDs … from long list of Cretin-Derham Hall players to attend Notre Dame, most recently Michael Floyd and Ryan Harris … enrolled at Notre Dame in January 2013 … played for coach Mike Scanlan … son of Francis Onwualu and Ann Perry … enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, majoring in management consulting.

ALL PURPOSE 2013

THE FIGHTING IRISH

FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Played in all 12 regular-season games and started four (Michigan, Oklahoma, Pittsburgh and Stanford) as rookie receiver… caught two passes for 34 yards … also made six tackles on special teams, all solo … had a 23-yard catch against the Panthers and an 11-yard catch against the Cardinal … recorded single tackles in six different contests.

ONWUALU'S CAREER STATS RECEIVING G-GS REC YARDS TD LONG REC/G AVG/C AVG/G 2013 12-4 2 34 0 23 0.2 17.0 2.8

HERE COME THE IRISH

JAMES ONWUALU

HISTORY AND RECORDS UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

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C.J. PROSISE

WR • 6-0.5 • 220 • Jr. Petersburg, Va. (Woodberry Forest)

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PROSISE'S CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 2, vs. Rutgers, Dec 28, 2013 Receiving yards: 25, vs. Rutgers, Dec 28, 2013 (2 receptions) Long reception: 20, vs. Rutgers, Dec 28, 2013 All-purpose yards: 25, vs. Rutgers, Dec 28, 2013 Tackles: 1, four times SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Played in all 13 games both as a wide receiver and on special teams … started as a receiver against Temple (Aug. 31), Pittsburgh (Nov. 9) and Rutgers (Dec. 28) … caught seven passes on the year for 72 yards … also made four tackles … had a career-best two receptions for career-high 25 yards, including a career-long 20-yard grab, in the 29-16 victory over Rutgers in the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl … had a single catch in five different games … longest regular-season grab was a 16-yarder at Michigan (Sept. 7) on his first career reception … recorded a tackle in each of the season's final four contests. FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Did not see game action during the season. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Earned first-team Virginia all-state honors in both 2011 and 2010 … named Central Virginia defensive player of the year for 2011 by Charlottesville Daily Progress … first-team defensive back on all-Central Virginia squad … listed as ninth-best player in Virginia and 24th defensive back nationally by SuperPrep … ranked 276th on Scout.com Scout 300 list and 21st-best safety in the nation by Scout.com … rated the 13th-best player in Virginia and 22nd-best safety nationally by 247Sports … Prep League player of the year and first-team defensive back on Richmond Times-Dispatch Prep League all-district team for 2011 … receiver, safety and kick returner at Woodberry Forest School in Woodberry Forest, Va. … credited with 51 tackles, six interceptions and 10 passes defended as a senior safety in 2011 … scored seven TDs on returns in 2011, five on kicks, one on an interception, one on a fumble … helped Tigers to 8-2 record and Virginia Prep League crown in 2011 … made 42 tackles and seven interceptions as junior in 2010 … returned four kicks for scores as a junior … won the long jump and 55-meter dash at Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association indoor state track and field championship in 2012 … placed second in 100-meter dash at VISAA state outdoor track meet as a junior and senior … coached by Clint Alexander at Woodberry Forest School … son of Calvin and Ginin Prosise … from same high school as 2014 Irish sophomore Doug Randolph and freshman Greer Martini … enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, majoring in management-consulting.

PROSISE'S CAREER STATS RECEIVING G-GS REC YARDS TD LONG REC/G AVG/C AVG/G 2013 13-3 7 72 0 20 0.5 10.3 5.5 ALL PURPOSE 2013 TACKLES 2013

RUSH RCV PR KR IR TOTAL AVG/G 0 72 0 0 0 72 5.5 UA A TOTAL TFL PD FF FR BLK 3 1 4 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

ANTHONY RABASA DL • 6-2.5 • 250 • Sr. Miami, Fla. (Columbus)

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RABASA'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 3, at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013 (3-0) Tackles for loss: 1.0, at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013 (1-0) JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Played in five games as outside linebacker … made six tackles on the year, including his first career tackle for loss … had a solo stop against BYU (Nov. 23) … shared on a pair of tackles against Navy (Nov. 2) … credited with three solo stops, including a TFL, at Air Force (Oct. 26). SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Appeared in two games (Boston College and Wake Forest) during the season … logged first career tackle against Wake Forest (Nov. 17) . FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Did not see any game action during the season. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked 11th nationally on Rivals weak-side defensive end list … selected to Florida Times-Union Super 75 team of Florida’s top players … listed 123rd on ESPN 150 list of top players nationally for 2010 … selected to play in Team USA vs. The World game in Austin, Texas … tabbed as best defensive lineman and fifth-best prospect in Miami-Dade County by Miami Herald … named to Orlando Sentinel Florida Top 100 list as fourth-best defensive end in state … led Columbus High School team in Miami, Fla., to 6A regional quarterfinals of 2010 Florida state playoffs … registered 80 tackles and 10 sacks for Columbus as a junior defensive end in 2009 … named first-team all-county in 2010 by Miami Herald … 2009 first-team all-Dade County selection … named second team all-state defensive line by Florida sportswriters and first team all-county by Miami Herald following his junior campaign in 2009 … played for coach Chris Merritt at Christopher Columbus High School … son of Gus and Olga Rabasa … enrolled in College of Arts and Letters, majoring in film, television and theatre. RABASA'S CAREER STATS TACKLES G-GS UA 2012 2-0 0 2013 5-0 4 TOTALS 7-0 4

A TOTAL TFL PD FF FR BLK 1 1 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 2 6 1.0-2 0 0 0 0 3 7 1.0-2 0 0 0 0

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FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Did not see game action during the season.

MAX REDFIELD

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REDFIELD'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 3, BYU, Nov 23, 2013 (0-3); at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013 (2-1) FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Played in 12 games, started vs. Rutgers (Dec. 28) and missed only Michigan (Sept. 7) … made 12 tackles on the season … collected a pair of stops in his first career start in the 29-16 victory over Rutgers in the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl … made three tackles against BYU (Nov. 23) to match his high … had two tackles against Navy (Nov. 2) … enjoyed a three tackle evening at Air Force (Oct. 26) … had single assisted tackles against both Temple (Aug. 31) and Michigan State (Sept. 21).

FR INT PBU BLK 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

COREY ROBINSON

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

WR • 6-4.5 • 215 • So. San Antonio, Texas (San Antonio Christian)

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2013 SEASON REVIEW

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Second-team USA Today All-USA high school All-American … second-team safety on prep All-America team for 2013 selected by 247Sports … first-team defensive back on Los Angeles Times All-Star team for 2012 … Orange County Register defensive player of the year for 2012 … South Coast League MVP

REDFIELD'S GAME-BY-GAME STATS 2013 UT-AT TT TFL SCK FF Temple 0-1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Michigan Did Not Play at Purdue 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 Michigan State 0-1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 Oklahoma 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 vs. Arizona State 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 USC 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Air Force 2-1 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 Navy 0-2 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Pittsburgh 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 BYU 0-3 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Stanford 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 *vs. Rutgers 1-1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 TOTALS 3-9 12 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 * - games started

COACHES & STAFF

S • 6-1 • 198 • So. Mission Viejo, Calif. (Mission Viejo)

REDFIELD'S CAREER STATS TACKLES G-GS UA A TOTAL TFL PD FF FR BLK 2013 12-1 3 9 12 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

THE FIGHTING IRISH

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Helped Woodberry Forest School in Woodberry Forest, Va., to 7-3 mark as senior in 2012, making 33 tackles (12 solo), 10.5 sacks, 12 hurries, one fumble caused and one pass broken up … ranked 142nd player nationally on ESPN 300 list … rated 134th on Rivals 250 list … ranked 10th on Rivals.com list of outside linebackers … ranked 31st among outside linebackers on Scout 300 by Scout.com … only pass reception in 2012 went for 41 yards and a TD vs. Collegiate … had nine tackles and 4.5 sacks in 52-13 win over Kiski in 2012 … as a junior in 2011 made 47 tackles, nine tackles for loss, seven sacks and forced a fumble … selected for U.S. Army All-American Bowl and played for East squad … also played as long-stick middie in lacrosse … from same high school as current Irish junior C.J. Prosise and freshman Greer Martini … played for coach Clint Alexander … son of David and Renita Randolph … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.

in 2012 at Mission Viejo High School in Mission Viejo, Calif. … ranked 23rd player nationally on ESPN 300 list … ranked 41st on 247Sports list of top 247 players … rated 30th on Rivals 250 list … ranked third on Rivals.com list of safeties … ranked 57th overall and fifth among safeties on Scout 300 by Scout.com … made 65 tackles as a senior in 2012 to go with two forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries … made 45 receptions as a wide receiver in 2012 for 757 yards and six TDs … had four interceptions and blocked four punts as a senior in 2012 … helped his Mission Viejo team climb to number one in Orange County rankings as senior … three-sport standout at Mission Viejo, also playing basketball and soccer … all-Orange County pick as junior in 2011 … selected for Under Armour AllAmerica Game in St. Petersburg and played for West team … aunt is former United States soccer defender Joy Fawcett, an Olympic and World Cup champion … mother Kathy played soccer in college … played for coach Bob Johnson … son of Floyd Sr. and Kathy Mora … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters.

HERE COME THE IRISH

DOUG RANDOLPH

HISTORY AND RECORDS

ROBINSON'S CAREER HIGHS Points scored: 6, at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013 TDs: 1, at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013 Receptions: 3, Michigan State, Sep 21, 2013 Receiving yards: 54, Michigan State, Sep 21, 2013 (3 receptions) Receiving TDs: 1, at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013 Long reception: 35, at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013 All-purpose yards: 54, Michigan State, Sep 21, 2013 FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Saw action in all 13 games and started three contests (Temple, Arizona State and Air Force) as rookie wide receiver… registered nine receptions for 157 yards and one TD … hauled in a career-best 35-yard TD pass against Air Force (Oct. 26) … recorded the first ever multi-reception game of his career against Michigan State (Sept. 21) with three catches for a career-best 54 yards … added a 17-yard catch against BYU (Nov. 23) and two grabs for 29 yards, including a 22-yard reception, against Stanford (Nov. 30) … registered three receptions of at least 20 yards.

UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team Division II all-state wide receiver on Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools team for 2012 … ranked as number four player in San Antonio area for 2012 by San Antonio Express-News … a first-team wide receiver on San Antonio Express-News Sub-5A all-area team for 2012 … ranked 80th nationally on Rivals.com list of wide receivers … ranked 43rd among wide receivers on Scout 300 by Scout.com … had 67 receptions as a senior in 2012 for 1,414 yards and 20 scores … caught nine passes for 151 yards and four TDs in 2012 game against Navarro … caught nine balls for 229 yards and three TDs (including game-winning score) in win over Blanco … helped Christian High School in San Antonio, Texas, to 8-4 record and Texas Division II area title in 2012 … made 42 catches for 660 yards and 10 TDs as a junior in 2011 … named to Texas academic all-state team … named to U.S. Army All-American Bowl and played for West squad … son of former Naval Academy and San Antonio Spurs basketball great and Hall of Famer David Robinson … received National Merit Scholarship … enrolled at Notre Dame in January 2013 … played for coach Bryan Marmion … son of David and Valerie Robinson … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in liberal studies.

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2014 Fighting Irish ROBINSON'S CAREER STATS RECEIVING G-GS REC YARDS TD LONG REC/G AVG/C AVG/G 2013 13-3 9 157 1 35 0.7 17.4 12.1 SCORING 2013 ALL PURPOSE 2013

TD RUSH RCV RET PAT 2PAT FG TOTAL AVG/G 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 0.5 RUSH RCV PR KR IR TOTAL AVG/G 0 157 0 0 0 157 12.1

ROBINSON’S GAME-BY-GAME STATS RECEIVING 2013 NO. YDS TD LG *Temple 0 0 0 0 at Michigan 1 12 0 12 at Purdue 0 0 0 0 Michigan State 3 54 0 24 Oklahoma 0 0 0 0 *vs. Arizona State 0 0 0 0 USC 0 0 0 0 *at Air Force 1 35 1 35 Navy 0 0 0 0 at Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 BYU 1 17 0 17 at Stanford 2 29 0 22 vs. Rutgers 1 10 0 10 TOTALS 9 157 1 35 * - games started

ISAAC ROCHELL

DL • 6-3.5 • 287 • So. McDonough, Ga. (Eagle's Landing Christian)

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ROCHELL'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 4, at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013 (3-1) FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Saw action in 11 games … registered 10 total tackles, including five solo stops … recorded a career-best four tackles at Air Force (Oct. 26) … registered three tackles in his Irish debut against Temple (Aug. 31) … added two tackles against Navy (Nov. 2). HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team Georgia Class A all-state pick by Atlanta Journal-Constitution … helped Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy in McDonough, Ga., to 12-1 record and Georgia Class A private state title in 2012 with 33-0 win over Prince Avenue Christian in championship game … played both defensive and offensive tackle in 2012 … first-team defensive lineman on Atlanta Journal-Constitution South Metro all-area team for 2012 … second-team Georgia Class A all-state pick on 2012 Georgia Sportswriters Association team … helped ELCA out-score its opponents 618-109 in 2012 … helped ELCA to earlier playoff wins over Our Lady of Mercy (42-14), Savannah Christian (42-7) and George Walton Academy (27-14) in 2012 … ranked 139th player nationally on ESPN 300 list … ranked 127th on 247Sports list of top 247 players … rated 124th on Rivals 250 list … ranked ninth on Rivals.com list of defensive ends … ranked 153rd overall and 17th among defensive ends on Scout 300 by Scout.com … made 97 tackles, 24 tackles for loss and seven sacks as junior in 2011 … played in Offense-Defense Bowl in Houston in December 2012 … brother Matt is a junior offensive lineman at Air Force in 2014 after starting every game in 2013 … played for coach John Gess … son of Steve and Gina Rochell … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters.

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FR 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

INT PBU BLK 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0

0-0 0-0

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KEIVARAE RUSSELL

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RUSSELL'S HONORS & AWARDS • Bednarik Award Watch List (2014) • Nagurski Trophy Watch List (2014) • FWAA Freshman All-American (2012) • CBSSports.com Freshman All-American (2012) • Sporting News Second Team Freshman All-American (2012) • Scout.com Second Team Freshman All-American (2012)

FF FR BLK 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0

INTERCEPTIONS 2012 2013 TOTALS

G-GS NO. YARDS TD LONG AVG/R AVG/G 13-13 2 31 0 31 15.5 2.4 13-13 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 26-26 3 31 0 31 10.3 1.2

ALL PURPOSE 2012 2013 TOTALS

RUSH RCV PR KR IR TOTAL AVG/G 0 0 0 0 31 31 2.4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 31 31 1.2

SACKS 2012 2013 TOTALS

UA A TOTAL YARDS 0 1 0.5 4 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 0.5 4

UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Enjoyed an exceptional freshman campaign, starting all 13 games … named to Freshman All-America teams by both Football Writers Association of America and CBS Sports.com … selected a second-team Freshman All-American by Sporting News and Scout.com … recorded 58 tackles (fifth on the team), 37 of which were solo, with two tackles for loss … ranked third on the Irish with two interceptions … opened the season with five tackles against Navy (Sept. 1) … combined with teammate Louis Nix III for a half sack of quarterback Robert Marve in the win over Purdue (Sept. 8) … picked off first career pass against Michigan (Sept. 22), and returned the ball a career-long 31 yards … was the second freshman to log an interception during the game (Nicky Baratti) … finished with six tackles in the Shamrock Series game against Miami (Oct. 6) … credited with seven total tackles against Stanford (Oct. 13) … six unassisted stops, including one for a loss, in the victory over BYU (Oct. 20) … had career-high nine tackles (six unassisted) and a half tackle for loss in the triumph at Oklahoma (Oct. 27) … recorded five total tackles against Pittsburgh (Nov. 3) … ended the regular season with three tackles and a crucial interception of signalcaller Max Wittek in Irish territory during the win at USC (Nov. 24) … tallied eight tackles in BCS National Championship Game vs. Alabama.

HISTORY AND RECORDS

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Started all 13 games at cornerback … has started all 26 games over his two year career … registered 51 total tackles, including 40 solo stops … collected one and a half tackles for loss, one interception, one fumble recovery, one quarterback hurry and eight pass breakups … collected a pair of tackles, one interception and three pass breakups in the 29-16 victory over Rutgers in the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl (Dec. 28) … recorded a season-high seven tackles in the victory over BYU (Nov. 30) … registered six tackles, all solo, a tackle for loss and fumble recovery in the victory at Air Force (Oct. 26) … had six tackles, all solo, in the victory over Arizona State (Oct. 5) … added four tackles against Michigan (Sept. 7), Purdue (Sept. 14), Michigan State (Sept. 21), Navy (Nov. 2) and Pittsburgh (Nov. 9) … broke up three passes against Michigan State (Sept. 21).

2013 SEASON REVIEW

RUSSELL'S CAREER HIGHS All-purpose yards: 31, Michigan, Sep 22, 2012 Interceptions: 1, three times Long interception return: 31, Michigan, Sep 22, 2012 Tackles: 9, at Oklahoma, Oct 27, 2012 (6-3) Sacks: 0.5, Purdue, Sep 08, 2012 (0-1) Tackles for loss: 1.0, BYU, Oct 20, 2012 (1-0); at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013 (1-0) Fumbles recovered: 1, at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013 Pass breakups: 3, vs Rutgers, Dec 28, 2013; Michigan State, Sep 21, 2013

RUSSELL'S CAREER STATS TACKLES UA A TOTAL TFL PD 2012 37 21 58 2.0-7 4 2013 40 11 51 1.5-2 9 TOTALS 77 32 109 3.5-9 13

COACHES & STAFF

CB • 5-11 • 190 • Jr. Everett, Wash. (Mariner)

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THE FIGHTING IRISH

ROCHELL'S GAME-BY-GAME STATS 2013 UT-AT TT TFL SCK FF Temple 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Michigan 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Purdue 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 Michigan State 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 Oklahoma 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 vs. Arizona State 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 USC 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Air Force 3-1 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 Navy 1-4 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Pittsburgh 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 BYU 0-1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Stanford Did Not Play - Injury vs. Rutgers Did Not Play - Injury TOTALS 5-5 10 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 * - games started

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Listed 122nd player nationally on 247Sports chart of top prospects … ranked the fifth-best all-purpose back in the nation and third-best player from Washington by 247Sports … rated 124th on Rivals.com Rivals250 list … listed as ninth-best athlete in the nation and third-best player in Washington by Rivals.com … rated number-138 player nationally and 12th-best tailback in his class by MaxPreps and Tom Lemming … rated 12th nationally among running backs and fourth-best player in Washington by SuperPrep … listed 207th nationally on Scout.com Scout 300 rankings … named to Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 list as one of the 100 best players in 13 western U.S. states … first-team 2011 Washington Class 4A all-state running back by Associated Press … gained 1,293 rushing yards on 177 attempts with 14 TDs as senior in 2011 despite missing three games due to injury … also caught five passes in 2011 for 69 yards and one TD and completed all three of his passes for 58 yards and another TD … first-team all-area running back by Everett Herald – and finished second in voting for all-area offensive player of the year … standout running back at Mariner High School in Everett, Wash. … rushed 30 times for 284 yards and four TDs in 28-24 win over Mount Vernon in second game of 2011 season … accounted for 1,850 rushing yards on 288 carries with 20 TDs as a junior in 2010 … rushed 159 times for 1,232 yards and 14 TDs as a sophomore in 2009, to go with five catches for 120 yards and two TDs … also played defensive back as a sophomore, making 25 tackles and three interceptions … carried 36 times as freshman for 182 yards and two TDs in 2008 … selected for U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio … coached by John Ondriezek at Mariner High School … son of Keith Russell and Yolanda Phillips … enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, majoring in marketing.

HERE COME THE IRISH

ROCHELL'S CAREER STATS TACKLES G-GS UA A TOTAL TFL PD FF FR BLK 2013 11-0 5 5 10 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

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2014 Fighting Irish RUSSELL’S GAME-BY-GAME STATS 2013 UT-AT TT TFL SCK *Temple 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 *at Michigan 4-0 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 *at Purdue 4-0 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 *Michigan State 3-1 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 *Oklahoma 4-1 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 *vs. Arizona State 6-0 6 0.0-0 0.0-0 *USC 2-1 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 *at Air Force 6-0 6 1.0-2 0.0-0 *Navy 3-1 4 0.5-0 0.0-0 *at Pittsburgh 3-1 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 *BYU 3-4 7 0.0-0 0.0-0 *at Stanford 1-1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 *vs. Rutgers 1-1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 TOTALS 40-11 51 1.5-2 0.0-0 * - games started

FF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FR 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0

INT PBU BLK 0-0 0 0 0-0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 3 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 1-0 3 0 1-0 8 0

2012 UT-AT TT TFL SCK FF FR INT PBU BLK *vs. Navy 3-2 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 *Purdue 1-1 2 0.5-4 0.5-4 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 *at Michigan State 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 1 0 *Michigan 1-1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 1-31 0 0 *vs. Miami 2-4 6 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 *Stanford 4-3 7 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 *BYU 6-0 6 1.0-2 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 *at Oklahoma 6-3 9 0.5-1 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 *Pittsburgh 4-1 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 *at Boston College 2-1 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 1 0 *Wake Forest 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 *at USC 3-0 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 1-0 0 0 *vs. Alabama 3-5 8 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 TOTALS 37-21 58 2.0-7 0.5-4 0 0-0 2-31 2 0 * - games started

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LB • 6-0.5 • 235 • Sr. Orange, Calif. (Mater Dei) SCHMIDT'S HONORS & AWARDS • AFCA Good Works Team Nominee (2014)

SCHMIDT'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 3, Temple, Aug 31, 2013 (2-1) Tackles for loss: 1.0, at Pittsburgh, Nov 9, 2013 (1-0); BYU, Nov 23, 2013 (1-0) Pass breakups: 1, USC, Oct 19, 2013

high school as former Notre Dame great and 1964 Heisman Trophy winner John Huarte … attended only high school in the country with two former players being awarded the Heisman Trophy (Matt Leinart, USC) … played Pop Warner football with former Notre Dame TE Troy Niklas … also son of Joseph and Debra Schmidt … father, Joseph II, was football captain and safety at the University of San Diego … sister, Catherine, was a 2006 Notre Dame graduate and competed for the Irish track and field program … sister, Mary Grace, played for the Texas A&M women's soccer team prior to graduation in 2013 … brother-in-law, Greg Lopez, was a 2006 Notre Dame graduate and captain of the Irish baseball team … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in management-entrepreneurship. SCHMIDT'S CAREER STATS TACKLES G-GS UA 2012 10-0 2 2013 13-0 10 TOTALS 23-0 12

A TOTAL TFL PD FF FR BLK 4 6 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 5 15 2.0-19 1 0 0 0 9 21 2.0-19 1 0 0 0

SCHMIDT’S GAME-BY-GAME STATS 2013 UT-AT TT TFL SCK Temple 2-1 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 at Michigan 2-0 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 at Purdue 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 Michigan State 0-1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 Oklahoma 0-1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 vs. Arizona State 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 USC 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 at Air Force 1-1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 Navy 0-0 0 0.5-0 0.0-0 at Pittsburgh 1-0 1 1.0-18 0.0-0 BYU 2-0 2 1.0-1 0.0-0 at Stanford 0-1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 vs. Rutgers 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 TOTALS 10-5 15 2.0-19 0.0-0 * - games started

FF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FR 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0

INT PBU BLK 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 1 0

2012 UT-AT TT TFL SCK FF FR INT PBU BLK vs. Navy Did Not Play Purdue Did Not Play at Michigan State Did Not Play Michigan 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 vs. Miami 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 Stanford 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 BYU 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 at Oklahoma 0-1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 Pittsburgh 0-1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 at Boston College 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 Wake Forest 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 at USC 0-2 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 vs. Alabama 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 TOTALS 2-4 6 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 * - games started

JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Saw action in all 13 games … registered 15 total tackles, including 10 solo stops, and two tackles for loss … registered a career-best three tackles in the victory over Temple (Aug. 31) … had a tackle and critical fourth-quarter pass breakup in the victory over USC (Oct. 19) … collected two tackles against Michigan (Sept. 7), Air Force (Oct. 26) and BYU (Nov. 23) … had a tackle for loss (18 yards) at Pittsburgh (Nov. 9). SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Made appearances primarily on special teams in final 10 games … credited with six total tackles, including two assisted stops at USC (Nov. 24). FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Did not see any game action.

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Three-year letterwinner at Mater Dei High School … three-year starter at middle linebacker … recorded 229 career tackles … helped lead Mater Dei to three straight appearances in the CIF Southern Section Playoffs … as a senior captain in ‘10, helped lead Mater Dei to the CIF semifinals, including a victory over national powerhouse Long Beach Poly High School … registered 98 total tackles, including 72 unassisted stops, 10 tackles for loss and six and a half sacks as a senior … named all-CIF Southern Conference in 2010 … earned all-state nomination, all-CIF Southern Section first team as well as first-team honors from the prestigious Trinity League … named to second team all-orange county … named team MVP and received 2010 Monarch of the Year Award as a senior on a team that included prep standouts and current USC players Max Wittek and Victor Blackwell … received award from National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame in recognition for outstanding achievements both on the field and in the classroom … awarded the prestigious 2010 Man of the Year Award for all Mater Dei High School students for his achievements in athletics, academics and extracurricular activities … attended same

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S • 6-0 • 208 • Jr. East Orange, N.J. (Don Bosco Prep) SHUMATE'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 7, Oklahoma, Sep 28, 2013 (3-4) Tackles for loss: 1.0, at Michigan, Sep 7, 2013 (1-0) Pass breakups: 2, at Michigan State, Sep 15, 2012

UT-AT TT TFL SCK FF FR INT PBU BLK 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1-1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 2-1 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 2-0 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 7-2 9 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Made appearances in all 13 games, primarily as the nickel back and also on special teams … totaled nine tackles (seven unassisted) and broke up three passes during his rookie campaign … finished with two tackles in the home opener against Purdue (Sept. 8) … had three tackles (two unassisted) against Miami (Oct. 6) at Soldier Field … tallied two solo stops against Wake Forest (Nov. 17) … recorded one solo tackle vs. Alabama in BCS National Championship Game.

COACHES & STAFF 2013 SEASON REVIEW

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated 37th player nationally on SuperPrep Elite 50 squad … listed seventh nationally among defensive backs and third-best player in New Jersey by SuperPrep … ranked 55th on Scout.com Scout 300 list and considered fourth-best safety in the nation by Scout.com … rated 103rd on 247Sports list of top prospects nationally … ranked the sixth-best safety in the nation and fourth-best prospect from New Jersey by 247Sports … listed 113th on Rivals.com Rivals250 … ranked eighth-best defensive back in nation and fourth-best recruit in New Jersey by Rivals.com … rated number-136 player nationally and ninth-best safety in his class by MaxPreps and Tom Lemming … listed the 14th-best safety nationally by ESPNU … rated number-four player in New Jersey in Newark Star-Ledger The Ledger 50 listing … played defensive back and running back for Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, N.J., in 2011 … first-team all-state pick on defense by Star-Ledger … firstteam selection on Star-Ledger all-Non-Public squad … first-team all-Suburban by Bergen Record … scored 14 rushing TDs on 60 attempts for 361 yards and averaged more than six yards per carry as a senior running back … helped Don Bosco to sixth straight New Jersey SIAA Non-Public Group 4 title, with Don Bosco finishing the 2011 season as the top-rated high school team in the country according to USA Today … had 41 tackles and two interceptions in 2011 … returned an interception 21 yards for a score as Don Bosco defeated Bergen Catholic 42-14 in 2011 New Jersey title game for final 11-0 mark … made 67 tackles, five sacks, two fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and an interception as a junior in 2010 … played in U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio … also a track standout who ran 49.6 leg on championship 4x400 relay squad … coached by Greg Toal at Don Bosco Prep High School … son of Maurice and Debra Shumate … enrolled in College of Arts and Letters, majoring in film, television and theatre.

INT PBU BLK 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

1 0 0 0

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

0 1

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HUNTER SMITH LS • 6-3 • 213 • Jr. Raleigh, N.C. (Cardinal Gibbons)

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SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Did not see any game action. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Three-year letterwinner at Cardinal Gibbons High School … helped team capture three sectional and conference championships … named all-Carolina 6 at center in 2011 … team captain as a senior … captured Crusader Award, which recognized the Cardinal Gibbons football student-athlete that best exemplifies the school’s mission both on and off the field … member of the Boy Scouts of America, National Honor Society and Franciscan Youth International Service Organization … earned Eagle Scout designation… served as vice president and president of the NHS at Cardinal Gibbons … played for coach Steven Wright at Cardinal Gibbons … son of Brandon and Bertha Smith … grandfather, Alburtus “Buddy" Smith, played football at Elon College … enrolled in the College of Engineering as a chemical engineering major.

UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

FR 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

HISTORY AND RECORDS

SHUMATE'S CAREER STATS TACKLES G-GS UA A TOTAL TFL PD FF FR BLK 2012 13-0 7 2 9 0.0-0 3 0 0 0 2013 9-4 14 9 23 1.0-4 1 0 0 0 TOTALS 22-4 21 11 32 1.0-4 4 0 0 0 SHUMATE’S GAME-BY-GAME STATS 2013 UT-AT TT TFL SCK FF Temple 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 *at Michigan 5-0 5 1.0-4 0.0-0 0 at Purdue 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 *Michigan State 3-2 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 *Oklahoma 3-4 7 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 *vs. Arizona State 2-2 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 USC Did Not Play - Injury at Air Force Did Not Play - Injury Navy Did Not Play - Injury at Pittsburgh 0-1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 BYU 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Stanford Did Not Play vs. Rutgers 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 TOTALS 14-9 23 1.0-4 0.0-0 0 * - games started

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SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Saw action in nine games and started four (Sept. 7 vs. Michigan, Sept. 21 vs. Michigan State, Sept. 28 vs. Oklahoma and Oct. 5 vs. Arizona State) … missed three games due to injury … registered 23 total tackles, including 14 solo stops … added one tackle for loss and one pass breakup … made a career-best seven tackles against Oklahoma (Sept. 28) … added five tackles against Michigan (Sept. 7) and Michigan State (Sept. 21) … added a tackle for loss against the Wolverines … recorded four stops in the victory over Arizona State (Oct. 5).

2012 vs. Navy Purdue at Michigan State Michigan vs. Miami Stanford BYU at Oklahoma Pittsburgh at Boston College Wake Forest at USC vs. Alabama TOTALS

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JAYLON SMITH LB • 6-2.5 • 235 • So. Fort Wayne, Ind. (Bishop Luers)

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JAYLON SMITH'S PLACE IN THE IRISH RECORD BOOKS • Single-Season Tackles by Freshman (2013, 63, 3rd) JAYLON SMITH'S HONORS & AWARDS • Bednarik Award Watch List (2014) • Nagurski Trophy Watch List (2014) • Butkus Award Watch List (2014) • Lombardi Award Watch List (2014) • Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List (2014) • Notre Dame Defensive Newcomer of the Year (2013) • College Sports Madness Independent Defensive Player of the Week (10.27.13) JAYLON SMITH'S CAREER HIGHS All-purpose yards: -1, USC, Oct 19, 2013 Interceptions: 1, USC, Oct 19, 2013 Tackles: 11, at Pittsburgh, Nov 9, 2013 (7-4) Tackles for loss: 1.5, vs Arizona State, Oct 5, 2013 (1-0) Fumbles forced: 1, vs Arizona State, Oct 5, 2013 Fumbles recovered: 1, at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013 Pass breakups: 1, BYU, Nov 23, 2013; vs Arizona State, Oct 5, 2013; at Michigan, Sep 07, 2013 FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Started all 13 games at outside linebacker … became the first Notre Dame freshman linebacker to start a season opener since Kory Minor in 1995 … ranked third on the squad with 67 total tackles, including 41 solo stops … second on the team with 6.5 tackles for loss … added one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one interception, one quarterback hurry and three pass breakups … his 67 tackles are the third-most ever by an Irish freshman and most since Bob Golic set the rookie record with 82 in 1975 … registered six tackles, three solo stops, in the 29-16 victory over Rutgers in the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl (Dec. 28) … recorded a career-best 11 tackles, including one for loss, against Pittsburgh (Nov. 9) … credited with his first career forced fumble against Arizona State (Oct. 5) and registered nine tackles, including one and a half for loss … recorded a tackle for loss in five consecutive games Arizona State (Oct. 5) through Pittsburgh (Nov. 9) … registered first career interception in the victory over USC (Oct. 19) … made eight tackles, one for loss and picked up a fumble recovery at Air Force (Oct. 26) … 2012 Heisman Trophy runner-up and unanimous All-American Manti Te'o needed 39 career games at Notre Dame to record an interception, fumble recovery and forced fumble … Smith accomplished the same feat by his eighth career game … collected seven tackles against Oklahoma (Sept. 28).

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team captain for West squad and made four tackles, shared a tackle for a loss and blocked a field-goal attempt as a starter at linebacker … older brother Rod is a senior running back at Ohio State in 2014 with career rushing yards and four TDs to his credit… played for coach Steve Keefer … son of Roger Smith and Sophia Woodsen … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters. JAYLON SMITH'S CAREER STATS INTERCEPTIONS G-GS NO. YARDS TD LONG AVG/R AVG/G 2013 13-13 1 -1 0 0 -1.0 -0.1 ALL PURPOSE 2013 TACKLES 2013

RUSH RCV PR KR IR TOTAL AVG/G 0 0 0 0 -1 -1 -0.1 UA A TOTAL TFL PD FF FR BLK 41 26 67 6.5-22 4 1 1 0

JAYLON SMITH'S GAME-BY-GAME STATS 2013 UT-AT TT TFL SCK *Temple 0-1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 *at Michigan 4-1 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 *at Purdue 1-0 1 1.0-3 0.0-0 *Michigan State 2-2 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 *Oklahoma 2-5 7 0.0-0 0.0-0 *vs. Arizona State 6-3 9 1.5-9 0.0-0 *USC 1-3 4 1.0-2 0.0-0 *at Air Force 5-3 8 1.0-1 0.0-0 *Navy 2-1 3 1.0-6 0.0-0 *at Pittsburgh 7-4 11 1.0-1 0.0-0 *BYU 3-0 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 *at Stanford 5-0 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 *vs. Rutgers 3-3 6 0.0-0 0.0-0 TOTALS 41-26 67 6.5-22 0.0-0 * - games started

FF 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

FR 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1--1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1--1

PBU 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3

BLK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Winner of 2012 Butkus Award presented by Pro Football Weekly to top high school linebacker in the country … first-team linebacker on the Parade prep All-America squad … first-team USA Today All-USA high school All-American … finalist for American Family Insurance All-USA Defensive Player of the Year … first-team linebacker on prep All-America team for 2013 selected by 247Sports … Indiana Mr. Football award winner for 2012 season, receiving more than twice as many votes as the runner-up … rated top player in Indiana on Detroit Free Press Best in the Midwest ratings … ranked seventh player nationally on ESPN 300 list … ranked 18th on MaxPreps/Tom Lemming Top100 list … ranked fifth on 247Sports list of top 247 players … rated third on Rivals 250 list … ranked first on Rivals.com list of outside linebackers … ranked third overall and first among outside linebackers on Scout 300 by Scout.com … helped Bishop Luers Knights in Fort Wayne, Ind., to four straight Indiana Class 2A state titles as linebacker and running back … first-team linebacker on Associated Press Indiana Class 2A all-state team as senior … member of 2012 Indiana Football Coaches Association Top 50 all-state squad … named to that same team as a junior in 2011 at running back … first-team linebacker on Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette all-star team for 2012 … helped Bishop Luers to 40-28 win over Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter in 2012 Indiana 2A title game while rushing for 150 yards and scoring three TDs … rushed for 147 yards and added nine tackles and a sack in state semifinal win over Andrean … helped Knights to 11-4 mark in 2012 as Bishop Luers became first Indiana 2A school to win four straight state titles … finished with 1,265 rushing yards and 18 TDs on 176 attempts as a senior in 2012 to go with 10 receptions for 66 yards and two more TDs— and added 72 tackles (43 solo), 19.5 tackles for loss, eight sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and seven pass deflections on defense … won Euell A. Wilson Award as top senior player in Summit Athletic Conference in 2012 … rushed 168 times for 1,319 yards and 25 TDs as a junior in 2011 to go with 17 catches for 191 yards and four TDs … made 51 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, eight sacks, one interception and two fumble recoveries as junior in 2011 … three-time first-team all-state selection … played basketball at Bishop Luers as a freshman, sophomore and junior—including one season with former Ohio State star Deshaun Thomas … selected for U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, was named

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FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Did not see any game action.

S • 5-9 • 200 • Sr. Davie, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas)

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ERNIE SOTO

STANLEY'S CAREER STATS PARTICIPATION G-GS 2012 2-0 2013 13-13 TOTALS 15-13

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Caught 37 passes for 547 yards and six TDs as senior in 2012 at Belton High School in Belton, Texas … helped Tigers to 6-4 record as senior on team that averaged 31.6 points per game … one of two tight ends on Waco TribuneHerald Top 50 … rated number two on Waco Tribune-Herald list of Central Texas prospects for 2012 … two-time first-team tight end on Texas District 8-5A squad in 2012 and 2011 … rated sixth tight end nationally by 247Sports and 15th tight end by Rivals … Rivals rates him 40th among state of Texas prospects … ranked 188th on 247Sports list of top 247 players … ranked 170th overall and sixth among tight ends on Scout 300 by Scout.com … Texas High School Coaches Association named him to its all-state academic first team for 2012 … caught 22 passes as junior in 2011 for 341 yards and three TDs and also caught three twopoint conversion throws … added eight receptions for 120 yards and two TDs as a sophomore in 2010 … played defensive end as a high school freshman before moving to tight end … father Roy was offensive lineman on 1980 Baylor Southwest Conference champion football squad … played for coach Rodney Southern … son of Roy and Terri Smythe … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked the 11th-best offensive tackle in the country and 66th-best prospect nationally by Scout.com … rated number-118 player nationally and 17th-best offensive tackle in the country by MaxPreps and Tom Lemming … ranked the 145th-best player in the nation by 247Sports … rated the best player from Nevada and 16th-best offensive tackle prospect nationally by 247Sports … listed 176th on Rivals.com Rivals250 … ranked as best player in Nevada and 15th-best offensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com … rated 17th nationally among offensive linemen and 12th-best player in California/Hawaii/Nevada by SuperPrep … named to Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 list as one of the 100 best players in 13 western U.S. states … first-team offensive lineman on Nevada Class 4A all-state team for 2011 … selected first-team all-Southwest League as a senior in 2011 … honorable mention pick on SI.com High School All-America team … helped Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas, Nev., finish 15-1 in 2011 and win third straight Nevada Class 4A state crown with 72-28 win over Reed in title matchup … three-year starter who helped Gorman to combined 43-3 record and final number-five ranking in 2011 by USA Today … played in Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Phoenix … also a standout in basketball, averaging 10 points, eight rebounds and four assists per game as a junior on Gorman team that reached state semifinals … helped lead Gorman to Nevada class 4A state title as a senior … helped basketball team to No. 11 final ranking by ESPN and No. 14 by USA Today … coached in football by Tony Sanchez at Bishop Gorman High School … son of Ron and Juli Stanley … enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, majoring in management-consulting.

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DURHAM SMYTHE

JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Did not see any game action. SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Did not see game action.

RONNIE STANLEY OL • 6-5.5 • 315 • Jr. Las Vegas, Nev. (Bishop Gorman)

2013 SEASON REVIEW

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-year football letterwinner at St. Thomas Aquinas High School … St. Thomas Aquinas went undefeated three times in his four years and captured two conference championships, two regional championships and one state title … attended same high school as former Irish players Jordan Cowart, Ben Turk, Dan Wenger and Sam Young … born in Boca Raton, Fla. … son of Ernie and Paula Soto … played for coach George Smith at St. Thomas Aquinas … enrolled in the College of Engineering as a chemical engineering major.

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FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Appeared in a reserve role on the offensive line against Navy (Sept. 1) and Michigan (Sept. 22).

JOHN TURNER LB • 6-0.5 • 225 • Jr. Indianapolis, Ind. (Cathedral)

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TURNER'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 2, Navy, Nov 2, 2013 (0-2) SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Saw action in all 13 games, predominantly on special teams … recorded four tackles, including a season-high two against Navy (Nov. 2) … added tackles against Michigan State (Sept. 21) and USC (Oct. 19) while playing at safety. FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Did not see game action for the Irish.

UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Started all 13 games at right offensive tackle … part of an offensive line that allowed just eight sacks and ranked second in the Football Bowl Subdivision in fewest sacks allowed … no team in the nation allowed fewer sacks and attempted more passes than Notre Dame (eight sacks on 429 pass attempts) in '13 in area of great improvement for the Fighting Irish … in 2012, Notre Dame allowed more than twice as many sacks (18) on 41 fewer passing attempts (388) … helped the Irish run the ball for a season-high 235 yards while not allowing a sack on 28 passing attempts in the victory over BYU (Nov. 23) … Michigan State entered the game against Notre Dame (Sept. 21) ranked 14th in the Football Bowl Subdivision in sacks – averaging 3.0 per game, but the Irish did not allow a single sack in 34 pass attempts against the Spartans … Notre Dame struggled to run the ball against Purdue (Sept. 14), but the Irish were successful on its final drive to run out the clock (ran for 42 yards on final drive; just 49 prior to the drive) … Notre Dame ran the final 7:22 off the game clock and the Irish converted four third-down plays on the final drive … Arizona State and Stanford both rank tied for seventh in the Football Bowl Subdivision in sacks per game (3.08) yet the duo managed a combined one sack against the Irish.

HISTORY AND RECORDS

STANLEY'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 1, USC, Oct 19, 2013 (0-1)

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2014 Fighting Irish HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to Indianapolis Star Super Team for 2011 … first-team defensive back on 2011 Indianapolis Star all-city team … first-team defensive back on Associated Press Indiana Class 4A all-state squad for 2011 … ranked the fifth-best prospect in Indiana by 247Sports … rated 62nd-best player in Midwest by SuperPrep … made 49 tackles and broke up six passes as senior defensive back in 2011 for Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, Ind. … helped Cathedral to second straight Indiana Class 4A title in 2011 with championship game win over South Bend Washington … made 55 tackles and four interceptions as a junior in 2010 in Cathedral’s state title season … won AAU national championship in tae kwon do as a junior high competitor … coached by Rick Streiff at Cathedral High School … son of Troy and Stephanie Turner … enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, majoring in marketing. TURNER'S CAREER STATS TACKLES G-GS UA A TOTAL TFL PD FF FR BLK 2013 13-0 1 3 4 0.0-0 0 0 0 0

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team defensive lineman on California Division I all-state squad as a senior in 2009 … named Lineman of the Year for 2009 by Los Angeles Times … first-team defensive lineman on Los Angeles Times All-Star team for 2009 … defensive player of the year on all-Southland team named by Los Angeles Times … named Moore League defensive player of the year as a senior in 2009 … recorded 67 total tackles, 11.5 sacks, three fumble recoveries, 29 tackles for loss and forced four fumbles as senior defensive tackle and tight end in 2009 at Lakewood High School in Lakewood, Calif. … made seven receptions for TDs as a tight end in 2009 as Lancers finished 11-2 … helped Lakewood to final #9 Southern California overall top-25 ranking and final #4 ranking in CIF Division I South by CalHiSports.com … recovered a pair of fumbles to help Lakewood end Long Beach Poly’s 80-game conference win streak with 21-14 victory in 2009 and ensure Lakewood’s first outright Moore League title since 1974 … had four sacks in Lancers’ CIF Southern Section Pac-5 Division quarterfinal win over #23 La Puente Bishop Amat … firstteam all-conference selection as defensive lineman as a junior in 2008 on Lakewood squad that finished 10-3 … made 70 tackles and six sacks as a junior in 2008 while leading conference in tackles for loss … helped Lakewood to CIF Southern Section Pac-5 semifinals in 2008 … played in Offense-Defense All-American game in Myrtle Beach, S.C., in January 2010 … played for coach Thadd Macneal at Lakewood … son of Dennis and Maria Utupo … graduated in May 2014 from the College of Arts and Letters with a degree in anthropology. UTUPO'S CAREER STATS TACKLES G-GS UA 2011 12-0 0 2012 11-0 0 2013 13-0 4 TOTALS 36-0 4

JUSTIN UTUPO DL • 6-0.5 • 290 • Gr. Lakewood, Calif. (Lakewood)

A TOTAL TFL PD FF FR BLK 0 0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 3 7 1.0-2 0 0 0 0 3 7 1.0-2 0 0 0 0

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UTUPO'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 3, at Pittsburgh, Nov 9, 2013 (2-1) Tackles for loss: 1.0, at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013 (1-0) SENIOR SEASON (2013): Saw action in all 13 games, predominantly on special teams, but gained more significant snaps on defense toward the end of the season following the injuries to DL Sheldon Day, DL Louis Nix III and OLB Ishaq Williams … registered seven total tackles, including four solo stops … made a season-high three tackles against Pittsburgh (Nov. 9) … collected two tackles, including first career tackle for loss, in the victory at Air Force (Oct. 26). JUNIOR SEASON (2012): Saw action in the last 11 games of the regular season in a reserve role. SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011): Saw action in 12 games on the year, primarily on special teams … did not play vs. USF.

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FRESHMAN SEASON (2010): Did not see game action in 2010. 11 National Championships | 7 Heisman Trophy Winners | 188 First-Team All-Americans

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2014 Fighting Irish DL • 6-5.5 • 271 • Sr. Brooklyn, N.Y. (Lincoln)

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WILLIAMS' CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 4, vs Navy, Sep 1, 2012 (3-1) Sacks: 1.0, at Michigan, Sep 7, 2013 (1-0) Tackles for loss: 1.0, five times Fumbles forced: 1, vs Navy, Sep 1, 2012 Pass breakups: 1, Wake Forest, Nov 17, 2012

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Gatorade Player of the Year as top high school football player in state of New York for 2010 … ranked 45th nationally in 2010 by Sports Illustrated … ranked 16th nationally on Rivals 100 list … ranked second on Rivals weak-side defensive end listing … rated 42nd on ESPN 150 list … 84th among The Kickoff Top 150 high school prospects from 2010 … 17th on SuperPrep Elite 50 and was named SuperPrep Northeast Defensive Player of Year … fourth-ranked defensive lineman in country according to SuperPrep … 70th player nationally on MaxPreps Top 100 … U.S. Army All-American

UA A TOTAL YARDS 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 1.0 8 1 0 1.0 8

WILLIAMS’ GAME-BY-GAME STATS 2013 UT-AT TT TFL SCK FF Temple 0-2 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Michigan 1-1 2 1.0-8 1.0-8 0 at Purdue 1-1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 Michigan State 0-3 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 Oklahoma 0-2 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 vs. Arizona State 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 USC 1-1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 *at Air Force 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 Navy Did Not Play - Injury at Pittsburgh Did Not Play - Injury BYU 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 at Stanford 1-2 3 0.5-0 0.0-0 0 vs. Rutgers 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 TOTALS 5-12 17 1.5-8 1.0-8 0 * - games started

FR 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

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UT-AT TT TFL SCK FF FR INT PBU BLK 3-1 4 1.0-3 0.0-0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 1-1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-2 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1-2 3 1.0-9 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1-0 1 1.0-1 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 1 0 3-0 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0-2 2 0.5-2 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 11-11 22 3.5-15 0.0-0 1 0-0 0-0 1 1

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2011 UT-AT TT TFL SCK FF FR INT PBU BLK USF 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 at Michigan 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 Michigan State 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 at Pittsburgh 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 at Purdue 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 Air Force 0-1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 USC Did Not Play Navy 1-0 1 1.0-2 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 at Wake Forest Did Not Play vs. Maryland 0-1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 Boston College 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 at Stanford 0-0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 vs. Florida State 1-1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 TOTALS 4-2 6 1.0-2 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

HISTORY AND RECORDS

2012 vs. Navy Purdue at Michigan State Michigan vs. Miami Stanford BYU at Oklahoma Pittsburgh at Boston College Wake Forest at USC vs. Alabama TOTALS

FR BLK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2013 SEASON REVIEW

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Saw action in 11 games as a reserve outside linebacker … recorded six tackles, including one tackle for loss … did not play against USC or Wake Forest … notched a tackle against Michigan, Purdue, Air Force, Navy, Maryland and Florida State in Champs Sports Bowl.

SACKS 2011 2012 2013 TOTALS

A TOTAL TFL PD FF 2 6 1.0-2 0 0 11 22 3.5-15 1 1 12 17 1.5-8 0 0 25 45 6.0-25 1 1

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SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Played in all 13 games for the Irish at outside linebacker … posted 22 tackles, 11 solo and 11 assisted, to go along with 3.5 tackles for loss and first career pass breakup and forced fumble … notched a season-best four tackles in the opener against Navy (Sept. 1), including forcing a fumble, which was returned 77 yards for a TD by teammate Stephon Tuitt in the 50-10 victory … registered two tackles against Purdue (Sept. 8) and one against Michigan State (Sept. 15) … assisted on two tackles in a 13-6 victory over Michigan (Sept. 22) and, after failing to record a tackle against Miami, assisted on one tackle in a hard-fought 20-13 overtime win against Stanford (Oct. 13) … assisted on one tackle in a 17-14 win against BYU (Oct. 20) before recording three tackles against Oklahoma (Oct. 27) in a 30-13 road victory … posted a solo tackle against Pittsburgh (Nov. 3) before getting three solo tallies at Boston College (Nov. 10) in a 21-6 triumph … ended the home slate with a solo tackle against Wake Forest (Nov. 17) in a 38-0 shutout before carding two assisted tackles at USC (Nov. 24) in a 22-13 victory.

WILLIAMS' CAREER STATS TACKLES G-GS UA 2011 11-0 4 2012 13-0 11 2013 11-1 5 TOTALS 35-1 20

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JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Saw action in 11 games as outside linebacker and picked up first career start against Air Force (Oct. 26) … missed Navy (Nov. 2) and Pittsburgh (Nov. 9) games due to an injury … registered 17 total tackles, including five solo stops … added one and a half tackles for loss and one sack … collected his first career sack at Michigan (Sept. 7) … recorded a season-high three tackles against Michigan State (Sept. 21) and Stanford (Nov. 30) … added two tackles against Temple (Aug. 31), Michigan (Sept. 7), Purdue (Sept. 14), Oklahoma (Sept. 28) and USC (Oct. 19).

Bowl selection … first-team all-Borough pick in 2010 by New York Daily News … tabbed 2010 New York Daily News all-city selection …  dubbed top player in New York state postseason rankings by Rivals … led Lincoln High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., to 12-1 record and a Public School Athletic League playoff runner-up spot as senior in 2010 … had 22 tackles, six sacks and two fumble recoveries in 2010 senior season … recorded six tackles and fumble recovery in 28-7 victory over Port Richmond in 2010 … led Lincoln to 40-24 win over Boys & Girls in 2010 with five tackles and two sacks … 2009 first-team New York Post all-city and Daily News all-city selection as junior … tallied 43 tackles, 11 sacks and three forced fumbles during junior season in 2010 … graduated from high school in December 2010 and enrolled at Notre Dame in January 2011 … played for coach Shawn O’Connor at Lincoln High School … son of Shaun Williams and Anastasia Lewis … enrolled in College of Arts and Letters, majoring in philosophy.

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MALIK ZAIRE

QB • 6-0 • 210 • So. Kettering, Ohio (Archbishop Alter)

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FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Did not see game action for the Irish. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked 194th player nationally on ESPN 300 list … rated 122nd on Rivals 250 list … listed 189th nationally on ESPN 300 … ranked third on Rivals.com list of dual-threat quarterbacks … ranked 172nd overall and 14th among quarterbacks on Scout 300 by Scout.com … lefthander earned 2012 Associated Press Ohio Division III Southwest District Offensive Player of the Year accolades with 1,990 yards passing, 1,120 yards on the ground and 33 total TDs (24 passing TDs and nine rushing TDs) for Archbishop Alter High School in Kettering, Ohio … threw five TD passes and for 251 yards in 2012 season-opening win over Kettering Fairmont while running for another 171 yards and another TD … first-team quarterback in 2012 on AP Ohio Southwest All-District Division III team … led Alter to 10-0 regular-season record as a junior in 2011 before losing in first round of playoffs … completed 36 of 82 throws for 729 yards and five TDs and also rushed for 1,093 yards and 15 TDs in 2011 as a junior … took part in Elite 11 quarterback competition in Redondo Beach, Calif., in summer of 2012 … selected for Semper Fidelis AllAmerican Bowl and completed two of five passes for 12 yards and rushed nine times for 20 yards for East squad … enrolled at Notre Dame in January 2013 … played for coach Ed Domsitz … son of Imani Zaire and Stacy Carter … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in film, television and theatre.

lineman finalists for Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards presented to top 10 backs and linemen in five classifications of Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association … standout at offensive and defensive tackle for Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tenn. … first-team All-Midstate offensive linemen for 2013 by Nashville Tennessean … ranked number five on Nashville Tennessean Dandy Dozen 2013 preseason team … played in Under Armour High School All-America Game … played basketball, competed in shot put in track and played saxophone in band … father, Joe, played linebacker and made 29 career tackles for Irish from 1981-84 and was part of coach Gerry Faust’s first Notre Dame recruiting class … brother, Brad, was senior defensive end at Penn State in 2013 and brother, Blake, is redshirt sophomore offensive line at Michigan for 2014 … enrolled in First Year of Studies.

GRANT BLANKENSHIP DL • 6-4.25 • 252 • Fr. The Colony, Texas (The Colony)

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked as 91st player nationally by Scout.com … Texas District 9-4A defensive MVP for 2013 … one of 17 defensive linemen, and 31st player overall, on Dallas Morning News rating of top 100 area players … 49th best player in Texas by 247Sports … one of 16 defensive linemen on Waco Tribune Top 100 list of Texas players … played defensive line at The Colony High School in The Colony, Texas … helped The Colony to 8-3 mark in 2013 while making 53 tackles, 34 of them solo efforts, 12 tackles for loss, two hurries and one forced fumble … also caught five passes for 156 yards and two TDs … . lost 4A Division I bi-district game in 2013 University Interscholastic League playoffs … as a junior in 2012 made 78 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, plus 10 sacks, one hurry, two passes defensed and one caused fumble … received Associated Press Texas Class 4A honorable mention all-state recognition in 2012 … enrolled in First Year of Studies.

JONATHAN BONNER DL • 6-3 • 269 • Fr. Chesterfield, Mo. (Parkway Central)

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Second-team linebacker on MaxPreps 2013 AllAmerica team … St. Louis Post-Dispatch Defensive Player of the Year in 2013 as well as a Post-Dispatch first-team all-metro pick … first-team Missouri Class 5 all-state pick as both a junior and senior by Missouri Football Coaches Association … Suburban South Conference Defensive Player of the Year as a senior … made 70 tackles and 17 sacks as senior in 2013 at Parkway Central High School in Chesterfield, Mo., on team that finished 13-2 and allowed only 10.3 points per game … also played tight end, catching five TD passes in 2013 … caught 57-yard TD pass in Missouri Class 5 state title game against Lee’s Summit West … finished with career totals of 206 tackles, 40 for loss, and 34 sacks … moved into starting lineup at Parkway Central two games into his sophomore season … second-team all-metro selection as a junior in 2012 as he made 64 tackles, including 14 for loss, 12 sacks and recovered a fumble … led Colts with seven TD receptions as a junior in 2012 … uncle, Dan Knott, was reserve running back on 1977 Irish national title team … grandfather, Elmon Hampton, is godfather to former Irish safety Sergio Brown, now with NFL Indianapolis Colts … enrolled in First Year of Studies.

JUSTIN BRENT WR • 6-1.5 • 205 • Fr. Speedway, Ind. (Speedway)

ALEX BARS

OL • 6-6 • 305 • Fr. Nashville, Tenn. (Montgomery Bell Academy)

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Second-team offensive lineman on USA Today All-USA prep All-America squad for 2013 … ranked as 76th best player nationally by ESPN, 98th by Rivals.com, 99th by Tom Lemming/CBS Sports, 154th by 247Sports and 202nd by Scout.com … won Rotary Lombardi Chip Off the Old Block Award for south region as nation’s top high school lineman in seven regions and states … led Montgomery Bell Academy to Tennessee Division II-AA semifinals in 2013 and 10-2 record … first-team Tennessee Class II-AA all-state pick by Tennessee Sports Writers Association … one of three Division II-AA

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked as 64th best player nationally by Scout. com, 67th by 247Sports, 84th by Rivals.com and 280th by ESPN … rated top player in state of Indiana on Detroit Free Press Best of the Midwest selections for 2013 season … named to Indiana Football Coaches Association Top 50 for 2013 … first-team Indiana Class 3A allstate as wide receiver/running back by Associated Press … played wide receiver, running back and safety during 8-4 senior season at Speedway High School in Speedway, Ind. … as a senior in 2013 made 28 receptions for 387 yards and five TDs while also rushing 157 times for 1,315 yards and 18 TDs … had 167 kickoff return yards, 110 punt return yards, 70 yards on three interceptions and made 33 tackles on defense … named to all-Marion County team by Indianapolis Star … had seven catches for 105 yards and three TDs in 2013 win over Indianapolis Lutheran … honorable mention Associated Press Class 2A all-state pick as a junior in 2012 at wide receiver … as a junior in 2012 caught 54 passes for 922 yards and 13 TDs and also rushed for 143 yards and a score … as a sophomore in 2011 caught 40 passes for 819 yards and 10 TDs … as a freshman in 2010 caught 37 passes for 544 yards and nine TDs … enrolled early at the University and began taking classes in January 2014 … enrolled in First Year of Studies.

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OL • 6-4 • 295 • Fr. Cleveland, Ohio (St. Ignatius)

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DANIEL CAGE

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JAY HAYES

DL • 6-3 • 265 • Fr. Brooklyn, N.Y. (Poly Prep Country Day)

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COREY HOLMES

WR • 6-0.5 • 184 • Fr. Pembroke Pines, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas)

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked as 94th best player nationally by ESPN, 200th by Scout.com and 224th by Rivals.com … honorable mention all-Broward County selection for Classes 8A-7A-6A by South Florida Sun-Sentinel … played wide receiver at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. … helped team to 10-3 mark as a senior in 2013, catching 24 passes for 432 yards and four TDs … helped St. Thomas Aquinas to Florida Class 7A playoff quarterfinals … had three catches for 94 yards and three TDs in 66-0 victory versus South Broward in 2013 … rated sixth in Miami Herald Broward County preseason listing of top 25 players for 2013 … ranked 22nd on 2014 Orlando Sentinel Florida Top 100 list … caught 28 passes for 511 yards and five TDs as a junior in 2012 … had four catches for 167 yards in Florida Class 7A state title game … grabbed six passes for 94 yards and two TDs as a sophomore in 2011 … played in Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Fla. … father, David, played as defensive back at Syracuse, helped Orange to Sugar Bowl and Outback Bowl wins, then became fourth-round NFL Draft pick of Miami Dolphins in 1989 … enrolled in First Year of Studies.

DeSHONE KIZER QB • 6-4.25 • 220 • Fr. Toledo, Ohio (Central Catholic)

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked as 40th best player nationally by Tom Lemming/CBS Sports, 161st by 247Sports and 263rd by Scout.com … named Associated Press Ohio Division III co-offensive player of the year as a senior in 2013 … first-team quarterback on AP Division III All-Ohio team … Toledo Blade 2013 Player of the Year and first-team All-Blade quarterback … completed 150 of 245 passes as he threw for 2,847 yards and 30 TDs (six interceptions) as a senior for second-ranked Central Catholic High School in Toledo, Ohio … rushed 62 times in 2013 for 539 yards and six TDs and punted for 41.2-yard average … three-year starter helped team to combined 34-6 overall record in 2011-13 (8-2 in playoff games), including 14-1 mark and Ohio Division II state title in 2012 … helped Central Catholic to 12-1 mark in 2013, number-two statewide ranking and spot in Division III regional final, as well as school’s first Three Rivers Athletic Conference title … threw for 217 yards and ran for another 127 in Central Catholic’s playoff loss to Clyde in 2013 … first-team quarterback on Three Rivers Athletic Conference all-league squad for 2013 … led Central Catholic to 2012 Ohio Division II state title while completing 108 of 179 passes for 1,611 yards and 17 TDs with only two interceptions … also ran 63 times for 442 yards and eight TDs as a junior in 2012 for team that averaged 42 points per game—and punted for 37.8-yard average … led Irish to 16-12 victory over defending state champion Trotwood-Madison in state title game … career totals included 345 of 584 passing for 5,684 yards and 56 TDs to go with 151 rushing attempts for 1,211 yards and 17 TDs … also played basketball and baseball for Central Catholic … started in basketball as a freshman on Irish team that advanced to Ohio Division I state semifinals in 2011 … played outfield and hit cleanup in baseball and helped team to Three Rivers Athletic Conference crown in 2012 … from same high school as former Notre Dame standout tight end Dean Masztak (1978-81) … father, Derek, played basketball at Bowling Green … enrolled in First Year of Studies.

HISTORY AND RECORDS

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked as 192nd best player nationally by 247Sports and 233rd by Rivals.com and Scout.com … named to USA Today American Family Insurance All-USA New York team for 2013 … helped Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, N.Y., to 7-1 mark in 2013 as team outscored opponents 272-107 … three-time first-team all-city pick by MSG Varsity … all-Northeast Region preseason pick for 2013 … first-team all-metro selection as a junior defensive tackle in 2012 … named to MaxPreps U.S. Air Force Sophomore All-America second team … all-city selection as a sophomore by New York Post … played for United States Under-19 National team in International Bowl against Team Canada … from same high school as former Irish center and current New Orleans Saint Eric Olsen, center JW Jordan and back Marcus Wilson … helped teach football in Bedford-Stuyvesant communities via his participation with Gridiron Group led by former NFL defensive lineman Damian Gregory … enrolled in First Year of Studies.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team defensive lineman on San Antonio Express-News All-Area Sub-5A team … Texas University Interscholastic League District 27-4A defensive MVP … honorable mention defensive lineman on 2013 Texas Associated Press Sports Editors Class 4A all-state team … made 96 tackles and 13 sacks, forced two fumbles and knocked down 10 passes as a senior defensive end in 2013 at Clemens High School in Schertz, Texas … helped Clemens to 8-3 campaign and first playoff berth in four years in 2013 after 0-10 mark in 2012 as a junior … Texas UIL District 27-4A second-team defensive lineman as a junior in 2012 … played at Clemens alongside twin brother and fellow defensive end Kaleb … enrolled in First Year of Studies.

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team defensive lineman on Associated Press Division II All-Ohio squad for 2013 … first-team defensive lineman on JJHuddle All-Ohio (all divisions) squad for 2013 … special mention defensive lineman on Associated Press Division II All-Ohio squad for 2012 … ranked as 15th best defensive tackle nationally by Scout.com, 27th best by Rivals.com, 40th by ESPN.com and 42nd by 247Sports … led Winton Woods High School in Cincinnati, Ohio to Ohio Division II regional semifinals in 2012 and 2013 with 8-4 and 9-4 records … first-team Division II all-area pick by Cincinnati Enquirer in 2012 and 2013 … first-team Associated Press Southwest All-District in 2013 … recorded 36 tackles and six sacks as a senior in 2013 … totaled 43 tackles, 18 for loss and 10 sacks as a junior in 2012 … registered 54 tackles, 26 for loss and 22 sacks as a sophomore in 2011 … enrolled in First Year of Studies.

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DL • 6-0.5 • 325 • Fr. Cincinnati, Ohio (Winton Woods)

LB • 6-1.5 • 230 • Fr. Schertz, Texas (Samuel Clemens)

THE FIGHTING IRISH

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated 211th best player nationally by Scout.com … two-time Associated Press Division I All-Ohio pick as an offensive lineman in both 2012 and 2013 … a Cleveland Plain Dealer Football Offense All-Star selection for both 2012 and 2013 based on seven-county coverage area … played key role on offensive line that helped 8-5 St. Ignatius High School team in Cleveland, Ohio, run for more than 1,500 yards in 2013 while allowing only 12 sacks … co-captain of 2013 St. Ignatius team, alongside his cousin and linebacker Pat Hopkins … all-Northeast Lakes District offensive tackle as a junior and senior … helped St. Ignatius to 2013 Ohio state playoffs before falling to Mentor in regional semifinal … led Wildcats to 11-2 record and regional final appearance as junior in 2012, with his run blocking and pass protection showing way for 2,404 yards on ground and 3,021 yards through the air … named to MaxPreps Junior All-America 2012 first team … starter in sophomore season on St. Ignatius squad that won 11th Ohio Division I state crown … played for United States Under-19 National team in International Bowl against Team Canada … enrolled in First Year of Studies.

KOLIN HILL

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JIMMY BYRNE

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TYLER LUATUA TE • 6-2.5 • 260 • Fr. Paramount, Calif. (La Mirada)

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked as 38th best player nationally by Tom Lemming/CBS Sports and 107th by ESPN … second-team Long Beach Press-Telegram 2013 Football Dream Team selection at tight end … played tight end and linebacker at La Mirada High School in La Mirada, Calif. … made 33 receptions as a senior in 2013 for 412 yards and four TDs … caught 43 passes for 594 yards and eight TDs as a junior in 2012 … helped La Mirada to 9-2 overall record in 2012 as well as 5-0 league mark good for Suburban League title … brother, Isaac, will be a redshirt junior offensive lineman at Alabama in 2014 … played in Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Fla. … enrolled in First Year of Studies.

GREER MARTINI LB • 6-2.5 • 230 • Fr. Cary, N.C. (Woodberry Forest)

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked as 255th best player nationally by ESPN … named to USA Today American Family Insurance All-USA Virginia team for 2013 … firstteam linebacker on all-Central Virginia team for 2013 by Charlottesville Progress … played linebacker and tight end at Woodberry Forest School in Woodberry Forest, Va. … helped team to 8-1 record and Virginia Prep League crown in 2013 while leading team with 92 tackles … made 17 tackles in win over Bethesda Landon … Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division I all-state pick at linebacker as both a senior in 2013 and junior in 2012 … three-time first-team linebacker on all-Virginia Prep League team … helped Woodberry Forest to 8-2 mark as a sophomore in 2011 when he made 74 tackles, five fumble recoveries (two for TDs), three interceptions and six tackles for loss … played for United States Under-19 National team in International Bowl against Team Canada … high school teammate of current Irish receiver C.J. Prosise and linebacker Doug Randolph … enrolled in First Year of Studies.

PETER MOKWUAH

DL • 6-2.75 • 325 • Fr. Staten Island, N.Y. (St. Joseph by-the-Sea)

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team New York all-city pick as a senior in 2013 by MSG Varsity … honorable mention all-metro selection by MSG Varsity for 2013 … one of 10 picks on New York Daily News Catholic High School Football League/Private all-star team for 2013 … two-year starter at defensive end at St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School in Staten Island, N.Y. … helped Vikings to 4-7 record in 2013 and CHSFL of metropolitan New York Class AAA quarterfinals … named CHSFL player of the week for games week of Sept. 29 after making seven tackles, including four tackles for loss, in St. Joseph by-the-Sea’s 22-14 victory over Mount St. Michael … selected for United Healthcare Empire Challenge, a June all-star game between New York City and Long Island standouts benefitting Boomer Esiason Foundation and New York area youth football … uncle Gabe Mokwuah played defensive tackle at American International and was the 11th-round selection by the Green Bay Packers in 1992 NFL Draft … enrolled in First Year of Studies.

NYLES MORGAN LB • 6-0.75 • 230 • Fr. Crete, Ill. (Crete-Monee)

his only 2013 interception for a TD in a playoff game versus Providence … helped CreteMonee to Illinois Class 6A state title as a junior in 2012 with 14-0 record, as his forced fumble in the championship game shifted momentum … Crete-Monee defense in 2012 allowed only four regular-season TDs … made 107 tackles, 73 of them solo, to go with 13 tackles for loss, four sacks, two interceptions, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as a junior in 2012 … three-year starter who helped Crete-Monee to 40-2 record over those seasons … played in U.S. Army All-America Bowl in San Antonio, making three tackles and sharing a tackle for loss for West squad … father Thomas played football at Western Illinois … enrolled in First Year of Studies.

SAM MUSTIPHER OL • 6-2 • 305 • Fr. Olney, Md. (Good Counsel)

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated 134th best player nationally by Scout.com and 203rd by Rivals.com … named to 2013 Maryland consensus all-state squad on offensive line … played on both offensive and defensive lines at Good Counsel High School in Olney, Md., helping Falcons finish 6-5 in 2013 … first-team pick as offensive lineman on Washington Post All-Met squad for 2013 … named to Maryland Private School all-state squad as a senior … named to USA Today American Family Insurance All-USA D.C. team for 2013 … Montgomery Gazette first-team all-star selection for Montgomery County as both a junior and senior … first-team offensive lineman on Washington Catholic Athletic Conference all-league squad for 2013 … all-Northeast Region preseason pick for 2013 … second-team Washington Post All-Met pick as a junior in 2012 as he helped top-ranked Falcons rush for 2,374 yards and capture fourth straight WCAC title … anchored line that helped average 5.4 yards per rushing carry in 2012 and allow only 16 sacks … named to MaxPreps U.S. Air Force Sophomore All-America first team for 2011 as defensive lineman … played in Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Fla. … enrolled in First Year of Studies.

QUENTON NELSON OL • 6-4.5 • 325 • Fr. Holmdel, NJ (Red Bank Catholic)

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Second-team offensive lineman on USA Today All-USA prep All-America squad for 2013 … honorable mention selection on Parade prep All-America squad … ranked as 29th best player nationally by Rivals.com, 46th by Scout. com, 50th by Tom Lemming/CBS Sports, 74th by 247Sports and 175th by ESPN … secondteam offensive lineman on MaxPreps 2013 All-America team … named to USA Today American Family Insurance All-USA New Jersey team for 2013 … played offensive line for Red Bank Catholic High School in Red Bank, N.J. … named to MSG Varsity all-New Jersey squad … team finished 9-1 in 2013 and averaged 279 rushing yards and 43.5 points per game … had 61 tackles and three sacks on defense … all-Northeast Region preseason pick for 2013 … named to MaxPreps Junior All-America 2012 second team … helped Red Bank Catholic to New Jersey state title game with 42 tackles and seven sacks while winning Newark Star-Ledger second-team all-state honors … helped Red Bank Catholic average 38 points and 341 yards per game on offense in 2012 … played in U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio … enrolled in First Year of Studies.

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team linebacker on USA Today All-USA prep All-America squad for 2013 … ranked as 34th player nationally by Scout.com, 54th by both Tom Lemming/CBS Sports, 75th by both ESPN and Rivals.com and 97th by 247Sports … Chicago Tribune and Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Class 6A first-team all-state linebacker … chosen for Chicago Sun-Times all-area squad for 2013 … two-time pick as Northwest Indiana Times Defensive Player of the Year as both a junior and senior in 2012 and 2013 … named to Northwest Indiana Times all-area squad as both a junior and senior … all-Southland Athletic Conference pick for 2013 and first-team all-area linebacker by Southtown Star … made 115 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and had four sacks, two forced fumbles as senior in 2013 on 8-2 squad at Crete-Monee High School in Crete, Ill. … returned

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2014 Fighting Irish

P/K • 6-2.5 • 190 • Fr. Carrollton, Ga. (Carrollton)

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CODY RIGGS

CB • 5-9 • 185 • Gr. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas)

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JUNIOR SEASON (2012): Played in two games at Florida before fracturing his foot and being sidelined for the remainder of the season … recorded seven tackles, one pass breakup and one forced fumble. SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011): Played in all 13 games at Florida, making 10 starts … registered 31 tackles on the season, including 1.5 for loss and a half sack.

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2012 Bowling Green *at Texas A&M TOTALS * - games started

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2010 UT-AT TT Miami, Ohio 1-1 2 USF 1-0 1 at Tennessee 0-0 0 *Kentucky 2-2 4 at Alabama 0-0 0 LSU 0-0 0 Mississippi State 0-0 0 vs. Georgia 3-0 3 at Vanderbilt 2-0 2 *South Carolina 1-1 2 Appalachian State 1-0 1 at Florida State 1-0 1 *vs. Penn State 1-1 2 TOTALS 13-5 18 * - games started

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UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked No. 9 cornerback in the country by Scout. com … participated in the 2010 Under Armour All-America Game … recorded 25 tackles, picked off eight passes and batted down an Aquinas team record 24 others during his senior season … received honorable mention for defensive backs at the U.S. Army National AllCombine … had 25 tackles and eight interceptions during his junior season … also ran track in high school … coached by George F. Smith.

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HISTORY AND RECORDS

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010): One of six true freshmen to play in all 13 games, while starting three (Kentucky, South Carolina, Penn State) … started on the punt and kickoff coverage teams all season … usually the first corner to sub in on defense throughout the season … thirteen of his 18 tackles were solo and he had two pass breakups … started at corner in the 2011 Outback Bowl win vs. Penn State, notching his first career interception and making two tackles … made his first career start in the win vs. Kentucky, recording a then-careerhigh four tackles and a pass breakup.

RIGGS’ GAME-BY-GAME STATS 2013 UT-AT TT TFL SCK *Toledo 5-1 6 0.0-0 0.0-0 *at Miami, Fla. 0-1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 *Tennessee 2-1 3 1.0-6 0.0-0 *at Kentucky 3-3 6 2.5-15 0.5-5 *Arkansas 4-2 6 2.5-12 1.0-10 *at LSU 2-4 6 0.5-2 0.0-0 *at Missouri 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 *vs. Georgia 4-2 6 0.0-0 0.0-0 *Vanderbilt 1-0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 *at South Carolina 3-1 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 *Georgia Southern 3-4 7 0.0-0 0.0-0 *Florida State 2-2 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 TOTALS 30-21 51 6.5-35 1.5-15 * - games started

2013 SEASON REVIEW

SENIOR SEASON (2013): Returned from injury and started all 12 games at safety at Florida, after converting from cornerback … finished fourth on the team with 51 tackles … according to coaches film breakdown, he had 10 tackles for loss and one sack … led the team in tackles against Toledo (six) and Arkansas (six) … had a career-high seven tackles against Georgia Southern … named a team captain for the Miami, South Carolina and Georgia Southern games.

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COACHES & STAFF

RIGGS' CAREER HIGHS (FLORIDA) Tackles: 7, Georgia Southern, Nov 23, 2013 (3-4) Tackles for loss: 2.5, at Kentucky, Sept 28, 2013 (2-1); Arkansas, Oct 5, 2013 (2-1) Sacks: 1.0, Arkansas, Oct 5, 2013 (1-0) Forced Fumbles: 1, Bowling Green, Sept 1, 2012 Interceptions: 1, vs. Penn State, Jan 1, 2011 Pass breakups: 1, eight times

SACKS 2010 2011 2012 2013 TOTAL

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to Atlanta Journal-Constitution Georgia Class AAAA all-state squad in 2013 … handled kicks and punts for Carrollton High School in Carrollton, Ga. … connected on all five field-goal attempts as a senior, nine of 11 as a junior in 2012 and three of four as a sophomore … hit all 78 PATs as a senior, 52 of 53 as a junior and 22 of 24 as a sophomore … 76 of 100 kickoffs in 2013 were touchbacks and 142 of 213 in career carried into end zone … punted 20 times for 38.65-yard average in 2013 … helped Carrollton to Georgia Class AAAA title game in 2013 and final 13-2 record … kicked 34-yard field goal for 24-14 lead and later hit 23-yarder in 56-35 loss to Griffin in championship game … helped Carrollton win semifinal round 46-44 over Marist in four overtimes … played in Semper-Fidelis All-American Game in Carson, Calif … enrolled in First Year of Studies.

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TYLER NEWSOME

RIGGS' CAREER STATS TACKLES G-GS UA A TOTAL TFL PD FF FR BLK 2010 13-3 13 5 18 1.0-5 3 0 0 0 2011 13-10 20 11 31 1.5-3 2 0 0 0 2012 2-1 5 2 7 0.0-0 1 1 0 0 2013 12-12 30 21 51 6.5-35 3 0 0 0 TOTAL 40-26 68 39 107 9.0-43 9 1 0 0

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2014 Fighting Irish

DRUE TRANQUILL S • 6-1.5 • 225 • Fr. Fort Wayne, Ind. (Carroll)

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated as 171st best player nationally by Scout. com … named to Indiana Football Coaches Association Top 50 for 2013 … first-team Indiana Class 6A all-state at linebacker by Associated Press … named Fort Wayne NewsSentinel Football Player of the Year for 2013 … made 75 tackles, including 16 tackles for loss, to go with four sacks and an interception as a senior linebacker in 2013 at Carroll High School in Fort Wayne, Ind. … carried 114 times for 1,420 yards and 28 TDs while averaging 12.3 yards per carry … caught 16 passes for 348 yards and five TDs in 2013 and also threw 29-yard TD pass … helped Carroll to 9-3 campaign in 2013 in its first season in Indiana Class 6A and spot in playoff semifinals … pushed Carroll to two straight state sectional titles in 2012 and ‘13 … rushed for 245 yards and five TDs in one 51-34 victory in 2013 against Homestead … named to Fort Wayne News-Sentinel all-area team as a senior as a running back … participated in U.S. Army All-American Bowl combine as junior … . honorable mention Associated Press Class 5A all-state pick as junior in 2012 at defensive back … also an outstanding baseball player … named to Fort Wayne News-Sentinel 2013 all-area baseball squad after hitting .403 with four home runs, 21 runs scored, 19 RBI and 16 stolen bases … enrolled in First Year of Studies.

ANDREW TRUMBETTI 98 DL • 6-3.5 • 251 • Fr. Demarest, N.J. (North Valley Region)

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked as 85th player nationally by 247Sports, 97th by ESPN and 166th by Scout.com … named to USA Today American Family Insurance All-USA New Jersey team for 2013 … first-team pick as defensive lineman on Newark StarLedger All-Ledger All-Bergen County squad … honorable mention defensive lineman on MSG Varsity all-New Jersey squad for 2013 … played defensive end, wide receiver and running back at Demarest High School in Demarest, N.J. … had 47 tackles and four sacks in 2013, after 40 and 5.5 as a junior in 2012, and 25 and one as a sophomore in 2011 … carried 51 times as a running back in 2013 for 454 yards and three TDs … caught 12 passes for 277 yards and six TDs in 2013, after grabbing 13 for 201 as a junior and 28 for 356 and three TDs as sophomore in 2011 … scored four TDs in a 61-26 victory over Tenafly in 2013 while accounting for 305 yards of total offense (rushed for 145 yards with TD runs of 80 and 25 yards and had 160 receiving yards including TD receptions of 80 and 30 yards). . . helped Demarest to 7-3 record as a sophomore in 211 … played in Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Fla. … track and field standout with indoor best of 61-8 and outdoor best of 60-2 1/2 in shot put and outdoor best of 177-3 in discus … brother Joe is a junior safety at Johns Hopkins in 2014… enrolled early at the University and began taking classes in January 2014 … enrolled in First Year of Studies.

MONTGOMERY VANGORDER QB • 6-0 • 215 • Fr. Buford, GA (Buford)

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-year letter-winner for Buford High School football coach Jess Simpson … helped win back-to-back Georgia Class 3A State Championships as a junior (2012) and senior (2013) … Buford went a combined 29-1 over the span, including 15-0 in 2013 and ended the season ranked No. 24 in the nation by USA Today … three-year letter-winner in basketball and served as the sixth man on a team that reached the state championship game in 2014 … captain during his senior seasons in both football and basketball … involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in high school … attended the same high school as former Notre Dame running back Darius Walker … son of Brian VanGorder and Paula VanGorder … father, Brian, serves as the Irish defensive coordinator/ inside linebackers coach … Brian was a four-year letter-winning linebacker at Wayne State and was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 2013 … three older siblings either played or currently play collegiate sports: brother Malloy played football at Georgia (’07); sister, Morgan ran track/cross country at Georgia (‘14); brother Mack is a junior defensive back at Auburn … enrolled in First Year of Studies.

NICK WATKINS CB • 6-0.25 • 194 • Fr. DeSoto, Texas (Bishop Dunne)

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked as 123rd best player nationally by ESPN, 186th by Rivals.com and 205th by Scout.com … named to USA Today American Family Insurance All-USA Texas team for 2013 … first-team Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Division I all-state pick for 2013 … TAPPS District I Division I Defensive MVP … standout in secondary at Bishop Dunne High School in Dallas, Texas … one of 27 defensive backs and eighth player overall on Dallas Morning News rating of top 100 area players … helped team to 7-5 mark in 2013 and spot in TAPPS Division I state quarterfinals … had three interceptions as a senior versus North Dallas … an academic all-state selection in 2013 … made four interceptions as a junior and caught 54 passes for 724 yards and 12 TDs … first-team all-district three straight seasons … honorable mention all-state as a sophomore and junior in 2011 and 2012 … as a sophomore made 49 tackles, five interceptions (two returned for scores), two fumble recoveries and a sack … all-district honorable mention as a freshman in 2010 … played in Under Armour All-American Game in St. Petersburg, Fla. … father, Bobby Sr., played at Southwest Texas (now Texas State) and with NFL’s Detroit Lions (1982-88) … father was 1982 second-round NFL Draft pick who went on to make 20 career NFL interceptions and recover six fumbles … older brother, Bobby, was a senior defensive back at Air Force in 2013 … enrolled in First Year of Studies.

NIC WEISHAR TE • 6-4 • 237 • Fr. Midlothian, Ill. (Marist)

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team tight end on Parade prep All-America squad … first-team MaxPreps All-America selection … ranked as 212th player nationally by 247Sports and 274th by ESPN … all-time leading receiver in Illinois high school football history with 237 catches … his 3,050 career receiving yards rank eighth in Illinois history … first-team all-state tight end by Chicago Tribune and two-time Class 8A pick by Illinois High School Football Coaches Association (in 2013 as wide receiver/tight end) … named to Illinois Class 8A Academic All-State team by IHSFCA as both a junior and senior. . . two-time East Suburban Catholic Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2013 and 2012 … chosen for Chicago Sun-Times all-area squad for both 2012 and 2013 … Southtown Star 2013 Football Player of the Year … first-team all-area wide receiver by Southtown Star … made 86 catches for 1.044 yards and 10 TDs as a senior in 2013 for Marist High School in Chicago … also made 48 tackles, three sacks, three forced fumbles and had three interceptions on defense … helped Marist to 9-4 record and 2013 Illinois Class 8A semifinal before losing to eventual state champion Naperville Central … had nine catches for 155 yards in 55-14 win over Brother Rice in 2013, including TD grabs of 31, 27 and four yards … senior season also featured 11 receptions for 170 yards and three TDs vs. Niles Notre Dame … three-year starter at Marist … caught 89 passes as a junior in 2012 for 1,100 yards and five TDs for 8-2 Marist team … named to MaxPreps Junior All-America 2012 first team … caught 77 passes for 1,160 yards and 13 TDs as sophomore in 2011 on 7-3 team … named to MaxPreps U.S. Air Force Sophomore All-America second team … played in U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio … also played basketball at Marist, averaging 13 points and nine rebounds as sophomore on 23-7 team … late brother, Andrew, played football at Illinois Wesleyan … enrolled in First Year of Studies.

JHONNY WILLIAMS DL • 6-4 • 252 • Fr. Benton Harbor, Mich. (Berrien Springs)

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HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Associated Press and Detroit News Michigan Division 5-6 first-team all-state defensive lineman for 2013 … named to Detroit Free Press Michigan All-State Dream Team defense … made 68 tackles, 12.5 sacks, eight tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, a blocked kick and a blocked punt as senior defensive end at Berrien Springs High School in Berrien Springs, Mich. … played defensive end as well as working as tight end, wide receiver and linebacker … first-team all-league twice in basketball … averaged 17 points and eight rebounds during junior basketball season … earned all-state honors at 6-4 in high jump and 53-9 in shot put … enrolled in First Year of Studies.

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BRIAN KELLY 32ND YEAR COACHING 24TH YEAR AS A HEAD COACH FIFTH YEAR AT NOTRE DAME

Brian Kelly, a veteran of 23 seasons as a collegiate head coach, brings a championship tradition to his fifth year as the 29th head football coach at the University of Notre Dame. Currently the third-winningest active coach in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, Kelly has guided the Irish to 37 wins over his tenure. No Notre Dame football coach has ever collected more victories over his first four seasons. His 131 victories as a head coach since 2001 are more than all but one active FBS head coach – Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops.

COACHES & STAFF 2013 SEASON REVIEW HISTORY AND RECORDS UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

When Kelly was hired at Notre Dame he said two things needed to be addressed and done quickly. The defense needed drastic improvement and the players needed to mature both mentally and physically in order to compete for all four quarters of all 13 games. The Irish defense was one of six in the FBS that allowed fewer than 21 points per game during the three-year stretch of 2010-13. In fact, only 12 programs have allowed fewer than 20 points/game over the last four seasons combined (2010-14). Notre Dame has allowed an average of 19.02 points/game over the same span, which ranks as the ninth-best average over 2010-13 of any team in the FBS. Notre Dame’s defense has allowed two offensive touchdowns or less in 30 of its last 43 games. The Irish have actually allowed one offensive touchdown or less in 21 of those outings, including 15 of the last 26 games. The 2013 defense saw an unusally high number of players gain valuable experience. A total of 26 different Notre Dame players made at least 10 tackles. The Irish last had at least 26 different players reach double digits when 29 different Irish tacklers reached that milestone in 1962. Over that 51-year span, Notre Dame has seen no more than 23 double digit tacklers, a sum reached four other times (1977, 1991, 2003 and 2011). Eleven different Notre Dame defensive players that opened the year in the twodeep depth chart missed at least three games due to injury, and 19 different Notre Dame defensive players started a game in 2013. Notre Dame underwent all this turnover against arguably the most challenging schedule in the nation. The Irish were the only team to defeat Big Ten and Rose Bowl champion Michigan State. Notre Dame played five teams that won 10 games (Michigan State, Oklahoma, Arizona State, USC and Stanford).

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KELLY’S HEAD COACHING RESUME • Among college coaches with at least five years of service or 50 victories at a school that was classified as a major college at the time, Kelly was the 23rd to reach 200 career victories. He was the second-youngest and fifth-fastest to ever reach 200 career victories. • Kelly is the first coach in Notre Dame history to lead the Irish to bowl games during each of his first four seasons. He is the first coach to take Notre Dame to bowl games in four straight seasons at any stage his career since Lou Holtz (1987-95). • Kelly has led Notre Dame to at least eight victories over each of his first four seasons. He is the second coach in school history to accomplish the feat (Dan Devine). • Since 2006, Kelly is tied for the fourth-most wins of any active NCAA FBS coach. Kelly has won 80 contests (80-25) over that span. • Kelly's .769 winning percentage since 2007 ranks as the sixth-best among active NCAA FBS coaches. • Kelly ranks third and fifth among active NCAA FBS coaches in both victories (208) and winning percentage (.741), respectively. • In 2012, Kelly led Notre Dame to its first undefeated regular season in 24 years (1988), a spot in the BCS title game and the highest national ranking (No. 4/3) to close a season since 1993 (No. 2/2). • He is the only two-time winner of The Home Depot Coach of the Year Award (2009, 2012). • Kelly swept just about every possible coach of the year award in 2012. He earned the nod from the Associated Press, Walter Camp Football Foundation, Sporting News, Liberty Mutual and American Football Coaches Association. • Kelly became only the second Irish coach to win 12 games in a season (Lou Holtz also did it in 1988). • Kelly guided Notre Dame to a number-one ranking among all FBS programs in the most recent NCAA Graduation Success Rate figures released in October 2013. In 2012, the Irish became the first team to be ranked number one in the football polls and first in graduation rates while also playing for the BCS title. • Kelly's record also includes four seasons at Notre Dame where he has fashioned a 37-15 record that has included six losses by a combined 19 points. He has helped the Irish win 29 of their last 37 games dating back to 2011. • Three seasons at Cincinnati from 2007-09, including a 34-6 record (.850) and two straight outright BIG EAST Conference title teams that earned BCS appearances in 2008 (FedEx Orange Bowl) and 2009 (Allstate Sugar Bowl). At the time he accepted the position at Notre Dame, he qualified as the winningest active BIG EAST football coach and the only league coach with more than 150 wins.

 • Three seasons at Central Michigan University from 2004-06, including a 19-16 overall record (.542) featuring a 9-4 mark and Mid-American Conference title in 2006. • Thirteen seasons at Grand Valley State University from 1991-2003, including a 118-35-2 record (.767) highlighted by NCAA Division II national championships in 2002 (14-0) and 2003 (14-1). • An overall record of 208-72-2 (.741) in those 23 seasons as a head coach.

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Eleven of Notre Dame's 13 opponents in 2013 played in bowl games, including three BCS bowl participants (Michigan State-Rose, Stanford-Rose, Oklahoma-Sugar). The Irish were the only team in the country to play three different BCS bowl participants during the 2013 regular season. Notre Dame played the champions of both the Big Ten (Michigan State) and Pac-12 (Stanford), and was the only team to defeat two different teams that played in championship games of BCS AQ conferences. Irish foes collected 86 wins last season, which using the NCAA strength of schedule metric, was third best in the nation. The 2012 defense led the nation in two different categories and ranked among the top 10 in 10 more, including total rushing touchdowns allowed (four, 1st), red-zone rushing touchdowns allowed (four, t-1st), scoring defense (12.77, 2nd), points allowed per red-zone trip (3.4, 2nd), passing yards/completion (9.95, 2nd), red-zone touchdowns allowed percentage (34.21%, 3rd), total red-zone touchdowns allowed (13, t-3rd), red-zone points allowed (130, 4th), total passing touchdowns (10, t-6th), total defense (305.46, 7th), red-zone defense (68.4%, t-7th) and first downs/allowed (17.00, t-8th). Notre Dame allowed just 12.77 points per game in ‘12. The Irish were one of only three FBS top-10 scoring defenses to exclusively face FBS competition. Notre Dame allowed only 16 touchdowns (15 offensive) – four touchdowns fewer than any other FBS school. The Irish allowed 166 points over their 13 games. Notre Dame has never surrendered fewer points over a 13-game season in school history. The Irish allowed 12 offensive touchdowns over their last 11 games. In fact, the Irish held six opponents without an offensive touchdown and nine foes to one or fewer offensive touchdowns. Notre Dame won all five of its games decided by a touchdown or less in ’12 – one shy of the singleseason school record of six (1939). Notre Dame has gone undefeated in at least four games decided by seven points or less in the same season on just two previous occasions in school history (1929 and 1974; both went 4-0). The Irish have never had a larger fourth-quarter comeback victory in Notre Dame Stadium’s history than in 2012 in the 14-point deficit against Pittsburgh. Notre Dame rallied from halftime deficits in back-to-back weeks against Stanford and against BYU. The Irish in 2012 also had not recorded comeback victories when trailing at the half in consecutive weeks since Oct. 23 and Oct. 30, 1920 (nearly 92 years to the day). Notre Dame also won all six of its 2012 regular-season games away from Notre Dame Stadium by at least nine points. The Irish had not won six games away from Notre Dame Stadium by at least a touchdown since 1949. Notre Dame's closest margin of victory in '49 was a seven-point triumph over SMU (27-20). The month of November had not been kind to Notre Dame in the three years that preceded Kelly’s arrival in South Bend. The Irish had won only three of 13 games in the final month of the regular season. However, Notre Dame has posted a 12-3 combined record in November games since 2010. The Irish also had a hard time hanging onto leads prior to Kelly’s arrival. Notre Dame was a combined 9-6 when leading at halftime in 2008 and 2009 but improved under Kelly to 31-4 when taking an advantage into the halftime locker room. The 2012 offense averaged 189.4 yards rushing (2,462 yards in 13 games) and 222.8 yards passing (2,896). Notre Dame nearly became the third team in school history to ever average 200-yards in both categories. The two teams to accomplish the feat were the 1977 national champions (231.9 rushing and 208.1 passing), and the 1970 squad that finished No. 2 (257.8 rushing and 252.7 passing). Notre Dame was one of 26 teams in the FBS to average at least 189 yards on the ground and 200 yards in the air. The Irish averaged 4.9 yards/rush, their highest per carry average over the last 16 years. The 189.4 rushing yards/game is the third-highest per game average over the last 15 years. Only the 2000 (213.5) and 1998

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(212.5) Irish squads averaged more per game. Notre Dame ran for at least 200 yards seven times, including six of the last nine contests. The Irish have not posted more 200+ yard rushing games in a single season since 1996. Notre Dame has rushed for at least 200 yards 10 different times over the last two seasons—more than the previous five years combined (2006-10). In 2012, Manti Te'o became the 33rd unanimous All-American in Notre Dame history. He became the first Irish defensive player to earn such an honor since cornerback Shane Walton in 2002. Te'o was named a first-team All-American as the Football Writers Association of America, American Football Coaches Association, Sporting News, the Walter Camp Football Foundation and the Associated Press selected him to their respective All-America squads. Te'o qualified as Notre Dame's fourth-ever unanimous All-America linebacker and first since Michael Stonebreaker in 1990 - also joining the likes of Jim Lynch (1966) and Bob Golic (1978). Te'o became Notre Dame's first Heisman Trophy finalist since quarterback Brady Quinn in 2006. He finished second with 321 first-place votes and 1,706 points - the most ever by a defensive player in college football history. Te'o nearly became the third player to ever be named a first-team Academic AllAmerican and win the Heisman Trophy in the same year joining Pete Dawkins (Army) in 1958 and Danny Wuerffel (Florida) in 1996. Te'o captured the Lott Trophy, Nagurski Trophy, Butkus Award, Lombardi Award, Bednarik Award, Maxwell Award and Walter Camp Award. He became the first player in college football history to sweep the aforementioned seven awards. In fact, no other player in college football history had ever captured more than five major awards in one season. Tyler Eifert finished his career as the most prolific tight end in Notre Dame history. The 2012 John Mackey Award winner, Eifert holds the school record for career receptions (140) and career receiving yards (1,840) by an Irish tight end. He bested Ken MacAfee's school records in both career categories that had stood since 1977. Eifert also holds single-season school records for receptions (63) and receiving yards (803) by a Notre Dame tight end. Eifert was named a first-team All-American by Pro Football Weekly and second-team All-American by the Associated Press, Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, the Walter Camp Football Foundation and CBSSports.com. Following the season, Eifert was selected in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He was taken with the 21st overall pick by Cincinnati. Eifert was the first Notre Dame tight end to be taken in the first round of the NFL Draft since Irv Smith in 1993 (20th overall by the New Orleans Saints). Te'o was selected with the 38th overall pick by San Diego. He was the highest-drafted linebacker from Notre Dame since Demetrius DuBose was the 34th overall selection by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1993 draft. Te'o is the fourth-highest drafted Irish linebacker since 1960. Bob Crable was chosen with the 23rd pick in the first round of the 1983 NFL draft, while Myron Pottios was the 19th overall selection of the 1961 NFL draft (second round). The 2011 defense ranked 30th in the nation in yards allowed per game, a vast improvement from the defense Kelly inherited that ranked 86th in that category in 2009. The Irish ranked in the top 50 nationally in total defense, scoring defense, rushing defense and passing defense in 2011, marking just the

second time in the last nine seasons Notre Dame had ranked that high in all four categories. Notre Dame was one of 24 schools that opened 2011 with a 0-2 record but was one of only three teams (Georgia and Western Kentucky being the others) to rebound and have a winning season. In the eleven years from 2001-11, 275 FBS teams started 0-2 and Notre Dame became one of only 27 schools that won at least eight of its next 10 games. The Irish offense that Kelly directed eclipsed 500 yards of offense in five games, equal to the combined number of 500-yard games Notre Dame tallied in the previous five seasons. Notre Dame scored at least 45 points in three games in 2011, the most by an Irish offense since 1996. The Irish were led on offense by wide receiver Michael Floyd’s school-record 100 receptions and the running back duo of Cierre Wood and Jonas Gray who combined for 1,893 yards and 21 touchdowns. Floyd capped his career by breaking former teammate Golden Tate’s two-year-old school record of singleseason receptions. Wood and Gray formed a potent one-two punch out of the backfield. The tandem was one of only three running back duos in the FBS that featured each player having at least nine rushing TDs in the 2011 regular season. The other two running back teammates played on the high-octane offenses at Oregon and Oklahoma State. Defensively, Notre Dame held 12 of 13 teams below their season scoring average and held 11 of 13 schools below their season rushing average. When Kelly arrived at Notre Dame, the Irish were coming off a season where the defense ranked 86th in the nation in total defense at 397.8 yards per game. Two years later, Notre Dame’s defense ranked 30th in yards allowed per game at 344.7 and was 25th in scoring defense. Linebacker Manti Te’o was named a finalist for the 2011 Butkus Award and Lott Trophy after leading Notre Dame with 128 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss and five sacks. Senior safety and team captain Harrison Smith paced the secondary with 90 tackles and 10 pass breakups. Following the season, Floyd and Smith both were selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. Floyd was taken with the 13th overall pick by Arizona, while Minnesota tabbed Smith with the 29th selection. It marked the first time since 1994 that Notre Dame had multiple first-round NFL draft picks. Combined with Kyle Rudolph being drafted 43rd overall in the 2011 NFL Draft, Kelly became the first Notre Dame coach in 17 seasons to produce three combined players selected in the first 43 picks of consecutive NFL drafts. Despite enduring a slew of injuries at key positions, Kelly’s first Irish squad in 2010 came on strong to play perfectly in November. In addition to a convincing 28-3 victory over once-beaten and 15th-ranked Utah (Notre Dame’s widest margin over an Associated Press top 20 opponent in 14 years), the Irish defeated Army in the first football game played at the new Yankee Stadium – then ended an eight-game losing streak to archrival USC with a come-from-behind win at the Los Angeles Coliseum. Then, in the convincing 33-17 Hyundai Sun Bowl triumph against Miami, the Irish charged to a 30-3 lead after three periods, as Kelly became the first Notre Dame football coach to record a bowl victory in his first season on the Notre Dame sidelines. The Irish success down the stretch came mainly because of their defense, as Notre Dame went 13 consecutive periods over one late four-game stretch without allowing an offensive touchdown (the best sequence in that category in 30 years). In those final four wins Notre Dame’s defense limited the Utes, Black Knights, Trojans and Hurricanes to combined averages of 9.8 points (best stretch for an Irish team since 1989), 91.8 yards on the ground and 276.5 total yards. In the last four contests, the Irish defense faced teams that were averaging 38 (Tulsa), 41 (Utah), 31 (Army) and 32 (USC) points per game, yet yielded only two offensive touchdowns, combined, to that quartet. Among individual defensive leaders was Te’o, Notre Dame’s top tackler in 2010 with 133 and a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award and Butkus Award. Each of those four victories came in the first four career starts by Tommy Rees, following a season-ending injury to Dayne Crist. Among the pacesetters for Kelly’s spread offense was Floyd who caught 79 balls in 2010 for 1,025 yards and 12 touchdowns and was named the MVP of the Hyundai Sun Bowl (six catches for 109 yards and two TDs in that contest). Meanwhile, the Irish kicking game also sparkled in 2010, thanks to placekicker David Ruffer, who successfully converted his first 18 field-goal attempts (18-of-19 overall in 2010 and 23-of-24 in his career). Ruffer became one of three finalists for the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award as the top placekicker in the nation.

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Kelly’s debut season in South Bend saw the 2010 Irish play arguably the most difficult schedule in the country, as all but one of the Notre Dame opponents finished .500 or better – something no other team could claim. Notre Dame’s agenda ranked first nationally in the official NCAA schedule strength standings at the end of the regular season, with Irish opponents playing at a .652 clip (79-42). On the academic side, Kelly’s first season at Notre Dame featured a first-team ESPN Academic AllAmerica honor for Ruffer, an $18,000 post-graduate scholarship for offensive lineman Chris Stewart (he attended law school at Notre Dame during the 2010 season) as a National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete selection – and a first-place finish by Notre Dame among all FBS programs in the latest NCAA Graduation Success Rate standings with a 96 mark. In 2011, Te’o was named a second-team ESPN Academic All-American, and Notre Dame, once again, led all FBS programs in NCAA Graduation Success Rate standings with a 97 score. Te'o and Mike Golic Jr., were selected as first-team members an the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® Football Team which is selected annually by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America). The last time Notre Dame had two football players earn first-team academic honors in the same year was in 1987 (Ted Gradel and Vince Phelan). Architect of two consecutive BCS appearances at the University of Cincinnati, including a perfect 12-0 regular season in 2009 that earned him national-coach-of-the-year honors. Kelly earned the ESPN/Home Depot National Coach of the Year Award in 2009, was the BIG EAST Conference Coach of the Year in 2007, 2008 and 2009 (the first time a BIG EAST football coach won the award three straight years) -- and received the American Football Coaches Association Division II Coach of the Year Award in both 2002 and 2003. He was also a finalist for four other national awards in 2009 – the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award (Football Writers Association of America), Bear Bryant Coach of the Year Award (National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association), Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award and the George Munger Coach of the Year Award (Maxwell Football Club). He boasted a 2-1 record at Cincinnati in postseason bowl games – including a 27-24 win over Western Michigan in the International Bowl after the 2006 season (he coached in that game immediately after taking the job at Cincinnati), a 31-21 win over Southern Mississippi in the Papajohns.com Bowl after the ’07 season and a 20-7 loss to Virginia Tech in the FedEx Orange Bowl after the ’08 campaign. Kelly’s ’06 Central Michigan team finished 9-4 and qualified for the Motor City Bowl (Central Michigan defeated Middle Tennessee 31-14, though he did not coach after accepting the head coaching position at Cincinnati) – and his 12-0 team in ’09 earned an Allstate Sugar Bowl assignment against once-beaten Florida. In six NCAA Division II playoff appearances at Grand Valley State, Kelly’s teams combined for an 11-4 (.733) postseason record – including four straight victories in winning both the ’02 and ’03 NCAA titles. His ’01 Grand Valley State team fell 17-14 to North Dakota in the Division II national title game. Kelly’s ’09 team at Cincinnati finished third in the final BCS standings and fourth in both the final regular-season Associated Press and USA Today/ESPN polls. His ’08 team ended up 11-3 and 17th in both polls – and his ‘07 Bearcat squad finished 10-3 and 17th (AP) and 20th (USA Today/ESPN) in the final polls. Through the end of the 2009 regular season, his Cincinnati team won all 12 of its games, led the nation in passing efficiency (166.19), ranked second in kickoff returns (29.2 each) and sixth in total offense (464.25 yards per game), passing yardage (320.33) and scoring (39.83 points). Meanwhile, Kelly’s Bearcat defense rated third nationally in tackles for losses (8.42 per game) and eighth in sacks (2.92). The ’09 Cincinnati squad set Bearcat single-season records for points (495), passing yards (3,844), fewest fumbles (10), fewest fumbles lost (two) and fewest turnovers (10). Cincinnati concluded the ’09 campaign with a record 18 straight regular-season victories. Among the standouts Kelly coached on the ’09 Bearcat roster were first-team All-America receiver Mardy Gilyard (he ranked second nationally in all-purpose yards at 203.5 per game at the end of the regular season) and quarterback Tony Pike (ninth in passing efficiency at 155.36). Eleven Cincinnati players merited all-BIG EAST honors for ’09 (five first-team selections), including Gilyard, the league’s Special Teams Player of the Year for the second straight season. In three years at the helm of the program, Kelly put together a 34-6 record and led the Bearcats to their first two BIG EAST championships in 2008 and ‘09.

 Cincinnati achieved a then-school-record 11 victories in 2008, followed that up with a dozen wins in ’09 and had back-to-back-to-back 10-win seasons for the first time in school history. Kelly’s Bearcats in ’08 won the school’s first outright conference championship since 1964 and earned the school’s first berth in a BCS game, playing against Virginia Tech

in the 75th FedEx Orange Bowl. In ’08 Cincinnati achieved its then-highest ranking to close the regular season – 12th in the AP and USA Today/ESPN polls and the BCS standings entering the Orange Bowl. The Bearcats held a postseason ranking of 17th in both polls, tying the top postseason ranking in school history.

 Following the close of the ’08 regular season, Kelly was named the BIG EAST Coach of the Year for the second straight season. He also was named the American Football Monthly Schutt Sports FBS Coach of the Year, earned AFCA Region 1 Coach of the Year honors and was named BIG EAST Coach of the Year by Sporting News.

 Cincinnati placed 10 players on the 2008 all-BIG EAST teams (including first-team selection Connor Barwin) – with kick returner Gilyard named the BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Year and punter Kevin Huber earning the first AFCA All-America nod in program history. Huber became the first two-time AP first-team All-America selection in Bearcat football history. The Bearcats’ 27-24 bowl victory over Western Michigan in 2006 came just 34 days after Kelly was hired.
Then, in his first full season at the helm in ‘07, he put Cincinnati on the national radar by jumping out to a 6-0 start and earning the Bearcats their first appearance in the polls in more than 30 years. By winning 10 games for the first time since 1951, Cincinnati earned its 10th bowl appearance in program history and sixth bowl appearance in eight years. The Bearcats finished 17th in the AP poll and 20th in the USA Today/ESPN rankings, earning their first appearances in the final polls.

 Along the way to the 2007 Papajohns.com Bowl victory, the Bearcats’ third straight bowl win, Kelly earned BIG EAST Coach of the Year honors. Cincinnati listed seven individuals on the all-BIG EAST teams, including BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Year and consensus All-America punter Huber. The national leader in punting, Huber was one of three Bearcats to be named to an All-America team. Cincinnati ranked second in the BIG EAST and 24th nationally in passing offense (254.1), and also was second in the league and 27th nationally in passing efficiency (139.4). At the same time, the Bearcat defense led the BIG EAST in sacks (2.9) and tackles for a loss (6.5).
Kelly’s Bearcats led the FBS in net punting (41.5 yards per punt), and Cincinnati also paced the BIG EAST in kickoff returns (24.2).

 During his three years at Central Michigan, he transformed a Chippewa program that had won more than three games only once in the past four seasons into a conference champion. Central Michigan posted a 9-4 regular-season record in 2006 en route to winning the MAC title and qualifying for its first bowl game in 12 years.
Kelly inherited a program that had produced a mere 12 wins over its previous four seasons when he took the helm at Central Michigan in 2004. He guided the Chippewas to a 4-7 record in 2004 and a 6-5 slate – the school’s first winning season in seven years – in 2005.

 The Chippewas in 2005 defeated both defending MAC divisional champions, Miami and Toledo, and also knocked off eventual ‘05 league champ Akron. Central Michigan ranked first nationally in fewest turnovers (10) and fewest fumbles lost (four), while the team’s rushing defense ranked 20th and led the MAC at 113.7 yards per game (compared to 245.8 in ’03 – the year before Kelly arrived). 

 In 2006 Central Michigan rolled to a 7-1 record in conference play to win the MAC West and then dominated Ohio, 31-10, in the league championship game. Central Michigan boasted the 19th-most prolific passing attack in the nation, averaging 252.4 yards per game, set a Chippewa season mark with 28 TD passes and led the MAC in total offense (375.3 yards per game) and scoring (29.7 points). MAC Freshman of the Year Dan LeFevour passed for 2,869 yards and 25 TDs to rank 20th nationally in passing efficiency and 14th in total offense. 

 Kelly had 12 of his players achieve first-team all-conference honors over his three years at Central Michigan (including ’05 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Daniel Bazuin) – and three advanced to the NFL (including 2005 draftees Eric Ghiacuic and Adam Kieft and free agent Tory Humphrey). Bazuin, who led the nation in ’05 in tackles for losses, also was a ’06 first-team Academic All-American. 

 Kelly arrived at Central Michigan after winning back-to-back NCAA Division II national titles at Grand Valley State in Allendale, Mich. The all-time winningest program in NCAA Division II history, the Lakers were 41-2 in Kelly’s final three seasons, at one point winning 32 consecutive games. Grand Valley State

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Head Coach YEAR-BY-YEAR WITH BRIAN KELLY Year School Position 1983 Assumption Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers 1984 Assumption Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers 1985 Assumption Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers 1986 Assumption Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers 1987 Grand Valley State Graduate Assistant/Defensive Backs 1988 Grand Valley State Graduate Assistant/Defensive Backs 1989 Grand Valley State Defensive Coordinator/ Recruiting Coordinator 1990 Grand Valley State Defensive Coordinator/ Recruiting Coordinator 1991 Grand Valley State Head Coach 1992 Grand Valley State Head Coach 1993 Grand Valley State Head Coach 1994 Grand Valley State Head Coach 1995 Grand Valley State Head Coach 1996 Grand Valley State Head Coach 1997 Grand Valley State Head Coach 1998 Grand Valley State Head Coach 1999 Grand Valley State Head Coach 2000 Grand Valley State Head Coach 2001 Grand Valley State Head Coach 2002 Grand Valley State Head Coach 2003 Grand Valley State Head Coach 2004 Central Michigan Head Coach 2005 Central Michigan Head Coach 2006 Central Michigan Head Coach 2006 Cincinnati Head Coach 2007 Cincinnati Head Coach 2008 Cincinnati Head Coach 2009 Cincinnati Head Coach 2010 Notre Dame Head Coach 2011 Notre Dame Head Coach 2012 Notre Dame Head Coach 2013 Notre Dame Head Coach

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Record/Postseason 4-5 4-4 5-3 1-8 7-4 7-4 11-1/NCAA Division II playoffs (0-1) 10-2/NCAA Division II playoffs (0-1) 9-3/NCAA Division II playoffs (0-1) 8-3 6-3-2 8-4/NCAA Division II playoffs (0-1) 8-3 8-3 9-2 9-3/NCAA Division II playoffs (0-1) 5-5 7-4 13-1/NCAA Division II runner-up (3-1) 14-0/NCAA Division II champion (4-0) 14-1/NCAA Division II champion (4-0) 4-7 6-5 9-4/qualified for Motor City Bowl vs. Middle Tennessee 1-0/International Bowl: W 27-24 vs. Western Michigan 10-3/Papajohns.com Bowl: W 31-21 vs. Southern Mississippi 17th AP, 20th USA Today 11-3/FedEx Orange Bowl: L 7-20 vs. Virginia Tech 17th AP, USA Today 12-0/qualified for Allstate Sugar Bowl vs. Florida 4th AP, USA Today 8-5/Hyundai Sun Bowl: W 33-17 vs. Miami (Fla.) 8-5/Champs Sports Bowl: L 14-18 vs. Florida State 12-1/ qualified for BCS National Championship: L 42-14 vs. Alabama 4th AP, 3rd USA Today 9-4/Pinstripe Bowl: W 29-16 vs. vs. Rutgers 20th AP, 24th USA Today

went 14-0 in 2002 en route to its first national title and was 14-1 in 2003 when it claimed its second crown. Kelly was named the AFCA Division II Coach of the Year after both seasons.
Kelly led the Lakers to five conference titles (1992-97-98-2001-02) and six Division II playoff appearances in his 13 seasons at Grand Valley. The Lakers never finished lower than third in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference. 

 Kelly mentored a pair of finalists for the Harlon Hill Award, presented annually to the top player in Division II. Quarterback Curt Anes won the award in 2002 after finishing as runner-up in 2001. He threw for 10,581 career yards and 114 TD passes – 48 in ’01 and 47 in ‘02 (12 games with at least five TD passes). Anes still holds the NCAA Division II single-season passing efficiency record for ’01 at 221.6 (189 for 271 for 3,086 yards, with 21 TDs, three interceptions). Quarterback Jeff Fox was third in the balloting in 1998, as he became the first Laker quarterback to throw for more than 2,000 yards in multiple seasons. Kelly’s Grand Valley State players earned 77 All-America awards (11 in 2002 alone). Four players moved on to the NFL and another three to the Canadian Football League. His 2001 national runner-up squad set 77 NCAA, GLIAC and school records, including the Division II scoring record by averaging 58.4 points per game (and an average victory margin of 48.0 points). The 2001 team also became the first Division II unit in 53 years to average more than 600 yards per game in total offense (600.8), leading the nation in that category. 

 Grand Valley State followed its record-shattering 2001 season by averaging 497.5 yards and a nationleading 46.7 points during its undefeated 2002 national championship run in which Kelly’s squad went wire-to-wire as the top-rated Division II squad. That ’02 campaign ended with a 31-24 championship game win over second-ranked and unbeaten Valdosta State – as All-America receiver David Kircus caught passes for 270 yards and three TDs. Kircus holds the NCAA Division II season record for TD receptions with 35 in ’02, catching at least one TD pass in 24 straight games in 2001-02. He ended his career with 4,142 receiving yards and 76 TD catches and led the nation (Division II) in scoring in both ’01 and ’02. The 2003 team, meanwhile, became more noted for its defense, leading the country in rushing defense at 62.0 yards per game. The Lakers defeated North Dakota 10-3 in the 2003 national title game (played annually in Florence, Ala.). In 10 of his 13 seasons at Grand Valley State, Kelly’s teams won eight or more games – and he finished with a 103-22-2 mark in GLIAC contests. The seniors on his final team in ’03 won 47 of their final 49 games (and finished 34-4 in four seasons of GLIAC play) and won 20 straight games in 2002-03. Kicker David Hendrix led the nation in ’03 with 25 field goals. Born in Everett, Mass., and raised in Chelsea, Mass., Kelly attended St. John’s Prep School in Danvers, Mass. He was a four-year letter-winner at Assumption College (Worcester, Mass.) as a linebacker, captaining the squad in both ’81 and ’82 under coach Paul Cantiani on teams that finished 8-3 and 7-1-1. After graduating from Assumption in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in political science, he served as linebacker coach and defensive coordinator (as well as softball coach) from 1983-86 at Assumption under head football coach Bernie Gaughan.

 Kelly was invited back to Assumption in 2012 where he served as commencement speaker and received an honorary degree from his alma mater. Kelly also endowed a $250,000 scholarship for Assumption football players. Kelly joined the Grand Valley State staff in 1987 as a graduate assistant and defensive backs coach. He became the defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator in 1989 and took over (at age 28) as head coach in 1991 (replacing Tom Beck, who left to become running backs coach at Notre Dame under Lou Holtz). His first Laker team finished 9-3 and qualified for the NCAA playoffs. In 2009 Kelly was inducted into the Grand Valley State Athletics Hall of Fame and in 2011 Grand Valley State renamed its Laker Turf Building the Kelly Family Sports Center. The Kelly Family Sports Center is a 138,000 square foot building that houses a regulation football field, a six-lane, 300-meter track, all of the amenities for field events, batting cages that drop from the ceiling, an athletic training room, locker rooms, multi-purpose rooms, classrooms, bleacher seating for 800 in the grandstand and bleachers on the field level for another 260 spectators. In addition to intercollegiate athletics, the movement science department, campus recreation/intramurals and club sports also use the facility. Kelly was announced as the Notre Dame head coach on Dec. 10, 2009. He signed a five-year contract to coach the Irish. On Jan. 10, 2012, the University announced it extended Kelly’s contract two seasons through the 2016 campaign. Kelly received another contract extension, this one extending through 2017, following the 2013 season-opening victory over Temple.

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Name, School 1. Chris Petersen, Washington 2. Bob Stoops, Oklahoma 3. Les Miles, LSU 4. Brian Kelly, Notre Dame Urban Meyer, Ohio State 6. Nick Saban, Alabama 7. Gary Patterson, TCU Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech 9. Bronco Mendenhall, BYU 10. Mark Richt, Georgia

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WINNINGEST ACTIVE NCAA FBS COACHES (BY WIN PERCENTAGE, SINCE 2007) Name, School 1. Chris Petersen, Washington 2. Nick Saban, Alabama 3. Urban Meyer, Ohio State 4. Bob Stoops, Oklahoma 5. Les Miles, LSU 6. Brian Kelly, Notre Dame 7. Gary Patterson, TCU 8. Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State 9. Bronco Mendenhall, BYU 10. Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech

W L T Pct. 79 12 0 0.868 79 15 0 0.840 67 13 0 0.838 74 20 0 0.787 73 20 0 0.785 70 21 0 0.769 66 24 0 0.733 66 25 0 0.725 65 26 0 0.714 67 28 0 0.705

WINNINGEST ACTIVE NCAA FBS COACHES (BY VICTORIES) Name, School 1. Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech 2. Steve Spurrier, South Carolina 3. Brian Kelly, Notre Dame 4. Dennis Franchione, Texas State 5. Bill Snyder, Kansas State 6. Gary Pinkel, Missouri Larry Blakeney, Troy 8. Nick Saban, Alabama 9. Bob Stoops, Oklahoma 10. Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech

Years 33 24 24 29 22 23 23 18 15 17

W 265 219 208 203 178 174 174 165 160 154

L 133 79 72 121 90 100 105 57 39 71

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WINNINGEST ACTIVE NCAA FBS COACHES (BY WIN PERCENTAGE) Name, School 1. Chris Petersen, Washington 2. Urban Meyer, Ohio State 3. Bob Stoops, Oklahoma 4. Nick Saban, Alabama 5. Brian Kelly, Notre Dame 6. Mark Richt, Georgia 7. Bobby Petrino, Louisville 8. Steve Spurrier, South Carolina 9. Les Miles, LSU 10. Gary Patterson, TCU

Years 8 12 15 18 24 13 9 24 13 14

W 92 127 160 165 208 126 83 219 123 120

L 12 25 39 57 72 45 30 79 45 44

Kelly has been a college head coach for 23 seasons; however the NCAA lists him for 24 because of the 2006 season when he coached at Central Michigan during the regular season and at Cincinnati for a bowl game.

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HISTORY AND RECORDS

1991 Grand Valley State NCAA Div. II Playoffs L 15-38 vs. East Texas State 1994 Grand Valley State NCAA Div. II Playoffs L 27-35 vs. Indiana (Pa.) 1998 Grand Valley State NCAA Div. II Playoffs L 14-37 vs. Slippery Rock 2001 Grand Valley State NCAA Div. II Playoffs W 42-13 vs. Bloomsburg* W 33-30 vs. Saginaw Valley State* W 34-16 vs. Catawba* L 14-17 vs. North Dakota# 2002 Grand Valley State NCAA Div. II Playoffs W 62-13 vs. C.W. Post* W 62-21 vs. Indiana (Pa.)* W 44-7 vs. Northern Colorado* W 31-24 vs. Valdosta State# 2003 Grand Valley State NCAA Div. II Playoffs W 65-36 vs. Bentley W 10-3 vs. Saginaw Valley State W 31-3 vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville W 10-3 vs. North Dakota# 2006 Cincinnati International Bowl W 27-24 vs. Western Michigan 2007 Cincinnati Papajohns.com Bowl W 31-21 vs. Southern Mississippi 2008 Cincinnati Orange Bowl L 7-20 vs. Virginia Tech 2010 Notre Dame Sun Bowl W 33-17 vs. Miami 2011 Notre Dame Champs Sports Bowl L 14-18 vs. Florida State 2012 Notre Dame BCS National Championship Game L 14-42 vs. Alabama 2013 Notre Dame Pinstripe Bowl W 29-16 vs. Rutgers * home games played in Allendale, Mich. # NCAA Division II championship games

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BRIAN KELLY’S POSTSEASON RECORD (15-7)

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Name, School 1. Bob Stoops, Oklahoma 2. Brian Kelly, Notre Dame 3. Urban Meyer, Ohio State 4. Mark Richt, Georgia 5. Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech 6. Les Miles, LSU 7. Gary Patterson, TCU Nick Saban, Alabama 9. Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech 10. Kirk Ferentz, Iowa

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BRIAN KELLY’S OVERALL RECORD Grand Valley State Totals (13 seasons) Central Michigan Totals (3 seasons) Cincinnati Totals (3 seasons) Notre Dame Totals (4 seasons) Overall Totals (23 seasons)

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In June 2010, Kelly and his wife Paqui made a $250,000 gift to the University of Notre Dame in support of endeavors in research, academics and community engagement. The benefaction directly supports three Notre Dame initiatives -- cancer research, the Hesburgh Libraries and the Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC). In the area of cancer research – the fight against breast cancer is a deeply personal cause for the Kelly family – the gift benefits the Mike and Josie Harper Cancer Research Institute that opened in 2011 in Notre Dame’s new Harper Hall. The institute brings together scientists from Notre Dame and Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend to collaborate to advance basic and clinical research as it pertains to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer. The gift also provides financial support for the Hesburgh Libraries, which consist of the main Hesburgh Library and 11 subject branches across campus. The funding enables senior library personnel to identify and purchase the learning and teaching materials most in demand by Notre Dame scholars. At the RCLC, the gift underwrites innovative tutoring, violence-prevention, youth entrepreneurship and performing arts projects for adults and children in South Bend’s Northeast Neighborhood. Sponsored by Notre Dame in partnership with local residents, the RCLC serves an estimated 500 youths and adults each week, in addition to another 8,000 children annually through its outreach programs. In conjunction with the gift, Kelly launched the “Coach Kelly Challenge,” an effort aimed to encourage all members of the Notre Dame family to offer financial support to the University through one of its annual giving programs: the Notre Dame Annual Fund, the MBA and Law School annual funds, and the Rockne Heritage Fund. Notre Dame’s head football coach and his wife play host to a series of events benefitting the Kelly Cares Foundation, established by Brian and Paqui Kelly to support organizations, initiatives and programs that closely align with the goals and values of the Kelly family in three main areas: personal involvement, with emphasis on breast cancer research, prevention, education and awareness; education and institutional advancement; and community involvement in selected initiatives and projects. In addition to several charity golf events, Kelly co-hosts the annual Irish Legends Golf Classic with former Notre Dame coaches Ara Parseghian and Lou Holtz. Proceeds from that event are split evenly among the charities of the three coaches. Football 101 has become a must-attend event as more than 1,200 women have had the opportunity to meet the Notre Dame football coaching staff, learn fun facts about Fighting Irish football and enjoy an upscale taste of South Bend. The participants also get a behind-the-scenes look at the Notre Dame football facilities – with proceeds benefitting breast cancer prevention, awareness and early detection initiatives. Kelly and his wife Francisca (Paqui) are parents of three children – Patrick, Grace and Kenzel.

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Head Coach • The Wall Street Journal did an interesting report card following the draft. It listed the schools who put the most talent in this year’s NFL Draft, based on how high their players were chosen (256 points for the top pick and one point for the last selection). Team Picks (Pts) LSU 9 (1,268) Notre Dame 8 (1,255) Florida State 7 (1,251) Alabama 8 (1,183) Ohio State 6 (978) Louisville 4 (879) UCLA 5 (828) Clemson 5 (748) Texas A&M 3 (736) North Carolina 5 (727)

THE NFL DRAFT UNDER BRIAN KELLY • Brian Kelly has had a first-round pick in three straight NFL Drafts: Michael Floyd (2012), Harrison Smith (2012), Tyler Eifert (2013) and Zack Martin (2014). The Irish program had not previously accomplished the feat since 1991-94. • Kelly and Notre Dame have had 18 players selected in the NFL Draft since 2012. Only three schools in the nation have had more NFL draft pics over the same span. Kelly has done this while also maintaining a program that ranks among the top in the NCAA's annual Graduation Success Rate. Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Team Alabama LSU Florida State Notre Dame Oklahoma

Players Drafted 25 23 22 18 17

Graduation Success Rate 45th (73) 39th (74) 102nd (58) 3rd (94) 117th (51)

• Zack Martin (Dallas Cowboys, 16th overall pick of 2014 NFL Draft) gave Kelly four first-round picks in the last three years of the draft. The Irish had a total of four first-round picks in the previous 17 NFL drafts. • Kelly has produced more first-round NFL Draft picks (four) than the three previous Notre Dame head coaches combined (three). In fact, only Ara Parseghian (12), Lou Holtz (12), Frank Leahy (10), Terry Brennan (five) and Dan Devine (five) have produced more first-round picks during their entire Irish coaching tenures. Of course, Kelly's total has come over just four NFL drafts. Rank 1. 3. 4. 6. 8. 9.

Coach (Tenure) Lou Holtz (1986-96) Ara Parsegian (1964-74) Frank Leahy (1941-43, 46-53) Dan Devine (1975-80) Terry Brennan (1954-58) Brian Kelly (2010-) Gerry Faust (1981-85) Joe Kuharich (1959-63) Tyrone Willingham (2002-04) Charlie Weis (2005-09) Bob Davie (1997-2001) Elmer Layden (1934-40)

First Rounders 12 12 10 5 5 4 4 2 1 1 1 1

AP Final Rank 14th 20th 1st 7th 12th 15th 16th 8th 18th --

Top Selection WR Odell Beckham (12th New York Giants) OT Zack Martin (16th Dallas Cowboys) WR Kelvin Benjamin (28th Carolina Panthers) LB C.J. Mosley (17th Baltimore Ravens) LB Ryan Shazier (15th Pittsburgh Steelers) S Calvin Pryor (18th New York Jets) LB Anthony Barr (9th Minnesota Vikings) WR Sammy Watkins (4th Buffalo Bills) OT Jake Matthews (6th Atlanta Falcons) TE Eric Ebron (10th Detroit Lions)

• Notre Dame’s eight drafted players were tied for the second most of any school in the nation. LSU led the country with nine selections, while the Irish were tied with Alabama. • Notre Dame has now had eight starters drafted from its 2012 defense that led the Irish to the BCS National Championship Game. • Troy Niklas marked the seventh Notre Dame tight end since 1992 to be chosen in the top two rounds of the NFL Draft. No other school in the nation has had more than four over that span. • Each of Notre Dame's starting tight ends under Kelly has been selected in the top two rounds of the draft: Kyle Rudolph (2nd, 2011), Tyler Eifert (1st, 2013) and Troy Niklas (2nd, 2014). • Notre Dame had three players chosen in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft for the first time since 1990 when the Irish had four selected. • Zack Martin is the first Notre Dame offensive lineman selected in the first round of the NFL Draft since Jeff Faine in 2003. Martin is the highest drafted Irish offensive lineman since Andy Heck went No. 15 in the 1989 draft. • Sixth-round pick Bennett Jackson and second-round selection Troy Niklas continue a trend that has followed Kelly at his previous coaching stops at Central Michigan and Cincinnati. Jackson and Niklas joined the Notre Dame program as a wide receiver and linebacker, respectively. Jackson played one season (2010) as a wideout before Kelly and the Irish staff felt his future was at cornerback. Niklas played in 12 games as a reserve in 2011. He totaled 20 tackles, including eight solo stops, before his shift to tight end. • Thus, Jackson and Niklas join the likes of Joe Staley from Central Michigan, as well as Jason Kelce and Connor Barwin from Cincinnati. All five opened their respective careers under Kelly at one position before ultimately getting drafted into the NFL at another position. Staley was a firstround choice in 2007, while Barwin (2009) and Niklas (2014) were second-round picks and Kelce (2011) and Jackson (2014) were sixth-round selections. • That group does not include NFL All-Pro and former first-round selection J.J. Watt, who Kelly recruited to Central Michigan. Watt ultimately transferred and walked on at Wisconsin. • Notre Dame had five former players sign free-agent contracts with NFL clubs immediately after the 2014 draft. That group included George Atkinson III (Oakland Raiders), Carlo Calabrese (Cleveland Browns), Dan Fox (New York Giants), Tommy Rees (Washington Redskins) and Kona Schwenke (Kansas City Chiefs). • Notre Dame had 28 players participate in its last two NFL pro days and all 28 players ultimately signed a professional contract (excluding specialists).

NFL Drafts 11 11 11 5 5 4 5 5 3 5 5 5

• Notre Dame had eight players chosen in the 2014 NFL Draft. The Irish have not had a larger haul in the draft since 1994 when Notre Dame had 10 players selected. • Notre Dame had five players chosen in the first three rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft. It’s the most since the Irish had a school-record seven players selected in the top three rounds of the 1994 draft. • Notre Dame in 2013 and 2014 had at least six players drafted in consecutive years for the first time since 2002-03.

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MIKE DENBROCK 29TH YEAR COACHING EIGHTH YEAR AT NOTRE DAME

THE DENBROCK FILE PERSONAL INFO Homer, Mich. Homer High School Grand Valley State (Communications, 1987) Dianne Son: Chance

COACHING CAREER Graduate Assistant Graduate Assistant Offensive Tackles/Tight Ends Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/ Offensive and Defensive Line Offensive Tackles/Tight Ends Offensive Tackles/Tight Ends Offensive Line Associate Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator/Linebackers Tight Ends Outside Wide Receivers/Passing Game Coordinator Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers

BOWLS/PLAYOFFS COACHED Gator Aloha NCAA Division II First Round NCAA Division II First Round AFL Playoffs Seattle Gator Insight Sun Champs Sports BCS National Championship Pinstripe

PLAYING EXPERIENCE 1982-85

Grand Valley State

Tight End

DYNAMIC DISCIPLES TE Tyler Eifert (Notre Dame), Cincinnati Bengals u 2013 first-round NFL Draft pick and first tight end selected u 2012 Mackey Award Winner u 2011 first-team All-American; set school record for receptions and receiving yards in a season by a tight end TE Kyle Rudolph (Notre Dame), Minnesota Vikings u 2011 second-round NFL Draft pick and first tight end selected TE John Carlson (Notre Dame) Arizona Cardinals u 2008 second-round NFL Draft pick by Seattle

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1989 Michigan State 1989 Michigan State 1994 Grand Valley State 1998 Grand Valley State 2000 Buffalo 2001 Stanford 2003 Notre Dame 2004 Notre Dame 2010 Notre Dame 2011 Notre Dame 2012 Notre Dame 2013 Notre Dame

COACHES & STAFF

1986-87 Grand Valley State 1988-89 Michigan State 1990-91 Illinois State 1992-95 Grand Valley State 1996-98 Grand Valley State 1999-2000 Buffalo (AFL) 2001 Stanford 2002-04 Notre Dame 2005-08 Washington 2009 Indiana State 2010-11 Notre Dame 2012-13 Notre Dame 2014 Notre Dame

THE FIGHTING IRISH

Hometown: High School: College: Wife: Children:

HERE COME THE IRISH

OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR/WIDE RECEIVERS

u Developed Eifert in Rudolph’s absence and turned the sophomore tight end into a reliable receiving option for the Irish. Eifert snagged 27 passes for 352 yards and two touchdowns. u At Indiana State in 2009, helped turn redshirt freshman linebacker Aaron Archie into an all-conference player in his first season of collegiate football. He was named a second-team performer in the Missouri Valley Football Conference and was a member of the league’s all-newcomer team. u Coached offensive line at Washington and in 2007, the Husky line helped running back Louis Rankin become the first 1,000-yard rusher at Washington since 1997. Quarterback Jake Locker also nearly eclipsed 1,000 rushing yards in 2007 as he gained 986 yards on the ground. Rankin and Locker ranked fourth and fifth, respectively, in rushing yards per game among Pac-10 players. u Center Juan Garcia earned second-team all-Pacific-10 honors in 2007. u Denbrock’s offensive line paved the way for the Huskies to average 203.1 rushing yards per game in 2007. Washington ranked 18th nationally in rushing and second in the Pac-10 Conference. u Coached several Notre Dame players who became NFL Draft selections, including offensive tackles Ryan Harris (2007, third round, Denver), Jim Molinaro (2004, seventh round, Washington), Jordan Black (2003, fifth round, Kansas City) and Brennan Curtin (2003, sixth round, Green Bay) plus tight ends Tyler Eifert (2013, first round, Cincinnatti), Kyle Rudolph (2011, second round, Minnesota), John Carlson (2008, second round, Seattle), Anthony Fasano (2006, second round, Dallas) and Jerome Collins (2005, fifth round, St. Louis). u Prior to coming to Notre Dame, Denbrock worked in a similar capacity with the offensive tackles and tight ends at Stanford. His line helped lead the way for a Stanford rushing attack which ranked 23rd in the nation, averaging more than 200 yards per game and scoring 27 TDs. u Developed Kwame Harris into one of the top offensive tackles in the Pac-10 Conference. Harris was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers with the 26th pick in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft. u Prior to his two years in Buffalo, Denbrock returned to Grand Valley State, where he coached with Kelly. u Denbrock served as the Lakers’ defensive coordinator and linebackers coach from 1996-98 and his defensive unit ranked among the nation’s top 30 in total defense, scoring defense and rushing defense each season. u Eight of his players earned first-team All-America honors during his seven years at Grand Valley State. u Denbrock’s first full-time coaching assignment came in 1990-91 as the tackles and tight ends coach at Illinois State. u He focused on the offensive line as a graduate assistant at Michigan State in 1989 and helped with the quarterbacks and receivers on the 1988 Spartans' squad. u He broke into coaching as a graduate assistant from 1986-87 at Grand Valley State where he worked with the offensive tackles and tight ends.

OT Ryan Harris (Notre Dame), Dallas Texans u 2007 third-round NFL Draft pick by Denver TE Anthony Fasano (Notre Dame), Kansas City Chiefs u 2006 second-round NFL Draft pick by Dallas OT Kwame Harris (Stanford) u 2002 first-round NFL Draft pick by San Francisco

COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS HISTORY AND RECORDS UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

u Denbrock was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2014. u Denbrock moved to coach the outside wide receivers and serve as passing game coordinator in 2012. u Denbrock served as the interim offensive coordinator during preparation for the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl. The Irish knocked off Rutgers, 29-16, and rolled up 494 total yards over a season-high 90 offensive plays. The 494 total yards of offense against the Scarlet Knights was the third-most by the Irish in a game in '13. Notre Dame also racked up 175 yards on the ground against the nation's fourth-best rushing defense. u Denbrock was critical in the development of wide receiver TJ Jones. Jones led the Irish in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns in 2013. He was the seventh wide out in school history to surpass 1,000 yards receiving in a single season. His 70 catches, 1,108 yards and nine touchdown catches rank seventh, seventh and tied for ninth, respectively, in single-season school history. u Jones recorded 100-yard receiving games on five different occasions in 2013 - tied for the fourth-most in school history. He also registered a touchdown grab in seven consecutive games during one stretch of the season, which is the second-longest streak in school history. u Earlier in Denbrock's career he spent a combined eight seasons with head coach Brian Kelly at Grand Valley State where he learned Kelly’s offense. Kelly served as the Lakers’ head coach and Denbrock was on his coaching staff from 1992-98. From 1992-95, Denbrock wore multiple hats – serving as offensive coordinator for Kelly as well as quarterbacks and wide receivers coach at different times. The two were graduate assistants together at Grand Valley State in 1987. u Selected one of Tom Lemming’s Assistant Coaches of the Year in 2011. Named one of top 25 recruiters by Rivals.com (2012) and selected one of top 50 recruiters by 247Sports.com following 2012 signing day. u Coached junior tight end Tyler Eifert in 2011 to one of the best seasons ever by a Notre Dame tight end. Eifert ranked second on the team with 63 receptions for 803 yards and five TDs. u A Mackey Award finalist in 2011, Eifert led all FBS tight ends in receptions and receiving yards. He also set Notre Dame single-season records for receptions and receiving yards by a Notre Dame tight end. u Eifert was selected to the 2011 Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America first team. He became Notre Dame’s first Irish tight end named first-team All-American since Derek Brown in 1991. u Coached 2010 preseason All-American Kyle Rudolph as he collected 28 receptions for 328 yards and three touchdowns in first six games before a hamstring injury ended his season.

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BRIAN VANGORDER DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR/ INSIDE LINEBACKERS

26TH YEAR COACHING FIRST YEAR AT NOTRE DAME

THE VANGORDER FILE PERSONAL INFO Hometown: High School: College: Children:

Jackson, Mich. West Bloomfield High School Wayne State (Criminal Justice, 1992) Sons: Mack and Montgomery; Daughters: Molloy, Morgan and Malone

COACHING CAREER 1989-90 1991 1992-94 1995-96 1997 1998-99 2000 2001-04 2005 2006 2007 2008-11 2012 2013 2014

Grand Valley State Grand Valley State Wayne State Central Florida Central Florida Central Michigan Western Illinois Georgia Jacksonville Jaguars Georgia Southern Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons Auburn New York Jets Notre Dame

Linebackers Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Head Coach Linebackers/Special Teams Coordinator Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator Defensive Coordinator Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Linebackers Head Coach Linebackers Defensive Coordinator Defensive Coordinator Linebackers Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers

BOWLS/PLAYOFFS COACHED 1989 Grand Valley State 1990 Grand Valley State 1991 Grand Valley State 2000 Western Illinois 2001 Georgia 2002 Georgia 2003 Georgia 2004 Georgia 2005 Jacksonville Jaguars 2008 Atlanta Falcons 2010 Atlanta Falcons 2011 Atlanta Falcons

NCAA Division II First Round NCAA Division II First Round NCAA Division II First Round NCAA Division I-AA First Round Music City Sugar Capital One Outback NFL Playoffs NFL Playoffs NFL Playoffs NFL Playoffs

Wayne State

PERSONAL INFORMATION u A four-year letter-winner as a linebacker at Wayne State, VanGorder played for the Tartars from 1977-80. He collected 335 career tackles, which ranks seventh in school history. u VanGorder was inducted into the Wayne State University Hall of Fame in 2013.

DYNAMIC DISCIPLES OLB Calvin Pace, New York Jets u Finished the 2013 season with 10 sacks and reached double digits for the first time in his 11-year NFL career DE John Abraham, Atlanta Falcons u Led all defensive ends in sacks in 2010 with 13 en route to a Pro Bowl selection and All-Pro honoree LB Curtis Lofton, Atlanta Falcons u NFL All-Rookie accolades from Sporting News and Pro Football Weekly in 2008; finished second in the league among all rookies with 108 stops CB Brent Grimes, Atlanta Falcons u Earned his first career Pro Bowl selection in 2010 after posting a single-season franchise-high 23 passes defensed. He also tied for the team lead in interceptions (five) u Grimes' 23 pass breakups ranked second in the NFL in 2010 LB Thomas Davis (Georgia), Carolina Panthers u 2005 first-round (14th overall) NFL Draft pick by Carolina u First-team All-SEC selection and a consensus first-team All-American in 2004

PLAYING EXPERIENCE 1977-80

u In 2009, Atlanta’s rush defense finished tied for 10th best in the NFL (sixth in the NFC), allowing an average of only 106.8 yards per game. The ranking was 15 spots better than the previous 2008 campaign. Under VanGorder’s leadership, the Falcons’ 2009 rush defense only allowed one 100-yard rusher all season. u In 2008, VanGorder started the retooling process to transform the Falcons’ defense into a unit that played with intensity, passion, aggression and toughness. The Falcons, under VanGorder’s guidance, finished 11th in the NFL in points allowed at an average of just 20.3 per contest. u With VanGorder’s direction, linebacker Curtis Lofton played a pivotal role in developing the defense. He earned a starting spot in the middle of the defense as a rookie, garnering NFL All-Rookie accolades from Sporting News and Pro Football Weekly, and finished second in the league among all rookies with 108 stops. u Prior to his arrival with the Falcons, VanGorder was the head coach at Georgia Southern in 2006. VanGorder spent the 2005 season coaching the linebackers for the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars under current Falcons head coach Mike Smith. Jacksonville ranked sixth in the NFL in total defense that season with VanGorder's help. u During VanGorder’s tenure in Athens (2001-04), Georgia won one SEC title, two SEC East Division championships, captured three bowl games and ended up with three straight top-10 finishes in the final national polls. VanGorder’s Bulldog defenses included four first-round NFL draft picks (Thomas Davis, Charles Grant, David Pollack and Johnathan Sullivan) while also seeing four players earn All-America recognition (Boss Bailey, Davis, Sean James and Pollack). u Georgia posted a 42-10 record over VanGorder’s four seasons with the Bulldogs. In his last year at Georgia in 2004, the Bulldogs went 10-2 and finished the season ranked seventh in the nation. Georgia produced a defense that ranked eighth overall and ninth in scoring defense. VanGorder’s 2003 defensive unit finished third nationally in scoring defense, fourth in total defense and sixth in passing defense. u In 2002, Georgia’s defense allowed only 31 points during the final seven games, propelling the Bulldogs to a Sugar Bowl win over Florida State (26-13) and a number three ranking overall in the polls. His strong defense also led the SEC in scoring defense and finished fourth nationally. u VanGorder also had college coaching stints as an assistant at Western Illinois (2000), Central Michigan (199899), Central Florida (1995-1997), Wayne State (1992-1994) and Grand Valley State (1989-91).

Linebacker

COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS u VanGorder, who originally worked with Kelly as his defensive coordinator on the Grand Valley State staff more than two decades ago, brings to the Irish college head coaching experience at Wayne State (1992-94) and Georgia Southern (2006), seven seasons of NFL work, plus five combined years as a defensive coordinator at both Georgia and Auburn in the SEC. u VanGorder served as the New York Jets linebacker coach during the 2013 season. He mentored the tandem of David Harris (123) and DeMario Davis (107), which combined for 230 tackles this past season. Only two teams across the league had a pair of inside linebackers combine for more tackles: San Francisco 49ers (NaVorro Bowman and Patrick Willis, 249) and Philadelphia Eagles (DeMeco Ryans and Mychal Kendricks, 233). u VanGorder was also instrumental in the re-emergence of outside linebacker Calvin Pace as a dominant pass rusher. The 2003 first-round choice of the Arizona Cardinals totaled 13 sacks over the three seasons before VanGorder arrived in Gotham. Yet, under VanGorder, Pace finished the 2013 season with 10 sacks and reached double digits for the first time in his 11-year NFL career. u Prior to his stint as the defensive coordinator at Auburn in 2012, VanGorder guided the Atlanta Falcons’ defense from 2008-11. The Falcons achieved unprecedented heights, posting four consecutive winning seasons (a franchise first), including playoff appearances in 2008, 2010 and 2011. u Helping the Falcons to a 10-6 regular-season record in 2011, VanGorder’s defense finished the regular season second in the NFL in red-zone defense, sixth in rushing defense (97.0 yards per game) and 12th in total defense (333.6 yards per game). u In 2010, the Falcons finished 10th in the NFL in rushing defense, allowing 105.9 yards per game, which ranked fifth in the NFC. VanGorder’s defense ranked in the top five in the NFL in scoring defense (18.0, fifth), turnover differential (+14, third) and interceptions (22, fourth), marking highs for VanGorder’s defense during his tenure. u With the leadership of VanGorder, cornerback Brent Grimes earned his first career Pro Bowl selection in 2010 after posting a single-season franchise-high 23 passes defensed, and tying for the team lead in interceptions (five), while adding 82 tackles. His 23 pass breakups ranked second in the NFL in 2010. u John Abraham earned his fourth career Pro Bowl selection in 2010 as he led all defensive ends in sacks (13.0), and added 43 tackles, four passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one interception. He also garnered his third selection to the All-Pro team under the guidance of VanGorder.

DE David Pollack (Georgia) u 2005 first-round (17th overall) NFL Draft pick by Cincinnati u Three-time first-team All-American (2002-04), including two-time NCAA consensus first-team honoree u Captured SEC Player of the Year Award (2004), SEC Defensive Player of the Year Award (2004), Chuck Bednarik Award (2004), Ted Hendricks Award (2003, 2004), Lombardi Award (2004) and Lott Trophy (2004) DE Charles Grant (Georgia) u 2002 first-round (25th overall) NFL Draft pick by New Orleans u Three-year letterman and two-year starter who ended career with 15 sacks, which ranks 11th in school history LB Boss Bailey (Georgia) u 2003 second-round NFL Draft pick by Detroit u First-team All-American in 2002 and semifinalist for the Butkus and Lombardi Trophies DT Johnathan Sullivan (Georgia) u 2003 first-round (sixth overall) NFL Draft pick by New Orleans

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TONY ALFORD 20TH YEAR COACHING SIXTH YEAR AT NOTRE DAME

THE ALFORD FILE PERSONAL INFO

COACHING CAREER Fort Collins (Colo.) H.S. Lake Wales (Fla.) H.S. Mount Union Kent State Iowa State Washington Iowa State Louisville Notre Dame Notre Dame Notre Dame Notre Dame

Running Backs Running Backs Running Backs Running Backs Assistant Head Coach/Running Backs Running Backs Running Backs Wide Receivers Running Backs/Slot Wide Receivers/Recruiting Coordinator Running Backs/Recruiting Coordinator

BOWLS/PLAYOFFS COACHED Insight.com Holiday Humanitarian Independence Houston Sun Champs Sports BCS National Championship Pinstripe

Running Back

WR Michael Floyd (Notre Dame), Arizona Cardinals u Career record holder at Notre Dame for receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns; 13th overall selection of 2012 NFL Draft by Arizona RB Victor Anderson (Louisville) u 2008 BIG EAST Conference Rookie of the Year; ’08 Freshman All-American RB Ennis Haywood (Iowa State) u 2000 all-Big 12 first team RB Darren Davis (Iowa State) u 1999 all-Big 12 first team; Iowa State’s No. 2 career rusher

BOWLS/PLAYOFFS PLAYED 1990

Colorado State

Freedom Bowl

COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS

HISTORY AND RECORDS UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

u Returned to running backs coach in 2012 and coached the Irish slot wide receivers from 2012-13. u Added the role of recruiting coordinator in 2012. u Notre Dame lost only four fumbles in 2013, which was tied with Bowling Green, Wisconsin, Utah, Virginia Tech and South Alabama for tops in the FBS, and only two were lost by Irish running backs. u Notre Dame's running backs only lost three fumbles in 13 games in 2012. In total, Alford's group has lost just five fumbles in the last two seasons combined (26 games). u Mentored Cam McDaniel, George Atkinson III, Amir Carlisle and Tarean Folston in 2013. The quartet ran for 1,934 yards (5.1 per carry) and nine touchdowns. u Folson gained 470 yards during his freshman campaign, which is the sixth-best single-season total by a freshman in school history (most since Darius Walker in 2004). He ran for 140 yards against Navy – the most by an Irish freshman since Julius Jones ran for 146 against Navy in 1999. Folston's effort was not far off of the school's freshman record of 148 by Jerome Heavens against Georgia Tech in 1975. u Notre Dame ran for at least 200 yards seven times in 2012, including six of its last nine contests. The Irish had not posted more 200+ yard rushing games in a single season since 1996. u Notre Dame had two running backs average at least 67.0 yards rushing per game in Theo Riddick (70.54/game) and Cierre Wood (67.45/game) in '12. They ranked 84th and 94th, respectively, in rushing in the FBS. u Notre Dame was one of four FBS schools from a BCS conference to have a pair of running backs average at least 67.0 yards rushing per game. u The quartet of Wood, Riddick, George Atkinson III and Cam McDaniel averaged 5.7 yards per tote. u Tutored running backs the first 15 seasons of his coaching career before moving to wide receivers from 2010-11. u Notre Dame wide receivers accounted for 165.8 yards of 252.6 receiving yards per game (66 percent) in 2011. u Michael Floyd led the Irish with a Notre Dame single-season record 100 receptions for 1,147 yards and nine TDs in '11. He became just the second Irish player to record multiple seasons of at least 60 catches. Floyd set career records for receptions, receiving yards, receiving TDs, yards per game and 100-yard games. u Floyd was a Biletnikoff Award semifinalist and an honorable mention selection to Pro Football Weekly’s AllAmerica team. u Named one of six finalists for national recruiter of the year by 247Sports.com following 2011 signing day and was tabbed one of nation’s top 25 recruiters in 2011 by Rivals.com. u With Alford’s coaching, Floyd recorded a breakthrough season at Notre Dame in 2010. Floyd led the Irish with 79 receptions for 1,025 yards and 12 TDs. Those totals all rank in the top 10 on Notre Dame’s single-season records list.

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PLAYING EXPERIENCE Colorado State

u Alford was a first-team all-Western Athletic Conference running back as a player for Colorado State in 1989 and was an honorable mention selection on USA Today’s All-America team. He played for the Rams from 1987-90 and was a 1989 Doak Walker Award nominee. Alford ran for a school-record 310 yards versus Utah during the 1989 season. u He participated in Denver Broncos training camp in 1991 and played for the World League of American Football’s Birmingham Fire in 1992.

DYNAMIC DISCIPLES

2000 Iowa State 2001 Washington 2002 Iowa State 2004 Iowa State 2005 Iowa State 2010 Notre Dame 2011 Notre Dame 2012 Notre Dame 2013 Notre Dame

1987-90

PERSONAL INFORMATION

COACHES & STAFF

1993 1994 1995 1996 1997-2000 2001 2002-06 2007-08 2009 2010-11 2012-13 2014

THE FIGHTING IRISH

Hometown Colorado Springs, Colo. High School Doherty High School College Colorado State (Exercise and Sports Science, 1992) Wife Trina Children Sons: Rylan, Kyler and Braydon

HERE COME THE IRISH

RUNNING BACKS/RECRUITING COORDINATOR

u Notre Dame’s running backs Armando Allen, Robert Hughes, Riddick and Jonas Gray averaged 4.8 yards on 293 carries in 2009 while the top four Irish rushers in 2008 averaged 3.9 yards per carry. u Prior to Notre Dame Alford spent his entire 14-year coaching career working with running backs at five different schools and produced a 1,000-yard rusher seven times. u During the 2008 season, one of Alford’s pupils, redshirt freshman Victor Anderson, rushed for 1,047 yards with eight touchdowns and became the first Louisville running back to eclipse 1,000 rushing yards since 2005. Anderson was named the BIG EAST Conference Rookie of the Year and second-team all-BIG EAST. He was also placed on Sporting News’ Freshman All-America squad. u Spent nine years during two stints as running backs coach at Iowa State (1997-2000, 2002-06) where he developed three of the school’s top six career rushing leaders (the last five years at Iowa State he also held the title of assistant head coach). Darren Davis, Ennis Haywood and Stevie Hicks combined for five 1,000-yard seasons with Alford as their position coach. u Iowa State had a 200-yard rushing effort by one of Alford's running backs eight times during his nine-year stint. u Iowa State was one of only three FBS schools that produced a 1,000-yard rusher annually from 1995-2001. u Haywood led the Big 12 Conference and ranked 10th nationally with 1,237 rushing yards. He was a first-team all-Big 12 running back as the Cylcones’ rushing attack averaged 209.0 yards/game and totaled 27 rushing TDs. u During his initial four years in Ames (1997-2000), Iowa State improved from 103rd to 17th nationally in rushing. u Under Alford’s guidance, Davis produced three consecutive seasons over 1,000 yards en route to becoming the second-most prolific rusher in school history. u Davis gained 1,005 yards as a sophomore in 1997, 1,116 yards in 1998 and ranked ninth in the nation in 1999 with a Big 12-best 1,388 rushing yards. u Sandwiched between Alford’s stints at Iowa State was a year as Washington’s running backs coach in 2001. Under Alford, Husky tailback Willie Hurst became the ninth back in school history to rush for more than 2,000 career yards.

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SCOTT BOOKER

TIGHT ENDS/SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR NINTH YEAR COACHING FIFTH YEAR AT NOTRE DAME

PERSONAL INFORMATION

THE BOOKER FILE PERSONAL INFO Hometown: High School: College: Wife: Children:

Pittsburgh, Pa. Shady Side Academy Kent State (Business Administration, 2003); Kent State (Master's in Sports Studies, 2006) Jen Daughter: Morgan

COACHING CAREER 2003 2004 2005-08 2009 2010-11 2012-14

Kent State Kent State Kent State Western Kentucky Notre Dame Notre Dame

Student Assistant Graduate Assistant Defensive Backs Defensive Backs Intern Tight Ends/Special Teams Coordinator

BOWLS/PLAYOFFS COACHED 2012 2013

Notre Dame Notre Dame

BCS National Championship Game Pinstripe

PLAYING EXPERIENCE 1999-2002

Kent State

u Under Booker’s tutelage, Kent State ranked first or second in the MAC in pass defense efficiency, pass defense and interceptions in 2006. u In 2005, the Golden Flashes allowed only 190.5 passing yards per game to rank 24th in the nation. u Served as a graduate assistant at Kent State in 2004 and was a student assistant in 2003.

u Four-year regular at safety and on special teams for Kent State from 1999-2002. u Named to the MAC all-academic team in 2001.

DYNAMIC DISCIPLES TE Troy Niklas (Notre Dame), Arizona Cardinals u 2014 second-round NFL Draft pick by Arizona u 2013 Mackey Award Semifinalist K/P Kyle Brindza (Notre Dame) u 2013 Notre Dame Special Teams Player of the Year u 2013 Lou Groza Award Watch List u 2013 Ray Guy Midseason Watch List u 2013 ESPN.com All-Bowl Team (Pinstripe Bowl) u 2013 CBSSports.com All-Bowl Team (Pinstripe Bowl) u 2013 NFL.com All-Bowl Team (Pinstripe Bowl) TE Tyler Eifert (Notre Dame), Cincinnati Bengals u 2013 first-round NFL Draft pick by Cincinnati and first tight end selected u 2012 Mackey Award Winner u 2012 Pro Football Weekly First Team All-American u 2012 AP Second Team All-American u 2012 Walter Camp Second Team All-American u 2012 Sporting News Second Team All-American u 2012 Sports Illustrated Second Team All-American u 2012 CBSSports.com Second Team All-American S Usama Young (Kent State), Oakland Raiders u 2006 second-team all-MAC honoree; Third-round selection in 2007 NFL Draft by New Orleans

Safety

COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS u Enters his fifth season with Notre Dame and third year as an assistant coach. u Coaches tight ends and serves as special teams coordinator after learning the Irish offense as an intern from 2010-11. u Each of Notre Dame's last five starting tight ends, two under the tutelage of Booker, has been selected in the first two rounds of the NFL Draft. Tyler Eifert went in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft to the Cincinnati Bengals, while Troy Niklas went in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft to the Arizona Cardinals. u Kyle Brindza was 20-for-26 on field goals in 2013 (and 43-of-57 for his career). He is nearly perfect 14-for-15 in game-winning, game-tying, overtime or fourth-quarter lead-extending field goals over his career. His only miss came in the fourth quarter against Temple on Aug. 31, 2013, with the Irish leading 28-6. u Among Brindza's 43 career field goals are a school record four of at least 50 yards, including three in 2013 (53 vs. Arizona State, 51 at Air Force and 51 vs. BYU). He is the only Notre Dame kicker ever to make a field goal of at least 51 yards in a true road game, accomplishing this feat twice (2012 at USC and 2013 at Air Force). u Brindza's 53-yard field goal vs. Arizona State equaled the longest in school history (Dave Reeve vs. Pittsburgh, Sept. 11, 1976). u Brindza tied a school and NCAA bowl-game record with five field goals in the 29-16 victory over Rutgers in the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl. His 17 points kicking also equaled the school record for points in a single game. u Brindza averaged 41.1 yards per punt (43 punts for 1,769 yards) in 2013 – his first year in the role. u Brindza averaged 62.6 yards per kickoff in '13 (4,692 yards on 75 kickoffs) with 35 touchbacks. u Brindza bested his own school record (97 in 2012) for points by a place kicker (98) in 2013. u Troy Niklas was a Mackey Award semifinalist in '13. He had 32 receptions for 498 yards (both third on the team). Niklas averaged 15.6 yards/catch and his five touchdown receptions were the second-most ever by an Irish tight end in single-season school history. u Tyler Eifert captured the 2012 John Mackey Award. He has also garnered second-team AP, Walter Camp, Sporting News, Sports Illustrated and CBSSports.com All-America honors. u Eifert finished career ranked first in school history in both career receptions (140) and career receiving yards (1,840) by a tight end. u Brindza set single-season school records for field goals made (23), field goals attempted (31) and points by a place kicker (97). Brindza also ranked tied for sixth in the Football Subdivision in field goals made in 2012. u Brindza equaled the single-game school record with five field goals against USC on Nov. 24, 2012, and his 16 points tied for the fifth-most in school history. Brindza belted a 52-yard field goal against the Trojans. The field goal is tied with David Ruffer (Maryland, 2011) for the third-longest in school history. u Under Booker's tutelage, Notre Dame registered a 38.6 net punting average in 2012 – the program's highest such average since 1997. u As an intern with Notre Dame, he assisted the offensive coaches in a variety of areas including film breakdowns, scouting reports, playbooks and other duties assigned by head coach Brian Kelly and his staff. u Part of an offensive coaching staff that helped the Irish register over 500 yards of offense in five games, equal to the combined number of 500-yard offensive games Notre Dame recorded from 2006-10. u The Irish offense in 2011 scored at least 45 points in three games, the most by a Notre Dame team since 1996. u Part of a staff that helped Eifert become a finalist for the Mackey Award (top collegiate tight end) and Michael Floyd set nearly every career receiving record at Notre Dame. u Prior to Notre Dame, coached defensive backs for five seasons at two schools. He worked with the secondary at Western Kentucky in 2009 and was the defensive backs coach at his alma mater, Kent State, from 2005-08. u Also worked with all four special teams units at both Western Kentucky and Kent State. u At Kent State, helped develop two NFL draft picks in Jack Williams and Usama Young. Williams earned secondteam all-Mid-American Conference honors in 2007 and was a fourth-round selection by the Denver Broncos in the 2008 NFL Draft. Young received second-team all-MAC accolades in 2006 and was selected in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints.

CB Jack Williams (Kent State) u 2007 second-team all-MAC selection; fourth-round selection in 2008 NFL Draft by Denver

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KERRY COOKS 12TH YEAR COACHING FIFTH YEAR AT NOTRE DAME

THE COOKS FILE PERSONAL INFO Irving, Texas Nimitz High School Iowa (Sociology, 2000) Elvern Daughters: Kerrington and Kenadee

COACHING CAREER 2003 2004 2005 2006-09 2010 2011 2012-13 2014

Kansas State Western Illinois Minnesota Wisconsin Notre Dame Notre Dame Notre Dame Notre Dame

Graduate Assistant Defensive Backs/Assistant Special Teams Defensive Backs Defensive Backs/Assistant Special Teams Outside Linebackers Cornerbacks Co-Defensive Coordinator/Cornerbacks Secondary

BOWLS/PLAYOFFS COACHED Fiesta Music City Capital One Bowl Outback Champs Sports Champs Sports Sun Champs Sports BCS National Championship Pinstripe

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BOWLS/PLAYOFFS PLAYED 1993 Iowa 1995 Iowa 1996 Iowa 1997 Iowa

Alamo Sun Alamo Sun

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DYNAMIC DISCIPLES CB Bennett Jackson (Notre Dame), New York Giants u Converted wide receiver was 2014 sixth-round NFL Draft pick by New York Giants S Chris Maragos (Wisconsin), Seattle Seahawks u Former walk-on earned honorable mention all-Big Ten (2009) u Four-year NFL veteran CB Robert Blanton (Notre Dame), Minnestoa Vikings u 2012 fifth-round NFL Draft pick by Minnesota CB Darrin Walls (Notre Dame), New York Jets u Played in all 16 games, started three, for the New York Jets in 2013 CB Allen Longford (Wisconsin) u 2008 first-team all-Big Ten u 2006 and 2007 first-team all-Big Ten; 2008 fourth-round NFL Draft pick by Philadelphia

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u Former all-Big Ten Conference safety and National Football League veteran will coach the secondary in 2014. Cooks has worked with either cornerbacks or safeties in 10 of his 11 years as an assistant coach. u Elevated to interim defensive coordinator for the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl. u Served as the co-defensive coordinator and coached cornerbacks for the Irish the past two seasons (2012-13). u In 2013, Notre Dame ranked 15th in the FBS in fewest passing yards allowed/game (198.2), 16th in passing yards allowed/completion (10.73) and 17th in passing yards allowed/attempt (6.31). u Bennett Jackson ranked tied for 39th in the FBS in interceptions (0.31/game) in 2012 despite being in his second season at the position and first as a starter. u KeiVarae Russell switched from running back to cornerback in the '12 preseason and became the first freshman at Notre Dame to start at cornerback in the opening game of a season (Sept. 1 against Navy). u Russell collected two interceptions in '12 and was named a freshman All-American by Sporting News and Scout. com powered by FOX Sports NET. u Cooks was critical in the development of Notre Dame’s inexperienced secondary in '12. The Irish ranked among the top 20 FBS schools in the following pass defensive categories: fewest passing yards/completion (9.95, 2nd), fewest TD passes (11, t-6th), pass efficiency defense (111.36, 16th), interceptions (16, t-20th), fewest passing yards/attempt (5.98, 13th) interception percentage (3.69, 24th), and pass defense (199.77, 25th). u Coached the cornerbacks in 2011 and helped the Irish improve 17 spots in pass efficiency defense and 16 positions in pass defense. Notre Dame’s secondary helped limit opponents to 205.8 passing yards per game and ranked 38th in the FBS. u Robert Blanton had the best season of his Irish career in 2011 as he ranked third on the team with 70 tackles, ranked second with eight tackles for loss and added six pass breakups, two interceptions, one sack and one fumble recovery. u Invited to attend 2011 NCAA Champion Forum, a seminar for minority coaches where they learn from current athletics directors how to interview for head coaching jobs and run a football program. u Worked with the outside linebackers in his first season at Notre Dame. u Coached defensive backs at Wisconsin for four seasons and helped develop 10 all-Big Ten honorees, including three first-team selections. u Helped lead the Badgers to a 38-14 record from 2006-09, with Wisconsin finishing the season ranked in the top 25 three times. u In 2009, two members of Cooks’ secondary received all-Big Ten accolades and a third player burst onto the scene as a first-year starter.

u A four-year letter-winner and two-year starter as a strong safety at Iowa, Cooks played for the Hawkeyes from 1993-97. u As a senior, he was a team captain and earned all-Big Ten honors. u A fifth-round draft choice of the Minnesota Vikings in the 1998 NFL Draft, Cooks also played for Green Bay, Atlanta and Jacksonville before retiring from the NFL in 2001. He also played for the XFL’s Chicago Enforcers in 2001. u He graduated from Iowa in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology.

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2004 Kansas State 2005 Minnesota 2006 Wisconsin 2007 Wisconsin 2008 Wisconsin 2009 Wisconsin 2010 Notre Dame 2011 Notre Dame 2012 Notre Dame 2013 Notre Dame

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u Safeties Jay Valai and Chris Maragos directed the Badgers' defensive backfield and ranked in the top 10 in tackles on the team in 2009. u Valai was named a second-team all-Big Ten performer for the second year in a row in 2009 while Maragos garnered honorable mention all-conference accolades. u Cooks’ star pupil in 2008 was cornerback Allen Langford who earned first-team all-Big Ten plaudits and was named the team’s MVP after recording 47 tackles, two interceptions and a team-best 13 pass breakups. u Cornerback Jack Ikegwuonu led the Badgers and tied for third in the conference in 2007 with 16 passes defended en route to being named first-team all-Big Ten. u Free safety Shane Carter was a consensus honorable mention all-conference pick in 2007 after his seven interceptions led the Big Ten and tied for sixth nationally. u In his first season at Wisconsin in 2006, Cooks helped the Badgers lead the nation in pass efficiency defense (84.19 rating), and the 138.3 passing yards allowed per game ranked second in the nation. u Cooks helped Wisconsin allow 111.5 fewer passing yards per game in 2006 than 2005 and opposing quarterbacks only completed 47.8 percent of their passes against the Badgers. u Wisconsin finished 12-1 in 2006 and ranked fifth in the final coaches’ poll after defeating Arkansas in the Capital One Bowl. u Each of Cooks’ four starting defensive backs in 2006 received postseason recognition from the Big Ten, including Ikegwuonu who earned first-team honors after tallying 41 tackles, two interceptions and 11 pass breakups. u Cooks spent one season at Minnesota coaching defensive backs in 2005. His defensive backs allowed opponents to complete just 55.3 percent of their passes during the Big Ten season, second best in the league. u Prior to his year at Minnesota, Cooks coached defensive backs and assisted on special teams for one season at Western Illinois in 2004. The Leathernecks limited opponents to a Gateway Conference-best 157.2 passing yards per game, held opponents to the lowest completion percentage (45.4) in the conference and finished second in the league with 17 interceptions. u Cooks began his college coaching career as a graduate assistant at Kansas State for the 2003 campaign.

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BOB ELLIOTT OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS

36TH YEAR COACHING THIRD YEAR AT NOTRE DAME

THE ELLIOTT FILE PERSONAL INFO Hometown: High School: College: Wife: Children:

Iowa City, Iowa West High School Iowa (History, 1976) Joey Son: Grant; Daughter: Jessica

COACHING CAREER 1976 Iowa 1977 Kent State 1978-79 Ball State 1980 Ball State 1981-82 Iowa State 1983-86 North Carolina 1987-94 Iowa 1996-97 Iowa 1998 Iowa 2000-01 Iowa State 2002-05 Kansas State 2006-07 San Diego State 2008 San Diego State 2010-11 Iowa State 2012-13 Notre Dame 2014 Notre Dame

Graduate Assistant Secondary Secondary Defensive Coordinator/Secondary Secondary Wide Receivers/Tight End Secondary Defensive Coordinator/Outside Linebackers Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/Outside Linebackers Associate Head Coach/Secondary/Special Teams Defensive Coordinator/Secondary Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers Secondary Safeties Outside Linebackers

BOWLS COACHED 1983 North Carolina 1986 North Carolina 1987 Iowa 1988 Iowa 1991 Iowa 1991 Iowa 1993 Iowa 1996 Iowa 1997 Iowa 2000 Iowa State 2001 Iowa State 2002 Kansas State 2004 Kansas State 2011 Iowa State 2012 Notre Dame 2013 Notre Dame

Peach Aloha Holiday Peach Rose Holiday Alamo Alamo Sun Insight.com Independence Holiday Fiesta Pinstripe BCS National Championship Pinstripe

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u In his four seasons as the Wildcats’ defensive coordinator, Elliott’s defenses allowed an average of 111.6 rushing yards/game and 194.1 passing yards/game. u Kansas State intercepted 58 passes from 2002-05 and returned 12 interceptions for touchdowns. u Twelve of Elliott’s players received all-Big 12 accolades and four players were drafted. u The 2002 defense directed by Elliott led the nation in scoring defense (11.8 points/game), ranked second in total defense (249.0 yards) and rushing defense (69.5 yards) and was third in pass efficiency defense (91.7). u The 69.5 rushing yards allowed/game in 2002 was a school record while the 11.8 points/game were the secondfewest allowed by a K-State defense. The 249.0 total yards permitted was third-best in Wildcats history. u Cornerback Terence Newman was a consensus All-American at Kansas State in 2002 and was recipient of the Jim Thorpe Award. Newman was named 2002 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and became the fifth overall selection in the 2003 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. u Elliott’s defense intercepted 20 passes in '02 and five picks were returned for touchdowns to set a school record. u The 40 combined interceptions in Elliott’s first two seasons as Kansas State defensive coordinator were the second most in school history. u Elliott’s defense in his second season at Kansas State ranked sixth nationally in total defense (283.1 yards/ game), seventh in pass defense (174.6), eighth in scoring defense (16.3 points) and 17th in rushing defense (108.8 yards). The Wildcats set a school record with 51 sacks in 2003. u Linebacker Josh Buhl broke the school record with 184 tackles in 2003 en route to being named a first-team All-American by Sporting News and a second-team All-American by Associated Press and Sports Illustrated. u From 2000-01, Elliott was the Iowa State associate head coach and worked with the Cyclones secondary and coordinated the special teams. u Elliott’s secondary recorded 18 interceptions in 2001, the most by an Iowa State secondary in 25 years. The Cyclones ranked fourth nationally in passing defense (151.8 yards/game) and 21st in pass efficiency defense. u Iowa State defensive backs intercepted 10 passes in 2000, the most in eight years. u The Cyclone special teams shined in 2000, blocking seven kicks to lead the Big 12. Kick returner J.J. Moses earned first-team all-Big 12 accolades. u Member of the Iowa athletics department from 1987-99. He was on Hayden Fry’s coaching staff from 1987-94 and from 1996-98. In 1999, Elliott served as a special assistant to Iowa athletics director Bob Bowlsby. Elliott was executive director of the University of Iowa Alumni Association in 1995. u Served as secondary coach from 1987-94. He returned as defensive coordinator from 1996-98 and added the title assistant head coach in 1998. Elliott’s position group switched to the outside linebackers from 1996-98. u Elliott coached seven first-team all-Big Ten selections and eight second-team all-conference players at Iowa. The Hawkeyes were 74-52-5 (.584) in his tenure and helped Iowa appear in seven bowl games. u In his 11 seasons coaching at Iowa, opposing quarterbacks completed only 51.6 percent of passes and averaged only 176.9 yards/game. Six of Elliott’s players rank in the top 10 in career interceptions at Iowa. u The 1997 defense coordinated by Elliott ranked among the best in the Big Ten and the nation. The Hawks ranked fourth nationally in scoring defense and pass efficiency defense, seventh in total defense and 11th in rushing defense. Iowa recorded three shutouts in 1997 and held two other opponents to only one touchdown. u Defensive lineman Jared DeVries was named Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year in 1997 and was a consensus All-American in 1998 en route to setting the career school record for tackles for loss and sacks. u Iowa led the Big Ten in pass defense in two seasons between 1987-94 and had the best third-down defense four times in that eight-year window. u Former NFL All-Pro safety Merton Hanks was a top defensive back for Elliott and helped Iowa win the Big Ten in 1990 and play in the 1991 Rose Bowl. Hanks was a first-team All-American. u Only stint coaching offense came at North Carolina from 1983-86 (wide receivers and tight ends). u Prior to North Carolina, made his first stop at Iowa State as the secondary coach from 1981-82. The Cyclones pass defense in 1982 led the Big Eight and produced professionals Ron Osborne and John Arnaud. u Earned his first defensive coordinator position at Ball State in 1980 after serving as the Cardinals’ secondary coach the previous two seasons. u First full-time coaching job was as the secondary coach at Kent State in 1977 and he served as a graduate assistant at Iowa in 1976.

PERSONAL INFORMATION u Son of former Iowa athletics director and Michigan head football coach Bump Elliott. u Graduated with high distinction from Iowa. u Candidate for Rhodes Scholarship in 1976 and was named an Academic All-American in 1974 and 1975. u NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient and member of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies.

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u Spent 31 of his 35 seasons coaching defense, primarily as a defensive backs coach or defensive coordinator. Served as defensive coordinator for a combined 11 years at San Diego State, Kansas State, Iowa and Ball State. u Will work with the Irish inside linebackers in 2014. u In 2013, Notre Dame ranked 15th in the FBS in fewest passing yards allowed/game (198.2), 16th in passing yards allowed/completion (10.73) and 17th in passing yards allowed/attempt (6.31). u Austin Collinsworth ranked tied for 136th in the FBS in interceptions (0.20/game) in 2013. He became the first Irish player with an interception in three consecutive games since Kyle McCarthy in 2009. u Elliott was critical in the development of Notre Dame’s inexperienced secondary in '12. The Irish ranked among the top 20 FBS schools in the following pass defense categories: fewest passing yards/completion (9.95, 2nd), fewest touchdown passes (11, t-6th), pass efficiency defense (111.36, 16th), interceptions (16, t-20th), fewest passing yards/attempt (5.98, 13th) interception percentage (3.69, 24th), and pass defense (199.77, 25th). u Has had three two-year coaching stints at Iowa State in the last 30 years and most recently served as the Cyclones’ secondary coach from 2010-11. u Helped improve Iowa State, which ranked 84th in pass efficiency defense the season before he arrived to 46th after his arrival. He also helped Iowa State improve 29 spots in the pass defense rankings from 2009 to 2011. u Assistant head coach and defensive coordinator for three seasons at San Diego State from 2006-08. Added the duties of inside linebackers coach in 2008. He worked in the Aztecs athletics department in 2009. u In his first year at San Diego State, Elliott’s defense allowed only 171.0 passing yards/game and ranked second in pass defense in the Mountain West Conference. The Aztecs allowed scores on only 67.3 percent of opponent red zone trips to rank second in the conference. u Defensive coordinator at Kansas State from 2002-05 and helped the Wildcats to a 31-19 record, including four wins over nationally-ranked opponents. u K-State recorded two 11-win seasons, claimed the school’s first Big 12 championship and advanced to the 2003 Fiesta Bowl – the first BCS bowl appearance in school history.

Josh Buhl, LB (Kansas State) u First-Team All-American; Butkus Award semifinalist Terence Newman, DB (Kansas State), Dallas Cowboys u 2002 Consensus All-American; Thorpe Award winner; Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year; fifth overall pick in 2003 NFL Draft Merton Hanks, DB (Iowa) u First-Team All-American Tom Knight, DB (Iowa) u First-round NFL Draft pick in 1997 by Arizona

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MIKE ELSTON 16TH YEAR COACHING FIFTH YEAR AT NOTRE DAME

THE ELSTON FILE PERSONAL INFO St. Marys, Ohio Memorial High School Michigan (Sport Management and Communications, 1998) Beth (Broyles) Daughters: Olivia, Sophia and Isabella

COACHING CAREER Michigan Michigan Michigan Eastern Michigan Eastern Michigan Central Michigan Central Michigan Central Michigan Cincinnati Cincinnati Notre Dame Notre Dame

Student Assistant Video Intern Graduate Assistant (Outside Linebackers) Defensive Ends Defensive Line/Recruiting Coordinator Defensive Line Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line Linebackers/Special Teams Coordinator Tight Ends/ Special Teams Coordinator/Recruiting Coordinator Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line/Special Teams Coordinator Defensive Line/Special Teams Coordinator Defensive Line

PERSONAL INFORMATION u Elston was a member of Michigan’s football team from 1993-96 and lettered for the Wolverines as an outside linebacker from 1994-96. Michigan finished in the top 20 each year he lettered, and he helped the Wolverines to a 25-12 record in his four seasons.

DYNAMIC DISCIPLES

1998 Michigan Rose 1999 Michigan Citrus 2000 Michigan Orange 2001 Michigan Citrus 2006 Central Michigan Motor City 2007 Cincinnati Papajohns.com 2009 Cincinnati Orange 2010 Cincinnati Sugar 2010 Notre Dame Sun 2011 Notre Dame Champs Sports 2012 Notre Dame BCS National Championship 2013 Notre Dame Pinstripe

Stephon Tuitt (Notre Dame), Pittsburgh Steelers u Second-round pick in 2014 NFL Draft by Pittsburgh u 2012 Athlon First Team All-American u 2012 CBS Sports First Team All-American u 2012 Walter Camp Second Team All-American

PLAYING EXPERIENCE 1993-96

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Outside Linebacker

BOWLS/PLAYOFFS PLAYED 1993 Michigan Hall of Fame 1994 Michigan Holiday 1995 Michigan Alamo 1996 Michigan Outback

Louis Nix III (Notre Dame) u Third-round pick in 2014 NFL Draft by Houston u 2012 CBS Sports Third Team All-American David Ruffer (Notre Dame) u 2010 Lou Groza Award finalist Dan Bazuin (Central Michigan) u Led NCAA with 26.5 tackles for loss in 2005 and tied MAC record with 16 sacks; second-round NFL Draft pick of Chicago Bears in 2007

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u In his only season as Cincinnati’s defensive line coach, Elston was forced to replace all of his starters while helping to implement a new defensive scheme. u The results were an attacking defensive front in 2009 that limited its opponents to 3.6 rushing yards per carry and helped lead Cincinnati’s defense to the third-most tackles for loss and 10th-most sacks in the nation. u The Bearcats’ defensive line combined for 57 tackles for losses and 25.5 of the team’s 37 sacks for the season. u Cincinnati was led in 2009 by Ricardo Mathews and Alex Daniels, two first-year starters at defensive end. Mathews received second-team all-BIG EAST honors and led Cincinnati with 12.5 tackles for loss. Daniels paced the defensive line with 56 tackles and led the team with 8.5 sacks. u Elston served as special teams coordinator in 2009 for the third straight season and helped Mardy Gilyard earn the BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Year award for the second consecutive year. Gilyard averaged 30.5 yards on 42 kickoff returns and returned two kickoffs for touchdowns. He also averaged 12.6 yards on 16 punt returns, including one punt return for TD. u Elston’s kickoff return unit ranked second in the nation, averaging 28.5 yards per kickoff return, and only three schools returned more kickoffs for TDs than Cincinnati’s three returns. His punt return unit averaged 13.0 yards per return which ranked 17th in the nation. u Under Elston’s direction, Kevin Huber was selected as the first-team punter on the Associated Press All-America team in 2007 and 2008. Huber was also tabbed a first-team All-American in 2008 by the American Football Coaches Association and the Football Writers Association of America. u Cincinnati became only the fourth team in FBS history to lead the nation in net punting in consecutive seasons. u Gilyard also was named BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Year in 2008 after leading the BIG EAST and ranking 11th nationally by averaging 27.6 yards on 36 kickoff returns. u In 2007, Huber was named a consensus All-American and recipient of the BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Year award after he led the nation averaging 46.9 yards per punt. u In 2006, he served as Central Michigan’s special teams coordinator and linebackers coach and instructed two all-Mid-American Conference linebackers, including the top tackler in the league. u Spent 2005 as the Central Michigan co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach. He worked directly with defensive end Dan Bazuin, who led the nation with 26.5 tackles for loss and tied a MAC record with 16 sacks.

Kevin Huber (Cincinnati), Cincinnati Bengals u 2007 and 2008 first-team All-American; 2007 BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Year Mardy Gilyard (Cincinnati), St. Louis Rams u 2008 and 2009 BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Year

UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

u Developed Stephon Tuitt and Louis Nix III into second and third-round NFL Draft picks. Tuitt and Nix III were the first tandem of Notre Dame defensive linemen to be chosen in the top three rounds of the same draft since 1997. u Injuries mostly prevented the defensive line trio of Sheldon Day, Nix III and Tuitt in 2013. The trio were on the field together for a total of 23 plays over Notre Dame's final 10 games of the season. u After the season-ending injuries to Chase Hounshell and Tony Springmann, Elston was critical in the development of sophomore Jarron Jones, freshman Isaac Rochell and senior Kona Schwenke. u Led a defensive line unit that helped permit only four rushing touchdowns in 2012 (and the first did not come until the eighth game of the year). The Irish led the FBS in fewest rushing touchdowns allowed. u Coached defensive line that included the All-American tandem of Stephon Tuitt and Louis Nix III. Tuitt and Nix III were first set of Notre Dame defensive linemen to earn All-America status in same season since 1989. u Notre Dame held eight different opponents to under 100 yards rushing in '12. No FBS school held more BCS automatically-qualifying schools to sub-100 yard rushing games than Notre Dame in '12. u Notre Dame limited its foes to 3.47 yards per rush, which ranked 17th in the FBS. The Irish had not completed a season with a lower yards allowed per rush since 2004 when Notre Dame allowed 2.7 yards per carry. u George Atkinson III ranked 19th in the nation in kickoff return average at 26.1 and was a key reason the Irish kick returns moved from 75th in the NCAA in 2010 to 36th in 2011. u Kicker David Ruffer converted more PATs without a miss in 2011 than anyone in Notre Dame history (47-47). u In first season at Notre Dame, helped turn around Irish defense as well as coordinated special-teams efforts that included an All-America caliber placekicker. u The defensive line aided the Irish efforts in holding opponents to 4.0 yards per carry in 2010, almost a yard fewer than the ’09 Irish defense permitted. u Ruffer flourished with Elston’s tutelage as he was named one of three finalists for the Groza Award, presented annually to college football’s top kicker. He converted his first 18 field goal attempts of 2010 before missing his final kick of the season, snapping his school record streak for most consecutive made field goals in a season (18) and career (23).

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32ND YEAR COACHING THIRD YEAR AT NOTRE DAME

THE HIESTAND FILE PERSONAL INFO Hometown: High School: College: Wife: Children:

Malvern, Pa. Radnor High School East Stroudsburg (Pa.) (Health and Physical Education, 1983) Terri Sons: Michael, Matthew and Mark; Daughter: Sarah

COACHING CAREER 1982 1983 1984-85 1986 1987 1988 1989-91 1992 1993 1994-96 1997-99 2000-04 2005-09 2010-11 2012-14

East Stroudsburg (Pa.) East Stroudsburg (Pa.) East Stroudsburg (Pa.) Pennsylvania USC Toledo Cincinnati Cincinnati Cincinnati Missouri Illinois Illinois Chicago Bears Tennessee Notre Dame

Student Assistant Assistant Offensive Line Offensive Line Tight Ends Graduate Assistant Tight Ends Offensive Line Offensive Line/Run Game Coordinator Offensive Line/Offensive Coordinator Offensive Line Offensive Line Offensive Line/Assistant Head Coach Offensive Line Offensive Line Offensive Line

BOWLS/PLAYOFFS COACHED 1988 USC 1999 Illinois 2001 Illinois 2005 Chicago Bears 2006 Chicago Bears 2010 Tennessee 2012 Notre Dame 2013 Notre Dame

Rose Micron PC Sugar NFL Divisional Round Super Bowl XLI Music City BCS National Championship Pinstripe

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u A 31-year coaching veteran who has directed the offensive lines at football programs in the Southeastern Conference, Big Ten Conference, Big 12 Conference and National Football League for the past 20 seasons. u Heistand has coached the offensive line for 25 consecutive seasons. u Four of his pupils were chosen in the 2014 NFL Draft. Zack Martin and Chris Watt of Notre Dame were chosen in the first and third rounds, respectively, while Tennessee's Ja’Wuan James and Zach Fulton went in the first and sixth rounds. u Notre Dame allowed just eight sacks in 2013 and ranked tied for second in the FBS in fewest sacks allowed. u Critical in the development of first-year starters center Nick Martin (missed last two games of '13 season), center Matt Hegarty, guard Steve Elmer, tackle Ronnie Stanley and guard Conor Hanratty. Notre Dame finished season with four first-year starting lineman. u Two of his Notre Dame pupils, Zack Martin and Chris Watt, participated in the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine. u Tennessee sent four offensive linemen to the combine – all of whom were tutored under Heistand during his time with the Volunteers. In all, Hiestand mentored six of the 50 offensive line participants at this year's event. u Coached an offensive line in 2012 that nearly helped the Irish average over 200 yards per game in both rushing and passing, which had previously happened only twice in school history (1977, 1970). u Notre Dame averaged 4.9 yards per rush in 2012 – the highest per carry average for the Irish since 1996 (5.2). Notre Dame ran for at least 200 yards seven times in '12, including six of the last nine contests. The Irish had not posted more 200+ yard rushing games in a single season since 1996. u Only two offensive lines from a Bowl Championship Series automatically-qualifying conference, including Notre Dame, could lay claim to averaging at least 200 yards on the ground, 200 yards in the air and yielding 16 sacks or less in the '12 regular season. u Coached at Tennessee for two years (2010-11) after working with the offensive line of the Chicago Bears from 2005-09. He coached the offensive line at Illinois from 1997-2004 and at Missouri from 1994-96. u Tennessee was one of only seven schools in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision that did not start a senior on the offensive line in any game in 2011. u The Volunteers allowed only 18 sacks while attempting 400 passes in 2011—and only Alabama, among conference schools, allowed fewer sacks in 2011 than Tennessee. u In his first season with the Volunteers in 2010, only one player in his group had starting experience and that amounted to only three career starts. Three true freshmen started on the 2010 offensive line that helped running back Tauren Poole tie for the SEC lead with six 100-yard rushing games. He recorded just the 16th 1,000-yard rushing season in school history with 1,034 yards.

u Prior to his arrival in Knoxville, spent five seasons coaching the offensive line of the Chicago Bears. The Bears were division champions in 2005 and 2006, advancing to Super Bowl XLI following the 2006 season. u His offensive line helped Bears' running backs eclipse 1,200 rushing yards three times in five seasons. u Thomas Jones gained 1,335 rushing yards in 2005 and 1,210 yards in 2006, while Matt Forte totaled 1,238 yards on the ground in 2008. Jones and Forte joined an exclusive list of Bears' running backs to gain at least 1,200 rushing yards in a season: Neal Anderson, Walter Payton and Gale Sayers. u Two of Hiestand’s players made the Pro Bowl while in Chicago. Center Olin Kreutz was selected in 2005 and 2006—and guard Ruben Brown earned the honor following the 2006 campaign. u Kreutz was named first-team All-Pro in 2006 and became the first Bears' offensive lineman to receive that honor in 17 years. u Worked with the offensive line at Illinois from 1997-2004 and held the title of assistant head coach for his final five seasons in Champaign. u During his tenure at Illinois, Hiestand tutored 12 all-Big Ten selections on the offensive line, and every senior starting offensive lineman in his first seven years with the Illini signed with an NFL team. u Hiestand had six offensive linemen drafted during his eight seasons at Illinois. u Coached the offensive line at Missouri from 1994-96 and in his final season with the Tigers helped them average 250.7 rushing yards per game, the ninth-best rushing average in the NCAA in 1996. u In his three seasons at Missouri, he helped the Tigers average 184.1 rushing yards per game, and four of his offensive linemen received all-Big 12 honors in 1996 (the first year of that conference’s existence). u Coached the offensive line at Cincinnati from 1989-93. In 1992, he added the title of run game coordinator and the duties of offensive coordinator in 1993 when the Bearcats won eight games, the most in 17 seasons. u First coaching job at the FBS level occurred at Toledo where he worked with the tight ends in 1988. u Worked with the offensive line as a graduate assistant at Pac-10 champion USC in 1987. u Coached the tight ends at Ivy League champion Penn (10-0) in 1986. u First assistant coach role came at alma mater, East Stroudsburg. Coached offensive line from 1984-85 and was assistant offensive line coach in 1983 at the NCAA Division II school after serving as a student assistant in 1982. Helped Stroudsburg to a pair of eastern division titles in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference ('82-'83).

PERSONAL INFORMATION u Began his college career as an offensive lineman at Springfield College (Mass.) before transferring to East Stroudsburg where an injury ended his playing career. u Graduated from East Stroudsburg in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education. u Oldest son, Michael, is in his first year as a defensive graduate assistant for the Irish.

DYNAMIC DISCIPLES OT Zack Martin (Notre Dame), Dallas Cowboys u First-round pick in 2014 NFL Draft by Dallas u 2012 Walter Camp Second Team All-American u Two-time captain u 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl Most Valuable Player u 2013-14 ESPN.com All-Bowl Team u Participated in the 2014 Senior Bowl Game u 2013 College Sports Madness Third Team All-American u 2013 Phil Steele Fourth Team All-American OG Chris Watt (Notre Dame), San Diego Chargers u Third-round pick in 2014 NFL Draft by San Diego OT Ja'Wuan James (Tennessee), Miami Dolphins u First-round pick in 2014 NFL Draft by Miami C Olin Kreutz, Chicago Bears u 2005 and 2006 Pro Bowl selection; Named to All-Pro team in 2006 u Four-time captain G Ruben Brown, Chicago Bears u 2006 Pro Bowl selection LT David Diehl (Illinois) u 2003 fifth-round draft choice; 2009 Pro Bowl selection; Two-time Super Bowl champion RT Tony Pashos (Illinois), Oakland Raiders u Nine-year NFL veteran started 82 of 104 career games played for five NFL teams C Roberto Garza, Chicago Bears u Started 126 consecutive games he has appeared in; current captain of Chicago Bears

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MATT LAFLEUR 12TH YEAR COACHING FIRST YEAR AT NOTRE DAME

THE LAFLEUR FILE PERSONAL INFO Mount Pleasant, Mich. Mt. Pleasant High School Saginaw Valley State (Physical and Health Education, 2003), Central Michigan (Master's in Administration, 2011) BreAnne Sons: Luke and Ty

COACHING CAREER 2003 2004-05 2006 2007 2008-09 2010-13 2014

Saginaw Valley State Central Michigan Northern Michigan Ashland Houston Texans Washington Redskins Notre Dame

Offensive Assistant Offensive Assistant Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers Offensive Assistant Quarterbacks Quarterbacks

BOWLS/PLAYOFFS COACHED Saginaw Valley State Ashland Washington Redskins

NCAA Division II Quarterfinals NCAA Division II First Round NFL Playoffs

PLAYING EXPERIENCE 2000-02 1998-99

Saginaw Valley State Western Michigan

QB Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins u Griffin III, who became the first Redskins rookie quarterback selected to the Pro Bowl, led Washington to the 2012 NFC East title – its first division title in 13 years. u Griffin III established Redskins rookie records in pass completions (258), passing yards (3,200), passing touchdowns (20) and rushing yards by a quarterback (815). u Griffin III set NFL rookie records for passer rating (102.4), percentage of passes had intercepted (1.3) and rushing yards by a quarterback (815). QB Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins u LaFleur developed vital depth at the quarterback position with fourth-round pick Kirk Cousins, whose play was crucial in Washington’s seven-game winning streak to seal a division title. u With Griffin III sidelined by an injury, Cousins led the Redskins to an eight-point fourth-quarter comeback and a win in overtime vs. Baltimore in Week 14. Cousins returned a week later against Cleveland in his first ever start, passing for team-season-high 329 yards and two touchdowns in a Week 15 road victory. QB Rex Grossman, Washington Redskins u In 2011, LaFleur helped veteran quarterback Rex Grossman establish a single-season career high in completions (265). Grossman also set career highs for yards per game (242.4) and completion percentage (57.9). QB Matt Schaub, Houston Texans u In 2009, LaFleur helped Schaub lead the NFL with 4,770 passing yards and 396 completions. Schaub ranked fifth in the league with 29 touchdowns and seventh with a 98.6 passer rating. WR Andre Johnson, Houston Texans u In 2008, under the aid of LaFleur, Johnson led the NFL with 115 catches and 1,575 receiving yards.

Quarterback Quarterback/Wide Receiver

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DYNAMIC DISCIPLES

THE FIGHTING IRISH

Hometown: High School: College: Wife: Children:

u LaFleur earned a bachelor’s degree in physical and health education from Saginaw Valley State in 2003. He achieved a master’s degree in science in administration from Central Michigan in 2011. u LaFleur played quarterback for three years at Saginaw Valley State (2000-02). He guided the Cardinals to a 29-8 (9-3, 11-2, 9-3) record over his three seasons and led Saginaw Valley to three straight NCAA Division II playoff appearances. u The program has not bettered the 9-3 marks either before or since.

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

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2013 SEASON REVIEW HISTORY AND RECORDS UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

u LaFleur opens his first year as the Irish quarterbacks coach in 2014. u LaFleur comes to Notre Dame after spending the past four seasons in the same capacity with the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. u LaFleur spent two seasons on Brian Kelly’s staff at Central Michigan (2004-05) as an offensive assistant, but garnered the most praise during his tenure with the Redskins (2010-13) under Mike Shanahan. u LaFleur was instrumental in the development of quarterbacks, especially the growth of a pair of rookie signal callers Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins. u In 2012, LaFleur performed one of the most challenging coaching jobs in the NFL that season. He had the task of developing the Heisman Trophy winner and Cousins into starting signalcallers. u Griffin III, who became the first Redskins rookie quarterback selected to the Pro Bowl, led Washington to its first NFC East title in 13 years. He established Redskins rookie records in pass completions (258), passing yards (3,200), passing touchdowns (20) and rushing yards by a quarterback (815). Griffin III set NFL rookie records for passer rating (102.4), percentage of passes had intercepted (1.3) and rushing yards by a quarterback (815). u In addition to overseeing Griffin III’s meteoric rise in 2012, LaFleur developed vital depth at the position with fourth-round pick Kirk Cousins, whose play was crucial in Washington’s seven-game winning streak to seal a division title. With Griffin III sidelined by an injury, Cousins led the Redskins to an eight-point fourth-quarter comeback and a win in overtime vs. Baltimore in Week 14. Cousins returned a week later against Cleveland in his first start, passing for team-season-high 329 yards and two touchdowns in a Week 15 road victory. u In 2011, LaFleur helped veteran quarterback Rex Grossman establish a single-season career high in completions (265). Under LaFleur’s tutelage, Grossman also set career highs for yards per game (242.4) and completion percentage (57.9), and helped facilitate career years for receiver Jabar Gaffney and tight end Fred Davis. u In his first season in Washington in 2010, LaFleur helped the Redskins’ quarterbacks set a franchise season record for completions (349) and amass the third-highest gross passing yards total in franchise history (4,261). In addition, his quarterbacks threw a touchdown pass in 15 consecutive games for the first time in team history and led the league with nine completions of at least 50 yards. In working with LaFleur, quarterback Rex Grossman posted two of his three career 300-yard passing games in his three starts in 2010. u Prior to joining the Redskins, LaFleur spent the 2008-09 seasons as offensive assistant for the Houston Texans. In 2009, LaFleur worked with the Texans’ quarterbacks. That season, Matt Schaub led the NFL with 4,770 passing yards and 396 completions and ranked fifth with 29 touchdowns and seventh with a 98.6 passer rating. Under their guidance, Houston’s offense finished first in the NFL in passing (4,654 yards) and fourth in total offense (6,129 yards). u LaFleur worked with the wide receivers in his first season in Houston. That year, Andre Johnson led the NFL with 115 catches and 1,575 receiving yards. In addition, fellow receiver Kevin Walter totaled 60 catches for 899 yards and eight touchdowns. u Prior to joining the Texans, LaFleur worked at Ashland University as the offensive coordinator, coaching the quarterbacks and wide receivers. LaFleur began his coaching career at Saginaw Valley State as an offensive assistant in 2003 before taking the same position at Central Michigan from 2004-05. He coached the quarterbacks and wide receivers at Northern Michigan in 2006. u LaFleur remained at Saginaw Valley State as an offensive assistant in 2003 and played a part in a 34-20 victory over Grand Valley State (Kelly’s only defeat during his back-to-back NCAA Division II national championship seasons).

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PAUL LONGO

DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING 28TH YEAR IN COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS FIFTH YEAR AT NOTRE DAME

THE LONGO FILE PERSONAL INFO Hometown: High School: College: Wife: Children:

Sterling Heights, Mich. Adlai Stevenson High School Wayne State (Physical Education, 1983) Shannon Son: Anthony; Daughter: Natalie

COACHING CAREER 1987 1988-92 1993-98 1999-2003 2004-06 2007-09 2010-14

Wisconsin Iowa Iowa Iowa Central Michigan Cincinnati Notre Dame

Assistant Strength Coach Assistant Football Strength Coach Head Football Strength Coach Olympic Sports Strength Coach Head Strength Coach Director of Football Strength and Conditioning Director of Football Strength and Conditioning

BOWLS/PLAYOFFS COACHED 1988 Iowa 1991 Iowa 1991 Iowa 1993 Iowa 1995 Iowa 1996 Iowa 1997 Iowa 2006 Central Michigan 2007 Cincinnati 2007 Cincinnati 2009 Cincinnati 2010 Cincinnati 2010 Notre Dame 2011 Notre Dame 2012 Notre Dame 2013 Notre Dame

Peach Rose Holiday Alamo Sun Alamo Sun Motor City International Papajohns.com Orange Sugar Sun Champs Sports BCS National Championship Pinstripe

PLAYING EXPERIENCE 1978-81

Wayne State

Wide Receiver

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS u Veteran strength and conditioning coach with 27 years of experience at NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision schools. u He trained championship-caliber teams in the Big Ten, BIG EAST, Mid-American Conference and Notre Dame (reached BCS title game in 2012). u Six Notre Dame players drafted in 2013 and 14 others signed NFL contracts. u Worked in a similar capacity from 2007-09 at Cincinnati and has worked alongside Brian Kelly as his speed, strength and conditioning coach since Kelly’s first season at Central Michigan in 2004. u Longo has instilled a grueling strength and conditioning program at Notre Dame that has helped the Irish become one of the top closing teams in the nation. u Through four years at Notre Dame, Longo and Kelly have helped the Irish secure a 30-3 record when leading after three quarters and are 31-4 when entering halftime with a lead. In the two seasons prior to Kelly’s and Longo’s arrival, Notre Dame was only 9-6 in games it led at halftime. u Notre Dame is 12-3 in the month of November under Longo and Kelly. Notre Dame had lost eight of its last nine November games before their arrival in 2010.

u Under Kelly’s watch at Cincinnati, the Bearcats were 32-0 when entering a fourth quarter with a lead and 29-2 when leading at halftime. u Since 2005, Kelly’s teams are 70-4 when leading after three quarters and 69-6 when leading at halftime. u Stops at Wisconsin (1987), Iowa (1988-98), Central Michigan (2004-06), Cincinnati (2007-09) and Notre Dame have helped Longo produce more than 100 NFL draft picks. u Helped develop Michael Floyd, Harrison Smith and Tyler Eifert into first-round NFL Draft picks (2012-13). Floyd and Smith became first Irish teammates selected in first round of NFL Draft in 18 years. u In his first three seasons at Notre Dame, has helped produce five players drafted in the first 43 picks of the NFL Draft. Notre Dame hadn’t had that many total players drafted that high in consecutive drafts since 1994-95. u Eight Cincinnati players were selected in 2008 and 2009 combined, equal to the combined total of NFL draft picks from Cincinnati in the previous five drafts. u At Central Michigan, Longo served as the head strength coach and helped develop five NFL draft selections, including his prized pupil, Joe Staley. Staley entered Central Michigan in 2003 as a tight end, graduated as a left tackle and became the first Chippewa to be chosen in the first round of the NFL Draft. u After becoming just the fifth Central Michigan player to participate in the Senior Bowl, Staley became the 28th overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, picked by the San Francisco 49ers. u Staley caught 11 passes for 130 yards and one touchdown in his freshman season. Longo arrived with Kelly prior to the 2004 season and helped Staley pack on 80 pounds during his Chippewa career as he grew into an offensive tackle. He started 11 games at right tackle as a sophomore and moved to left tackle where he started all 25 games from 2005-06 and allowed only one combined sack in his final two seasons. u From 1988-2003, Longo served on the strength and conditioning staff at Iowa and worked primarily with football from 1988-98. u Worked with Hall of Fame coach Hayden Fry as Longo served as the assistant strength coach for the football program from 1988-92 before being promoted to head strength coach for the Hawkeye football team in 1993. u Longo played a critical role in helping the Hawkeyes to seven bowl games including the 1991 Rose Bowl after Iowa claimed the Big Ten Conference championship in 1990. u The 1991 Hawkeyes compiled a 10-1-1 record and finished second in the Big Ten with a 7-1 ledger. Iowa was ranked 10th in the final polls after tying BYU in the Holiday Bowl. u Longo also made two trips to the Sun and Alamo bowls and one appearance in the Peach Bowl. u Longo began his career as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Wisconsin in 1987.

PERSONAL INFORMATION u He was a four-year starter at wide receiver on the Warriors’ football team, set season and career receiving records and twice was the MVP. u Totaled 91 career receptions for 1,154 yards at Wayne State and paced the Warriors in receiving from 1978-80. u Longo went to training camps as a free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1982, Philadelphia Stars of the USFL in 1983 and Toronto Argonauts of the CFL in 1984.

DYNAMIC DISCIPLES OT Zack Martin (Notre Dame), Dallas Cowboys u First-round pick in 2014 NFL Draft by Dallas u Two-time captain u 2013-14 ESPN.com All-Bowl Team u 2013 College Sports Madness Third Team All-American

u 2012 Walter Camp Second Team All-American u 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl MVP u Participated in the 2014 Senior Bowl Game u 2013 Phil Steele Fourth Team All-American

Stephon Tuitt (Notre Dame), Pittsburgh Steelers u Second-round pick in 2014 NFL Draft by Pittsburgh u 2012 CBS Sports First Team All-American

u 2012 Athlon First Team All-American u 2012 Walter Camp Second Team All-American

Troy Niklas (Notre Dame), Arizona Cardinals u 2014 second-round NFL Draft pick by Arizona

u 2013 Mackey Award Semifinalist

Chris Watt (Notre Dame), San Diego Chargers u Third-round pick in 2014 NFL Draft by San Diego

Louis Nix III (Notre Dame), Houston Texans u Third-round pick in 2014 NFL Draft by Houston u 2012 CBS Sports Third Team All-American

LB Manti Te’o (Notre Dame), San Diego Chargers u 2012 Walter Camp Player of the Year u 2012 Heisman Trophy runner-up u 2012 winner of the Butkus, Nagurski, Lombardi, Bednarik, Lott and Maxwell Awards TE Tyler Eifert (Notre Dame), Cincinnati Bengals u 2012 Mackey Award Winner u 2012 AP Second Team All-American u 2012 Sporting News Second Team All-American u 2012 CBSSports.com Second Team All-American

u 2012 Pro Football Weekly First Team All-American u 2012 Walter Camp Second Team All-American u 2012 Sports Illustrated Second Team All-American

DE Connor Barwin (Cincinnati), Philadelphia Eagles u Second-round pick in 2009 NFL Draft by Houston WR Michael Floyd (Notre Dame), Arizona Cardinals u First-round pick in 2012 NFL Draft by Arizona S Harrison Smith (Notre Dame), Minnesota Vikings u First-round pick in 2012 NFL Draft by Minnesota OT Joe Staley (Central Michigan), San Francisco 49ers u First-round pick in 2007 NFL Draft by San Francisco u Three-time All-Pro WR Mardy Gilyard (Cincinnati), St. Louis Rams OT Ross Verba (Iowa) u 2009 All-American; 2008-09 first-team all-BIG EAST u First-round pick in 1997 NFL Draft by Green Bay

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Support Staff

TIM COLLINS

DAVID GRIMES

VIDEO COORDINATOR

ASSISTANT STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH

The 2014 football season is Tim Collins’ 24th year in charge of all video and filming needs for Notre Dame’s athletic department as its video systems coordinator. In addition to traveling to shoot Irish football games, Collins compiles all video packages utilized by Notre Dame’s football coaches in their scouting and game preparation. Collins and his staff also tape men’s and women’s home basketball games as well as hockey. A native of South Bend, Collins is a 1987 graduate of John Adams High School and attended Indiana Vocational Technical College. He also spent three years as a part-time news photographer at WNDU-TV, the NBC affiliate in South Bend. Collins was named the independent conference video coordinator of the year in 1997, 1998, 2003 and 2004 by the Collegiate Sports Video Association. In 2001, Collins was elected an executive officer of the CSVA, serving as secretary, and in 2002 was named treasurer of the organization. In 2004, the Notre Dame Monogram Club awarded Collins an honorary monogram in recognition of his years of service. Collins and his wife, the former Michelle Williamson, married in 1990, and have one son, Carson.

Former Notre Dame football captain David Grimes returned to the Fighting Irish football family in 2011 as an intern in the player development department and started his role as assistant strength and conditioning coach in 2012. In his current role, Grimes works with Paul Longo and Jake Flint as a member of the football strength and conditioning staff. He is a registered strength and conditioning coach by the NSCA. As the player development intern in 2011, Grimes reported to Tim McDonnell and served as a resource for the current Notre Dame football players. Grimes acted as a liaison between the players and coaching staff and served as a primary contact between Notre Dame’s student welfare and development office and academic services for student-athletes department. Through the student welfare and development office, Grimes helped coordinate community service projects through the “Irish Around the Bend” program. He also helped coordinate and monitor the study hall sessions at the Guglielmino Athletics Complex. Grimes graduated from Notre Dame in 2009 with a degree in marketing and participated in the training camps of the Denver Broncos in 2009 and Kansas City Chiefs in 2010. Voted one of three team captains as a senior, Grimes played wide receiver for the Irish from 2005-08 and caught 90 passes for 900 yards with seven touchdowns. He played in 45 games during his Notre Dame career and started 24 contests. Grimes played in three bowl games, including two Bowl Championship Series games (2006 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and 2007 Allstate Sugar Bowl), and he helped the Irish snap their nine-game bowl losing streak by winning his final collegiate game in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl (defeated Hawaii 49-21). Born in Los Angeles, Grimes graduated from St. Martin DePorres High School in Detroit, Mich., and was valedictorian at his senior year commencement. Grimes resides in South Bend.

DR. CHRIS BALINT ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON Dr. Chris Balint is a board certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine. He is in his 12th year as an orthopedic surgeon for the University of Notre Dame football team and other Irish athletic squads. Balint received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1990. He is a 1996 graduate of the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Mo., and completed his orthopedic residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, Mich. He also performed a fellowship specializing in sports medicine (shoulder and knee arthroscopy) at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston. Balint not only serves as the chairman of the Notre Dame Orthopaedic Society, but is an active member of the following medical societies: Diplomate of American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery, American Academy of Osteopathic Orthopedic Surgeons, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Indiana Orthopedic Society, Indiana State Medical Association, St. Joseph County Medical Society, Arthroscopic Association of North America, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine and the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners. Balint has previous professional and collegiate athletic physician experience with the Boston Celtics, and Harvard and Northeastern universities. Balint and his wife, the former Susan Gomez, have four children: Emma, Owen, Evan and Ella. The family resides in Granger.

JULIE DEBUYSSER SENIOR STAFF ASSISTANT, ASSISTANT COACHES Julie DeBuysser is in her 31st season as the secretary for the assistant coaching staff in the Irish football office. In her role, DeBuysser serves as the primary assistant to Notre Dame’s assistant coaches. A native of South Bend, DeBuysser is married to Denny DeBuysser and the couple has a son, Chris Martin, a 2003 Notre Dame graduate, and two daughters: Cara DeBuysser and Deanne Burton.

UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

Jacob Flint is in his fifth year as assistant director of strength and conditioning at the University of Notre Dame. He is a registered strength and conditioning coach by the NSCA and certified by USAW as a level one sports performance coach. Prior to joining Notre Dame’s staff in January 2010, Flint was a member of the strength and conditioning staff at the University of Cincinnati from 2007-09. While at Cincinnati, Flint helped the Bearcats to a 33-6 record, while winning back-to-back BIG EAST championships in 2008 and 2009. Flint played for Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly at Central Michigan University as a walk-on and was rewarded for his dedication to the football program with a scholarship in his last season in 2005. Following his senior season, Flint worked as a staff assistant, serving primarily in the weight room while also assisting with the development of the running backs in the 2006 Mid-American Conference championship season. Flint competes in the 85-kilogram weight class of USA weightlifting and is a national level lifter. A native of Shepherd, Mich., Flint was a four-sport letter-winner at Shepherd High School and was twice named an all-league running back. He graduated with honors from Central Michigan University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in education. Flint is married to the former Katie Schafer and they have two daughters.

HISTORY AND RECORDS

Mike Bean is an associate athletic trainer at Notre Dame, working with the Irish football team since 1996. He also supervises the student-athletic trainer program. A native of Belle Fourche, S.D., he has been at Notre Dame since 1991 as a fulltime member of the sports medicine staff after a one-year internship. During his tenure at Notre Dame, he also has served as the athletic trainer for the University’s baseball, women’s and men’s soccer, hockey and men’s and women’s tennis teams. While obtaining his master’s degree in sports medicine at Western Michigan University, Bean served as the head athletic trainer at Kalamazoo College, as well as working as a part-time assistant athletic trainer at the Southwestern Michigan Sports Medicine Clinic. During his undergraduate days at Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University), Bean was a student athletic trainer for the Bears’ football, baseball and volleyball teams. He also spent time at Evangel College in Springfield, Mo., working with the school’s football and basketball squads. Bean began his athletic training education at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D., working with its football, basketball and wrestling programs. He received his bachelor’s degree in education from Southwest Missouri State in 1989. He also received an honorary monogram from the Notre Dame Monogram Club in 2006. Bean is married to the former Colleen Waldron of South Bend, and they have two daughters: Taylor and Courtney.

2013 SEASON REVIEW

Dave Andrews is in his first year as assistant director of strength and conditioning at the University of Notre Dame. He is a registered strength and conditioning coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) and certified by USA Weightlifting (USAW) as a level one sports performance coach. Andrews spent the previous two years (2012-13) as the associate football strength and conditioning coach at the University of Illinois. Andrews is no stranger to Irish head coach Brian Kelly and director of football strength and conditioning Paul Longo. He worked at the University of Cincinnati for four years (2008-12) as the head olympic strength and conditioning coach where he directed the strength and conditioning programs for 17 of the Bearcats’ 18 sports. Andrews was a part of the Cincinnati strength training staff for a total of eight years. He started in 2005 as an assistant strength coach where he worked with all the Bearcats’ varsity teams. Andrews originally went to Cincinnati as a graduate assistant football coach in 2004 and served in that role during the ‘04 season. A native of Washington Court House, Ohio, Andrews was a three-year member and eventual letter-winner on the Ohio State 2002 national championship football team. He launched his strength and conditioning coaching career with the Buckeyes in 2003, serving as a student intern on the Ohio State staff. Andrews earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Ohio State in 2004. He secured a master's degree in education from the University of Cincinnati in 2011. Andrews and his wife, Hallie, have a daughter, Ella, and a son, Emerson.

COACHES & STAFF

JACOB FLINT ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

THE FIGHTING IRISH

MIKE BEAN ASSOCIATE ATHLETIC TRAINER

HERE COME THE IRISH

DAVE ANDREWS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

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Support Staff RYAN GROOMS

MIKE HIESTAND

CHAD KLUNDER

HEAD FOOTBALL EQUIPMENT MANAGER

GRADUATE ASSISTANT - DEFENSE

ASSOCIATE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, FOOTBALL OPERATIONS

Ryan Grooms enters his fifth season at Notre Dame as the head football equipment manager. In his position, Grooms directs all facets of athletic equipment management for the Irish football team and oversees one assistant equipment manager and 50 student managers. Grooms came to Notre Dame following two years at the University of Minnesota where he served in a similar capacity. Prior to Minnesota, he spent five seasons as an equipment specialist for the United States Air Force Academy football program. During his time at Air Force, Grooms supervised 30 Cadet student managers and oversaw the daily football operations that included laundry for more than 240 Cadet varsity and junior varsity football players. He was responsible for organization and upkeep of the Falcon Athletic Center equipment room and bi-annual inventory. Grooms also handled equipment for boxing, cross country, track and field and water polo at the Air Force Academy. Grooms has been involved in equipment management since 2000, when he was a student at Ohio University. He spent two seasons with the Bobcat football team working with equipment and also taking part in film exchange and highlight videos. Following graduation, Grooms was an equipment intern for the New Orleans Saints’ summer training camp. He spent one year as a graduate assistant equipment manager at Marshall University where he supervised 12 student managers and assisted in the organization of equipment travel. Grooms is a member of the Athletic Equipment Manager Association and was a 2008 nominee for the Knight Pickard Award as the District 7 Equipment Manager of the Year. He also serves on the McDavid Advisory Committee. He and his wife Lynzee have two sons, Easton and Brecken, and live in Granger.

Mike Hiestand begins his first season as a defensive graduate assistant coach for the Irish in 2014. He spent the 2013 campaign as a defensive graduate assistant coach at Florida International. Hiestand played linebacker at Illinois State (2008-10). He played mostly on special teams during his three seasons before an injury during his junior campaign ended his career. Hiestand returned a blocked punt for a 28-yard touchdown against rival Southern Illinois in 2010. Following his injury, Hiestand worked as a football student assistant coach for the remainder of Spring '11. Off the field, Hiestand was a Missouri Valley Conference Honor Roll student all three seasons. He graduated from Illinois State ('11) in just three years with a bachelor's degree in history and minor in politics and government. In 2012, Hiestand served as a graduate assistant at Miami University. He worked with the linebackers and special teams along with running the offensive scout team. Mike Hiestand's father, Harry, is in his third year as the Irish offensive line coach.

Chad Klunder is in his 12th season at Notre Dame and second as associate athletics director for football operations. In his role, Klunder coordinates and oversees all day-to-day administrative and operational details including team travel, budgets, preseason camp arrangements, the annual coaches clinic and summer camps. A former graduate assistant coach at Notre Dame in 2003-04, Klunder worked with the Irish offense for two seasons. He previously served as running backs coach and coordinator of football operations at Harvard from 1998 through 2002. During his tenure at Harvard, his running backs led the Ivy League in rushing on three occasions. He coached three all-Ivy League players, including Chris Menick, Harvard’s all-time leading rusher. Harvard in 2001 finished 9-0 in the Ivy League and became the first Harvard team to go unbeaten or untied in conference play since 1913. Klunder also served as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at Minnesota – and worked as a graduate assistant football coach at St. Cloud State. At St. Cloud, he coached Randy Martin, who was a finalist in 1995 and ’96 for the Harlon Hill Trophy that goes to the NCAA Division II player of the year. The Waverly, Iowa, native played defensive back at Wartburg College in Waverly. He earned four letters, was twice a unanimous all-league pick and gained honorable mention All-America recognition. He served as a Wartburg co-captain in 1994 when his team advanced to the NCAA Division III quarterfinals. Klunder received a degree in sports management from Wartburg in 1995 and has done master’s degree coursework at St. Cloud State, Minnesota and Notre Dame. He is married to the former Lisa Malin, who is executive director of the Kelly Cares Foundation. The couple has one daughter, Allyson, and resides in Granger.

RYAN GOULD ASSISTANT VIDEO COORDINATOR Ryan Gould is in his fourth season as the assistant video coordinator for the Notre Dame football team, serving as the primary assistant to video coordinator Tim Collins. In this role, Gould assists Collins with all video and filming needs for the football team in addition to traveling to all football games. Gould helps compile all video packages utilized by Notre Dame’s football coaches in their scouting and game preparation and also works on special assignments within the program, such as highlight videos. A 2011 graduate from State University of New York-Cortland with a bachelor’s degree in sports management, Gould worked with the Irish as a temporary employee during spring practices before being hired full time in June. Gould worked as an intern in the Syracuse University football video department during the 2010 season where he filmed practice and filled other requests. As a student at SUNY-Cortland, Gould was a member of the sports management club where he volunteered in a variety of roles at sporting events, including selling tickets, fundraising and working as security for events. A native of Newburgh, N.Y., Gould attended Burke Catholic High School. He is single and resides in South Bend. Gould is a member of the Collegiate Sports Video Association.

DR. JERRY HOFFERTH CHIROPRACTOR Dr. Jerry Hofferth, D.C., begins his 10th year in 2014 as the chiropractor for Notre Dame football and all other Irish athletic teams. He also enters his 23rd year of private practice at Hofferth Chiropractic Center in Mishawaka. Hofferth earned his undergraduate degree from North Central College (Naperville Ill.) in 1988. He's a 1992 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Hofferth collected a post-graduate certification in spinal trauma from the International Chiropractors Association in 1996. Hofferth has been a board member of the Indiana State Chiropractic Association since 2007. A native of Munster, Ind., Hofferth is married to the former Kelly Day and the couple has two daughters: Sydney and Madison. The family resides in South Bend.

ROB HUNT HEAD FOOTBALL ATHLETIC TRAINER The 2014 football season is Rob Hunt’s fourth at Notre Dame as head football athletic trainer. Hunt joined Notre Dame in March 2011 and has 17 years of experience as an athletic trainer at NCAA institutions. Prior to Notre Dame, Hunt worked at Oklahoma State University for five years, serving as the head football athletic trainer from 2006-07 and the head athletic trainer for the Cowboys starting in 2007. At Oklahoma State, Hunt served as athletic trainer for the football team all five years and in his final four years in Stillwater he coordinated all aspects of medical care for the athletic department’s 16 athletics teams as well as supervised six assistant athletic trainers, eight graduate assistants and two insurance coordinators. Hunt spent 10 years in the state of Missouri prior to moving to Oklahoma State. From 2004-06 he was the head athletic trainer at Southeast Missouri State after serving as an assistant athletic trainer with the University of Missouri football team from 19992004. In his final year with the Tigers, Hunt also served as director of rehabilitation services. A graduate of Ball State in 1997 with a major in athletic training, Hunt earned his master’s degree in education at Missouri and served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer from 1997-99. In 1996 Hunt worked as an athletic trainer during the preseason with the New England Patriots. A native of West Lafayette, Ind., Hunt is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association. He and his wife Krista are parents of four children: Robbie, Alexa, Rachel and Cole.

RYAN MAHAFFEY GRADUATE ASSISTANT - OFFENSE Ryan Mahaffey is in his first season with Notre Dame as a graduate assistant. He will primarily work with the receiving corps, assisting Irish offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach Mike Denbrock and tight ends coach Scott Booker. Mahaffey spent 2013 as the tight ends coach at the University of Northern Iowa. Mahaffey graduated from Northern Iowa in the spring of 2011 with a degree in economics. He signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in June of 2011 and spent time with the Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins prior to volunteering as an assistant coach during spring drills at UNI in 2013. As a member of the Colts, Mahaffey saw action in five games with one reception for five yards in 2011. Mahaffey played in 51 career games at Northern Iowa. He finished his collegiate career with 25 catches for 227 yards. Mahaffey was twice named second-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference (MVFC) and was named to the league's allNewcomer team as a redshirt freshman in 2007. He was also named to the MVFC All-Academic team twice in his career.

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Support Staff KAYLA MATRUNICK

DUSTIN MELVIN

SPORTS NUTRITION PROGRAM DIRECTOR

ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINER

DIRECTOR OF PLAYER PERSONNEL

Kayla Matrunick is in her fourth year with the Fighting Irish sports performance team and in her second year as Notre Dame's sports nutrition program director. She oversees and coordinates performance nutrition needs for all 26 Irish sports programs. Matrunick joined the Notre Dame Sports Performance team in January 2011 as a registered dietitian and certified sports nutritionist. Matrunick ran cross country and track and field at Penn State University where she earned her undergraduate degree in nutritional sciences. She earned a master's degree in sports psychology at the University of Tennessee. While at Tennessee, Matrunick served as the primary recruiting track and field coordinator for the distance program and assisted with both the collegiate and professional track program development. Matrunick completed her Level I Track and Field Coaching Certification and completed her clinical fulfillment for her nutrition degree at The Mayo Clinic. She has continued to meld the triad of nutrition, sport and psychology together in order to help her athletes achieve optimal performance.

Dustin Melvin is in his third year as an assistant athletic trainer at Notre Dame and works primarily with the Fighting Irish football team. Melvin helps with treatment and rehabilitation of student-athlete injuries plus covers football practices and games. A native of Lebanon, Ind., Melvin joined Notre Dame after working in the athletic training staff at Oklahoma State University from 2010-12. Melvin was a graduate assistant athletic trainer with the Cowboys' football team for two years and worked under current Notre Dame head football athletic trainer Rob Hunt from 2010-11. While at Oklahoma State, Melvin earned a master’s degree in applied exercise science. Melvin graduated in 2010 from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training and worked with the Boilermakers' football team as a senior. He was a member of the athletic training club at Purdue from his freshman through senior years. In summer 2009, he was an intern with the New York Jets athletic training department and also assisted the team at the 2010 AFC championship game when the Jets played the Indianapolis Colts. Melvin is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association as well as Indiana Athletic Trainers Association. He and his wife Gina reside in South Bend.

The 2014 football season is Dave Peloquin’s 11th year with the Notre Dame football program and his second year as director of player personnel. In this role, Peloquin’s responsibilities include serving as a liaison between the football program and various University departments, including admissions, academic services for student-athletes and campus housing. Peloquin also works with the program’s recruiting efforts, handles special projects assigned by head coach Brian Kelly and assists in the social media strategies and execution of the football program. Peloquin played a critical role in helping the Irish secure four top-10 recruiting classes in a six-year period. Prior to being promoted to director of football development, Peloquin served as coordinator of player personnel development for two seasons in numerous administrative duties regarding Notre Dame’s recruiting. In 2004, Peloquin served in a similar capacity as a recruiting assistant, a role in which he worked with the coaching staff assisting in all recruiting aspects. A 2003 Notre Dame graduate with a bachelor’s degree in business marketing from the Mendoza College of Business, Peloquin served as a student manager from 2000 to 2002 and was named head senior manager for the 2002 season. Peloquin is a native of Blue Island, Ill., and is married to the former Jamie Meisenhelder. Their first child, Mackenzie, was born in July, 2013.

ADAM MYERS ASSISTANT FOOTBALL EQUIPMENT MANAGER

UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

Duke Preston enters his first season with the Notre Dame football program as the director of player development. Preston is responsible for helping develop the Irish football players in three of the five core areas head coach Brian Kelly uses to develop complete student-athletes: intellectual development, social development and spiritual development (the coaching staff is charged with skill development and the strength and conditioning staff is responsible for physical development). Preston acts as a liaison between the football players and coaching staff plus serve as primary contact between both the student welfare and development office and academic services for student-athletes department. Through the athletics department's student welfare and development office, Preston helps coordinate community service projects via the "Irish Around the Bend" initiative. He also helps coordinate and monitor the study hall sessions with the associate director and senior academic counselor of the academic services for studentathletes department. Preston served the University's athletic department as the program director for student-athlete welfare and development in 2013. Preston came to Notre Dame from Dallas, Texas, where he attended Dallas Theological Seminary working towards a master’s degree in christian education. Preston also served on staff with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes as the northwest Dallas area director. His position there included the oversight of more than 100 area high schools, middle schools, and college campus groups. With Dallas FCA, he also fulfilled the role of area spokesman for the One Way 2 Play – Drug Free initiative, speaking at school assemblies and to sports teams throughout the Metroplex. Preston received his undergraduate degree in speech communications from the University of Illinois where he was a scholarship athlete, playing football as an offensive lineman from 2000-04. During his senior campaign, Preston was voted as Illinois' offensive player of the year, team captain and honorable mention all-Big Ten. Preston was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL draft. He was voted to the Sporting News All-Rookie team in 2005 and spent four seasons in Buffalo. During his tenure, he was three times honored for his community service commitment with the Northwest Buffalo Community Center. Preston signed a contract with the Green Bay Packers in 2009 before being released and then signed with the Dallas Cowboys where he spent his fifth and final season in the NFL. Preston and his wife, Lisa, were married in February of 2007 and are parents of daughter Maya and sons Raymond and Deacon.

HISTORY AND RECORDS

A former assistant equipment manager at the University of Minnesota, Adam Myers enters his fifth season in a similar role at the University of Notre Dame. Myers assisted head football equipment manager Ryan Grooms at Minnesota and was hired at Notre Dame shortly after Grooms arrived in South Bend. Myers spent two years at Minnesota where he managed the Golden Gophers’ student equipment managers, repaired damaged equipment and packed team trunks for travel to away games. Prior to joining the Minnesota staff, Myers served as a graduate assistant equipment manager at Marshall University where he was responsible for fitting student-athletes with helmets, shoulder pads, footwear and other equipment. He was also charged with equipment repair, inventory, laundry, transportation assistance and other duties at Marshall. He served as a student manager at Marshall from 2002 through 2007 and worked with the wide receivers and quarterbacks in addition to handling laundry duties. Myers completed a summer internship in 2005 with the New York Jets and was involved in laundry, maintenance of protective equipment, packing trunks for home preseason games and sideline and locker room setup for home preseason games. A member of the Athletic Equipment Managers Association since 2006, Myers was certified by the AEMA in June 2006. Myers resides in Granger.

DUKE PRESTON DIRECTOR OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

2013 SEASON REVIEW

Tyler McDermott is in his second season working with the Notre Dame football team as a graduate assistant. He will primarily work with the offensive line, assisting Fighting Irish offensive line coach Harry Hiestand. McDermott came to Notre Dame in February 2013 following a one-year stint as offensive technical intern at his alma mater, Colorado State. He worked with the Rams’ offensive staff preparing cut-ups for players and reports on opposing schools. McDermott broke down film on both future opponents and Colorado State for self-scouting purposes. He also played a critical role in the Rams’ recruiting efforts. McDermott was a four-year player at Colorado State from 200711 as an offensive lineman. He played in 24 games over his career, predominantly at center, and registered five starts. McDermott is a native of Lake Worth, Fla. He earned his bachelor’s degree in health and exercise science in May 2012.

Jason Michelson enters his third season with the Notre Dame football program and first as coordinator of football operations. He spent the 2012 campaign as the program’s operations intern. In his current role, Michelson coordinates and oversees all day-to-day administrative and operational details including team travel, preseason camp arrangements, the annual coaches clinic and summer camps. Prior to his arrival at Notre Dame, Michelson was an operations intern with the Detroit Lions during the 2011 campaign. Michelson graduated from Ohio University in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in sports management. He was born in Kansas City, Mo., but was raised in Lebanon, Ohio.

COACHES & STAFF

TYLER McDERMOTT GRADUATE ASSISTANT - OFFENSE

JASON MICHELSON COORDINATOR OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS

THE FIGHTING IRISH

Kyle McCarthy is in his first season as a graduate assistant for the defensive coaching staff at the University of Notre Dame. A former safety for the Irish (2005-09), McCarthy will work with secondary coach Kerry Cooks and his group this year. McCarthy spent the last four years in the NFL with the Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders before his career was cut short by multiple knee injuries. McCarthy led Notre Dame with 101 total tackles as a senior in 2009. His 240 career tackles rank second on the all-time Irish list for defensive backs. McCarthy tied for 19th in the nation in '09 with five interceptions and was the first defensive back in school history to post consecutive 100-plus tackle seasons (110 in 2008, 101 in 2009). He was also one of only two players from a Bowl Championship Series school to rank in the top 100 in interceptions, total tackles and solo tackles that season. McCarthy signed with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He appeared in 12 games, primarily on special teams, over the 2010 and 2011 seasons and totaled seven tackles. McCarthy then joined the Chiefs in February 2012, but was with the team for just a few months before he injured his knee in August. He was placed on injured reserve and ultimately released following the 2013 season. McCarthy then signed with Oakland in December 2013 before another knee injury ended his NFL career. McCarthy graduated from the University in 2009 with a degree in finance from the Mendoza College of Business. A native of Youngstown, Ohio, McCarthy has a pair of brothers who both attended Notre Dame, including his younger brother Dan who played safety for the Irish from 2008-12.

HERE COME THE IRISH

KYLE McCARTHY GRADUATE ASSISTANT - DEFENSE

DAVE PELOQUIN

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Support Staff DR. BRIAN RATIGAN

JOY MCCAUSLAND

MEGAN WHITT

ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

SENIOR STAFF ASSISTANT

COORDINATOR OF RECRUITING OPERATIONS

Dr. Brian Ratigan, M.D., begins his seventh year in 2014 as head of orthopaedic sports medicine for Notre Dame football and baseball. Ratigan, a four-year monogram winner and linebacker at Notre Dame (1989-92), continued his professional football career with the Indianapolis Colts (1993-95). Ratigan earned his M.D. from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia in 2002. In 2007, he completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, affiliated with The Rothman Institute. Ratigan performed his fellowship in sports medicine at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. He is a 1993 Notre Dame graduate. Ratigan, board certified in orthopaedic surgery, is an active member of national and local medical societies, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, Indiana State Medical Association, Indiana Orthopaedic Society and the Notre Dame Orthopaedic Society. Ratigan is in private practice with South Bend Orthopaedics and specializes in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle. Ratigan has previous professional and collegiate athletic physician experience with the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Galaxy, Los Angeles Sparks, Philadelphia Phillies and Philadelphia Eagles, as well as the University of Southern California and Fullerton College football programs. Ratigan and his wife, the former Maura Fenningham (’93, ’96), have five children: Sean, Conor, Kelly, Austin and Reese. Maura is an adjunct professor in the Notre Dame Law School. The family resides in Granger.

BETH REX DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL ADMINISTRATION Beth Rex is in her fifth year as director of football administration at Notre Dame after serving as the football program associate from 2008-09 at the University of Cincinnati. Rex served as the assistant to current Irish head football coach Brian Kelly at Cincinnati and that continues to be part of her duties at Notre Dame where she serves as the primary contact person in all matters for Kelly. Rex coordinates Kelly’s schedule, is responsible for all football staff and office operations and assists in event planning. Rex has been a driving force behind the very successful Football 101 initiative that benefits Kelly Cares Foundation and introduces women over the age of 21 to the game of football. She also has organized the Notre Dame Football Awards Show each of the last three seasons that replaced the year-end celebratory banquet. Rex has worked in athletics for 16 years, primarily as an athletics trainer. She served as an athletics trainer at Cincinnati from 2001-08 and worked with the football, baseball, women’s basketball, men’s soccer, tennis, men’s and women’s golf, cheerleading and dance teams. Among her various duties, Rex managed the administrative responsibilities of the athletics training room, oversaw the budget, handled all purchases and inventory and processed all medical claims for Cincinnati’s student-athletes. Rex also served as an adjunct professor at Cincinnati from 2006-08 and taught medical terminology, sports administration and athletics training. Prior to Cincinnati, Rex was an assistant athletics trainer at the University of Memphis for two years (1999-2001) and one year at the College of Wooster (1998-99). She worked with the baseball, women’s basketball and men’s soccer teams at Memphis and at Wooster she managed the athletic training duties for 21 varsity sports. While living in Memphis, she assisted the Memphis Maniax of the Xtreme Football League in the spring of 2001. From 1997-98, Rex worked at the National Athletic Trainers Association in Dallas where she was a continuing education assistant. Rex graduated in 1996 from Cincinnati with a bachelor’s degree in education. She began her career as a graduate assistant at Eastern Kentucky where she earned her master’s degree in physical education with an emphasis in sports administration. A native of Tiffin, Ohio, Rex is married to Byron Rex and the couple resides in Granger.

Joy McCausland is in her seventh year in the Irish football office and her 15th year overall at the University of Notre Dame. She serves as the primary contact for all general communication and donation requests at the Guglielmino Athletics Complex. Prior to joining the Irish football office, McCausland worked at Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Library for five years and the chemistry/physics library for three years. A native of Lakeville, Ind., she has three sons: Kyle, Kayne and Michael.

PRYCE TRACY RECRUITING & PERSONNEL ASSISTANT Pryce Tracy enters his second year as a recruiting and personnel assistant for the Notre Dame football team. In this role, Tracy works with recruiting efforts, handles projects assigned by the Irish coaches and assists in the day-to-day strategies of the program. Prior to his time at Notre Dame, Tracy spent the 2011 season with the University of Alabama football team. He directly worked under then Crimson Tide director of player personnel Ed Marynowitz, who is now the assistant director of player personnel for the Philadelphia Eagles. Tracy served as a recruiting specialist for Alabama head coach Nick Saban. Tracy assisted in player evaluation breakdowns and compiled the recruiting prospect board. He also helped in the daily operations for the 2011 and 2012 Nick Saban Summer Camps. During his time in Tuscaloosa, the Crimson Tide captured the 2011 Bowl Championship Series title and brought in the top-ranked recruiting class in the country, according to Rivals.com, ESPN and 247Sports. com. Prior to his tenure at Alabama, Tracy spent two seasons (200910) as an assistant coach at Clay High School in South Bend. The Colonials had five players who signed national letters of intent with Football Bowl Subdivision schools during his stay.

Megan Whitt enters her first year with the Notre Dame football program as the coordinator of recruiting operations. In her current role, Whitt assists recruiting coordinator Tony Alford and director of player personnel Dave Peloquin in the recruiting department. She organizes all official and unofficial visits by prospective student-athletes, manages compliance and academic records for recruits, oversees student workers and helps organize and direct gameday recruiting efforts. Whitt most recently served as the recruiting and operations coordinator at Ohio State University. She planned and organized all official and unofficial prospect visits, as well as facilitated prospect correspondence through mailers, personal letters, email and social media. Whitt managed recruit room operations on game days and supervised dozens of student employees and the University host program. Whitt also executed assistant coaches' recruiting travel and official visit travel accommodations. She also assisted in the coordination of the Buckeyes' football youth summer camps, pro day, coaches’ clinic and spring practices. Whitt earned her undergraduate degree from Ohio State. She graduated with a sport leadership and sport humanities degree in 2012. While an undergraduate, Whitt did internships with both the University camps office and ProCamps Worldwide – the group that runs the Chris Spielman Football Camp and Buckeye Stars Camp. A native of Ida, Mich., Whitt also participated in an internship with the Buckeyes' athletic department event management office. She organized timing sheets, assisted in promotions, managed crowd control, met and took care of visiting teams and management of officials. She also facilitated many on-campus championships, including Big Ten Women's Gymnastics, NCAA Men’s Gymnastics National Championship, Big Ten Baseball Tournament, American Lacrosse Conference Championship, NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship and NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament.

STUDENT MANAGERS Three Notre Dame seniors, Elizabeth Lombard, Ted Williams and Ryan Harvey, lead the student manager program that works with the 2014 football team. This trio oversees the entire student manager organization and tends to various matters regarding Irish players and coaches. The program also includes a group of seven junior managers and 14 sophomore managers. The junior managers include Alex Wilcox, Matt Schade, Drew Vista, Patrick Demetrio, Shannon Kearney, Emily Morgan and Bekah Stanton. The sophomore managers are Rachel Wimsatt, Rachel Lombard, Colleen Turner, Colleen Naumovich, Courtney Thompson, Sarah Devitt, Danny McKee, Sam Baker, CJ Harvey, Matt Grazzini, Chris Scully, Anthony Tucker, Kennedy Ricci and Kirk Dettmer.

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2013 Game Summaries

Score by Quarters Temple #14/11 Notre Dame

1 0 14

2 6 7

Rees Leads No. 14 Notre Dame Past Temple, 28-6

F 6 28

Record: 0-1 Record: 1-0

Daniels 32 yd pass from Rees (Tausch kick), 3-77 1:26 Daniels 32 yd pass from Rees (Tausch kick), 3-87 1:01

Second Quarter 1:01 Temple Harper 1 yd run (Cooper kick blocked), 9-78 2:18 0:43 ND Niklas 66 yd pass from Rees (Tausch kick), 1-66 0:18 Third Quarter 5:37 ND

Atkinson III 2 yd run (Tausch kick), 7-94 3:36 TEMPLE ND 25 21 29-134 35-188 228 355 47-23-0 27-17-0 76-362 62-543 0-0 0-0 2-4 3-23 3-88 2-40 0-0 0-0 5-48.0 5-41.2 2-1 0-0 5-40 9-63 28:07 31:53 6 of 15 5 of 13 0 of 2 0 of 0 1-3 1-2 1-5 1-4

RUSHING: Temple-Reilly 12-65; Williams 7-33; Gilmore 3-17; Coyer 1-14; Harper 6-5. Notre Dame-Carlisle 7-68; McDaniel 12-65; Atkinson III 8-34; Folston 5-14; Bryant 2-12; Rees 1-minus 5. PASSING: Temple-Reilly 23-46-0-228; Team 0-1-0-0. Notre Dame-Rees 16-23-0-346; Hendrix 1-4-0-9.

2013 SEASON REVIEW

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

COACHES & STAFF

RECEIVING: Temple-Alderman 4-65; Coyer 4-39; Christopher 3-25; Harper 2-23; Fitzpatrick 2-16; Williams 2-12; Benjamin 2-12; Hairston 2-12; Deloatch 1-20; Karpinski 1-4. Notre Dame-Jones, TJ 6-138; Daniels 3-69; Brown, C. 3-57; Carlisle 2-5; Niklas 1-66; Atkinson III 1-11; Folston 1-9. INTERCEPTIONS: Temple-None. Notre Dame-None. FUMBLES: Temple-Fitzpatrick 1-1; Reilly 1-0. Notre Dame-None. SACKS: Temple-Ioannidis 1-0. Notre Dame-Tuitt 1-0.

UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

TACKLES: Temple-Matakevich 7-4; Smith, Nate D. 4-4; Smith, Abdul 3-4; Robey 5-0; Caponegro 4-1; Marshall 1-4; Ioannidis 2-1; Shippen 1-2; Johnson, Z. 1-2; Johnson, K. 2-0; Young 2-0; Alwan 0-2; Pretlow 0-2; Brown 0-2; Williams, A. 1-0; Layton 1-0; Christopher 0-1; Karpinski 0-1; Daniels 0-1; Harper 0-1; Walton 0-1; Paulhill 0-1. Notre Dame-Fox 5-5; Calabrese 2-7; Grace 4-3; Jackson 2-2; Shembo 1-3; Farley 3-0; Schmidt 2-1; Tuitt 2-1; Rochell 1-2; Williams, I. 0-2; Brindza 1-0; Okwara 1-0; Luke 1-0; Butler 1-0; Councell 1-0; Onwualu 1-0; Wood 1-0; Day 0-1; Nix III 0-1; Smith, J. 0-1; McDaniel 0-1; Moore 0-1; Redfield 0-1.

HISTORY AND RECORDS

NOTRE DAME, Ind. (AP) - Notre Dame got off to a strong start to the new season and then received more good news after the game. The No. 14 Fighting Irish scored on their first two possessions, each of them three-play drives, with Tommy Rees connecting with DaVaris Daniels on a pair of 32-yard TD passes in a 28-6 victory on Saturday. The Irish announced after the win that coach Brian Kelly had signed a new five-year contract. Kelly said he wasn't too worried that the Irish (1-0) couldn't quite seem to put the Owls (0-1) away, saying he had confidence in his defense. "I was OK with the dink and dunk that they were going to exhibit on offense," he said. For Notre Dame, the victory was welcome after a turbulent offseason following an embarrassing 42-14 loss to Alabama in the national championship game. The victory sets up a big game against Michigan next Saturday night. "We're going to have to play better in all phases against Michigan next week, but we're going to enjoy this victory today," Kelly said. The victory was the 200th career win for Kelly, improving his overall record to 200-68-2 and 29-11 at Notre Dame. The Owls, picked to finish ninth in the 10-team American Athletic Conference, fell to 2-76 against ranked opponents. "We left a lot of points on the field," Temple quarterback Connor Reilly said. Although Temple was a heavy underdog, it was still a bit of a disappointing start for first-year Temple coach Matt Rhule, because of missed chances. "They proved that they can play with that team," Rhule said. Rees, who regained the starting quarterback job when Everett Golson was suspended from school for the fall semester, was 16 of 23 for 346 yards, his fourth career 300-yard passing day. "I saw some really good things, and some things that we're going to have to get better at," Kelly said. One of the questions about Rees was whether he could beat opponents deep in the passing game. But Rees threw a pair of long TD passes to Daniels, who didn't have a touchdown catch last season. Daniels beat Temple cornerback Anthony Robey on both TDs. The first drive started with Amir Carlisle breaking a 45-yard run up the left sideline to the Temple 37. While the second was set up by a short pass to TJ Jones, who broke two tackles, for a 51-yard gain. "One of the questions coming in was: `Can we push the ball downfield?' I think we answered a lot of those questions right away with his ability to push the ball downfield. I think his patience was better and it will continue to get better," Kelly said. Rees said he was pleased. "There are some things out there that we have to fix as an offense, but I was pleased with how the entire offense played," he said. There were some encouraging signs for Temple. First-time starter Reilly was solid, completing 23 of 46 passes for 228 yards, which was more than the Owls had in any game last season. He also ran for 65 yards on 12 carries. Rhule installed a pro spread offense after the Owls had the fifth-fewest yards passing in the nation, averaging 121 yards a game. But Temple missed a pair of field goals wide right before finally scoring in the second quarter to cut the lead to 14-6, with Kenny Harper scoring on a 1-yard run. The Irish didn't give up a rushing touchdown in going 12-0 in the regular season last year until the eighth game against Oklahoma. Cooper's PAT was blocked by Notre Dame defensive lineman Jarron Jones. The Irish answered 18 seconds later when Rees hit Troy Niklas at midfield and he faked his way past two Temple defenders and raced for a 66-yard touchdown. Temple opened the second half with another strong drive, advancing to the Notre Dame 6. Reilly threw four straight incomplete passes as Rhule decided to go for it on fourth-and-6 instead of trying another field goal. The Irish responded quickly again with a 94-yard scoring drive, highlighted by a 33-yard pass from Rees to Chris Brown. George Atkinson scored on a 2-yard run to make it 28-6. For the Irish, it wasn't the dominant defensive effort many expected against Temple. "There's things that we have to correct, but this isn't last year's defense, it's this year's defense," safety Matthias Farley said.

First Quarter 13:34 ND 10:19 ND

4 0 0

THE FIGHTING IRISH

The victory by the Irish (1-0) marks the 200th career win for coach Brian Kelly.

3 0 7

HERE COME THE IRISH

Game-1 (Temple): Aug. 31, 2013 • Notre Dame, Ind. • Notre Dame Stadium

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Game-2 (Michigan): Sept. 7, 2013 • Ann Arbor, Mich. • Michigan Stadium Score by Quarters #14/13 Notre Dame #17/17 Michigan

1 7 10

2 6 17

No. 14 Irish Fall at No. 17 Michigan Notre Dame pulls within a touchdown early in the fourth quarter, but loses 41-30. ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner threw four touchdown passes against Notre Dame, including a victory-sealing connection to Drew Dileo with 4:18 left. The teams played in front of an NCAA-record crowd of 115,109. The Wolverines (2-0) had a pair of 14-point leads, but the Fighting Irish (1-1) refused to be routed. Notre Dame pulled within a TD early in the fourth quarter when defensive end Stephon Tuitt made a diving interception in the end zone - a few snaps after the Irish turned the ball over on downs - on a pass Gardner was trying to throw away to avoid a

safety. "I made a horrible decision," Gardner said. "But the defense gave me a place to stand. They told me they believed in me and I finished it." Kyle Brindza made a 40-yard field goal with 9:15 left to pull Notre Dame within four points. The Irish were called for pass interference twice - once on a questionable call when Bennett Jackson intercepted Gardner's pass deep in Notre Dame territory - on the ensuing drive and Gardner later took advantage by accounting for a fifth TD. "We came up just short on some key plays," Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said. Gardner finished 21 of 33 for 294 yards with one interception that gave the Irish a chance to rally. Trying to avoid a sack in the end zone, Gardner flipped a pass that Tuitt came up with to give Notre Dame hope. TJ Jones had nine receptions for 94 yards and a TD. Amir Carlisle ran for 64 yards on 12 attempts for the Irish. "We came in here expecting to win and we fell a couple plays short," Carlisle said. The attendance record beat the one set two years ago when the Wolverines played the Irish. . First Quarter 9:00 UM 5:35 UM 2:01 ND

Gibbons 44 yd field goal, 10-41 4:42 Gallon 61 yd pass from Gardner (Gibbons kick), 3-77 1:23 Jones, TJ 4 yd pass from Rees (Brindza kick), 9-75 3:34

Second Quarter 14:05 ND 8:43 UM 5:49 ND 1:56 UM 1:09 UM

Brindza 44 yd field goal, 6-20 1:34 Gardner 2 yd run (Gibbons kick), 12-75 5:22 Brindza 24 yd field goal, 8-68 2:54 Gibbons 38 yd field goal, 7-42 3:53 Gallon 12 yd pass from Gardner (Gibbons kick), 4-23 0:20

Third Quarter 4:55 ND 1:54 UM

Niklas 20 yd pass from Rees (Brindza kick), 12-90 5:25 Gallon 13 yd pass from Gardner (Gibbons kick), 7-78 3:01

Fourth Quarter 12:06 ND 9:15 ND 4:18 UM

Tuitt 0 yd interception return (Brindza kick) Brindza 40 yd field goal, 6-29 1:29 Dileo 4 yd pass from Gardner (Gibbons kick), 10-75 4:57

3 7 7

4 10 7

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

F 30 41

Record: 1-1 Record: 2-0 ND UM 23 25 19-96 39-166 314 294 53-29-2 33-21-1 72-410 72-460 0-0 0-0 1-18 1-0 2-76 3-78 1-0 2-30 2-40.0 3-31.3 0-0 1-0 4-33 6-50 25:56 34:04 8 of 15 6 of 12 0 of 2 0 of 0 3-5 4-4 1-8 1-9

RUSHING: Notre Dame-Carlisle 12-64; Atkinson III 5-37; McDaniel 1-4; Rees 1-minus 9. Michigan-Gardner 13-82; Toussaint 22-71; Gallon 1-14; Norfleet 1-1; Team 1-minus 1; Green 1-minus 1. PASSING: Notre Dame-Rees 29-51-2-314; Hendrix 0-1-0-0; Team 0-1-0-0. Michigan-Gardner 21-33-1294. RECEIVING: Notre Dame-Jones, TJ 9-94; Niklas 6-76; Daniels 6-63; Brown, C. 3-28; Carlisle 2-9; Atkinson III 1-16; Prosise 1-16; Robinson 1-12. Michigan-Gallon 8-184; Funchess 3-19; Dileo 3-18; Butt 2-17; Jackson 2-13; Toussaint 1-31; Reynolds 1-10; Norfleet 1-2. INTERCEPTIONS: Notre Dame-Tuitt 1-0. Michigan-Countess 2-30. FUMBLES: Notre Dame-None. Michigan-Norfleet 1-0. SACKS: Notre Dame-Williams 1-0. Michigan-Beyer 1-0. TACKLES: Notre Dame-Fox 4-6; Jackson 6-3; Farley 5-1; Shumate 5-0; Smith, J. 4-1; Calabrese 3-2; Russell 4-0; Nix III 4-0; Grace 2-1; Schmidt 2-0; Williams 1-1; Councell 1-1; Shembo 1-1; Day 1-1; Wood 1-0; Niklas 1-0; Okwara 1-0; Collinsworth 0-1; Hardy 0-1. Michigan-Taylor 9-2; Gordon 6-1; Countess 3-3; Morgan 3-3; Ross III 2-4; Wilson 2-3; Ojemudia 2-2; Beyer 2-1; Gordon 0-3; Clark 2-0; Hollowell 1-1; Heitzman 0-2; Washington 0-2; Stribling 1-0; Kerridge 1-0; Wormley 0-1; Black 0-1; Bolden 0-1.

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Score by Quarters #21/21 Notre Dame Purdue

1 0 7

2 3 3

3 7 7

4 21 7

F 31 24

Record: 2-1 Record: 1-2

No. 21 Notre Dame Rallies Late, Beats Purdue 31-24

First Quarter 9:08 PU

Irish score 21 points in 3:29 span early in the fourth quarter to earn victory.

Second Quarter 10:44 PU Griggs 47 yd field goal, 10-31, 4:00 0:44 ND Brindza 20 yd field goal, 11-80, 5:14

Hunt 15 yd pass from Henry (Griggs kick), 12-75, 5:52

Third Quarter 10:37 ND 6:28 PU

McDaniel 1 yd run (Brindza kick), 10-75, 4:23 Knauf 18 yd pass from Henry (Griggs kick), 8-54, 4:09

Fourth Quarter 14:47 ND 12:40 ND 11:18 ND 8:16 PU

Daniels 9 yd pass from Rees (Brindza kick), 11-66, 4:03 Daniels 82 yd pass from Rees (Brindza kick), 1-82, 0:10 Jackson 34 yd interception return (Brindza kick) Sinz 9 yd pass from Henry (Griggs kick), 7-75, 3:02 COACHES & STAFF

ND PU 20 16 37-91 21-38 309 256 33-20-0 41-25-1 70-400 62-294 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-18 4-119 2-68 1-34 0-0 4-36.8 5-41.8 1-1 1-0 3-23 6-55 31:12 28:48 11 of 16 7 of 16 0 of 1 1 of 1 3-4 3-4 1-2 1-7

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THE FIGHTING IRISH

RUSHING: Notre Dame-McDaniel 16-56; G. Atkinson 5-27; Carlisle 11-16; Bryant 1-2; Team 2-minus 4; Rees 2-minus 6. Purdue-Hunt 12-22; Dawkins 3-8; Knauf 2-6; Henry 4-2. PASSING: Notre Dame-Rees 20-33-0-309. Purdue-Henry 25-40-1-256; Marshall 0-1-0-0. RECEIVING: Notre Dame-Daniels 8-167; TJ Jones 4-57; Carlisle 3-16; C. Brown 1-40; Prosise 1-12; G. Atkinson 1-11; Niklas 1-9; McDaniel 1-minus 3. Purdue-Hunt 9-72; Sinz 6-45; Knauf 4-51; Mikesky 2-56; Carter 1-14; Posey 1-7; Macarthy 1-6; Bade 1-5. INTERCEPTIONS: Notre Dame-B. Jackson 1-34. Purdue-None. FUMBLES: Notre Dame-Carlisle 1-1. Purdue-Henry 1-0.

HISTORY AND RECORDS

SACKS: Notre Dame-B. Jackson 1-0. Purdue-Link 1-0. TACKLES: Notre Dame-Grace 6-4; Russell 4-0; Calabrese 4-0; Shembo 3-1; B. Jackson 3-1; Day 2-2; Farley 1-3; Fox 1-3; Nix 2-1; Luke 2-0; Collinsworth 1-1; Williams 1-1; McDaniel 1-0; Onwualu 1-0; Smith 1-0; Tuitt 0-1. Purdue-Richards 5-4; Brown 6-1; Williams 5-1; Gilliam 5-1; Latta 3-3; Lucas 3-3; Robinson 2-4; Allen, 3-2; Russell 4-0; Link 2-0; Lewis 1-1; Mostert 1-1; Watson 0-2; Garcia 1-0; Gaston 0-1.

UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Notre Dame receiver DaVaris Daniels staggered Purdue with two late touchdowns. Three plays after his second score, teammate Bennett Jackson delivered the final blow - a 34-yard interception return for a score. On a night No. 21 Notre Dame faced a stiff challenge from its oldest in-state rival, the late scoring flurry from Daniels and Jackson finally knocked out the Boilermakers 31-24 on Saturday night. "Losing sucks and that's something we don't want to do here at Notre Dame," Daniels said. "We know everybody hates us, a lot of people hate us and it makes us pretty happy to make them mad." It wasn't supposed to be this tough for Notre Dame (2-1), which won its sixth straight in the 85-game series that has been played every year since 1946. The Irish were installed as a three-touchdown favorite against a foe that had struggled the previous two weeks. But the Boilermakers who showed up Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium didn't look anything like the team Notre Dame had watched on tape all week. Quarterback Tommy Rees spent most of the first half trying to dodge the blitz-happy Boilermakers. The running game was in shambles, and a frustrated coach Brian Kelly kept flailing his arms in the air. Even after a halftime pep talk in which the fiery Kelly explained to Rees and his offense they needed to calm down, Notre Dame still found itself trading jabs with Purdue early in the second half. Daniels changed everything with an acrobatic 9-yard TD catch. On the next Irish offensive play, he fought a defender down for an 82-yard catch-and-run that changed the game. Jackson finally finished it off with the interception return to help the Irish avoid back-to-back regular season losses for the first time in more than two years On a night the Irish averaged just 2.5 yards on 37 carries, Rees and Daniels had to carry the offense. Rees was 20 of 33 for 309 yards with two scores, no interceptions and received a game ball. Daniels had eight catches for 167 yards and two scores. "I was never worried in the sense there was a panic," Kelly said. "I felt really confident that we were going to win the football game. We just needed to settle down a little bit." Until then, the surprising Boilermakers played the Irish to a virtual draw. Henry, who had struggled the first two weeks, finished 25 of 40 for 256 yards with three touchdown passes - his first three of the year. Akeem Hunt played like the feature back the Boilermakers needed, rushing 12 times for 22 yards and catching nine passes for 72 yards and a score. The defense, which worn down in the first two games, also forced Notre Dame to become onedimensional. "We did a good job in the running game," Purdue coach Darrell Hazell said. "There were a couple of plays we'd like to get back, but they (Purdue's defense) did a good job against the run." It was good enough to give Purdue the upper hand for three quarters. After jumping to a 10-0 lead, the Boilermakers answered every challenge, retaking the lead on B.J. Knauf's 18-yard TD reception just four minutes after Notre Dame had tied the score at 10. The defense, meanwhile, continued to force Notre Dame to small ball - until Daniels broke through. The 6-foot-1 junior used his three-inch height advantage to outjump Antoine Lewis for the first TD catch, which tied the score at 17 with 14:47 left. When Purdue's ensuing drive stalled, Rees went to Daniels on the first play. Daniels, who had beaten Purdue's best cover cornerback, Ricardo Allen, caught the ball on the run, then stiff-armed Allen to the ground as he barely stayed in bounds. It was the longest pass play of both players' careers and after standing up to a replay review, it went down as the ninth-longest in Notre Dame history. "The hairs on the back of my neck kind of stood up when I got close and I saw the hash marks," Daniels said. "I was just trying to make a play and trying to get as far away from the sideline as possible at the time." Three plays after that, Jackson picked off Henry and scored on the return. Purdue closed to 31-24 and had a chance to tie the score after recovering Amir Carlisle's fumble at the Notre Dame 41. But the Irish defense forced a punt and the Boilers never got the ball again. "We just kept playing, we had to make a couple of plays," Kelly said. "Last week, Michigan made the plays. Tonight, we made the plays when we needed to."

HERE COME THE IRISH

Game-3 (Purdue): Sept. 14, 2013 • West Lafayette, Ind. • Ross-Ade Stadium

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Game-4 (Michigan State): Sept. 21, 2013 • Notre Dame, Ind. • Notre Dame Stadium Score by Quarters RV/24 Michigan State #22/21 Notre Dame

1 0 3

2 7 7

3 3 0

4 3 7

F 13 17

Record: 3-1 Record: 3-1

No. 22 Notre Dame Edges Michigan State, 17-13

First Quarter 3:48 ND

The Irish have won 10 consecutive home games.

Second Quarter 7:43 MSU Kings M. 12 yd pass from Cook, Connor (Geiger kick), 14-79, 5:46 0:17 ND Jones TJ 2 yd pass from Rees (Brindza kick), 9-50, 2:43

NOTRE DAME, Ind. (AP) - Notre Dame took advantage of a trick play that backfired, as well as four pass interference calls and a holding penalty that kept drives alive, to defeat Michigan State for the third straight time. The mistakes led to all of Notre Dame's points in the 17-13 victory, including two on the game-winning drive after a pass by Michigan State receiver R.J. Shelton led to an interception by safety Matthias Farley, setting up the go-ahead touchdown. Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said he couldn't ever recall so many defensive pass interference calls in one game. "I've been coaching 30-plus years, no. Never," he said. "I guess that's where we should stop." Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said he wasn't surprised by the calls because of the number of long passes the Irish attempted. "When you know the quarterback is going to throw it back shoulder, and the defensive back doesn't know where it is, you have an advantage in that situation," he said. "You're going to get some pass interference calls when you put the ball in a good position." The costliest mistake, though, likely was the interception thrown by Shelton that shifted momentum Notre Dame's way after the Spartans were making progress against the Irish. Shelton threw into double coverage and Farley picked it off. Dantonio said he called the trick play. "I felt," he said, "like we needed a big play." The Spartans were called for two pass interference calls on the ensuing drive, allowing Notre Dame to maintain possession. The Irish, who continually passed, even on short running situations, scored moments later when Notre Dame appeared to surprise the Spartans with a call. Cam McDaniel raced into the end zone to take the 17-10 lead with 14:44 left to play. The Irish (3-1) also took advantage of another questionable pass interference in the first half that set up a 2-yard touchdown pass from Tommy Rees to TJ Jones, and a holding penalty that kept alive a drive that led to a 41-yard field goal by Kyle Brindza. The Spartans (3-1) had 10 penalties for 115 yards by the Big Ten officials. But the Irish were flagged eight times for 86 yards. "We've got to be able to handle those things," Dantonio said, "and play through the adversity." Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard said the Spartans couldn't let the penalties affect them. "In the end, we just got to make more plays to help the offense out," he said. "The refs call what they had to call. They thought it was pass interference. We got to continue to play." The Spartans entered with the nation's No. 1 defense, allowing 50 yards a game rushing, and 127 passing. Michigan State's defense had also scored four touchdowns, which is also how many it had allowed. They stopped the Irish on the ground, holding them to 82 yards, and limited Rees to a season-low 142 yards passing. But it wasn't enough, as the rivalry was decided by a touchdown or less for the ninth time in the past 14 meetings. Rees, who opened the season with three 300-yard passing games, was 14-of-34 passing. "He just missed open receivers," Kelly said. "I mean, we had guys open. He just didn't hit them." Rees said the Irish needed to attempt some long passes because of what the Michigan State defense was giving them. "We want to hit those, and we hit a few of the early, but we missed a couple big ones," he said. "We found a way to get the ball in the end zone in the end, but we need to find a way to be more efficient." Despite the offensive struggles, the Irish have now won 10 straight at home for the first time since 1999, when Bob Davie was coach. Notre Dame won 19 straight under Lou Holtz 1987-90. Dantonio said the difference was the Spartans only managed one touchdown in four trips inside the red zone and missed a field goal. "When you get into the red zone, you have to score touchdowns," he said. "You've got to score touchdowns in those situations." Of course, Notre Dame had something to do with that. And Kelly was pleased with the overall defensive effort. "Both defenses," he said, "really carried the day here today." His was better.

Brindza 41 yd field goal, 7-57, 3:30

Third Quarter 6:21 MSU

Geiger 25 yd field goal, 15-75, 8:39

Fourth Quarter 14:44 ND 10:40 MSU

McDaniel 7 yd run (Brindza kick), 5-52, 2:22 Geiger 42 yd field goal, 10-51, 4:04

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances. Sacks By: Number-Yards

MSU ND 19 14 35-119 32-82 135 142 36-16-1 34-14-0 71-254 66-224 0-0 0-0 1-6 1-2 2-24 3-67 0-0 1-29 5-41.4 6-39.2 0-0 0-0 10-115 8-86 30:38 29:22 8 of 18 6 of 17 1 of 2 0 of 1 3-4 2-3 0-0 1-7

RUSHING: Notre Dame-McDaniel 16-44; G. Atkinson 6-23; Folston 4-12; Carlisle 3-9. Team 3--6. Michigan State-Langford 14-68; Hill 13-34; Maxwell 1-8; Fowler 1-6; Cook 4-4; Bullough 1-1; Team 1--2. PASSING: Notre Dame-Rees 14-34-0-142. Michigan State-Cook 16-32-0-135; Maxwell 0-3-0-0; Shelton 0-1-1. RECEIVING: Notre Dame-Robinson 3-54; Daniels 3-6; G. Atkinson 2-17; Jones 2-15; Fuller 1-37; D. Smith 1-9; Niklas 1-7; Prosise 1--3. Michigan State-Kings 4-33; Burbridge 4-20; Fowler 3-39; Lyles 1-16; Langford 1-12; Mumphery 1-7; Price 1-4; Sadler 1-4. INTERCEPTIONS: Notre Dame-M. Farley 1-29. Michigan State-None. FUMBLES: Notre Dame-None. Michigan State-None. SACKS: Notre Dame-Tuitt 1-7. Michigan State-None. TACKLES: Notre Dame-Calabrese 3-5; Grace 0-8; B. Jackson 3-4; Tuitt 3-3; Nix 1-5; Shumate 3-2; Russell 3-1; J. Smith 2-2; Fox 3-0; Collinsworth 1-2; Ish. Williams 0-3; Schwenke 0-3; Farley 1-1; J. Jones 0-2; Shembo 1-0; Daly 1-0; Turner 0-1; Councell 0-1; Redfield 0-1; J. Schmidt 0-1; Moore 0-1. Michigan State-Williamson 1-9; Allen 4-5; Drummond 4-3; Bullough 3-4; Jones 2-3; Hoover 0-5; Waynes 4-0; Rush 0-3; Calhoun 1-1; Dennard 1-1; Knox 0-2; Jones 1-0; Elsworth 0-1; Drone 0-1; Davis 0-1; Reynolds 0-1; Pendelton 0-1; Gleichert 0-1; Langford 0-1; Scarpinato 0-1.

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Score by Quarters #14/12 Oklahoma #22/22 Notre Dame

1 14 7

2 7 0

No. 22 Notre Dame Falls To No. 14 Oklahoma, 35-21 George Atkinson III runs for 148 yards.

First Quarter 14:11 OU 12:15 OU 4:03 ND

4 8 7

F 35 21

Record: 4-0 Record: 3-2

Corey 24 yd interception return (Hunnicutt kick) Williams 11 yd run (Hunnicutt kick), 4-32, 1:35 Jones, TJ 6 yd pass from Rees (Brindza kick), 10-80, 5:03

THE FIGHTING IRISH

Second Quarter 0:42 OU Bester 26 yd pass from Bell (Hunnicutt kick), 10-88, 4:43 Third Quarter 12:31 ND 8:11 OU 2:43 OU

Atkinson III 80 yd run (Brindza kick), 1-80, 0:13 Hunnicutt 27 yd field goal, 9-43, 4:20 Hunnicutt 19 yd field goal, 9-65, 3:53

Fourth Quarter 14:10 ND 12:24 OU

Niklas 30 yd pass from Rees (Brindza kick), 7-75, 3:33 Shepard 54 yd pass from Bell (Shepard pass from Bell), 5-75, 1:46 OU ND 25 12 42-212 29-220 238 104 23-31-0 9-25-3 73-450 54-324 0-0 0-0 1-1 1-1 7-450 4-251 3-41 0-0 5-42.0 6-40.3 0-0 0-0 4-31 8-77 35:44 24:16 5 of 14 4 of 12 0 of 1 0 of 0 3-4 1-1 1-5 0-0

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RUSHING: Oklahoma-Clay, Brennan 14-77; Bell, Blake 12-59; Williams, Dam. 9-42; Knight, Trevor 2-24; Finch, Roy 3-15; team 2-minus 5. Notre Dame-Atkinson, G. 14-148; Folston 2-43; Carlisle 3-13; McDaniel 3-12; Hendrix 5-10; Team 1-minus 1; Rees 1-minus 5. PASSING: Oklahoma-Bell, Blake 22-30-0-232; Knight, Trevor 1-1-0-6. Notre Dame-Rees 9-24-3-104; Hendrix 0-1-0-0. RECEIVING: Oklahoma-Saunders, Jalen 7-46; Shepard, S. 5-83; Williams, Dam. 4-41; Millard, Trey 2-13; Clay, Brennan 2-7; Bester, L. 1-26; Reynolds, Jaz 1-16; Finch, Roy 1-6. Notre Dame-Jones, TJ 4-42; Niklas 2-43; Daniels 1-13; Fuller 1-11; Atkinson, G. 1-minus 5. INTERCEPTIONS: Oklahoma-Nelson, Corey 1-24; Shannon, Frank 1-17; Wilson, Julian 1-0. Notre DameNone. SACKS: Oklahoma-Phillips, J. 1-0. Notre Dame-None. TACKLES: Oklahoma-Shannon, Frank 4-4; Hayes, Quentin 3-5; Grissom, Geneo 3-3; Lynn, Gabe 4-0; Alexander, D. 2-2; Tapper, Charles 0-4; Sanchez, Zack 2-0; Colvin, Aaron 2-0; Wilson, Julian 2-0; Striker, Eric 0-2; Phillips, J. 1-0; Woods, Austin 0-1; Dimon, Matt 0-1; Bester, L. 0-1; Nelson, Corey 0-1. Notre DameCalabrese 3-7; Farley 4-5; Grace 3-6; Jackson, B. 6-1; Shumate 3-4; Smith, J. 2-5; Russell 4-1; Tuitt 2-3; Nix 1-4; Collinsworth 0-4; Schwenke 1-1; Shembo 1-1; Councell 1-1; Fox 0-2; Williams, Ish. 0-2; Onwualu 1-0; Brindza 1-0; Butler 0-1; Cavalaris 0-1; Schmidt, J. 0-1.

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FUMBLES: Oklahoma-None. Notre Dame-None.

HISTORY AND RECORDS

NOTRE DAME, Ind. (AP) - A year after beating Oklahoma in the final 6 minutes, Notre Dame just about beat themselves in the first 3 minutes against the Sooners on Saturday. Interceptions on consecutive passes by Tommy Rees and two touchdown passes by Blake Bell were too much for No. 22 Notre Dame to overcome in a 35-21 loss to the 14th-ranked Sooners. Rees didn't see a linebacker blitzing from behind on the first interception, and his pass to TJ Jones ricocheted to Oklahoma linebacker Frank Shannon in the second as the Sooners jumped to a 14-0 lead. "We put ourselves in the hole and couldn't fight out of it," said running back George Atkinson III, who had a career-high 148 yards on 14 carries. That was the consensus among the Irish players: that they lost the game more than Oklahoma won it. "We're really disappointed, as we would be with any loss, but especially with this one where we feel like we gave them 14 points and ended up losing by 14 points," Jones said. The win ended Oklahoma's seven-game losing streak to Notre Dame and was just the second in 11 meetings for the Sooners (4-0) against the Irish (3-2), including ending an NCAA-record 47-game winning streak in 1957. Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, an Irish Catholic who grew up in Ohio and downplayed the history aspect all week, conceded the victory was especially gratifying. "Now that it's happened this way, I'm pleased and I sure am glad for those older Oklahomans that have been through all those games Notre Dame had beaten us. We get some level of satisfaction winning this one," he said. "Who knows when we'll play again? So they can live it up and say, 'We got you' last until we go again." After Notre Dame played a nearly perfect game in beating the Sooners last season, with no turnovers and just one penalty for 5 yards, Oklahoma was the one that made the fewest mistakes Saturday. The Sooners, who managed just 15 yards rushing against the Irish last season, finished with 212 yards rushing. The game was a stark contrast to last season, when the Irish dominated the lines of scrimmage and amassed 215 yards on the ground. The Sooners frequently went wide on both runs and passes to try to offset Notre Dame's size inside. The Irish managed to rush for a season-high 220 yards. Bell, making his second career start, wasn't as impressive as he was when he passed for 413 yards and four touchdowns in a 51-20 win over Tulsa, but he was good enough to lead the Sooners over the Irish. He was 22 of 30 passing for 232 yards and two touchdowns. "He was really sharp. He put the ball where it needed to be, finding the right guys, going through his reads," Stoops said. "And give credit to the line to give them the opportunity to find those guys, so I thought he played great." Bell threw a 26-yard TD pass to Lacoltan Bester to cap an 88-yard drive after an interception by cornerback Julian Wilson late in the second quarter, said the victory was especially satisfying considering last season's loss. "We felt like we left some stuff on the field last year. Obviously we didn't come up with a win last year so we really wanted this one bad, especially coming on the road," Bell said Rees struggled for a second straight game. After three straight games of passing for more than 300 yards, he was 9 of 24 for a season-low 104 yards, although he also had two touchdown passes. "Obviously, I'm disappointed with how I played, individually. I've got to be better. You can't turn the ball over and expect to win games against good teams like Oklahoma," Rees said. Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said there was plenty of blame to go around. "This is about 11 players. We don't execute on the offensive line in the first fumble, we don't run the right route. It's natural for everybody to go after the quarterback, but there's 11 players out there," Kelly said. Kelly didn't want to talk about what the loss means big picture for the Irish, who entered the season with hopes of making it back to the BCS title game. "That's for you guys talk about. I've got a football team we're trying to work with and develop. You guys can have your own comments and decide what happens and put us in any bowl you want," he said.

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Game-5 (Oklahoma): Sept. 28, 2013 • Notre Dame, Ind. • Notre Dame Stadium

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Game-6 (Arizona State): Oct. 5, 2013 • Arlington, Texas • AT&T Stadium Score by Quarters #22/24 Arizona State Notre Dame

1 0 0

2 13 14

Irish Outlast No. 22 Sun Devils 37-34 in Shamrock Series Quarterback Tommy Rees throws for 279 yards and three touchdowns as Notre Dame makes it 5 for 5 in the traveling Shamrock Series. ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Tommy Rees and Notre Dame felt right at home during another trip to South Bend South in Texas. Rees threw for 279 yards and three touchdowns, and Notre Dame made it 5 for 5 in the traveling Shamrock Series with a 37-34 victory against No. 22 Arizona State on Saturday night. Kyle Brindza kicked three second-half field goals, including the go-ahead kick from 25 yards with 3:03 remaining. He tied a Notre Dame record with a 53-yarder that matched the longest in a college game at the home of the Dallas Cowboys. It was the second win in Texas in the five-year Shamrock run of home games on the road for the Irish (4-2), starting with a victory over Washington State in San Antonio in 2009. "It's a big win for us, to get right back on the right track in the bye week and the halfway point of the season," said Rees, who had just nine completions in a loss to Oklahoma last week. "It was kind of a game we understood the importance of and we were really ready to go and had a great week of preparation." Taylor Kelly threw for 362 yards and three scores for the Sun Devils (3-2), who missed on a chance to become the first team to beat USC and Notre Dame in consecutive weeks. Notre Dame's T.J. Jones had eight catches for 135 yards, including a pair of first-down catches on the drive to the winning field goal. Cam McDaniel, who went to school in nearby Coppell, had four straight carries for 32 yards to get Notre Dame in field goal range. McDaniel finished with a game-high 82 yards. The Irish clinched the win when Dan Fox, who recovered a fumble to set up a touchdown, returned Kelly's second interception 14 yards for a touchdown with 1:08 remaining. The Sun Devils pulled within 37-34 on Kelly's third TD - a 16-yarder to Marion Grice with 11 seconds left - but Jones recovered an onside kick. Notre Dame, one of the best in the country at rushing the passer last year, found its form. The Irish pressured Kelly throughout, and Prince Shembo had three of their six sacks, including one for a 10-yard loss the first play after Brindza's kick that put the Irish ahead for good. "We all remember what we saw last year defensively salting away games and we feel like our defense is continually getting better," Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said. "We are not there yet." The Irish led 24-13 after Rees' 21-yard touchdown on a jump ball to 6-foot-7 tight end Troy Niklas, but the Sun Devils got back in it with a 37-yard interception return by Osahon Irabor and Kelly's 21-yard scoring toss to De'Marieya Nelson that made it 27-all. Rees' scoring toss to Niklas - his third - came two plays after Bennett Jackson stripped ASU receiver Richard Smith on a short pass, with the loose ball bouncing into the arms of Fox. "I thought that was the play of the game," Arizona State coach Todd Graham said. "There's 14 points off two plays and guess what, those count. We just did a poor job taking care of the football." Notre Dame's first regular-season game in the Dallas area since 1958 was technically a home game, and had that feel. Both end zones were labeled "Notre Dame," with the Texas-themed Shamrock Series logo at midfield. Rees had two touchdown passes in the last 3:35 of the first half. Ben Koyack scored his first career touchdown for Notre Dame when he caught a pass from Rees on the sideline with nobody around him and ran most of the 19 yards untouched for a 7-6 lead. Kelly gave ASU the lead back when he took a snap with the play clock at zero and hit Jaelen Strong in stride behind the defense for a 36-yard touchdown on fourth-and-4. Strong had eight catches for 136 yards. "They beat us in the turnover ratio so that's the biggest thing," Kelly said. "We were winning that and in the second half we lost the turnover ratio, and I think that's where we kind of lost it." Rees, who had 156 yards passing in the second quarter, put the Irish in scoring range again with a 35-yard pass to Jones, then found Jones in the end zone from 8 yards for a 14-13 lead with 10 seconds left in the first half.

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4 21 13

F 34 37

Record: 3-2 Record: 4-2

Second Quarter 14:03 ASU 6:11 ASU 3:35 ND 1:30 ASU 0:10 ND

Gonzalez 40 yd field goal, 12-58 4:24 Gonzalez 27 yd field goal, 13-79 5:02 Koyack 19 yd pass from Rees (Brindza kick), 7-72 2:30 Strong 36 yd pass from Kelly (Gonzalez kick), 7-78 1:58 Jones 8 yd pass from Rees (Brindza kick), 8-71 1:15

Third Quarter 10:02 ND 3:54 ND

Brindza 53 yd field goal, 6-43 3:08 Niklas 21 yd pass from Rees (Brindza kick), 2-21 0:18

Fourth Quarter 14:46 ASU 10:38 ND 8:18 ASU 3:03 ND 1:08 ND 0:11 ASU

Irabor 37 yd interception return (Gonzalez kick) Brindza 33 yd field goal, 8-69 4:03 Nelson 21 yd pass from Kelly (Gonzalez kick), 7-75 2:20 Brindza 25 yd field goal, 10-56 5:08 Fox 14 yd interception return (Brindza kick) Grice 16 yd pass from Kelly (Gonzalez kick), 7-75 0:57

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

ASU ND 22 23 25-65 37-145 362 279 47-33-2 38-17-1 72-427 75-424 0-0 1-6 0-0 1-27 1-21 6-117 1-37 2-24 5-38.4 5-36.2 3-1 0-0 4-45 9-64 25:22 34:38 4 of 13 4 of 15 1 of 2 1 of 1 3-3 4-4 0-0 6-45

RUSHING: ASU-Grice 12-51; Kelly 12-5; Team 1-minus 1; Sulka 0-10. Notre Dame-McDaniel 15-82; Atkinson III 18-54; Carlisle 2-8; Hendrix 1-2; Team 1-minus 1. PASSING: ASU-Kelly 33-47-2-362. Notre Dame-Rees 17-38-1-279. RECEIVING: ASU-Foster 9-71; Strong 8-136; Grice 5-36; Ozier 4-63; Nelson 2-23; Smith, C. 2-18; Coyle 2-11; Smith, R. 1-7; Lewis 0-minus 3. Notre Dame-Jones, TJ 8-135; Daniels 4-67; Niklas 3-49; Koyack 1-19; Prosise 1-9. INTERCEPTIONS: ASU-Irabor 1-37. Notre Dame-Fox 1-14; Farley 1-10. FUMBLES: ASU-Nelson 1-0; Smith, R. 1-1; Kelly 1-0. Notre Dame-None. SACKS: ASU-None. Notre Dame-Shembo 3-0; Team 1-0; Tuitt 1-0. TACKLES: ASU-Randall 9-8; Darby 5-3; Fiso 4-3; Martin 3-4; Coleman 2-5; Young 4-1; Bradford 2-2; Nelson 2-2; Sutton 2-1; Conway 1-2; Irabor 1-2; Sulka 1-0; Carrington 1-0; Nelson 1-0; Garoutte 0-1; McCullen 0-1; Koniseti 0-1. Notre Dame-Smith, J. 6-3; Shembo 5-2; Fox 4-3; Russell 6-0; Jackson 3-1; Calabrese 2-2; Shumate 2-2; Collinsworth 3-0; Grace 2-1; Tuitt 1-2; Luke 1-2; Farley 1-0; Schmidt 1-0; Team 1-0; Nix III 0-1; Schwenke 0-1.

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Score by Quarters USC Notre Dame

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2 3 7

Defense Leads Irish Past USC, 14-10 Notre Dame does not allow a point in second half in first home win over USC since 2001.

F 10 14

Record: 4-3 Record: 5-2

The Irish took the lead with a 91-yard drive on five plays, highlighted by two runs by McDaniel. On the first, he started right and cutback left for a 24-yard spinning run to the Notre Dame 41. After an incomplete pass, McDaniel cut left again for a career-long 36-yard run to the 11. Jones, who was shaken up two plays earlier, then caught an 11-yard TD pass to give the Irish their first halftime lead at home against USC since the "Bush Push" game in 2005. Notre Dame running back Amir Carlisle, who played as a kick returner for the Trojans against Notre Dame two years ago, is believed to be just the second person to play on both sides of the rivalry. The other was Speedy Hart, who played for Notre Dame in the "Green Jersey Game" in 1977 and for USC in 1980. Carlile finished with three carries for 12 yards. The Irish players said they finally were able to play well enough to beat the Trojans in South Bend. "Good players made great plays. That's what we needed to do to win the game," linebacker Carlo Calabrese said. First Quarter 4:03 USC 0:00 ND

Redd 1 yd run (Heidari kick), 13-96 6:25 Niklas 7 yd pass from Rees (Brindza kick), 10-77 4:03 COACHES & STAFF

Second Quarter 7:50 USC Heidari 22 yd field goal, 5-16 1:55 1:13 ND Jones 11 yd pass from Rees (Brindza kick), 5-91 1:29 FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

USC ND 18 17 31-129 40-134 201 166 34-20-1 25-14-0 65-330 65-300 0-0 0-0 4-100 1-5 2-53 2-35 0-0 1--1 6-37.3 8-36.5 0-0 2-1 11-95 6-38 31:18 28:42 2 of 13 4 of 14 0 of 2 0 of 1 2-2 2-3 2-23 2-16

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RUSHING: USC-Redd 19-112; Allen 7-20; Davis 2-12; Isaac 1-1; Kessler 2-minus 16. Notre Dame-McDaniel 18-97; Atkinson III 8-40; Carlisle 3-12; Hendrix 6-5; Fuller 1-5; Team 2-minus 2; Rees 2-minus 23. PASSING: USC-Kessler 20-34-1-201. Notre Dame-Rees 14-21-0-166; Hendrix 0-4-0-0. RECEIVING: USC-Agholor 6-89; Rogers 6-60; Lee 2-18; Vainuku 2-16; Davis 1-7; Redd 1-6; Pinner 1-3; Flournoy 1-2. Notre Dame-Niklas 4-58; Jones 4-46; Daniels 3-44; Brown 1-8; Fuller 1-5; McDaniel 1-5. INTERCEPTIONS: USC-None. Notre Dame-Smith, J. 1-minus 1. FUMBLES: USC-None. Notre Dame-Hendrix 1-0; McDaniel 1-1.

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less of what happens in the game." Notre Dame's odds of winning didn't appear good when Rees left the game for good after being sacked with about 9 minutes left in the third quarter. But neither team scored in the second half and the Irish hung on. Rees was 14 of 21 passing for 166 yards with TD throws to Troy Niklas and TJ Jones in the first half. Kelly said Rees had a neck strain. He said it will be a day or two before Rees knows how long he will be out. "He's a little sore tonight, but he's clear and talking," Kelly said. USC managed just 121 total yards of offense in the second half. After converting both third-down conversions on their opening scoring drive, the Trojans went 0-of-11 the rest of the game. "We started trying to make stuff happen and it seemed like they always had a guy there," USC quarterback Cody Kessler said. "We were killing ourselves with penalties and missed assignments. You can't win a game when you do that. If you can't convert on third down and keep drives alive, you can't really win a game and you can't put up points. The Irish (5-2) beat the Trojans (4-3) for the third time in the past four games, after losing the previous eight straight, but won at home for the first time since Pete Carroll's first year as USC coach in 2001. USC won last week in Ed Orgeron's first game as interim coach following Lane Kiffin's dismissal, but this is the earliest the Trojans have three losses since starting that 2001 season 2-5. "We have a hurt team in there," Orgeron said. "They gave it everything they had. " In only the third night game at Notre Dame Stadium in the past two decades, there were a lot of mistakes and both teams lost players to injuries. Marqise Lee, who sat out against Arizona with a sprained knee, had two catches for 18 yards in the first half but didn't play in the second half. Silas Redd, the Penn State transfer who missed the first five games with a knee injury, got the bulk of the carries in the first half with leading rusher Tre Madden out with an injured hamstring, but had just two carries five yards in the third quarter. He finished with 19 carries for 112 yards. Orgeron said Notre Dame's pressure up front hurt the Trojans. "It just seemed that we couldn't get things going," he said. With Rees out, the Irish attempted just four more passes and Andrew Hendrix wasn't close on any of them as the Irish could only muster 47 yards total offense in the second half - 27 of them while Hendrix was in the game. "We've got to play better, flat out," Kelly said. "You guys watched it, I watched it. He's got to play better." Cam McDaniel led the Irish rushing game with 92 yards on 18 carries. USC's Kessler was 20-of-34 passing with an interception, with Nelson Agholor catching six passes for 39 yards. USC also was hampered by 11 penalties for 95 yards and Andre Heidari missed field goals of 40 and 46 yards, leaving him 2-of-7 on field goals of 30 yards or more this season. "Obviously the penalties hurt us tonight in crucial situations, and we didn't punch it in the red zone when we needed to," Orgeron said. Both teams squandered scoring opportunities in the first half. The USC defense was the first to come up big as safety Su'a Cravens was unblocked and tackled McDaniel for a 3-yard loss on fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line. The Trojans responded with a 96-yard touchdown drive, with Redd rushing for 40 yards on six carries. The Irish tied the game on a 7-yard scoring pass from Rees to Niklas. The Trojans blew a chance to take a lead when Heidari missed a 40-yard attempt wide right early in the second quarter. Agholor returned a 47-yard punt by Notre Dame 48 yards to the Notre Dame 25, with another five yards added on because Notre Dame lined up in an illegal formation on the punt. But after Kessler threw an 11-yard pass to Lee, the Trojans had to settle for a 22-yard field goal.

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. (AP) - Notre Dame has finally snapped its long home losing streak to USC. It sure wasn't easy. The Fighting Irish outlasted Southern California in a game of attrition Saturday night as Tommy Rees threw two touchdown passes in a 14-10 victory that ended a five-game home skid to their rivals that dated to 2001. "We battled, and mentally and physically continued to play every play. That's what we ask of them," coach Brian Kelly said. "That's what I expect from our group is to keep competing regard-

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Game-7 (USC): Oct. 19, 2013 • Notre Dame, Ind. • Notre Dame Stadium

SACKS: USC-Breslin 0-1; Kennard 0-1; Dawson 1-0. Notre Dame-Tuitt 2-0. TACKLES: USC-Williams -5; Brown 4-3; Shaw 4-3; Cravens 5-1; Dawson 2-4; Kennard 3-2; Bailey 3-1; Pullard 2-2; Tavai 2-2; Uko 0-4; Breslin 0-4; Woods 1-2; Wright 1-1; McQuay III 1-0; Hutchings 1-0; Agholor 1-0; Powell 0-1; Seymour 0-1. Notre Dame-Calabrese 5-3; Jackson 4-3; Tuitt 4-3; Collinsworth 3-3; Fox 3-2; Smith, J. 1-3; Farley 3-0; Hardy 2-1; Shembo 2-1; Russell 2-1; Day 2-0; Nix III 1-1; Williams, I. 1-1; Wood 1-1; Welch 1-0; Schmidt 1-0; Luke 1-0; Okwara 1-0; Hegarty 1-0; Councell 1-0; Schwenke 1-0; Turner 1-0; Stanley 0-1; Moore 0-1; Hendrix 0-1.

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Game-8 (Air Force): Oct. 26, 2013 • Air Force Academy, Colo. • Falcon Stadium Score by Quarters Notre Dame Air Force

1 7 7

2 17 3

Irish Passing Attack Subdues Air Force, 45-10 Five different players catch TDs from Tommy Rees, marking a first in program history.

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AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - For the second straight week, Tommy Rees found himself on the sideline. This time, though, it wasn't because of a strained neck, but rather a stellar showing. Rees was given the fourth quarter off after throwing a careerhigh five touchdown passes to help Notre Dame rout Air Force 45-10. The senior was on target all day, completing 17 of 22 passes for 284 yards as the Fighting Irish (6-2) won their third straight. Rees now has 54 career TD passes and moves past Ron Powlus for third place in team history. "I felt really good out there," Rees said. That's quite a contrast from last week when Rees left the game with a neck ailment in the third quarter of a win over USC. Rees was solid all week in practice and sensational on Saturday as he picked apart the secondary of the Falcons (1-7), who dropped their seventh straight game. The resourceful Rees spread the ball around as he tossed TD strikes to Corey Robinson, the son of former NBA star David Robinson, William Fuller, Ben Koyack, TJ Jones and Chris Brown. It was the first time in school history the Irish have had five different receivers catch a TD pass. "Tommy was great tonight," Jones said. "He showcased why we have some much faith in him. He's able to make those plays on a consistent basis." Rees became the fourth Notre Dame quarterback to throw 50 or more TDs, joining Powlus (52), Jimmy Clausen (60) and Brady Quinn (95). Even more, this was the 20th win of Rees' career, tying him with Joe Theismann and John Lujack for ninth most for a starting QB in Notre Dame history. He just shrugged when asked about being linked with an array of former standout Notre Dame quarterbacks. "I'm not too in tune with all that stuff," Rees said. "I'm sure when my career is over that I'll look back and be appreciative of some of the things I was able to do. Right now, the focus is week in and week out finding a way to be the best quarterback for this team and try to win games." Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly was certainly impressed. "When we needed a play, he was able to make it," Kelly said. Nate Romine started for Karson Roberts at quarterback for the Falcons, becoming the fourth different signal caller the team has used this season. Romine was fourth-string out of fall camp, but moved up the depth chart due to injuries and an academic ineligibility. Roberts suffered a concussion two weeks ago against San Diego State, but recently returned to practice. He entered the game in the fourth quarter in relief of Romine. At times, Romine effectively ran the triple-option attack of Air Force, gashing Notre Dame's defense for big gains. But the Falcons fumbled the ball away twice inside Notre Dame territory, thwarting promising drives with the game still close. "When you make mistakes against really good teams, they're magnified even more," Air Force coach Troy Calhoun said. The loss ended any chance of Air Force becoming bowl eligible for a seventh straight season under Calhoun. Air Force scored first when Colton Huntsman took a pitch from Romine and scrambled in from 10 yards out. Notre Dame answered right back, with Rees finding Robinson and then Fuller to give the Irish a lead they wouldn't relinquish. It was the first career TD reception for both Robinson and Fuller. Right before halftime, the Falcons had a chance to slice into the lead, but Anthony LaCoste fumbled inside the red zone and KeiVarae Russell recovered the ball to preserve a 24-10 lead. On the opening drive to start the second half, Romine led the Falcons down the field only to lose the ball as he scrambled away from pressure. Jaylon Smith scooped it up and raced 62 yards for what appeared to be a score, but officials ruled it an incomplete pass and blew the play dead. After a brief review, the call was reversed to a fumble, though, with Notre Dame getting the ball at the 38. It didn't take long for Rees to capitalize as he found Jones for his fourth TD of the game, matching the total he had against Air Force on Oct. 8, 2011, and again on Oct. 30, 2010, versus Tulsa. He set a new personal-best on the next drive with a short pass to Brown. "We had a good game plan and I was excited about the opportunity to execute it," Rees said. "This talks more about the kind of guys we have on the outside. We have a lot of players who can go out there and make plays for us."

3 14 0

4 7 0

F 45 10

Record: 6-2 Record: 1-7

First Quarter 5:05 AF 3:41 ND

Huntsman 10 yd run (Conant kick), 10-71 3:40 Robinson 35 yd pass from Rees (Brindza kick), 5-75 1:24

Second Quarter 14:31 ND 10:07 AF 8:49 ND 3:57 ND

Fuller 46 yd pass from Rees (Brindza kick), 6-91 2:18 Conant 47 yd field goal, 13-46 4:24 Koyack 22 yd pass from Rees (Brindza kick), 3-51 1:09 Brindza 51 yd field goal, 10-21 3:21

Third Quarter 8:24 ND 3:07 ND

Jones, TJ 30 yd pass from Rees (Brindza kick), 6-62 2:55 Brown, C. 15 yd pass from Rees (Brindza kick), 7-63 3:36

Fourth Quarter 13:31 ND

Hendrix 4 yd run (Brindza kick), 2-51 0:26

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

ND AF 22 19 37-135 65-290 331 49 26-18-0 12-8-0 63-466 77-339 0-0 0-0 1-0 2-16 1-37 1-29 0-0 0-0 3-44.3 5-36.0 1-0 2-2 1-5 5-40 29:10 30:50 5 of 11 7 of 17 1 of 1 1 of 3 2-2 1-2 0-0 1-8

RUSHING: Notre Dame-McDaniel 10-61; Folston 11-47; Atkinson III 6-18; Hendrix 4-9; Jones, TJ 1-7; Carlisle 3-3; Team 1-minus 2; Rees 1-minus 8. Air Force-Romine 21-76; LaCoste 8-59; Johnson 6-30; Hart 5-22; Solano 5-22; Gagliano 3-21; Huntsman 5-19; Rushing 4-18; Lee 5-16; Roberts 2-9; Brown 1-minus 2. PASSING: Notre Dame-Rees 17-22-0-284; Hendrix 1-4-0-47. Air Force-Romine 6-10-0-37; Roberts 2-20-12. RECEIVING: Notre Dame-Jones, TJ 7-104; Fuller 2-93; Daniels 2-34; Koyack 2-29; Niklas 2-20; Robinson 1-35; Brown 1-15; Atkinson III 1-1. Air Force-Huntsman 2-15; Lee 2-5; Hendricks 1-19; Brown 1-6; Rushing 1-5; Gagliano 1-minus 1. INTERCEPTIONS: Notre Dame-None. Air Force-None. FUMBLES: Notre Dame-Carlisle 1-0. Air Force-Romine 1-1; LaCoste 1-1. SACKS: Notre Dame-None. Air Force-Watson 1-0. TACKLES: Notre Dame-Smith, J. 5-3; Fox 4-4; Calabrese 5-2; Russell 6-0; Luke 3-3; Moore 4-1; Wood 3-1; Rochell 3-1; Jackson 2-2; Tuitt 1-3; Councell 3-0; Rabasa 3-0; Redfield 2-1; Shembo 1-2; Collinsworth 2-0; Butler 2-0; Hardy 2-0; Utupo 1-1; Schmidt 1-1; Okwara 1-1; Farley 1-1; Jones, J. 1-0; Day 1-0; Stockton 1-0; Schwenke 0-1; Welch 0-1. Air Force-Walker 6-3; McHenry 4-3; Nichol 3-4; Jones 2-5; Spears 4-2; Batts 1-2; Green 2-0; Barnes 2-0; DeCoud 2-0; Cannon 1-1; Pierce 1-1; Watson 1-1; Fitzgerald 0-2; Healy 1-0; Beschel 1-0; Proctor 1-0; Cannada 1-0; Ladipo 0-1; Timmerman 0-1.

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Score by Quarters Navy RV/#25 Notre Dame

1 7 10

2 13 7

Notre Dame Outlasts Navy, 38-34 Irish average 9.0 yds./play (a high since '98) in 10th straight win in game decided by TD or less.

4 14 14

F 34 38

Record: 4-4 Record: 7-2

First Quarter 12:12 ND Atkinson III 41 yd run (Brindza kick), 7-67 2:48 7:32 NAVY Reynolds 2 yd run (Sloan kick), 9-56 4:40 4:57 ND Brindza 26 yd field goal, 7-67 2:35

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Second Quarter 8:04 NAVY Swain 11 yd run (Sloan kick), 10-77 4:55 6:18 ND Jones, TJ 36 yd pass from Rees (Brindza kick), 4-73 1:46 2:07 NAVY Reynolds 3 yd run (Sloan kick failed), 11-75 4:11 Third Quarter 6:25 ND

Koyack 17 yd pass from Rees (Brindza kick), 11-84 4:37

Fourth Quarter 14:56 NAVY 12:51 ND 8:55 NAVY 3:47 ND

Reynolds 4 yd run (Sloan kick), 13-75 6:29 McDaniel 4 yd run (Brindza kick), 6-76 2:05 Aiken 34 yd pass from Reynolds (Sloan kick), 7-70 3:56 Folston 1 yd run (Brindza kick), 11-76 5:08 NAVY ND 28 25 70-331 36-264 88 242 9-6-0 20-12-2 79-419 56-506 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-5 5-137 5-113 2-11 0-0 2-39.5 0-0.0 2-0 0-0 0-0 5-55 37:36 22:24 10 of 16 2 of 5 1 of 3 1 of 1 4-4 4-5 0-0 1-5

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COACHES & STAFF

RUSHING: Navy-Swain 16-85; Singleton 16-77; Brown 7-55; Reynolds 22-53; Whiteside 7-48; Sanders 1-13; Lynch 1-0. Notre Dame-Folston 18-140; Atkinson III 7-74; McDaniel 7-52; Daniels 1-2; Team 3-minus 4. PASSING: Navy-Reynolds 6-9-0-88. Notre Dame-Rees 12-20-2-242. RECEIVING: Navy-Thomas 2-25; Bolena 2-17; Aiken 1-34; Dudeck 1-12. Notre Dame-Jones, TJ 4-111; Niklas 2-44; Koyack 2-34; Daniels 2-33; Prosise 1-13; Brown, C. 1-7. INTERCEPTIONS: Navy-Gaines 1-12; Clements 1-minus 1. Notre Dame-None.

HISTORY AND RECORDS

FUMBLES: Navy-Reynolds 1-0; Swain 1-0. Notre Dame-None. SACKS: Navy-None. Notre Dame-Calabrese 0-1; Okwara 0-1. TACKLES: Navy-Peterson 8-4; Bertrand 5-4; Gaines 3-6; Ryder, W. 1-5; Sargenti 2-2; Ferguson 2-1; Drake 1-2; Anthony 1-1; Gulley 1-1; Sarra 1-1; Dabney 1-0; Clements 1-0; Goble 1-0; Dudeck 0-1; Jamison 0-1; Uzoma 0-1; Barbour 0-1; Bridges 0-1; Johnson 0-1; Singleton 0-1; Adams 0-1; Tuider 0-1. Notre DameSchwenke 4-7; Calabrese 2-8; Fox 5-4; Farley 4-4; Shembo 2-4; Day 4-1; Councell 3-2; Tuitt 3-2; Okwara 1-4; Russell 3-1; Hardy 2-2; Jones, J. 2-2; Collinsworth 3-0; Smith, J. 2-1; Moore 1-2; Rochell 1-1; Jackson 1-1; Redfield 0-2; Rabasa 0-2; Turner 0-2; Brindza 0-2; Luke 0-2; Utupo 1-0; Daniels 1-0; Butler 1-0.

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. (AP) - Tarean Folston scored on a 1-yard plunge with 3:47 left and Notre Dame survived a back-and-forth game with Navy, holding on to beat the Midshipmen 38-34 Saturday. Navy had a chance to score late in the fourth quarter, but on fourth-and-4 from the Notre Dame 31, the Irish made the stop with 68 seconds left. Freshman linebacker Jaylon Smith made the play the Fighting Irish so badly needed. The Midshipmen ran for 331 yards, 207 in the first half. On Navy's final drive, it ran the ball four straight plays for 18 yards and had it second-and-5 from the Notre Dame 32. "It's a scenario you want. On the road at Notre Dame, driving to win the game. It doesn't get any better than that," Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds said. "It's a dream come true." But Reynolds, who had run for three touchdowns and thrown for another, tossed a pitch just out of reach of DeBrandon Sanders. Sanders fell on the ball at the 41 for a 9-yard loss. Reynolds completed a 10-yard pass to Casey Bolena to set up a fourth down. Reynolds pitched the ball to Lynch on a reverse and for a moment it appeared he had room, but Smith quickly closed the gap and with the help from Hardy tackled Lynch for no gain. "Luckily, Eilar was there to slow the guy down initially, and then I was there to make the play," Smith said. Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo said Navy was a step too slow on the play. "Normally it should have been a fraction of a second sooner," he said. Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said the Irish were fortunate to pull out the victory. "They executed flawlessly today," Kelly said. "They really put us in a position where we had to play great in the second half." Navy had no turnovers, no penalties and held the ball for 37:36 while the Irish had it just 22:24. Kelly said he wasn't disappointed in the win. "There's no asterisk next to this one. This is a W. We're excited about it," he said. Notre Dame (7-2) improved to 11-1 in November in four seasons under Kelly and clinched its fourth consecutive winning season, the first time that's happened since 1995-98. The Irish also keep alive their hopes for a BCS bowl berth. Navy lost for the third time in the past four games. Notre Dame has won its past 10 games decided by a touchdown or less, tying Kelly with Knute Rockne for the second-longest such streak in school history. Elmer Layden holds the record with 12. The bright spot for Notre Dame was the play of freshman running back Tarean Folston, who scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 1-yard plunge and rushed for 144 yards on 18 carries, with 116 yards in the second half. He had rushed for only 116 yards on 22 carries before Saturday. "There was just a big mess, so I just jumped over," Folston said of his TD run. Notre Dame finished with 506 yards total offense, averaging 9 yards per play, the most for the Irish since 1998. Tommy Rees threw touchdown passes to TJ Jones and Ben Koyack, George Atkinson III scored on a 41-yard run and Cam McDaniel added a TD. Rees was 12-of-20 passing for 242 yards with two interceptions. It was the third time this season Rees has thrown at least two interceptions. The Irish lost the other two against Michigan and against Oklahoma. Reynolds completed six of nine passes for 88 yards, including two key passes that gave Navy its final lead. First he threw an 18-yard pass to Marcus Thomas to the Notre Dame 49. After three running plays, Reynolds then found a wide open Matt Aiken for a 34-yard score. The Midshipmen finished with 419 yards total offense and had 27 first downs, the most ever by a Navy team against Notre dame. "Coach put together a brilliant game plan. We were able to execute it on the field and move the ball," Reynolds said Chris Swain led Navy with 85 yards Quinton Singleton had 77 yards. "When you play a team like that, you try to get out to an early lead and take them out of their game plan. If not, you're going to have a nail biter like that because they do a great job of staying on the field offensively and limiting your touches," Rees said. Before the game, the Blue Angels flew over Notre Dame Stadium twice.

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Game-9 (Navy): Nov. 2, 2013 • Notre Dame, Ind. • Notre Dame Stadium

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Game-10 (Pittsburgh): Nov. 9, 2013 • Pittsburgh, Pa. • Heinz Field Score by Quarters #24/25 Notre Dame Pittsburgh

1 7 0

2 7 7

Pitt Knocks Off No. 24 Irish, 28-21 Notre Dame piles up 456 yards of offense, but cannot overcome -3 turnover margin in road defeat. PITTSBURGH (AP) - Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly knew his team's margin for error remained thin even as the 24th-ranked Fighting Irish put together a four-game winning streak to build momentum for an outside shot at a Bowl Championship Series berth. Two Tommy Rees passes proved just how narrow it had become. Rees threw a pair of fourth-quarter interceptions to Pittsburgh's Ray Vinopal, allowing the Panthers to rally for a 28-21 victory on Saturday night and quash any notion the Irish (7-3) had of earning a BCS bid for the second straight year. "Our mantra is you can't start winning until you stop losing and we did things tonight that caused losing," Kelly said. Notre Dame extended two Pitt touchdown drives with major penalties, fumbled the ball deep inside Panther territory and inexplicably failed to jump on a fourth-quarter fumble by Pitt quarterback Tom Savage that could have swung momentum back in its favor. "We made mistakes; they didn't," Notre Dame wide receiver TJ Jones said. "We didn't execute when we needed to; they did." James Conner ran for two short touchdowns for the Panthers (5-4), including the go-ahead score with 9:36 remaining. Pitt's defense made it stand up, giving coach Paul Chryst the biggest victory of his two-year tenure when cornerback Anthony Gonzalez batted aside a fourth-down heave by Rees with 2:26 to play. "You would like to say that we get up for every game, but we can't be naive about it," Savage said. "It's Notre Dame. It's a fun game. We're in prime time, and this is every college kid's dream to go out there and play in front of everyone like that and come out with a win." Savage passed for 243 yards and two scores to Devin Street as the Panthers exacted a bit of revenge. Pitt nearly upset Notre Dame a year ago, blowing a 14-point fourth-quarter lead in South Bend then allowing the Irish to escape in triple overtime, a victory that kept Notre Dame's perfect regular season alive. This time, Pitt kept its composure. This time, the Irish's vanished. The Irish had won 10 straight games decided by seven points or less, the second-longest streak in school history. It ended after a pair of regrettable decisions by Rees, who threw for 318 yards and two touchdowns but also struggled with his accuracy, completing just 18 of 39 passes. Notre Dame was driving for a go-ahead score early in the fourth quarter when Rees floated a pass to the back of the end zone that Vinopal leapt in front of to end the threat. Pitt punted, but Rees gave it right back. He tried to go deep down the seam but overshot his receiver. The ball sailed into Vinopal's hands and the safety returned it 45 yards to the Notre Dame 5. Two plays later Conner ran up the middle to put Pittsburgh in front to stay. "You can't turn the ball over, and I take responsibility for that," Rees said. "You know, when you put your defense in compromising situations like that, it's hard for your defense to make stops." Not that the defense didn't have its own issues. Defensive end Stephon Tuitt was ejected in the first quarter when he was flagged for targeting Savage with a helmet-to-helmet hit. The drive ended with a 3-yard touchdown pass from Savage to Devin Street. A pass interference penalty on fourth down in the third quarter helped Pitt tie the game at 14. The biggest miscue came in the fourth when Prince Shembo drilled Savage, jarring the ball loose and sending it rolling to the sideline in Pitt territory. The ball rolled for several seconds without a whistle and without a single member of the Irish chasing after it. Pitt's Isaac Bennett alertly pounced on it and the Panthers eventually punted. Rees' second pick came two plays later, and Pitt was in control. "It's on everybody," Kelly said. "To a large degree, the execution was very poor." Jones caught six passes for 149 yards and a touchdown and ran for another, but Notre Dame also fumbled while trying to score a touchdown in the second quarter. The Irish are off next week and finish up the regular season with games against BYU and at Stanford. "We go back to square one," Jones said. "No one's happy. You're thinking about mistakes that cost us the game. We should be 8-2 right now."

3 7 14 First Quarter 3:41 ND

4 0 7

F 21 28

Record: 7-3 Record: 5-4

Daniels 10 yd pass from Rees (Brindza kick), 9-83 3:29

Second Quarter 10:20 PITT Street 3 yd pass from Savage (Blewitt kick), 10-71 5:14 6:34 ND Jones, TJ 1 yd run (Brindza kick), 4-39 1:05 Third Quarter 3:47 PITT 3:29 ND 2:12 PITT

Conner 2 yd run (Blewitt kick), 13-69 6:18 Jones, TJ 80 yd pass from Rees (Brindza kick), 1-80 0:18 Street 63 yd pass from Savage (Blewitt kick), 3-75 1:17

Fourth Quarter 9:36 PITT

Conner 1 yd run (Blewitt kick), 2-5 0:50

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

ND PITT 16 23 24-138 41-112 318 243 39-18-2 35-22-0 63-456 76-355 0-0 0-0 2-14 2--6 4-85 3-79 0-0 2-40 5-46.2 9-41.9 1-1 1-0 5-45 5-45 23:27 36:33 5 of 14 3 of 13 1 of 2 0 of 0 2-3 3-3 1-9 0-0

RUSHING: Notre Dame-Atkinson III 6-57; Jones, TJ 3-41; McDaniel 9-22; Folston 4-13; Carlisle 1-6; Team 1-minus 1. PITT-Bennett 17-57; Conner 10-35; Savage 8-11; Boyd 1-8; Street 2-5; Parrish 1-2; Team 2-minus 6. PASSING: Notre Dame-Rees 18-39-2-318. PITT-Savage 22-35-0-243. RECEIVING: Notre Dame-Jones, TJ 6-149; Koyack 4-76; Daniels 3-38; Niklas 3-18; Onwualu 1-23; Fuller 1-14. PITT-Boyd 8-85; Street 4-76; Garner 2-23; Conner 2-20; Bennett 2-17; Orndoff 2-9; Holtz 1-9; Parrish 1-4. INTERCEPTIONS: Notre Dame-None. PITT-Vinopal 2-40. FUMBLES: Notre Dame-Jones, TJ 1-1. PITT-Savage 1-0. SACKS: Notre Dame-Shembo 1-0. PITT-None. TACKLES: Notre Dame-Smith, J. 7-4; Fox 4-4; Hardy 4-3; Jackson 4-2; Day 5-0; Shembo 4-1; Nix III 2-3; Russell 3-1; Calabrese 2-2; Utupo 2-1; Onwualu 1-0; Okwara 1-0; Tuitt 1-0; Schmidt 1-0; Prosise 1-0; Moore 0-1; Collinsworth 0-1; Rochell 0-1; Shumate 0-1; Stockton 0-1. PITT-Hendricks 6-1; Pitts 6-1; Gordon 5-2; Vinopal 4-3; Thomas 3-0; Coles 2-1; Durham 1-2; Ezell 1-1; Gonzalez 1-1; Howard 1-1; Wuestner 1-0; Render 1-0; Williams 1-0; Garner 1-0; Soto 1-0; Donald 0-1.

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Score by Quarters BYU RV/NR Notre Dame

1 7 14

2 0 3

Rees, McDaniel Lead Irish to 23-13 Victory Over BYU Notre Dame closes out Senior Day with a 23-13 win.

First Quarter 10:11 ND 6:48 BYU 4:43 ND

4 0 3

F 13 23

Record: 7-4 Record: 8-3

Daniels 61 yd pass from Rees (Brindza kick), 5-84 2:11 Falslev 7 yd pass from Hill (Sorensen kick), 12-71 3:23 Folston 2 yd run (Brindza kick), 8-75 2:05

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Second Quarter 7:35 ND Brindza 26 yd field goal, 14-60 5:57 Third Quarter 12:48 ND 8:20 BYU 0:39 BYU

Brindza 26 yd field goal, 5-52 2:12 Sorensen 31 yd field goal, 13-80 4:28 Sorensen 27 yd field goal, 11-58 3:11

Fourth Quarter 6:53 ND

Brindza 51 yd field goal, 7-25 3:34 BYU ND 23 24 47-247 47-235 168 235 36-21-1 28-15-1 83-415 75-470 0-0 0-0 2-18 1-10 5-103 3-60 1-0 1-0 4-36.5 2-37.5 0-0 0-0 6-47 4-25 26:09 33:51 11 of 20 8 of 16 0 of 2 0 of 2 3-4 3-4 0-0 2-13

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COACHES & STAFF

RUSHING: BYU-Lasike 4-101; Hill 24-101; Williams 18-43; Hine 1-2. Notre Dame-McDaniel 24-117; Folston 13-78; Atkinson III 6-42; Jones, TJ 1-3; Team 3-minus 5. PASSING: BYU-Hill 21-36-1-168. Notre Dame-Rees 15-28-1-235. RECEIVING: BYU-Ridley 6-52; Hoffman 5-49; Falslev 4-27; Williams 3-18; Friel 2-11; Lasike 1-11. Notre Dame-Daniels 6-107; Jones, TJ 5-95; Robinson 1-17; Niklas 1-8; Folston 1-5; McDaniel 1-3. INTERCEPTIONS: BYU-Bills 1-0. Notre Dame-Collinsworth 1-0. FUMBLES: BYU-None. Notre Dame-None.

HISTORY AND RECORDS

SACKS: BYU-None. Notre Dame-Fox 1-0; Tuitt 1-0. TACKLES: BYU-'Unga 5-14; Bills 4-11; Sorenson 3-3; Fua 1-5; Pikula 1-4; Davis 3-1; Peck 2-2; Daniel 1-3; Beck 0-4; Johnson 1-2; Povey 1-2; Kaufusi 1-2; Nacua 2-0; Van Noy 1-1; Manumaleuna 0-2; Leavitt 1-0; Brown 1-0; Wesley 1-0. Notre Dame-Fox 2-7; Hardy 4-4; Day 4-3; Jones, J. 4-3; Tuitt 4-3; Calabrese 3-4; Russell 3-4; Smith, J. 3-0; Farley 0-3; Redfield 0-3; Shembo 0-3; Collinsworth 0-3; Schmidt 2-0; Jackson 1-1; Moore 1-1; Okwara 1-1; Rabasa 1-0; Atkinson III 1-0; Onwualu 1-0; Shumate 1-0; Utupo 0-1; Daly 0-1; Welch 0-1; Atkinson, J. 0-1; Stockton 0-1; Schwenke 0-1; Wood 0-1; Jones, TJ 0-1; Procise 0-1.

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. (AP) - Tommy Rees finished his last home game to chants of "Tommy" as the clock ran out in a 23-13 victory over BYU on Saturday. "That was a very special moment. We've been through a lot, this entire senior class. Not only on the team, but everybody here," Rees said. "They could have chanted anyone's name, it's a whole senior class effort, but that was definitely a memory I'll hold very closely for a long time." Rees got the Fighting Irish (8-3) going with a 61-yard touchdown pass to DaVaris Daniels on Notre Dame's first possession, then set up a 2-yard TD run by Tarean Folston with a 30-yard pass to TJ Jones as the Irish rebounded from a disappointing 28-21 loss to Pittsburgh. The game was played in intermittent snow, with temperatures in the 20s and winds gusting to 30 mph. The field was worn and torn despite being replaced a little more than a month ago. Several times, ball carriers fell as they tried to make cuts. But the Irish improved to 13-1-3 all-time in games where it snows, with the lone loss coming to Indianapolis Artillery in 1895. Kelly said the Notre Dame coaches asked the Irish to have a focus on doing the little things right, which they lacked against Pitt. "I think all of our players, in particular our seniors, really rallied to those things," Kelly said. Rees was 15-of-28 passing for 235 yards and the Irish rushed for 235 yards, led by a career-high 117 yards by Cam McDaniel. Folston added 78 yards on 13 carries as the Irish amassed 470 yards of total offense. "It was kind of an offensive lineman's dream today, with the wind and running the ball," tackle Zack Martin said. "We wanted to impose our will on them, and in the snow, it was kind of a nice little ending there." Kyle Brindza kicked a 51-yard field goal and a pair of 26-yard field goals for the Irish. Kelly said despite the weather conditions, Brindza was in his face wanting to try the long field goal. "When you've got a guy with that kind of confidence asking to kick the football, it makes it easier for me to make a decision to put him out there," Kelly said. "He's a great weapon for us." BYU (7-4), which had a 7-yard TD pass from Taysom Hill to JD Falslev in the first quarter, closed to 20-13 when Justin Sorensen kicked a 27-yard field goal with 39 seconds left in the third quarter. The Cougars couldn't get any closer. BYU had a chance to make a game of it with less than five minutes remaining when Paul Lasike broke off a 46-yard run, running over Notre Dame safety Matthias Farley, before being tackled by KeiVarae Russell at the 6. But the Cougars could only gain 2 yards on the next three plays. A 22-yard field goal attempt by Sorensen was deflected by nose guard Jarron Jones, ending BYU's last threat. "The defense did a good job of stopping us in the red zone," Falsev said. "We just have to execute. If we execute, this is a whole different ballgame." Hill passed for 168 yards and he and Lasike each rushed for 101 yards for BYU. But Notre Dame held Jamaal Williams, who entered the game averaging 116 yards a game, to 43 yards. "I think excluding the first series, they did a nice job on Jamaal, especially on inside runs," BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall said. "I thought they did a nice job on Taysom on our designed runs." Several Irish players switched numbers for the game. Freshman linebacker Jaylon Smith wore No. 13, instead of his usual No. 9, to honor linebacker Danny Spond, who ended his playing career before the season after suffering a paralyzing migraine headache. Senior wide receiver Luke Massa wore No. 78 in honor of high school teammate Matt James, a Notre Dame recruit who died when he fell from a Florida balcony during spring break. The victory marked the first time Notre Dame hadn't trailed in a game since the opener against Temple. Rees improved to 22-7 as a starter, and may be best remembered for the role he played as a backup last season in helping the Irish get to the national championship game. He said simply being a winner is good enough. "It doesn't matter how you win games, as long as you get that W," he said. "Just someone that gave everything he had to this university and this football program."

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Game-11 (BYU): Nov. 23, 2013 • Notre Dame, Ind. • Notre Dame Stadium

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Game-12 (Stanford): Nov. 30, 2013 • Stanford, Calif. • Stanford Stadium Score by Quarters #25/RV Notre Dame #8/10 Stanford

1 3 7

2 3 7

Irish Fall at No. 8 Stanford, 27-20

DaVaris Daniels catches five passes for 79 yards and a touchdown. STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Wayne Lyons intercepted two passes late in the fourth quarter, and No. 8 Stanford held off No. 25 Notre Dame 27-20 on Saturday night in the regular-season finale for both teams. The Cardinal (10-2) overcame two interceptions from Kevin Hogan and a penalty that wiped away another touchdown to win their 16th consecutive home game. Stanford will play for its second straight Pac-12 title and Rose Bowl berth next week when it faces No. 13 Arizona State in the conference championship game. Tyler Gaffney ran for 189 yards and a touchdown, and Hogan threw for 158 yards and TD pass to Devon Cajuste to help the Cardinal take a 21-6 lead in the third quarter. Rees nearly rallied the Fighting Irish (8-4) by throwing two touchdown passes later in the quarter. But interceptions on Notre Dame's final two drives dashed Notre Dame's come back. DaVaris Daniels caught five passes for 79 yards and a touchdown. "We had a chance to win the game. Our offense kept us in it. We just needed to make another play," Irish coach Brian Kelly said. Stanford relied on its power running game to control the tempo throughout, but blew several chances to pull away. Gaffney plowed through the Irish line from a yard out to give the Cardinal a 14-3 lead early in the second quarter. The bunched formation was similar to the one Notre Dame stopped Stepfan Taylor on last year to win in overtime, a stinging loss that the Cardinal regrouped from to roll off eight straight victories, including the Pac-12 title and the Rose Bowl. Backup Anthony Wilkerson capped the opening drive of the second half in similar fashion. He ran for a 20-yard TD run on third-and-9 to put Stanford ahead 21-6. Notre Dame drove deep in Stanford territory on its first and final drives of the first half before settling for field goals each time. With Stanford seemingly ready to turn the game into a rout, Rees rallied the Irish by throwing touchdown passes to TJ Jones and Daniels late in the third quarter. "Not good enough obviously. Proud of the guys and my teammates and how we fought all year but you don't come to Notre Dame to go 8-4, and everyone understands that," Rees said. "You have to be better." Mistakes nearly cost the Cardinal late. Stanford struggled to finish long drives with touchdowns in the second half, twice settling for field goals. On one of them, a holding penalty on right guard Kevin Danser - only the second one by a Stanford offensive lineman all season - erased a touchdown rushing for Gaffney. Hogan threw his second interception of the game when Bennett Jackson came down with his pass at Notre Dame's 21 with 6:23 remaining. Austin Collinsworth also intercepted a pass from Hogan in the first half. Lyons intercepted an underthrown pass by Rees, the 36th straight game the Cardinal have forced a turnover. And after the Irish stopped Stanford three-and-out, Lyons leaped high to intercept another pass by Rees on Stanford's 30 with 2:24 left. "We had worked on trying to get the ball into the seam, got into a collision and obviously the interception," Kelly said. "Again, couldn't make the play when we needed to." Rees finished 16-for-34 passing for 199 yards. He passed Jimmy Clausen (60) for second on Notre Dame's career list with 61 touchdown passes, behind only Brady Quinn (95). The Irish already had beaten Arizona State and USC and were looking to go 3-0 against the Pac-12 this season. After losing to Alabama in the championship game last year, the Irish will have to wait to find out what bowl they'll land. "It's not where we want to be, 8-4 is not where we want to be," Kelly said. "We come to Notre Dame to win football games."

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F 20 27

Record: 8-4 Record: 10-2

First Quarter 9:05 ND Brindza 21 yd field goal, 12-65 5:55 5:52 STAN Cajuste 16 yd pass from Hogan (Williamson kick), 7-75 3:13 Second Quarter 13:37 STAN Gaffney 1 yd run (Williamson kick), 9-56 4:34 2:07 ND Brindza 27 yd field goal, 9-44 3:31 Third Quarter 11:01 STAN 7:51 ND 3:40 STAN 1:37 ND

Wilkerson 20 yd run (Williamson kick), 7-76 3:54 Jones, TJ 4 yd pass from Rees (Brindza kick), 7-61 3:01 Williamson 27 yd field goal, 8-39 4:02 Daniels 14 yd pass from Rees (Brindza kick), 8-75 1:57

Fourth Quarter 9:16 STAN Williamson 28 yd field goal, 13-55 7:13 FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

ND STAN 19 21 24-64 51-261 199 158 34-16-2 18-12-2 58-263 69-419 0-0 0-0 1-8 1-4 6-139 4-127 2-6 2-0 4-41.0 2-38.0 1-0 0-0 3-15 5-52 25:18 34:42 5 of 12 8 of 13 0 of 0 0 of 0 4-4 5-5 1-8 1-6

RUSHING: Notre Dame-Folston 14-50; McDaniel 4-17; Carlisle 1-2; Atkinson III 4-1; Rees 1-minus 6. Stanford-Gaffney 33-189; Wilkerson 5-34; Hogan 8-32; Young 2-7; Wright 1-3; Team 2-minus 4. PASSING: Notre Dame-Rees 16-34-2-199. Stanford-Hogan 12-18-2-158. RECEIVING: Notre Dame-Jones, TJ 6-56; Daniels 5-79; Robinson 2-29; Niklas 2-24; Onwualu 1-11. Stanford-Cajuste 3-75; Montgomery 3-46; Dudchock 3-24; Gaffney 1-6; Pratt 1-5; Whitfield 1-2. INTERCEPTIONS: Notre Dame-Collinsworth 1-6; Jackson 1-0. Stanford-Lyons 2-0. FUMBLES: Notre Dame-Folston 1-0. Stanford-None. SACKS: Notre Dame-Shembo 1-0. Stanford-Skov 1-0. TACKLES: Notre Dame-Fox 7-8; Collinsworth 2-9; Calabrese 5-3; Farley 2-6; Shembo 4-2; Smith, J. 5-0; Okwara 2-3; Day 1-3; Jones, J. 1-3; Tuitt 2-1; Moore 1-2; Williams, Ish. 1-2; Jackson, B. 1-2; Russell 1-1; Prosise 1-0; Atkinson, J. 1-0; Onwualu 1-0; Wood, L. 0-1; Scmidt, J. 0-1; Schwenke 0-1. Stanford-Tarpley 4-3; Reynolds 3-4; Amanam 1-5; Skov 1-5; Anderson 0-5; Richards 3-1; Lyons 3-0; Carter 2-1; Lueders 1-2; Olugbode 0-3; Ukropina 2-0; Vaughters 0-2; Whitfield 0-2; Murphy 0-2; Hemschoot 1-0; Montgomery 1-0; Parry 0-1; Hoffpauir 0-1; Anderson 0-1; Harris 0-1; Cummings 0-1.

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2013 Game Summaries

Score by Quarters Rutgers #25/RV Notre Dame

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Notre Dame Downs Rutgers, 29-16, in Pinstripe Bowl Tommy Rees passes for 319 yards for the Irish.

First Quarter 10:05 ND 8:00 RU 4:30 ND 1:51 RU

4 3 13

F 16 29

Record: 6-7 Record: 9-4

Brindza 21 yd field goal, 14-71 4:55 Federico 36 yd field goal, 4-2 0:56 Jones, TJ 8 yd run (Brindza kick), 7-62 3:20 Coleman 14 yd pass from Dodd (Federico kick), 5-75 2:39

THE FIGHTING IRISH

Second Quarter 12:59 ND Brindza 38 yd field goal, 4-1 0:58 8:35 RU Federico 18 yd field goal, 12-63 4:15 Third Quarter 6:03 ND

Brindza 26 yd field goal, 15-71 7:17

Fourth Quarter 12:46 ND 8:57 RU 3:38 ND 2:28 ND

Brindza 25 yd field goal, 15-90 6:27 Federico 47 yd field goal, 8-15 3:39 Folston 3 yd run (Brindza kick), 10-79 5:12 Brindza 49 yd field goal, 4-4 0:58 RU ND 16 31 26-80 43-175 156 319 29-10-4 47-27-0 55-236 90-494 0-0 0-0 0-0 1--7 6-145 3-81 0-0 4-1 3-46.3 2-29.5 0-0 1-1 3-33 8-69 21:44 38:16 3 of 12 7 of 16 1 of 1 1 of 1 4-6 5-5 0-0 4-31

2013 SEASON REVIEW

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

COACHES & STAFF

RUSHING: Rutgers-James 10-48; Dodd 10-24; Huggins 2-7; Goodwin 3-3; Team 1-minus 2. Notre DameMcDaniel 17-80; Folston 17-73; Jones, TJ 4-16; Rees 2-6; Fuller 1-3; Carlisle 1-3; Daniels 1-minus 6. PASSING: Rutgers-Dodd 10-28-3-156; Goodwin 0-1-1-0. Notre Dame-Rees 27-47-0-319. RECEIVING: Rutgers-Kroft 3-43; Coleman 2-65; James 2-22; Peele 2-3; Pratt 1-23. Notre Dame-Jones, TJ 5-66; Brown, C. 5-54; Niklas 4-76; McDaniel 3-29; Daniels 3-25; Folston 3-21; Prosise 2-25; Koyack 1-13; Robinson 1-10. INTERCEPTIONS: Rutgers-None. Notre Dame-Fox 1-1; Moore 1-0; Russell 1-0; Collinsworth 1-0.

HISTORY AND RECORDS

FUMBLES: Rutgers-None. Notre Dame-Jones, TJ 1-1. SACKS: Rutgers-None. Notre Dame-Tuitt 1-1; Day 0-1; Schwenke 0-1; Jones, Jarron 1-0; Shembo 0-1. TACKLES: Rutgers-Waters 7-5; Longa 2-10; Gause 5-4; Snyder 4-3; Glashen 2-5; Barnwell 4-2; Hamilton 3-3; Thompson 3-2; Cioffi 3-0; Stephenson, Delon 2-1; Lambert 2-1; Milewski 0-3; Merrell 1-1; Holmes, Jamil 1-1; Aiken 1-1; Mera 0-2; Burton 1-0; Kroft 1-0; Marsh 1-0; Merrell, Jamal 1-0; Stephenson, Daryl 0-1; Liston 0-1. Notre Dame-Calabrese 4-4; Smith, J. 3-3; Jackson 5-0; Fox 2-3; Tuitt 1-3; Collinsworth 1-3; Jones, Jarron 2-0; Russell 1-1; Shembo 1-1; Day 1-1; Schwenke 0-2; Prosise 1-0; Okwara 1-0; Redfield 1-1; Williams 1-0; Cavalaris 1-0; Atkinson, Josh 0-1; Hardy 0-1.

UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

BRONX, N.Y. (AP) - This nicely sums up Tommy Rees' Notre Dame career. The senior threw for 319 yards and no interceptions in his final college game, leading No. 25 Notre Dame to a 29-16 victory against Rutgers that was far from pretty but ultimately successful - and an offensive lineman won the MVP award. "I was giving Tommy a hard time," said senior tackle Zack Martin, who took home the award. "I think he got snubbed a little bit." Rees finished four years of football for the Fighting Irish packed with both memorable and forgettable moments with a solid performance, going 27 for 47. He has been "The Closer," rallying Notre Dame to victories with late drives, and "Turnover Tommy," making crushing mistakes at the most inopportune times during his time in South Bend, Ind. For his finale, against one of the worst pass defenses in the nation, Rees was mistake free and productive. He missed some throws that could have broken open the game, but, typically, he persevered. "I'm a Tommy Rees fan for life," coach Brian Kelly said. Kyle Brindza kicked five field goals for the Fighting Irish (9-4), who finished their follow-up season to last year's run to the national championship game a long way from the BCS - facing a two-touchdown underdog trying to avoid a losing record. Notre Dame's play was less than inspired - Kelly said about a dozen players were fighting a flu bug - but the win prevented the Irish from finishing with eight victories for the third time in his four seasons. "A good season that could have been a great season," Kelly said. Notre Dame's TJ Jones scored on an 8-yard run in the first quarter and Rutgers star Brandon Coleman answered with a 14-yard touchdown catch soon after. Tarean Folston's 3-yard touchdown run with 3:38 in the fourth made it 26-16 and finally gave the Irish a comfortable lead. On the slick turf at Yankee Stadium, the Pinstripe Bowl turned into a field-goal kicking contest. Brindza was 5 for 6. Kyle Federico made 3 of 3 for the Scarlet Knights (6-7). The Irish dominated in yards (494-237) and time of possession (38:49) but bogged down in the red zone repeatedly. "I loved the way we were able to stay calm and stay within our offense and continue to kind of monotonously move the ball down the field," Rees said. Twice Notre Dame put together double-digit play drives that ended in short field goals for Brindza. A 15-play, 90-yard march that started in the third quarter and ended in the fourth with Brindza's 25-yarder made it 19-13 Notre Dame with 12:46 left. "I love the fourth quarter," Brindza said. "That's pretty much what a kicker's job is supposed to be." Brindza's third field goal, a 26-yarder with 6:03 left in the third quarter, gave Notre Dame a 16-13 lead - after the Irish caught a break. Brindza had missed from 36 yards but Rutgers was flagged for running into the kicker to give him a second, easier, try. "We thought we played good red zone defense and we could make them kick a few field goals and attempt some field goals, maybe we could block one and then win the game in the fourth quarter," Rutgers coach Kyle Flood said. "We were kind of poised to do that." Notre Dame improved to 17-6-3 at Yankee Stadium, though this ballpark in the Bronx is only a few years old and across the street from where the original House that Ruth built sat for decades. "It's great to be in New York," Kelly told what was left of bowl record crowd of 47,122 during the postgame trophy ceremony on the field after the Irish had sung the alma mater with the band in rightcenter field, near the Yankees bullpen. The Fighting Irish played the first football game in the new stadium back in 2010. Rees, a freshman then, helped the Irish beat Army and got to use Derek Jeter's locker. Called upon to lead the Irish this year after Everett Golson was suspended from school for academic cheating, Rees surpassed 3,000 yards through the air and became one of the most prolific passers in school history, making the most of his limited physical tools. Senior quarterback Chas Dodd, whose career has been similar to Rees' in terms of ups and downs, finished with 156 yards passing for Rutgers. "What we saw with their defense was just what we knew we would see," Dodd said. "We had a game plan ready to attack it. We just weren't able to because of our execution."

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HERE COME THE IRISH

New Era Pinstripe Bowl • Game-13 (Rutgers): Dec. 28, 2013 • Bronx, N.Y. • Yankee Stadium

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2013 Statistics Season Results (9-4) Date Aug 31, 2013 Sep 07, 2013 Sep 14, 2013 Sep 21, 2013 Sep 28, 2013 Oct 05, 2013 Oct 19, 2013 Oct 26, 2013 Nov 02, 2013 Nov 09, 2013 Nov 23, 2013 Nov 30, 2013 Dec 28, 2013

Opponent TEMPLE at #17 Michigan at Purdue MICHIGAN STATE #14 OKLAHOMA vs #22 Arizona State USC at Air Force NAVY at Pittsburgh BYU at #8 Stanford vs Rutgers

Result W L W W L W W W W L W L W

Score 28-6 30-41 31-24 17-13 21-35 37-34 14-10 45-10 38-34 21-28 23-13 20-27 29-16

Team Stats Overall 1-0-0 1-1-0 2-1-0 3-1-0 3-2-0 4-2-0 5-2-0 6-2-0 7-2-0 7-3-0 8-3-0 8-4-0 9-4-0

Time Attend 3:10 80795 3:30 115109 3:18 61127 3:29 80795 3:22 80795 3:43 66960 3:18 80795 3:15 44672 3:07 80795 3:32 65500 3:11 80795 3:15 50537 3:28 47122

Individual Stats RUSHING GP-GS MCDANIEL, Cam 13-4 ATKINSON III, George 12-4 FOLSTON, Tarean 12-1 CARLISLE, Amir 13-4 JONES, TJ 13-7 HENDRIX, Andrew 8-0 BRYANT, Greg 3-0 FULLER, William 13-3 DANIELS, DaVaris 13-9 TEAM 13-0 REES, Tommy 13-13 Total 13 Opponents 13

Att 152 93 88 47 9 16 3 2 2 17 11 440 522 Effic 135.1 47.9 0.0 132.3 120.9

Gain 742 583 494 211 67 50 14 8 2 0 7 2178 2472

Loss 37 28 24 7 0 24 0 0 6 26 63 215 288

Cmp-Att-Int 224-414-13 2-14-0 0-1-0 226-429-13 240-408-13

Net 705 555 470 204 67 26 14 8 -4 -26 -56 1963 2184

PASSING REES, Tommy HENDRIX, Andrew TEAM Total Opponents

G-GS 13-13 8-0 13-0 13 13

Pct 54.1 14.3 0.0 52.7 58.8

RECEIVING JONES, TJ DANIELS, DaVaris NIKLAS, Troy BROWN, Chris KOYACK, Ben ROBINSON, Corey PROSISE, CJ ATKINSON III, George CARLISLE, Amir FULLER, William MCDANIEL, Cam FOLSTON, Tarean ONWUALU, James SMITH, Daniel Total Opponents

GP-GS 13-7 13-9 13-13 13-4 13-5 13-3 13-2 12-4 13-4 13-3 13-4 12-1 12-4 6-2 13 13

No. 70 49 32 15 10 9 7 7 7 6 6 5 2 1 226 240

Yds 1108 745 498 209 171 157 72 51 30 160 34 35 34 9 3313 2576

Avg 15.8 15.2 15.6 13.9 17.1 17.4 10.3 7.3 4.3 26.7 5.7 7.0 17.0 9.0 14.7 10.7

TD 9 7 5 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 27 19

PUNT RETURNS JONES, TJ CARLISLE, Amir Total Opponents

No. 14 1 15 17

Yds 106 0 106 161

Avg 7.6 0.0 7.1 9.5

TD 0 0 0 0

Long 27 0 27 48

Yds 3257 56 0 3313 2576 Long 80 82 66 40 38 35 20 16 7 47 14 15 23 9 82 63

Avg 4.6 6.0 5.3 4.3 7.4 1.6 4.7 4.0 -2.0 -1.5 -5.1 4.5 4.2 TD 27 0 0 27 19 Avg / G 85.2 57.3 38.3 16.1 13.2 12.1 5.5 4.2 2.3 12.3 2.6 2.9 2.8 1.5 254.8 198.2

TD 3 3 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 13

Long 36 80 43 45 35 11 10 5 2 0 5 80 46

Avg / G 54.2 46.2 39.2 15.7 5.2 3.2 4.7 0.6 -0.3 -2.4 -4.3 151.0 168.0

Lng 82 47 0 82 63

Avg / G 250.5 7.0 0.0 254.8 198.2

ND OPP SCORING 354 291 Points Per Game 27.2 22.4 FIRST DOWNS 267 280 Rushing 95 130 Passing 149 127 Penalty 23 23 RUSHING YARDAGE 1963 2184 Yards gained rushing 2178 2472 Yards lost rushing 215 288 Rushing Attempts 440 522 Average Per Rush 4.5 4.2 Average Per Game 151.0 168.0 TDs Rushing 12 13 PASSING YARDAGE 3313 2576 Comp-Att-Int 226-429-13 240-408-13 Average Per Pass 7.7 6.3 Average Per Catch 14.7 10.7 Average Per Game 254.8 198.2 TDs Passing 27 19 TOTAL OFFENSE 5276 4760 Total Plays 869 930 Average Per Play 6.1 5.1 Average Per Game 405.8 366.2 KICK RETURNS: #-Yards 42-998 40-1027 PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards 15-106 17-161 INT RETURNS: #-Yards 13-93 13-159 KICK RETURN AVERAGE 23.8 25.7 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 7.1 9.5 INT RETURN AVERAGE 7.2 12.2 FUMBLES-LOST 7-4 12-4 PENALTIES-Yards 73-598 70-648 Average Per Game 46.0 49.8 PUNTS-Yards 52-2045 59-2373 Average Per Punt 39.3 40.2 Net punt average 34.7 35.7 KICKOFFS-Yards 75-4692 64-3899 Average Per Kick 62.6 60.9 Net kick average 37.2 37.5 TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 29:07 30:53 3RD-DOWN Conversions 74/176 80/192 3rd-Down Pct 42% 42% 4TH-DOWN Conversions 5/13 6/19 4th-Down Pct 38% 32% SACKS BY-Yards 21-148 8-63 MISC YARDS 4 0 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 42 34 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS 20-27 18-25 ON-SIDE KICKS 0-0 0-1 RED-ZONE SCORES (36-45) 80% (39-48) 81% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS (24-45) 53% (25-48) 52% PAT-ATTEMPTS (42-42) 100% ( 31-33) 94% ATTENDANCE 484770 336945 Games/Avg Per Game 6/80795 5/67389 Neutral Site Games 2/57041 Score By Quarters 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total Notre Dame 89 84 86 95 354 Opponents 76 89 53 73 291

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2013 Statistics Individual Stats TD Long 0 6 1 34 0 29 1 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 34 2 40

KICK RETURNS ATKINSON III, George MCDANIEL, Cam CARLISLE, Amir Total Opponents

No. 31 8 3 42 40

TD 0 0 0 0 0

Yds 780 137 81 998 1027

Avg 25.2 17.1 27.0 23.8 25.7

Long 50 26 35 50 51

Plays 425 152 93 88 47 30 9 3 2 2 18 869 930

Rush Pass Total -56 3257 3201 705 0 705 555 0 555 470 0 470 204 0 204 26 56 82 67 0 67 14 0 14 8 0 8 -4 0 -4 -26 0 -26 1963 3313 5276 2184 2576 4760

Avg / G 246.2 54.2 46.2 39.2 15.7 10.2 5.2 4.7 0.6 -0.3 -2.4 405.8 366.2

No. 75 75 64

Yds 4692 4692 3899

ALL PURPOSE G ATKINSON III, George 12 JONES, TJ 13 MCDANIEL, Cam 13 DANIELS, DaVaris 13 FOLSTON, Tarean 12 NIKLAS, Troy 13 CARLISLE, Amir 13 BROWN, Chris 13 KOYACK, Ben 13 FULLER, William 13 ROBINSON, Corey 13 PROSISE, CJ 13 FARLEY, Matthias 13 ONWUALU, James 12 JACKSON, Bennett 13 HENDRIX, Andrew 8 FOX, Dan 13 BRYANT, Greg 3 SMITH, Daniel 6 COLLINSWORTH, Austin 13 SMITH, Jaylon 13 TEAM 11 REES, Tommy 13 Total 13 Opponents 13

Rush 555 67 705 -4 470 0 204 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 26 0 14 0 0 0 -26 -56 1963 2184

FIELD GOALS FGM-FGA Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg Blk TAUSCH, Nick 0-1 0.0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 BRINDZA, Kyle 20-26 76.9 0-0 11-11 2-4 4-7 3-4 53 1

Avg 62.6 62.6 60.9

TB 35 35 20

Rec 51 1108 34 745 35 498 30 209 171 160 157 72 0 34 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 3313 2576

PR 0 106 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 106 161

OB Retn Net YdLn 0 0 25.7 37.2 27 2 23.8 37.5 27 KOR IR 780 0 0 0 137 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 81 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 0 0 0 34 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 -1 0 0 0 0 998 93 1027 159

Tot Avg / G 1386 115.5 1281 98.5 876 67.4 741 57.0 505 42.1 498 38.3 315 24.2 209 16.1 171 13.2 168 12.9 157 12.1 72 5.5 39 3.0 34 2.8 34 2.6 26 3.2 15 1.2 14 4.7 9 1.5 6 0.5 -1 -0.1 -26 -2.4 -56 -4.3 6473 497.9 6107 469.8

UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

G 13 13 12 12 13 8 13 3 13 13 13 13 13

KICKOFFS BRINDZA, Kyle Total Opponents

I20 50+ Blkd 7 7 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 14 7 1 18 10 0

HISTORY AND RECORDS

TOTAL OFFENSE REES, Tommy MCDANIEL, Cam ATKINSON III, George FOLSTON, Tarean CARLISLE, Amir HENDRIX, Andrew JONES, TJ BRYANT, Greg FULLER, William DANIELS, DaVaris TEAM Total Opponents

Saf Points 0 98 0 66 0 42 0 30 0 18 0 18 0 18 0 18 0 6 0 6 0 6 0 6 0 6 0 6 0 6 0 4 0 354 0 291

No. Yds Avg Long TB FC 43 1769 41.1 56 3 14 8 261 32.6 49 1 3 1 15 15.0 15 0 0 52 2045 39.3 56 4 17 59 2373 40.2 56 8 20

2013 SEASON REVIEW

PATs SCORING TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass DXP BRINDZA, Kyle 0 20-26 38-38 0-0 0 0-0 0 JONES, TJ 11 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 DANIELS, DaVaris 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 NIKLAS, Troy 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 MCDANIEL, Cam 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 FOLSTON, Tarean 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 KOYACK, Ben 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 ATKINSON III, George 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 HENDRIX, Andrew 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 ROBINSON, Corey 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 FULLER, William 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 TUITT, Stephon 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 BROWN, Chris 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 JACKSON, Bennett 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 FOX, Dan 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 TAUSCH, Nick 0 0-1 4-4 0-0 0 0-0 0 Total 42 20-27 42-42 0-0 0 0-0 0 Opponents 34 18-25 31-33 0-0 1 1-1 0

PUNTING BRINDZA, Kyle WULFECK, Alex TEAM Total Opponents

Opponents 32,43 (44),(38) 27,(47) 30,(25),(42) (27),(19) (40),(27) 40,(22),46 (47) (31),(27),22 (27),(28) (36),(18),(47)

COACHES & STAFF

FUMBLE RETURNS No. Yds Avg TD Long FOX, Dan 1 6 6.0 0 6 Total 1 6 6.0 0 6 Opponents 1 5 5.0 0 5

FIELD GOAL SEQUENCE Notre Dame Temple 39,44 Michigan (44),(24),(40) Purdue (20) Michigan State (41),37 Oklahoma - Arizona State 38,(53),(33),(25) USC - Air Force 46,(51) Navy (26) Pittsburgh 55 BYU (26),(26),(51) Stanford (21),(27) Rutgers (21),(38),44,(26),(25),(49) Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made.

THE FIGHTING IRISH

No. Yds Avg 3 6 2.0 2 34 17.0 2 39 19.5 2 15 7.5 1 -1 -1.0 1 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 13 93 7.2 13 159 12.2

HERE COME THE IRISH

INTERCEPTIONS COLLINSWORTH, Austin JACKSON, Bennett FARLEY, Matthias FOX, Dan SMITH, Jaylon MOORE, Kendall RUSSELL, KeiVarae TUITT, Stephon Total Opponents

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2013 Statistics Defensive Stats GP-GS Solo Ast Total TFL-Yds Sck-Yds Int-Yds PBU PD QBH FR-Yds FF Blk Saf 48 FOX, Dan 13-10 44 51 95 5.0-20 1.0-7 2-15 2 4 . 1-6 . . . 44 CALABRESE, Carlo 13-13 44 49 93 5.5-11 0.5-2 . 1 1 . 1-0 . . . 9 SMITH, Jaylon 13-13 41 26 67 6.5-22 . 1--1 3 4 1 1-0 1 . . 2 JACKSON, Bennett 13-13 41 23 64 5.0-12 1.0-2 2-34 3 5 1 . 1 . . 6 RUSSELL, KeiVarae 13-13 40 11 51 1.5-2 . 1-0 8 9 1 1-0 . . . 41 FARLEY, Matthias 13-8 25 24 49 1.0-2 . 2-39 3 5 . . . . . 7 TUITT, Stephon 13-13 24 26 50 9.0-62 7.5-56 1-0 2 3 13 . 1 . . 55 SHEMBO, Prince 13-13 26 22 48 5.5-46 5.5-46 . . . 17 . 1 . . 28 COLLINSWORTH, Austin 13-11 16 27 43 0.5-1 . 3-6 . 3 3 . . . . 59 GRACE, Jarrett 7-3 17 24 41 1.0-3 . . 1 1 . . . . . 91 DAY, Sheldon 11-8 21 12 33 5.5-18 0.5-3 . 1 1 1 . . . . 1 NIX III, Louis 8-8 11 16 27 2.0-3 . . 2 2 2 . . . . 16 HARDY, Eilar 10-2 14 12 26 1.0-2 . . . . . . . . . 22 SHUMATE, Elijah 9-4 14 9 23 1.0-4 . . 1 1 . . . . . 96 SCHWENKE, Kona 12-7 6 17 23 0.5-3 0.5-3 . . . 1 . . . . 94 JONES, Jarron 12-1 10 10 20 1.0-7 1.0-7 . . . 1 . 1 2 . 45 OKWARA, Romeo 13-1 10 9 19 1.5-5 0.5-3 . . . 2 . . . . 11 WILLIAMS, Ishaq 11-1 5 12 17 1.5-8 1.0-8 . . . . . . . . 8 MOORE, Kendall 13-0 7 10 17 1.0-1 . 1-0 . 1 . . . . . 30 COUNCELL, Ben 9-0 10 5 15 1.0-2 . . 1 1 . . 1 . . 36 LUKE, Cole 13-0 8 7 15 0.5-1 . . 2 2 . . . . . 38 SCHMIDT, Joe 13-0 10 5 15 2.0-19 . . 1 1 . . . . . 10 REDFIELD, Max 12-1 3 9 12 . . . . . . . . . . 23 WOOD, Lo 11-0 6 4 10 1.0-1 . . . . . . . . . 90 ROCHELL, Issac 11-0 5 5 10 . . . . . . . . . . 53 UTUPO, Justin 13-0 4 3 7 1.0-2 . . . . . . . . . 17 ONWUALU, James 12-4 6 . 6 . . . . . . . . . . 56 RABASA, Anthony 5-0 4 2 6 1.0-2 . . . . . . . . . 12 BUTLER, Devin 12-0 4 1 5 . . . 1 1 . . . . . 31 TURNER, John 13-0 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . . 20 PROSISE, CJ 13-2 3 1 4 . . . . . . . . . . 27 BRINDZA, Kyle 13-0 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . . 24 ATKINSON, Josh 5-0 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . . 82 WELCH, Alex 12-0 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . . 92 STOCKTON, Tyler 10-0 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . . 33 MCDANIEL, Cam 13-4 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . . 47 CAVALARIS, Connor 3-0 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . . 61 DALY, Scott 13-0 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . . TM TEAM 13-0 2 . 2 2.0-11 2.0-11 . . . . . . . . 78 STANLEY, Ronnie 13-13 . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . . 77 HEGARTY, Matt 12-2 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . . 12 HENDRIX, Andrew 8-0 . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . . 85 NIKLAS, Troy 13-13 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . . 10 DANIELS, DaVaris 13-9 1 0 1 . . . . . . . . . . 7 JONES, TJ 13-7 . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . . 4 ATKINSON III, George 12-4 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . . Total 13-0 493 448 941 64-270 21-148 13-93 32 45 43 4-6 6 2 . Opponents 13-0 416 446 862 56-187 8-63 13-159 43 56 24 4-5 3 2 . Special Teams Tackles: REDFIELD, Max 8; MOORE, Kendall 6; ONWUALU, James 6; WOOD, Lo 5; SCHMIDT, Joe 5; BRINDZA, Kyle 4; COUNCELL, Ben 4; PROSISE, C.J. 4; COLLINSWORTH, Austin 3; ATKINSON, Josh 3; HARDY, Eilar 3; WELCH, Alex 3; RABASA, Anthony 3; TURNER, John 3; McDANIEL, Cam 2; CAVALARIS, Connor 2; DALY, Scott 2; OKWARA, Romeo 1; BUTLER, Devin 1; GRACE, Jarrett 1; FARLEY, Matthias 1; JACKSON, Bennett 1; HEGARTY, Matt 1; RUSSELL KeiVarae 1. Kickoff Return Tackles: REDFIELD, Max 6; MOORE, Kendall 6; ONWUALU, James 5; SCHMIDT, Joe 4; COUNCELL, Ben 4; BRINDZA, Kyle 4; HARDY, Eilar 3; ATKINSON, Josh 3; RABASA, Anthony 3; WOOD, Lo 3; TURNER, John 2; McDANIEL, Cam 2; COLLINSWORTH, Austin 2; PROSISE, C.J. 2; CAVALARIS, Connor 2; RUSSELL KeiVarae 1; JACKSON, Bennett 1; OKWARA, Romeo 1; BUTLER, Devin 1.

TACKLES BREAKDOWN Running Plays CALABRESE, Carlo 68 FOX, Dan 66 SMITH, Jaylon 41 JACKSON, Bennett 39 TUITT, Stephon 38 SHEMBO, Prince 34 FARLEY, Matthias 31 DAY, Sheldon 29 COLLINSWORTH, Austin 26 NIX III, Louis 26 GRACE, Jarrett 25 SCHWENKE, Kona 20 SHUMATE, Elijah 19 JONES, Jarron 18 HARDY, Eilar 18 OKWARA, Romeo 16 RUSSELL, KeiVarae 14 WILLIAMS, Ishaq 14 MOORE, Kendall 9 ROCHELL, Issac 9 SCHMIDT, Joe 7 COUNCELL, Ben 7 LUKE, Cole 7 UTUPO, Justin 6 BUTLER, Devin 4 RABASA, Anthony 3 STOCKTON, Tyler 3 REDFIELD, Max 3 WOOD, Lo 1 TOTALS 601 Passing Plays RUSSELL, KeiVarae 35 FOX, Dan 28 SMITH, Jaylon 25 CALABRESE, Carlo 24 JACKSON, Bennett 22 FARLEY, Matthias 17 GRACE, Jarrett 15 COLLINSWORTH, Austin 14 SHEMBO, Prince 8 LUKE, Cole 8 HARDY, Eilar 5 SHUMATE, Elijah 4 WOOD, Lo 4 TUITT, Stephon 4 COUNCELL, Ben 3 DAY, Sheldon 3 SCHWENKE, Kona 2 MOORE, Kendall 2 WILLIAMS, Ishaq 2 SCHMIDT, Joe 2 REDFIELD, Max 1 UTUPO, Justin 1 ROCHELL, Issac 1 OKWARA, Romeo 1 TURNER, John 1 NIX III, Louis 1 TOTALS 233

Punt Return Tackles: WELCH, Alex 3; WOOD, Lo 2; PROSISE, C.J. 2; REDFIELD, Max 2; DALY, Scott 2; TURNER, John 1; COLLINSWORTH, Austin 1; FARLEY, Matthias 1; GRACE, Jarrett 1; SCHMIDT, Joe 1; ONWUALU, James 1; HEGARTY, Matt 1.

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2013 Statistics Notre Dame Game-by-Game Starters QB WR WR Rees Prosise C. Brown Rees Onwualu Daniels Rees Koyack (TE) Daniels Rees TJ Jones Daniels Rees Onwualu Daniels Rees Koyack (TE) C. Brown Rees TJ Jones Daniels Rees Koyack (TE) Fuller Rees Koyack (TE) Daniels Rees Prosise Onwualu Rees Koyack (TE) Daniels Rees Onwualu Daniels Rees Prosise Daniels

2013 SEASON REVIEW HISTORY AND RECORDS

SPECIALISTS P PK KO H LS SS Temple Brindza Tausch Brindza Massa Daly Daly Michigan Brindza Brindza Brindza Massa Daly Daly Purdue Brindza Brindza Brindza Massa Daly Daly Michigan State Brindza Brindza Brindza Massa Daly Daly Oklahoma Brindza Brindza Brindza Massa Daly Daly Arizona State Brindza Brindza Brindza Massa Daly Daly USC Brindza Brindza Brindza Massa Daly Daly Air Force Brindza Brindza Brindza Massa Daly Daly Navy Brindza Brindza Brindza Massa Daly Daly Pittsburgh Brindza Brindza Brindza Massa Daly Daly BYU Brindza Brindza Brindza Massa Daly Daly Stanford Brindza Brindza Brindza Massa Daly Daly Rutgers Brindza Brindza Brindza Massa Daly Daly

COACHES & STAFF

DL DL DL OLB ILB ILB OLB CB S S CB Day Nix III Tuitt Shembo Fox Calabrese J. Smith Russell Collinsworth Farley Jackson Day Nix III Tuitt Shembo Fox Calabrese J. Smith Russell Farley Shumate Jackson Day Nix III Tuitt Shembo Fox Calabrese J. Smith Russell Collinsworth Farley Jackson Schwenke Nix III Tuitt Shembo Grace Calabrese J. Smith Russell Collinsworth Shumate Jackson Schwenke Nix III Tuitt Shembo Grace Calabrese J. Smith Russell Collinsworth Shumate Jackson Day Nix III Tuitt Shembo Grace Calabrese J. Smith Russell Collinsworth Shumate Jackson Schwenke Nix III Tuitt Shembo Fox Calabrese J. Smith Russell Collinsworth Farley Jackson Schwenke Tuitt Ish. Williams Shembo Fox Calabrese J. Smith Russell Collinsworth Farley Jackson Schwenke Tuitt Okwara Shembo Fox Calabrese J. Smith Russell Collinsworth Farley Jackson Day Nix III Tuitt Shembo Fox Calabrese J. Smith Russell Farley Hardy Jackson Day Schwenke Tuitt Shembo Fox Calabrese J. Smith Russell Collinsworth Hardy Jackson Day J. Jones Tuitt Shembo Fox Calabrese J. Smith Russell Collinsworth Farley Jackson Day Schwenke Tuitt Shembo Fox Calabrese J. Smith Russell Collinsworth Redfield Jackson

THE FIGHTING IRISH

DEFENSE Temple Michigan Purdue Michigan State Oklahoma Arizona State USC Air Force Navy Pittsburgh BYU Stanford Rutgers

WR LT LG C RG RT TE RB Robinson Z. Martin Watt N. Martin Lombard Stanley Niklas Carlisle D. Smith Z. Martin Watt N. Martin Lombard Stanley Niklas Atkinson III D. Smith Z. Martin Watt N. Martin Lombard Stanley Niklas Carlisle C. Brown Z. Martin Watt N. Martin Lombard Stanley Niklas Atkinson III Fuller Z. Martin Watt N. Martin Lombard Stanley Niklas Carlisle Robinson Z. Martin Watt N. Martin Lombard Stanley Niklas Atkinson III Fuller Z. Martin Watt N. Martin Lombard Stanley Niklas McDaniel Robinson Z. Martin Watt N. Martin Elmer Stanley Niklas Atkinson III TJ Jones Z. Martin Hanratty N. Martin Elmer Stanley Niklas McDaniel TJ Jones Z. Martin Watt N. Martin Elmer Stanley Niklas Carlisle TJ Jones Z. Martin Watt N. Martin Hanratty Stanley Niklas Folston TJ Jones Z. Martin Watt Hegarty Hanratty Stanley Niklas McDaniel TJ Jones Z. Martin Hanratty Hegarty Elmer Stanley Niklas Folston

HERE COME THE IRISH

OFFENSE Temple Michigan Purdue Michigan State Oklahoma Arizona State USC Air Force Navy Pittsburgh BYU Stanford Rutgers

UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

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2013 Statistics Notre Dame Game-by-Game Stats Date Opponent Aug 31 TEMPLE Sep 07 at Michigan Sep 14 at Purdue Sep 21 MICHIGAN STATE Sep 28 OKLAHOMA Oct 05 vs Arizona State Oct 19 USC Oct 26 at Air Force Nov 02 NAVY Nov 09 at Pittsburgh Nov 23 BYU Nov 30 at Stanford Dec 28 vs Rutgers Notre Dame Opponent

RUSHING No. Yds 35 188 19 96 37 91 32 78 29 220 37 145 40 134 37 135 36 264 24 138 47 235 24 64 43 175 440 1963 522 2184

TD 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 2 12 13

Lg 45 16 11 14 80 29 36 16 41 35 43 15 13 80 46

RECEIVING No. Yds TD Lg 17 355 3 66 29 314 2 23 20 309 2 82 14 142 1 37 9 104 2 30 17 279 3 37 14 166 2 30 18 331 5 47 12 242 2 45 18 318 2 80 15 235 1 61 16 199 2 22 27 319 0 28 226 3313 27 82 240 2576 19 63

PASSING Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Lg 17-27-0 355 3 66 29-53-2 314 2 23 20-33-0 309 2 82 14-34-0 142 1 37 9-25-3 104 2 30 17-38-1 279 3 37 14-25-0 166 2 30 18-26-0 331 5 47 12-20-2 242 2 45 18-39-2 318 2 80 15-28-1 235 1 61 16-34-2 199 2 22 27-47-0 319 0 28 226-429-13 3313 27 82 240-408-13 2576 19 63

KICK RET No Yds TD Lg 2 40 0 21 2 76 0 50 4 119 0 47 3 67 0 27 1 29 0 29 6 117 0 34 2 35 0 20 1 37 0 37 5 113 0 33 4 85 0 41 3 60 0 26 6 139 0 37 3 81 0 35 42 998 0 50 40 1027 0 51

PUNT RET No Yds TD Lg 3 23 0 12 1 18 0 18 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 1 1 0 1 1 27 0 27 1 5 0 5 1 0 0 0 1 5 0 5 2 14 0 13 1 10 0 10 1 8 0 8 1 -7 0 0 15 106 0 27 17 161 0 48

tot off 543 410 400 220 324 424 300 466 506 456 470 263 494 5276 4760

Games played: 13 Avg per rush: 4.5 Avg per catch: 14.7 Pass efficiency: 132.26 Kick ret avg: 23.8 Punt ret avg: 7.1 All purpose avg / game: 497.9 Total offense avg / game: 405.8 Date Opponent Aug 31 TEMPLE Sep 07 at Michigan Sep 14 at Purdue Sep 21 MICHIGAN STATE Sep 28 OKLAHOMA Oct 05 vs Arizona State Oct 19 USC Oct 26 at Air Force Nov 02 NAVY Nov 09 at Pittsburgh Nov 23 BYU Nov 30 at Stanford Dec 28 vs Rutgers Notre Dame Opponent Date Opponent Aug 31 TEMPLE Sep 07 at Michigan Sep 14 at Purdue Sep 21 MICHIGAN STATE Sep 28 OKLAHOMA Oct 05 vs Arizona State Oct 19 USC Oct 26 at Air Force Nov 02 NAVY Nov 09 at Pittsburgh Nov 23 BYU Nov 30 at Stanford Dec 28 vs Rutgers Notre Dame Opponent

TACKLES Solo Ast Total TFL-Yds 29 32 61 2.0-6 46 20 66 8.0-27 33 18 51 4.0-7 25 46 71 3.0-15 33 50 83 3.0-10 39 20 59 8.0-57 42 26 68 7.0-27 58 30 88 7.0-11 46 56 102 5.0-16 42 26 68 6.0-37 36 52 88 4.0-15 38 48 86 2.0-9 26 24 50 5.0-33 493 448 941 64.0-270 416 446 862 56.0-187 PUNTING No Yds 5 206 2 80 4 147 6 235 6 242 5 181 8 292 3 133 0 0 5 231 2 75 4 164 2 59 52 2045 59 2373

Avg 41.2 40.0 36.8 39.2 40.3 36.2 36.5 44.3 0.0 46.2 37.5 41.0 29.5 39.3 40.2

SACKS No-Yds 1.0-4 1.0-8 1.0-2 1.0-7 0.0-0 6.0-45 2.0-16 0.0-0 1.0-5 1.0-9 2.0-13 1.0-8 4.0-31 21.0-148 8.0-63

Long Blkd TB 47 0 2 43 0 0 39 0 0 51 1 1 55 0 0 53 0 0 51 0 0 50 0 0 0 0 0 56 0 1 44 0 0 47 0 0 34 0 0 56 1 4 56 0 8

FUMBLE FF FR-Yds 0 1-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 3 1-6 0 0-0 1 2-0 1 0-0 1 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 6 4-6 3 4-5 FC 50+ I20 1 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 2 2 0 4 1 1 2 1 4 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 1 17 7 14 20 10 18

PASS DEFENSE Int-Yds QBH Brk 0-0 9 1 1-0 3 3 1-34 0 2 1-29 3 4 0-0 3 1 2-24 2 3 1--1 5 4 0-0 0 0 0-0 3 2 0-0 6 2 1-0 8 4 2-6 0 2 4-1 1 4 13-93 43 32 13-159 24 43

Blkd Kick 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2

FIELD GOALS A-M Lg Blkd 0-2 0 0 3-3 44 0 1-1 20 0 1-2 41 0 0-0 0 0 3-4 53 0 0-0 0 0 1-2 51 1 1-1 26 0 0-1 0 0 3-3 51 0 2-2 27 0 5-6 49 0 20-27 53 1 18-25 47 1

PAT ATTEMPTS A-M Run Rcv 4-4 0 0 3-3 0 0 4-4 0 0 2-2 0 0 3-3 0 0 4-4 0 0 2-2 0 0 6-6 0 0 5-5 0 0 3-3 0 0 2-2 0 0 2-2 0 0 2-2 0 0 42-42 0 0 31-33 0 1 KICKOFFS No Yds 5 323 7 449 6 383 4 259 4 251 8 519 3 195 8 520 7 437 4 249 6 356 5 323 8 428 75 4692 64 3899

Saf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pts 28 30 31 17 21 37 14 45 38 21 23 20 29 354 291

Avg TB OB 64.6 2 0 64.1 4 0 63.8 4 0 64.8 2 0 62.8 1 0 64.9 7 0 65.0 1 0 65.0 7 0 62.4 2 0 62.2 1 0 59.3 1 0 64.6 1 0 53.5 2 0 62.6 35 0 60.9 20 2

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2013 Statistics Notre Dame Opponent Game-by-Game Stats TD 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 4 2 0 2 0 13 12

Lg 18 35 7 11 30 16 17 21 20 11 46 21 19 46 80

RECEIVING No. Yds TD Lg 23 228 0 26 21 294 4 61 25 256 3 48 16 135 1 19 23 238 2 54 33 362 3 36 20 201 0 32 8 49 0 19 6 88 1 34 22 243 2 63 21 168 1 15 12 158 1 36 10 156 1 51 240 2576 19 63 226 3313 27 82

PASSING Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Lg 23-47-0 228 0 26 21-33-1 294 4 61 25-41-1 256 3 48 16-36-1 135 1 19 23-31-0 238 2 54 33-47-2 362 3 36 20-34-1 201 0 32 8-12-0 49 0 19 6-9-0 88 1 34 22-35-0 243 2 63 21-36-1 168 1 15 12-18-2 158 1 36 10-29-4 156 1 51 240-408-13 2576 19 63 226-429-13 3313 27 82

KICK RET No Yds TD Lg 3 88 0 39 3 78 0 32 2 68 0 39 2 24 0 16 3 75 0 40 1 21 0 21 2 53 0 33 1 29 0 29 5 137 0 49 3 79 0 50 5 103 0 37 4 127 0 51 6 145 0 51 40 1027 0 51 42 998 0 50

PUNT RET No Yds TD Lg 2 4 0 4 1 0 0 0 1 18 0 18 1 6 0 6 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 100 0 48 2 16 0 14 0 0 0 0 2 -6 0 0 2 18 0 13 1 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 17 161 0 48 15 106 0 27

tot off 362 460 294 254 450 427 330 339 419 355 415 419 236 4760 5276

Avg 48.0 31.3 41.8 41.4 42.0 38.4 37.3 36.0 39.5 41.9 36.5 38.0 46.3 40.2 39.3

Long Blkd TB 53 0 1 42 0 0 52 0 0 54 0 1 49 0 2 52 0 1 44 0 0 42 0 0 40 0 0 56 0 2 45 0 0 47 0 0 52 0 1 56 0 8 56 1 4

FUMBLE FF FR-Yds 0 0-0 0 0-0 1 1-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 1 1-5 0 0-0 0 0-0 1 1-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 1-0 3 4-5 6 4-6 FC 50+ I20 0 3 2 1 0 1 3 1 3 2 1 1 2 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 3 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 2 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 20 10 18 17 7 14

PASS DEFENSE Int-Yds QBH Brk 0-0 0 0 2-30 1 1 0-0 0 4 0-0 1 3 3-41 5 6 1-37 1 7 0-0 4 0 0-0 0 3 2-11 0 0 2-40 4 5 1-0 1 3 2-0 5 5 0-0 2 6 13-159 24 43 13-93 43 32

Blkd Kick 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2

FIELD GOALS A-M Lg Blkd 0-2 0 0 2-2 44 0 1-2 47 0 2-3 42 0 2-2 27 0 2-2 40 0 1-3 22 0 1-1 47 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 2-3 31 1 2-2 28 0 3-3 47 0 18-25 47 1 20-27 53 1

PAT ATTEMPTS A-M Run Rcv 0-1 0 0 5-5 0 0 3-3 0 0 1-1 0 0 3-3 0 1 4-4 0 0 1-1 0 0 1-1 0 0 4-5 0 0 4-4 0 0 1-1 0 0 3-3 0 0 1-1 0 0 31-33 0 1 42-42 0 0 KICKOFFS No Yds 2 113 8 484 5 312 4 253 7 450 6 343 3 176 3 183 6 363 5 312 4 236 6 370 5 304 64 3899 75 4692

Saf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pts 6 41 24 13 35 34 10 10 34 28 13 27 16 291 354

Avg TB OB 56.5 0 0 60.5 5 1 62.4 1 0 63.2 1 0 64.3 6 0 57.2 0 0 58.7 1 0 61.0 2 0 60.5 1 0 62.4 1 0 59.0 1 0 61.7 0 0 60.8 1 1 60.9 20 2 62.6 35 0

UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

PUNTING No Yds 5 240 3 94 5 209 5 207 5 210 5 192 6 224 5 180 2 79 9 377 4 146 2 76 3 139 59 2373 52 2045

SACKS No-Yds 1.0-5 1.0-9 1.0-7 0.0-0 1.0-5 0.0-0 2.0-23 1.0-8 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 1.0-6 0.0-0 8.0-63 21.0-148

HISTORY AND RECORDS

Date Opponent Aug 31 TEMPLE Sep 07 at Michigan Sep 14 at Purdue Sep 21 MICHIGAN STATE Sep 28 OKLAHOMA Oct 05 vs Arizona State Oct 19 USC Oct 26 at Air Force Nov 02 NAVY Nov 09 at Pittsburgh Nov 23 BYU Nov 30 at Stanford Dec 28 vs Rutgers Opponent Notre Dame

TACKLES Solo Ast Total TFL-Yds 34 34 68 5.0-11 34 30 64 4.0-14 41 24 65 6.0-19 21 44 65 6.0-17 23 24 47 4.0-20 38 36 74 4.0-20 34 36 70 5.0-31 33 26 59 5.0-15 28 36 64 0.0-0 35 14 49 2.0-2 29 56 85 4.0-8 22 40 62 5.0-16 44 46 90 6.0-14 416 446 862 56.0-187 493 448 941 64.0-270

2013 SEASON REVIEW

Date Opponent Aug 31 TEMPLE Sep 07 at Michigan Sep 14 at Purdue Sep 21 MICHIGAN STATE Sep 28 OKLAHOMA Oct 05 vs Arizona State Oct 19 USC Oct 26 at Air Force Nov 02 NAVY Nov 09 at Pittsburgh Nov 23 BYU Nov 30 at Stanford Dec 28 vs Rutgers Opponent Notre Dame

COACHES & STAFF

Games played: 13 Avg per rush: 4.2 Avg per catch: 10.7 Pass efficiency: 120.85 Kick ret avg: 25.7 Punt ret avg: 9.5 All purpose avg / game: 469.8 Total offense avg / game: 366.2

THE FIGHTING IRISH

RUSHING No. Yds 29 134 39 166 21 38 35 119 42 212 25 65 31 129 65 290 70 331 41 112 47 247 51 261 26 80 522 2184 440 1963

HERE COME THE IRISH

Date Opponent Aug 31 TEMPLE Sep 07 at Michigan Sep 14 at Purdue Sep 21 MICHIGAN STATE Sep 28 OKLAHOMA Oct 05 vs Arizona State Oct 19 USC Oct 26 at Air Force Nov 02 NAVY Nov 09 at Pittsburgh Nov 23 BYU Nov 30 at Stanford Dec 28 vs Rutgers Opponent Notre Dame

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2013 Statistics Game-by-Game Comparison First Downs Rushing Passing Opponent Score Total Rush Pass Pen Number-Yards Comp-Att-Int TEMPLE 28-6 21 / 25 8 / 9 12 / 13 1 / 3 35-188 / 29-134 17-27-0 / 23-47-0 Michigan 30-41 23 / 25 7 / 11 16 / 11 0 / 3 19-96 / 39-166 29-53-2 / 21-33-1 Purdue 31-24 20 / 16 7 / 1 11 / 13 2 / 2 37-91 / 21-38 20-33-0 / 25-41-1 MICHIGAN STATE 17-13 14 / 19 2 / 7 5/9 7/3 32-78 / 35-119 14-34-0 / 16-36-1 OKLAHOMA 21-35 12 / 25 6 / 13 6 / 9 0 / 3 29-220 / 42-212 9-25-3 / 23-31-0 Arizona State 37-34 23 / 22 9 / 6 12 / 15 2 / 1 37-145 / 25-65 17-38-1 / 33-47-2 USC 14-10 17 / 18 6 / 7 9 / 10 2 / 1 40-134 / 31-129 14-25-0 / 20-34-1 Air Force 45-10 22 / 19 7 / 18 13 / 1 2 / 0 37-135 / 65-290 18-26-0 / 8-12-0 NAVY 38-34 25 / 28 14 / 21 11 / 5 0 / 2 36-264 / 70-331 12-20-2 / 6-9-0 Pittsburgh 21-28 16 / 23 3 / 8 12 / 13 1 / 2 24-138 / 41-112 18-39-2 / 22-35-0 BYU 23-13 24 / 23 11 / 11 10 / 12 3 / 0 47-235 / 47-247 15-28-1 / 21-36-1 Stanford 20-27 19 / 21 4 / 12 12 / 9 3 / 0 24-64 / 51-261 16-34-2 / 12-18-2 Rutgers 29-16 31 / 16 11 / 6 20 / 7 0 / 3 43-175 / 26-80 27-47-0 / 10-29-4 Totals 354-291 267 / 280 95 / 130 149 / 127 23 / 23 440-1963 / 522-2184 226-429-13 / 240-408-13 3rd Down 4th Down Opponent Conversions Conversions TEMPLE 5-13 / 6-15 0-0 / 0-2 Michigan 8-15 / 6-12 0-2 / 0-0 Purdue 11-16 / 7-16 0-1 / 1-1 MICHIGAN STATE 6-17 / 8-18 0-1 / 1-2 OKLAHOMA 4-12 / 5-14 0-0 / 0-1 Arizona State 4-15 / 4-13 1-1 / 1-2 USC 4-14 / 2-13 0-1 / 0-2 Air Force 5-11 / 7-17 1-1 / 1-3 NAVY 2-5 / 10-16 1-1 / 1-3 Pittsburgh 5-14 / 3-13 1-2 / 0-0 BYU 8-16 / 11-20 0-2 / 0-2 Stanford 5-12 / 8-13 0-0 / 0-0 Rutgers 7-16 / 3-12 1-1 / 1-1 Totals 74-176 / 80-192 5-13 / 6-19

Time of TOP Possession Margin 31:53 / 28:07 3:46 25:56 / 34:04 -8:08 31:12 / 28:48 2:24 29:22 / 30:38 -1:16 24:16 / 35:44 -11:28 34:38 / 25:22 9:16 28:42 / 31:18 -2:36 29:10 / 30:50 -1:40 22:24 / 37:36 -15:12 23:27 / 36:33 -13:06 33:51 / 26:09 7:42 25:18 / 34:42 -9:24 38:16 / 21:44 16:32 378:25 / 401:35 -23:10

Avg Yds / Rush 5.4 / 4.6 5.1 / 4.3 2.5 / 1.8 2.4 / 3.4 7.6 / 5.0 3.9 / 2.6 3.3 / 4.2 3.6 / 4.5 7.3 / 4.7 5.8 / 2.7 5.0 / 5.3 2.7 / 5.1 4.1 / 3.1 4.5 / 4.2

Total Offense Return Yards Plays-Yards Yards TO 355 / 228 62-543 / 76-362 63 / 92 0/1 314 / 294 72-410 / 72-460 94 / 108 2 / 1 309 / 256 70-400 / 62-294 153 / 86 1 / 1 142 / 135 66-220 / 71-254 98 / 30 0/1 104 / 238 54-324 / 73-450 30 / 117 3 / 0 279 / 362 75-424 / 72-427 174 / 58 1 / 3 166 / 201 65-300 / 65-330 39 / 158 1 / 1 331 / 49 63-466 / 77-339 37 / 45 0/2 242 / 88 56-506 / 79-419 118 / 148 2 / 0 318 / 243 63-456 / 76-355 99 / 113 3 / 0 235 / 168 75-470 / 83-415 70 / 121 1 / 1 199 / 158 58-263 / 69-419 153 / 131 2 / 2 319 / 156 90-494 / 55-236 75 / 145 1 / 4 3313 / 2576 869-5276 / 930-4760 1203 / 1352 17 / 17

Avg Avg Yds / Pass Yds / Play 13.1 / 4.9 8.8 / 4.8 5.9 / 8.9 5.7 / 6.4 9.4 / 6.2 5.7 / 4.7 4.2 / 3.8 3.3 / 3.6 4.2 / 7.7 6.0 / 6.2 7.3 / 7.7 5.7 / 5.9 6.6 / 5.9 4.6 / 5.1 12.7 / 4.1 7.4 / 4.4 12.1 / 9.8 9.0 / 5.3 8.2 / 6.9 7.2 / 4.7 8.4 / 4.7 6.3 / 5.0 5.9 / 8.8 4.5 / 6.1 6.8 / 5.4 5.5 / 4.3 7.7 / 6.3 6.1 / 5.1

Punting Number-Avg 5-41.2 / 5-48.0 2-40.0 / 3-31.3 4-36.8 / 5-41.8 6-39.2 / 5-41.4 6-40.3 / 5-42.0 5-36.2 / 5-38.4 8-36.5 / 6-37.3 3-44.3 / 5-36.0 0-0.0 / 2-39.5 5-46.2 / 9-41.9 2-37.5 / 4-36.5 4-41.0 / 2-38.0 2-29.5 / 3-46.3 52-39.3 / 59-40.2

Penalties Number-Yards 9-63 / 5-40 4-33 / 6-50 3-23 / 6-55 8-86 / 10-115 8-77 / 4-31 9-64 / 4-45 6-38 / 11-95 1-5 / 5-40 5-55 / 0-0 5-45 / 5-45 4-25 / 6-47 3-15 / 5-52 8-69 / 3-33 73-598 / 70-648

Note: Game totals are displayed in the format TEAM / OPPONENT for each category.

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2013 Statistics Notre Dame Superlatives TEAM GAME HIGHS 47 264 7.6 3 53 29 355 13.1 5 90 543 9.0 45 6 31 9 86 3 4 8 46.2 56 4 27

vs BYU (Nov 23, 2013) vs Navy (Nov 02, 2013) vs Oklahoma (Sep 28, 2013) vs Navy (Nov 02, 2013) at Michigan (Sep 07, 2013) at Michigan (Sep 07, 2013) vs Temple (Aug 31, 2013) vs Temple (Aug 31, 2013) at Air Force (Oct 26, 2013) vs Rutgers (Dec 28, 2013) vs Temple (Aug 31, 2013) vs Navy (Nov 02, 2013) at Air Force (Oct 26, 2013) vs Arizona State (Oct 05, 2013) vs Rutgers (Dec 28, 2013) vs Temple (Aug 31, 2013) vs Arizona State (Oct 05, 2013) vs Michigan State (Sep 21, 2013) vs Oklahoma (Sep 28, 2013) at Pittsburgh (Nov 09, 2013) vs Rutgers (Dec 28, 2013) vs USC (Oct 19, 2013) at Pittsburgh (Nov 09, 2013) at Pittsburgh (Nov 09, 2013) vs Arizona State (Oct 05, 2013) vs Arizona State (Oct 05, 2013)

COACHES & STAFF

Rushes Yards Rushing Yards Per Rush TD Rushes Pass attempts Pass completions Yards Passing Yards Per Pass TD Passes Total Plays Total Offense Yards Per Play Points Sacks By First Downs Penalties Penalty Yards Turnovers Interceptions By Punts Punting Avg Long Punt Punts inside 20 Long Punt Return

THE FIGHTING IRISH 2013 SEASON REVIEW HISTORY AND RECORDS UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

McDaniel, Cam vs BYU (Nov 23, 2013) Atkinson III, George vs Oklahoma (Sep 28, 2013) Atkinson III, George vs Temple (Aug 31, 2013) McDaniel, Cam at Purdue (Sep 14, 2013) McDaniel, Cam vs Michigan State (Sep 21, 2013) Atkinson III, George vs Oklahoma (Sep 28, 2013) Hendrix, Andrew at Air Force (Oct 26, 2013) Atkinson III, George vs Navy (Nov 02, 2013) Folston, Tarean vs Navy (Nov 02, 2013) McDaniel, Cam vs Navy (Nov 02, 2013) Jones, TJ at Pittsburgh (Nov 09, 2013) Folston, Tarean vs BYU (Nov 23, 2013) Jones, TJ vs Rutgers (Dec 28, 2013) Folston, Tarean vs Rutgers (Dec 28, 2013) Atkinson III, George vs Oklahoma (Sep 28, 2013) Rees, Tommy at Michigan (Sep 07, 2013) Rees, Tommy at Michigan (Sep 07, 2013) Rees, Tommy vs Temple (Aug 31, 2013) Rees, Tommy at Air Force (Oct 26, 2013) Rees, Tommy at Purdue (Sep 14, 2013) Jones, TJ at Michigan (Sep 07, 2013) Daniels, DaVaris at Purdue (Sep 14, 2013) Daniels, DaVaris vs Temple (Aug 31, 2013) Daniels, DaVaris at Purdue (Sep 14, 2013) Daniels, DaVaris at Purdue (Sep 14, 2013) Brindza, Kyle vs Rutgers (Dec 28, 2013) Brindza, Kyle vs Arizona State (Oct 05, 2013) Brindza, Kyle vs USC (Oct 19, 2013) Brindza, Kyle vs Arizona State (Oct 05, 2013) Brindza, Kyle at Pittsburgh (Nov 09, 2013) Wulfeck, Alex vs Arizona State (Oct 05, 2013) Jones, TJ vs Arizona State (Oct 05, 2013) Atkinson III, George at Michigan (Sep 07, 2013) Fox, Dan at Stanford (Nov 30, 2013) Shembo, Prince vs Arizona State (Oct 05, 2013) Shembo, Prince vs Arizona State (Oct 05, 2013) Day, Sheldon at Pittsburgh (Nov 09, 2013) Tuitt, Stephon at Michigan (Sep 07, 2013) Jackson, Bennett at Purdue (Sep 14, 2013) Farley, Matthias vs Michigan State (Sep 21, 2013) Farley, Matthias vs Arizona State (Oct 05, 2013) Fox, Dan vs Arizona State (Oct 05, 2013) Smith, Jaylon vs USC (Oct 19, 2013) Collinsworth, Austin vs BYU (Nov 23, 2013) Jackson, Bennett at Stanford (Nov 30, 2013) Collinsworth, Austin at Stanford (Nov 30, 2013) Russell, KeiVarae vs Rutgers (Dec 28, 2013) Moore, Kendall vs Rutgers (Dec 28, 2013) Collinsworth, Austin vs Rutgers (Dec 28, 2013) Fox, Dan vs Rutgers (Dec 28, 2013)

HERE COME THE IRISH

INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS Rushes 24 Yards Rushing 148 TD Rushes 1 Long Rush 80 Pass attempts 51 Pass completions 29 Yards Passing 346 TD Passes 5 Long Pass 82 Receptions 9 Yards Receiving 167 TD Receptions 2 Long Reception 82 Field Goals 5 Long Field Goal 53 Punts 7 Punting Avg 50.5 Long Punt 56 Punts inside 20 3 Long Punt Return 27 Long Kickoff Return 50 Tackles 15 Sacks 3.0 Tackles For Loss 3.0 Interceptions 1

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2013 Statistics Notre Dame Opponent Superlatives INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS Rushes 33 GAFFNEY, Tyler, at Stanford (Nov 30, 2013) Yards Rushing 189 GAFFNEY, Tyler, at Stanford (Nov 30, 2013) TD Rushes 3 REYNOLDS, Keenan, vs Navy (Nov 02, 2013) Long Rush 46 LASIKE, Paul, vs BYU (Nov 23, 2013) Pass attempts 47 KELLY, Taylor, vs Arizona State (Oct 05, 2013) Pass completions 33 KELLY, Taylor, vs Arizona State (Oct 05, 2013) Yards Passing 362 KELLY, Taylor, vs Arizona State (Oct 05, 2013) TD Passes 4 GARDNER, Devin, at Michigan (Sep 07, 2013) Long Pass 63 SAVAGE, Tom, at Pittsburgh (Nov 09, 2013) Receptions 9 HUNT, Akeem, at Purdue (Sep 14, 2013) FOSTER, D.J., vs Arizona State (Oct 05, 2013) Yards Receiving 184 GALLON, Jeremy, at Michigan (Sep 07, 2013) TD Receptions 3 GALLON, Jeremy, at Michigan (Sep 07, 2013) Long Reception 63 STREET, Devin, at Pittsburgh (Nov 09, 2013) Field Goals 3 FEDERICO, Kyle, vs Rutgers (Dec 28, 2013) Long Field Goal 47 GRIGGS, Paul, at Purdue (Sep 14, 2013) CONANT, Will, at Air Force (Oct 26, 2013) FEDERICO, Kyle, vs Rutgers (Dec 28, 2013) Punts 9 YOKLIC, Matt, at Pittsburgh (Nov 09, 2013) Punting Avg 48.0 LAYTON, Paul, vs Temple (Aug 31, 2013) Long Punt 56 YOKLIC, Matt, at Pittsburgh (Nov 09, 2013) Punts inside 20 3 WEBSTER, Cody, at Purdue (Sep 14, 2013) ALBARADO, Kris, vs USC (Oct 19, 2013) YOKLIC, Matt, at Pittsburgh (Nov 09, 2013) Long Punt Return 48 AGHOLOR, Nelson, vs USC (Oct 19, 2013) Long Kickoff Return 51 MONTGOMERY, Ty, at Stanford (Nov 30, 2013) GRANT, Janarion, vs Rutgers (Dec 28, 2013) Tackles 19 'UNGA, Uani, vs BYU (Nov 23, 2013) Sacks 1.0 IOANNIDIS, Matt, vs Temple (Aug 31, 2013) BEYER, Brennen, at Michigan (Sep 07, 2013) LINK, Collin, at Purdue (Sep 14, 2013) PHILLIPS, Jordan, vs Oklahoma (Sep 28, 2013) DAWSON, Lamar, vs USC (Oct 19, 2013) WATSON, Ryan, at Air Force (Oct 26, 2013) SKOV, Shane, at Stanford (Nov 30, 2013) Tackles For Loss 2.0 MATAKEVICH, Tyler, vs Temple (Aug 31, 2013) RUSSELL, Ryan, at Purdue (Sep 14, 2013) DRUMMOND, Kurtis, vs Michigan State (Sep 21, 2013) Interceptions 2 COUNTESS, Blake, at Michigan (Sep 07, 2013) VINOPAL, Ray, at Pittsburgh (Nov 09, 2013) LYONS, Wayne, at Stanford (Nov 30, 2013)

TEAM GAME HIGHS Rushes Yards Rushing Yards Per Rush TD Rushes Pass attempts Pass completions Yards Passing Yards Per Pass TD Passes Total Plays Total Offense Yards Per Play Points Sacks By First Downs Penalties Penalty Yards Turnovers Interceptions By Punts Punting Avg Long Punt Punts inside 20 Long Punt Return

70 331 5.3 4 47 33 362 9.8 4 83 460 6.4 41 2 28 11 115 4 3 9 48.0 56 3 48

vs Navy (Nov 02, 2013) vs Navy (Nov 02, 2013) vs BYU (Nov 23, 2013) vs Navy (Nov 02, 2013) vs Temple (Aug 31, 2013) vs Arizona State (Oct 05, 2013) vs Arizona State (Oct 05, 2013) vs Arizona State (Oct 05, 2013) vs Navy (Nov 02, 2013) at Michigan (Sep 07, 2013) vs BYU (Nov 23, 2013) at Michigan (Sep 07, 2013) at Michigan (Sep 07, 2013) at Michigan (Sep 07, 2013) vs USC (Oct 19, 2013) vs Navy (Nov 02, 2013) vs USC (Oct 19, 2013) vs Michigan State (Sep 21, 2013) vs Rutgers (Dec 28, 2013) vs Oklahoma (Sep 28, 2013) at Pittsburgh (Nov 09, 2013) vs Temple (Aug 31, 2013) at Pittsburgh (Nov 09, 2013) at Purdue (Sep 14, 2013) vs USC (Oct 19, 2013) at Pittsburgh (Nov 09, 2013) vs USC (Oct 19, 2013)

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Individual Records RUSHING Rushing Attempts Game 40 Allen Pinkett vs. LSU, 1984 (162 yards) 40 Phil Carter vs. Michigan State, 1980 (254 yards) 39 Vagas Ferguson vs. Georgia Tech, 1979 (177 yards) Season 301 Vagas Ferguson, 1979 (1,437 yards) 275 Allen Pinkett, 1984 (1,105 yards) 264 Autry Denson, 1997 (1,268 yards) Career 889 Allen Pinkett, 1982-85 (4,131 yards) 854 Autry Denson, 1995-98 (4,318 yards) 693 Darius Walker, 2003-06 (3,249 yards) Per Game (Season) 27.4 Vagas Ferguson, 1979 (301 in 11 games) Per Game (Career) 20.7 Allen Pinkett, 1982-85 (889 in 43 games)

Consecutive Rushing Attempts by Same Player Game 9 Cam McDaniel vs. Miami (Fla.), 2012 8 Mark Green vs. Boston College, 1987 8 Phil Carter vs. Air Force, 1980 8 Larry Conjar vs. Army, 1965 8 Neil Worden vs. Oklahoma, 1952 8 James Aldridge vs. Navy, 2006

Rushing Yards Game 262 Julius Jones vs. Pittsburgh, 2003 (24 atts.) 255 Vagas Ferguson vs. Georgia Tech, 1978 (30 atts.) 254 Phil Carter vs. Michigan State, 1980 (40 atts.) Season 1,437 Vagas Ferguson, 1979 (301 atts.) 1,394 Allen Pinkett, 1983 (252 atts.) 1,343 Reggie Brooks, 1992 (167 atts.) Career 4,318 Autry Denson, 1995-98 (854 atts.) 4,131 Allen Pinkett, 1982-85 (889 atts.) 3,472 Vagas Ferguson, 1976-79 (673 atts.)

Rushing Yards Per Game Season 130.6 Vagas Ferguson, 1979 (1,437 in 11 games) 126.7 Allen Pinkett, 1983 (1,394 in 11 games) 122.1 Reggie Brooks, 1992 (1,343 in 11 games) Career 96.1 Allen Pinkett, 1982-85 (4,131 in 43 games) 96.0 Autry Denson, 1995-98 (4,318 in 45 games) 90.3 Darius Walker, 2004-06 (3,249 in 36 games)

Games Rushing for 100 Yards or More Season 9 Allen Pinkett, 1983 7 Darius Walker, 2005 7 Autry Denson, 1997 7 Autry Denson, 1996 7 Vagas Ferguson, 1979 Career 22 Autry Denson, 1995-98 21 Allen Pinkett, 1982-85 15 Darius Walker, 2004-06

Consecutive Games Rushing For 100 Yards or More

Rushing Yards Per Attempt Game (min. 10 attempts) 17.1 John Petitbon vs. Michigan State, 1950 (10 for 171) Game (min. 5 attempts) 24.3 Coy McGee vs. USC, 1946 (6 for 146) Season (min. 100 attempts) 8.11 George Gipp, 1920 (102 for 827) 8.04 Reggie Brooks, 1992 (167 for 1,343) 7.48 Marchy Schwartz, 1930 (124 for 927) Career (min. 150 attempts) 7.6 Reggie Brooks, 1989-92 (198 for 1,508) 6.8 Don Miller, 1922-24 (283 for 1,933) 6.4 Christie Flanagan, 1926-28 (285 for 1,822)

Rushing Touchdowns Game 7 Art Smith vs. Loyola (Chicago), 1911 6 Bill Downs vs. DePauw, 1905 4 Allen Pinkett vs. Penn State, 1984 4 Allen Pinkett vs. Penn State, 1983 4 Larry Conjar vs. USC, 1965 4 Frank Lonergan vs. DePauw, 1903 4 Frank Lonergan vs. Chicago Physicians, 1903 Season 17 Allen Pinkett, 1984 17 Vagas Ferguson, 1979 16 Jerome Bettis, 1991 16 Allen Pinkett, 1983 16 Bill Downs, 1905 Career 49 Allen Pinkett, 1982-85 43 Autry Denson, 1995-98 36 Louis (Red) Salmon, 1900-03 Per Game (Season) 1.7 Ray Eichenlaub, 1913 (12 in 7 games) Per Game (Career) 1.2 Stan Cofall, 1914-16 (30 in 25 games)

Season 6 Lee Becton, 1993 (Pittsburgh, BYU, USC, Navy, Florida State, Boston College)

Games Rushing for 200 Yards or More Season 3 Julius Jones, 2003 (Pittsburgh, Navy, Stanford) 2 Reggie Brooks, 1992 (Purdue, USC) 2 Jim Stone, 1980 (Miami, Navy) 2 2 Vagas Ferguson, 1978 (Navy, Georgia Tech)

Rushing Yards by a Freshman Game 148 Jerome Heavens vs. Georgia Tech, 1975 (18 atts.) 146 Julius Jones vs. Navy, 1999 (19 atts.) 140 Tarean Folston vs. Navy, 2013 (18 atts.) Season 786 ­Darius Walker, 2004 (185 atts.) 756 Jerome Heavens, 1975 (129 atts.) 695 Autry Denson, 1995 (137 atts.)

Rushing Yards by a Quarterback

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Game 146 Bill Etter vs. Navy, 1969 (11 atts.) Season 884 Tony Rice, 1989 (174 atts.) Career 1,921 Tony Rice, 1987-89 (394 atts.) Per Game (Career) 58.2 Tony Rice, 1987-89 (1,921 in 33 games)

PASSING Pass Attempts Game 63 Terry Hanratty vs. Purdue, 1967 (comp. 29) 60 Brady Quinn vs. Michigan State, 2005 (comp. 33) 59 Brady Quinn vs. Purdue, 2003 (comp. 29) Season 467 Brady Quinn, 2006 (comp. 289) 450 Brady Quinn, 2005 (comp. 292) 440 Jimmy Clausen, 2008 (comp. 268) Career 1,602 Brady Quinn, 2003-06 (comp. 929) 1,110 Jimmy Clausen, 2007-09 (comp. 695) 1,048 Tommy Rees, 2010-13 (comp. 627)

Pass Attempts Per Game Season 37.5 Brady Quinn, 2005 (450 in 12 games) 35.9 Brady Quinn, 2006 (467 in 13 games) 35.4 Jimmy Clausen, 2009 (425 in 12 games) Career 32.7 Brady Quinn, 2003-06 (1602 in 49 games) 31.7 Jimmy Clausen, 2007-09 (1110 in 35 games) 26.5 Everett Golson, 2012 (318 in 12 games)

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Individual Records Pass Completions

Game 14 Tommy Rees vs. Maryland, 2011 14 Ron Powlus vs. Michigan State, 1997 14 Brady Quinn vs. Ohio State (Fiesta Bowl), 2005 Season 14 Tommy Rees vs. Maryland, 2011 14 Ron Powlus vs. Michigan State, 1997 14 Brady Quinn vs. Ohio State (Fiesta Bowl), 2005 Career 49 Brady Quinn (12, 2003; 12, 2004; 12, 2005; 13, 2006) 43 Ron Powlus (11, 1994; 10, 1995; 11, 1996; 11, 1997) 34 Rick Mirer (11, 1990; 12, 1991; 11, 1992) 34 Ralph Guglielmi (4, 1951; 10, 1952; 10, 1953; 10, 1954)

Pass Completions Per Game

Completion Percentage

Season (min. 50 completions) 161.42 Jimmy Clausen, 2009 (425 att., 289 comp., 4 int., 3,722 yds, 28 TDs) 161.37 Bob Williams, 1949 (147 att., 83 comp., 7 int., 1,374 yds, 16 TDs) 158.4 Brady Quinn, 2005 (450 att., 292 comp., 7 int., 3,919 yds, 32 TDs) Season (min. 100 completions) 161.4 Jimmy Clausen, 2009 (425 att., 289 comp., 4 int., 3,722 yds, 28 TDs)

Pass Attempts Without Interception Game 47 Tommy Rees vs. Rutgers, 2013 47 Brady Quinn vs. BYU, 2004 46 Brady Quinn vs. Purdue, 2004 45 Jimmy Clausen vs. Connecticut, 2009 45 Brady Quinn vs. USC, 2006 45 Brady Quinn vs. UCLA, 2006 45 Brady Quinn vs. Ohio State (Fiesta Bowl), 2005

Consecutive Pass Attempts Without Interception Career 226 Brady Quinn, Michigan State 2006 - Army 2006 160 Jimmy Clausen, Washington 2009 - Navy 2009 147 Jimmy Clausen, USC 2008 - Purdue 2009

Passing Yards Per Completion Game (min. 10 completions) 27.4 John Huarte vs. Navy, 1964 (10 for 274 yards) Season (min. 50 completions) 18.09 John Huarte, 1964 (114 for 2,062 yards) 17.78 George Izo, 1958 (60 for 1,067 yards) 17.06 Ralph Guglielmi, 1954 (68 for 1,160 yards) Career (min. 75 completions) 17.31 George Izo, 1957-59 (121 for 2,095 yards) 17.12 Tony Rice, 1987-89 (173 for 2,961 yards) 16.98 John Huarte, 1962-64 (138 for 2,343 yards)

Touchdown Passes Game 6 Brady Quinn vs. BYU, 2005 5 Tommy Rees vs. Air Force, 2013 5 Jimmy Clausen vs. Stanford, 2009 5 Jimmy Clausen vs. Hawai’i (Hawai’i Bowl), 2008 5 Brady Quinn vs. Michigan State, 2005 5 Brady Quinn at Michigan State, 2006 Season 37 Brady Quinn, 2006 (13 games) 32 Brady Quinn, 2005 (12 games) 28 Jimmy Clausen, 2009 (12 games) Career 95 Brady Quinn, 2003-06 (49 games) 61 Tommy Rees, 2010-13 (46 games) 60 Jimmy Clausen, 2007-09 (35 games)

Touchdown Passes Per Game

Passing Yards Game 526 Joe Theismann vs. USC, 1970 (33 of 58) 487 Brady Quinn vs. Michigan State, 2005 (33 of 60) 467 Brady Quinn vs. BYU, 2005 (32 of 41) Season 3,919 Brady Quinn, 2005 (292 of 450) 3,722 Jimmy Clausen, 2009 (289 of 425) 3,426 Brady Quinn, 2006 (289 of 467)

Season 2.85 Brady Quinn, 2006 (37 in 13 games) 2.67 Brady Quinn, 2005 (32 in 12 games) 2.33 Jimmy Clausen, 2009 (28 in 12 games) Career 1.94 Brady Quinn, 2003-06 (95 in 49 games) 1.71 Jimmy Clausen, 2007-09 (60 in 35 games) bold indicates active player

UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

Highest Passing Efficiency Rating

Season (min. 100 attempts) 0.80% Matt LoVecchio, 2000 (1 in 125 atts.) 0.94% Jimmy Clausen, 2009 (4 in 425 atts.) 1.50% Brady Quinn, 2006 (7 in 467 atts.) Career (min. 200 attempts) 1.887% Everett Golson, 2012 (6 in 318 atts.) 2.432% Jimmy Clausen, 2007-09 (27 in 1110 atts.) 2.434% Brady Quinn, 2003-06 (39 in 1602 atts.)

Game (min. 15 attempts) 17.50 Jimmy Clausen vs. Nevada, 2009 (18 for 315) 15.42 Jimmy Clausen vs. Hawai’i, 2008 (Hawai’i Bowl), (26 for 401) 15.04 Tommy Rees vs. Temple, 2013 (23 for 346) Season (min. 100 attempts) 10.06 John Huarte, 1964 (205 for 2,062) 9.69 Kevin McDougal, 1993 (159 for 1,541) 9.35 Bob Williams, 1949 (147 for 1,374) Career (min. 150 attempts) 9.86 Kevin McDougal, 1990-93 (180 for 1,774) 9.19 John Huarte, 1962-64 (255 for 2,343) 8.99 Jarious Jackson, 1996-99 (536 for 4,820)

HISTORY AND RECORDS

Game (min. 10 completions) .909 Steve Beuerlein vs. Colorado, 1984 (10 of 11) .857 Jarious Jackson vs. Navy, 1998 (12 of 14) .857 Rick Mirer vs. Purdue, 1991 (12 of 14) .857 Rick Slager vs. Northwestern, 1976 (12 of 14) Season (min. 100 attempts) .680 Jimmy Clausen, 2009 (289 of 425) .655 Tommy Rees, 2011 (269 of 411) .649 Brady Quinn, 2005 (292 of 450) Career (min. 150 attempts) .626 Jimmy Clausen, 2007-09 (695 of 1,110) .622 Kevin McDougal, 1990-93 (112 of 180) .598 Tommy Rees, 2010-13 (627 of 1,048)

Lowest Interception Percentage

Passing Yards Per Attempt

2013 SEASON REVIEW

Season 24.3 Brady Quinn, 2005 (292 in 12 games) 24.1 Jimmy Clausen, 2009 (289 in 12 games) 22.2 Brady Quinn, 2006 (289 in 13 games) Career 19.9 Jimmy Clausen, 2007-09 (695 in 35 games) 19.0 Brady Quinn, 2003-06 (929 in 49 games) 15.6 Everett Golson, 2012 (187 in 12 games)

Season 326.6 Brady Quinn, 2005 (3,919 in 12 games) 310.2 Jimmy Clausen, 2009 (3,722 in 12 games) 263.5 Brady Quinn, 2006 (3,426 in 13 games) Career 240.0 Brady Quinn, 2003-06 (11,762 in 49 games) 232.8 Jimmy Clausen, 2007-09 (8,148 in 35 games) 200.4 Everett Golson, 2012 (2,405 in 12 games)

COACHES & STAFF

Consecutive Games Completing a Pass

Game 7 Frank Dancewicz vs. Army, 1944 5 Terry Hanratty vs. USC, 1967 4 6 times - last: Jimmy Clausen vs. Boston College, 2008 Season 18 Steve Beuerlein, 1984 18 John Niemiec, 1928 17 Jimmy Clausen, 2008 Career 44 Steve Beuerlein, 1983-86 39 Brady Quinn, 2003-06 37 Tommy Rees, 2010-13 Per Game (Season) 1.78 John Niemiec, 1928 (16 in 9 games) 1.64 Steve Beuerlein, 1984 (18 in 11 games) 1.60 Joe Theismann, 1969 (16 in 10 games) Per Game (Career) 1.31 Terry Hanratty, 1966-68 (34 in 26 games) 1.05 Steve Beuerlein, 1983-86 (44 in 42 games)

Passing Yards Per Game

THE FIGHTING IRISH

Consecutive Pass Completions

Passes Had Intercepted

Career 11,762 Brady Quinn, 2003-06 (929 of 1,602) 8,148 Jimmy Clausen, 2007-09 (695 of 1,110) 7,670 Tommy Rees, 2010-13 (627 of 1,048)

HERE COME THE IRISH

Game 37 Jimmy Clausen vs. Navy, 2009 (att. 51) 33 Tommy Rees vs. Tulsa, 2010 (att. 54) 33 Brady Quinn vs. Michigan State, 2005 (att. 60) 33 Joe Theismann vs. USC, 1970 (att. 58) Season 292 Brady Quinn, 2005 (att. 450) 289 Brady Quinn, 2006 (att. 467) 289 Jimmy Clausen, 2009 (att. 425) Career 929 Brady Quinn, 2003-06 (att. 1,602) 695 Jimmy Clausen, 2007-09 (att. 1,110) 627 Tommy Rees, 2010-13 (att. 1,048)

158.4 Brady Quinn, 2005 (450 att., 292 comp., 7 int., 3,919 yds, 32 TDs) 155.1 John Huarte, 1964 (205 att., 114 comp., 11 int., 2,062 yds, 16 TDs) Career (min. 100 completions) 156.7 Kevin McDougal, 1990-93 (180 att., 112 comp., 6 int., 1,774 yds, 10 TDs) 145.7 Jarious Jackson, 1996-99 (536 att., 306 comp., 21 int., 4,820 yds, 34 TDs) 144.7 John Huarte, 1962-64 (255 att., 138 comp., 11 int., 2,343 yds, 17 TDs)

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Individual Records Consecutive Wins To Open Starting Career 11 Bob Williams, 1949-50 10 Everett Golson, 2012 10 Kevin McDougal, 2012

Winning Percentage as Starting QB Career .932 John Lujack, 1943, 1946-47 (20-1-1) .909 Everett Golson, 2012 (10-1-0) .903 Tony Rice, 1987-89 (28-3-0)

Most Victories as Starting QB Career 29 Tom Clements, 1972-74 29 Ron Powlus, 1994-97 29 Brady Quinn, 2003-06

RECEIVING Pass Receptions Game 14 Maurice Stovall vs. BYU, 2005 (207 yards) 13 Michael Floyd vs. Michigan, 2011 (159 yards) 13 Jim Seymour vs. Purdue, 1966 (276 yards) Season 100 Michael Floyd, 2011 (1,147 yards in 13 games) 93 Golden Tate, 2009 (1,496 yards in 12 games) 79 Michael Floyd, 2010 (1,025 yards in 12 games) Career 271 Michael Floyd, 2008-11 (3,686 yards) 181 TJ Jones, 2010-13 (2,429 yards) 179 Jeff Samardzija, 2003-06 (2,593 yards)

Pass Receptions Per Game Season 7.75 Golden Tate, 2009 (93 in 12 games) 7.70 Tom Gatewood, 1970 (77 in 10 games) 7.69 Michael Floyd, 2011 (100 in 13 games) Career 6.30 Michael Floyd, 2008-11 (271 in 43 games) 5.30 Jim Seymour, 1966-68 (138 in 26 games) 5.23 Tom Gatewood, 1969-71 (157 in 30 games)

Pass Receptions by a Tight End Game 9 Ken MacAfee vs. Purdue, 1977 (114 yards) 8 8 times - last: Tyler Eifert vs. Maryland, 2011 (83 yards) Season 63 Tyler Eifert, 2011 (803 yards) 54 Ken MacAfee, 1977 (797 yards) 50 Tyler Eifert, 2012 (685 yards) Career 140 Tyler Eifert, 2009-12 (1,840 yards) 128 Ken MacAfee, 1974-77 (1,759 yards) 100 John Carlson, 2004-07 (1,093 yards)

Pass Receiving Yards Game 276 Jim Seymour vs. Purdue, 1966 (13 receptions) 244 Golden Tate vs. Washington, 2009 (9 receptions) 217 Jack Snow vs. Wisconsin, 1964 (9 receptions) Season 1,496 Golden Tate, 2009 (93 receptions) 1,249 Jeff Samardzija, 2005 (77 receptions) 1,149 Maurice Stovall, 2005 (69 receptions)

Career 3,686 Michael Floyd, 2008-11 (271 receptions) 2,707 Golden Tate, 2007-09 (157 receptions) 2,593 Jeff Samardzija, 2003-06 (179 receptions)

Pass Receiving Yards Per Game Season 124.7 Golden Tate, 2009 (1,496 in 12 games) 123.1 Jim Seymour, 1966 (862 in 7 games) 113.6 Michael Floyd, 2009 (795 in 7 games) Career 85.7 Michael Floyd, 2008-11 (2,686 in 43 games) 81.3 Jim Seymour, 1966-68 (2,113 in 26 games) 76.1 Tom Gatewood, 1969-71 (2,283 in 30 games)

Pass Receiving Yards Per Catch Game (Min. 5 Receptions) 41.6 Jim Morse vs. USC, 1955 (5 for 208 yards) 29.5 Jeff Samardzija vs. North Carolina, 2006 (6 for 177 yards) Game (min. 4 receptions) 47.3 Michael Floyd, vs. Nevada, 2009 (4 for 189 yards) 41.6 Jim Morse vs. USC, 1955 (5 for 208 yards) 31.8 Golden Tate vs. Michigan, 2008 (4 for 127 yards) Season (min. 20 receptions) 25.8 Matt Shelton, 2004 (20 for 515 yards) 25.6 Tony Hunter, 1979 (27 for 690 yards) 22.1 Jim Morse, 1956 (20 for 442 yards) Career (min. 35 receptions) 22.0 Raghib Ismail, 1988-90 (71 for 1,565 yards) 21.5 Kris Haines, 1975-78 (63 for 1,353 yards) 21.2 Jim Morse, 1954-56 (52 for 1,102 yards)

Touchdown Receptions Game 4 Maurice Stovall vs. BYU, 2005 3 12 - last: Michael Floyd vs. Western Michigan, 2010 Season 15 Golden Tate, 2009 15 Jeff Samardzija, 2005 15 Rhema McKnight, 2006 Career 37 Michael Floyd, 2008-11 27 Jeff Samardzija, 2003-06 26 Golden Tate, 2007-09 Per Game (Season) 1.29 Michael Floyd, 2009 (9 in 7 games) 1.25 Golden Tate, 2009 (15 in 12 games) 1.25 Jeff Samardzija, 2005 (15 in 12 games) Per Game (Career) 0.86 Michael Floyd, 2008-11 (37 in 43 games) 0.70 Golden Tate, 2007-09 (26 in 37 games) 0.63 Tom Gatewood, 1969-71 (19 in 30 games)

Career 1,856 Brady Quinn, 2003-06 (11,944 yards in 49 games) 1,285 Jimmy Clausen, 2007-09 (7,793 yards in 35 games) 1,201 Ron Powlus, 1994-97 (7,479 yards in 44 games) Plays Per Game (Season) 43.3 Brady Quinn, 2005 (520 plays in 12 games) 42.2 Brady Quinn, 2006 (549 plays in 13 games) 40.3 Jimmy Clausen, 2009 (484 plays in 12 games) Plays Per Game (Career) 37.9 Brady Quinn, 2003-06 (1,856 plays in 49 games) 36.7 Jimmy Clausen, 2007-09 (1,285 plays in 35 games) 34.3 Everett Golson, 2012 (412 plays in 12 games)

Total Offense Yards Game 512 Joe Theismann vs. USC, 1970 (71 atts.) 479 Brady Quinn vs. Michigan State, 2005 (67 atts.) 463 Brady Quinn vs. Purdue, 2005 (40 atts.) Season 4,009 Brady Quinn, 2005 (520 atts.) 3,627 Jimmy Clausen, 2009 (484 atts.) 3,497 Brady Quinn, 2006 (549 atts.) Career 11,944 Brady Quinn, 2003-06 (1,856 atts.) 7,793 Jimmy Clausen, 2007-09 (1,285 atts.) 7,543 Tommy Rees, 2010-13 (1,106 atts.)

Total Offense Yards Per Game Season 334.1 Brady Quinn, 2005 (4,009 yards in 12 games) 302.3 Jimmy Clausen, 2009 (3,627 yards in 12 games) 281.3 Joe Theismann, 1970 (2,813 yards in 10 games) Career 243.8 Brady Quinn, 2003-06 (11,944 yards in 49 games) 222.7 Jimmy Clausen, 2007-09 (7,793 yards in 35 games) 187.3 Joe Theismann, 1968-70 (5,432 yards in 29 games)

TOTAL OFFENSE Total Offense Attempts Game 75 Terry Hanratty vs. Purdue, 1967 (420 yards) 71 Joe Theismann vs. USC, 1970 (512 yards) Season 549 Brady Quinn, 2006 (3,497 yards in 13 games) 520 Brady Quinn, 2005 (4,009 yards in 12 games) 494 Jimmy Clausen, 2008 (3,099 yards in 13 games)

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Individual Records Games Gaining 200 Yards Total Offense or More

Points Responsible For Per Game

Total Offense Yards Per Attempt

Game 37 Art Smith vs. Loyola (Chicago), 1911 (7 touchdowns worth 5 points each & 2 PATs) 30 Bill Wolski vs. Pittsburgh, 1965 (5 TDs) 30 Alvin Berger vs. St. Viator, 1912 (5 TDs) 30 Willie Maher vs. Kalamazoo, 1923 (5 TDs) 30 Bill Downs vs. DePauw, 1905 (6 touchdowns worth 5 points each) Season 120 Jerome Bettis, 1991 (20 TDs) 110 Allen Pinkett, 1983 (18 TDs, 2-pt. run) 108 Golden Tate, 2009 (18 TDs) 108 Allen Pinkett, 1984 (18 TDs) Career 320 Allen Pinkett, 1982-85 (53 TDs, 2-pt. run) 294 Craig Hentrich, 1989-92 (39 FGs, 177 PATs) 282 Autry Denson, 1995-98 (47 TDs)

Points Per Game Season 12.0 Alvin Berger, 1912 (84 in 7 games) 11.7 Louis (Red) Salmon, 1903 (105 in 9 games) 10.0 Jerome Bettis, 1991 (120 in 12 games) 10.0 Allen Pinkett, 1982 (110 in 11 games) Career 10.3 Stan Cofall, 1914-16 (246 in 24 games) 7.4 Allen Pinkett, 1982-85 (320 in 43 games) 7.1 Gus Dorais, 1910-13 (198 in 28 games)

Field Goals Attempted Game 7 Gus Dorais vs. Texas, 1913 (made 3) 6 Kyle Brindza vs. Rutgers, 2013 (made 5) 6 Kyle Brindza vs. USC, 2012 (made 5) 6 Brandon Walker vs. Syracuse, 2008 (made 3) 6 Nicholas Setta vs. Washington State, 2003 (made 5) 6 Craig Hentrich vs. Miami, 1990 (made 5) Season 31 Kyle Brindza, 2012 (made 23 in 12 games) 28 John Carney, 1986 (made 21 in 11 games) 26 Kyle Brindza, 2013 (made 20 in 13 games) Career 69 John Carney, 1984-86 (made 51 in 44 games) 66 Nicholas Setta, 2000-03 (made 46 in 40 games) 64 Dave Reeve, 1974-77 (made 39 in 44 games)

Field Goal Percentage Season (min. 10 attempts) .947 David Ruffer, 2010 (18 of 19) .895 John Carney, 1984 (17 of 19) Career .825 David Ruffer, 2008-11 (33 of 40) .754 Kyle Brindza, 2011-present (43 of 57) .739 John Carney, 1984-86 (51 of 69)

Consecutive Field Goals

Touchdowns

Consecutive Regular-Season Games With a Field Goal

UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

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Season 18 David Ruffer, 2010 14 Nick Tausch, 2009 13 Mike Johnston, 1982 Career 23 David Ruffer, 2009-10 14 Nick Tausch, 2009 13 Mike Johnston, 1982

HISTORY AND RECORDS

Game 7 Art Smith vs. Loyola (Chicago), 1911 6 Bill Downs vs. DePauw, 1905 Season 20 Jerome Bettis, 1991 (12 games) 18 Golden Tate, 2009 (12 games) 18 Allen Pinkett, 1983 (11 games) 18 Allen Pinkett, 1984 (11 games) Career 53 Allen Pinkett, 1982-85 (43 games) 47 Autry Denson, 1995-98 (45 games) 38 Michael Floyd, 2008-11 (43 games) Per Game (Season) 1.78 Bill Downs, 1905 (16 in 9 games) Per Game (Career) 1.25 Stan Cofall, 1914-16 (30 in 24 games) First Notre Dame Touchdown Harry Jewett vs. Michigan – April 20, 1888 (5-yard run)

2013 SEASON REVIEW

Game 37 Art Smith vs. Loyola (Chicago), 1911 (7 touchdowns worth 5 points each & 2 PATs) Modern Record 30 Bill Wolski vs. Pittsburgh, 1965 (5 TDs) Season 234 Brady Quinn, 2006 (2 rush TDs, 37 pass TDs) 198 Brady Quinn, 2005 (1 rush TD, 32 pass TDs) 186 Jimmy Clausen, 2009 ( 3 rush TDs, 28 pass TDs)

Points

Game 5 Kyle Brindza vs. Rutgers, 2013 (6 atts.) 5 Kyle Brindza vs. USC, 2012 (6 atts.) 5 Nick Tausch vs. Washington, 2009 (5 atts.) 5 Nicholas Setta vs. Washington State, 2003 (6 atts.) 5 Nicholas Setta vs. Maryland, 2002 (5 atts.) 5 Craig Hentrich vs. Miami, 1990 (6 atts.) Season 23 Kyle Brindza, 2012 (31 atts., 12 games) 21 John Carney, 1986 (28 atts., 11 games) 20 Kyle Brindza, 2013 (26 atts., 13 games) Career 51 John Carney, 1984-86 (69 atts., 44 games) 46 Nicholas Setta, 2000-03 (66 atts., 40 games) 43 Kyle Brindza, 2011-present (57 atts., 39 games)

COACHES & STAFF

Points Responsible For (rushing and passing)

SCORING

Field Goals Made

THE FIGHTING IRISH

Game (min. 20 attempts) 15.8 Jimmy Clausen vs. Nevada, 2009 (20 for 316 yards) 14.2 Tommy Rees vs. Temple, 2013 (24 for 341 yards) 14.1 Jimmy Clausen vs. Hawai’i (Hawai’i Bowl), 2008 (28 for 395 yards) Season (min. 1,000 yards) 9.37 George Gipp, 1920 (164 for 1,536 yards) 8.55 John Huarte, 1964 (242 for 2,069 yards) 7.84 Rick Mirer, 1991 (309 for 2,423 yards) Career (min. 2,000 yards) 7.46 John Huarte, 1962-64 (306 for 2,283 yards) 7.39 George Gipp, 1917-20 (556 for 4,110 yards) 7.34 Jarious Jackson, 1996-99 (787 for 5,777 yards)

Season 18.0 Brady Quinn, 2006 (234 points in 13 games) 16.5 Brady Quinn, 2005 (198 points in 12 games) 15.5 Jimmy Clausen, 2009 (186 points in 12 games) Career 12.4 Brady Quinn, 2003-06 (606 pts in 49 games) 11.1 Jimmy Clausen, 2007-09 (390 in 35 games) 10.2 Terry Hanratty, 1966-68 (264 points in 26 games)

FIELD GOALS HERE COME THE IRISH

Season 12 Brady Quinn, 2006 11 Jimmy Clausen, 2009 11 Brady Quinn, 2005 Career 33 Brady Quinn, 2003-06 20 Jimmy Clausen, 2007-09 19 Tommy Rees, 2010-13

Career 606 Brady Quinn, 2003-06 (6 rush TDs, 95 pass TDs) 390 Jimmy Clausen, 2007-09 (5 rush TDs, 60 pass TDs) 372 Tommy Rees, 2010-13 (1 rush TD, 61 pass TDs)

16 Nicholas Setta, 2000-02 (last 2 games of ’00, all 11 games of ’01, first 3 of ’02 - also ’01 Fiesta Bowl) 11 David Ruffer, 2009-10 (last 3 games of ‘09, first 8 games of ‘10) 11 John Carney, 1986 (all 11 games)

First Notre Dame Field Goal Mike Daly vs. Chicago, 1897 (35 yards)

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Individual Records EXTRA POINTS

Season 98 Kyle Brindza, 2013 (20 FGs, 38 PATs) 97 Kyle Brindza, 2012 (23 FGs, 28 PATs) 91 David Ruffer, 2010 (18 FGs, 32 PATs) Career 294 Craig Hentrich, 1989-92 (177 PATs, 39 FGs) 247 Dave Reeve, 1974-77 (130 PATs, 39 FGs) 242 Nicholas Setta, 2000-03 (104 PATs, 46 FGs) Per Game (Season) 8.1 Craig Hentrich, 1990 (89 in 11 games) Per Game (Career) 6.7 Craig Hentrich, 1989-92 (294 in 44 games)

Extra Point Conversions (PATs) Game 9 4 times - last: Ken Ivan vs. Pittsburgh, 1965 (10 atts.) Season 52 D.J. Fitzpatrick, 2005 (54 atts.) 49 Carl Gioia, 2006 (53 atts.) 48 Craig Hentrich, 1991 (48 atts.) Career 177 Craig Hentrich, 1989-92 (180 atts.) 130 Dave Reeve, 1974-77 (143 atts.) 122 Scott Hempel, 1968-70 (132 atts.) Per Game (Season) 4.5 Craig Hentrich, 1990 (45 in 10 games) 4.3 D.J. Fitzpatrick, 2005 (52 in 12 games) Per Game (Career) 4.4 Scott Hempel, 1968-70 (122 in 28 games)

Two-Point Conversions Season 2 Marc Edwards, 1995 2 Bob Minnix, 1971 2 Bill Wolski, 1965

Two-Point Conversions By Pass

Extra Point Attempts

Season 2 Steve Beuerlein, 1986 (5 atts.) 2 John Huarte, 1964 (9 atts.)

Game 12 Frank Winter vs. Englewood High School, 1900 (made 9) 10 Ken Ivan vs. Pittsburgh, 1965 (made 9) Season 54 D.J. Fitzpatrick, 2005 (made 52) 53 Carl Gioia, 2006 (made 49) 52 Steve Oracko, 1949 (made 38) Career 180 Craig Hentrich, 1989-92 (made 177) 143 Dave Reeve, 1974-77 (made 130) 132 Scott Hempel, 1968-70 (made 122)

Two-Point Conversions Attempts Game 3 Joe Theismann vs. Pittsburgh, 1970 3 Terry Hanratty vs. Pittsburgh, 1966 3 John Huarte vs. Wisconsin, 1964 3 John Huarte vs. Michigan State, 1964 Season 9 John Huarte, 1964 6 Terry Hanratty, 1966 Career 10 John Huarte, 1962-64 8 Terry Hanratty, 1966-68

Extra Point Percentage Season (min. 20 made) 1.000 David Ruffer, 2011 (47 of 47) 1.000 Brandon Walker, 2008 (39 of 39) 1.000 Kyle Brindza, 2013 (38 of 38) 1.000 Nicholas Setta, 2002 (32 of 32) 1.000 Nicholas Setta, 2001 (23 of 23) 1.000 Craig Hentrich, 1991 (48 of 48) 1.000 Craig Hentrich, 1990 (41 of 41) 1.000 Bob Thomas, 1972 (34 of 34) 1.000 Ted Gradel, 1987 (33 of 33) 1.000 Stefan Schroffner, 1994 (30 of 30) 1.000 John Carney, 1984 (25 of 25) .978 Nicholas Setta, 2000 (44 of 45) .978 Craig Hentrich, 1989 (44 of 45) Career (min. 50 made) .990 Nicholas Setta, 2000-2003 (104 of 105) .984 Brandon Walker, 2007-10 (61 of 62) .983 Craig Hentrich, 1989-92 (177 of 180)

PUNT RETURNS Punt Returns

Consecutive Extra Points Career 136 Craig Hentrich (from 9-30-89 vs. Purdue to 9-26-92 vs. Purdue, missed 2nd attempt vs. Purdue) 92 Nicholas Setta (from 10-7-00 vs. Stanford to 10-11-03 ended by injury) 63 David Ruffer (from 10-30-10 vs. Tulsa to end of career after 2011 season)

Points by Kicking (PATs and FGs) Game 17 Kyle Brindza (5 FGs, 2 PATs) vs. Rutgers, 2013 17 Nick Tausch (5 FGs, 2 PATs) vs. Washington, 2009 17 Nicholas Setta (5 FGs, 2 PATs) vs. Washington State, 2003 17 Craig Hentrich (5 FGs, 2 PATs) vs. Miami, 1990

Game 9 Tom Schoen vs. Pittsburgh, 1967 (167 yards) Season 42 Tom Schoen, 1967 (447 yards) 40 Vontez Duff, 2002 (385 yards) 40 Gene Edwards, 1925 (173 yards) Career 103 Dave Duerson, 1979-82 (869 yards) 92 Frank Carideo, 1928-30 (947 yards) 88 Harry Stuhldreher, 1922-24 (701 yards) Per Game (Season) 4.7 Tom Schoen, 1967 (42 in 9 games) Per Game (Career) 3.3 Frank Carideo, 1928-30 (92 in 28 games)

Punt Return Yards Game 167 Tom Schoen vs. Pittsburgh, 1967 (9 returns) 157 Chet Grant vs. Case Tech, 1916 (3 returns) Season 459 Nick Rassas, 1965 (24 returns) 447 Tom Schoen, 1967 (42 returns) 405 Frank Carideo, 1929 (33 returns)

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Career 947 Frank Carideo, 1928-30 (92 returns) 869 Dave Duerson, 1979-82 (103 returns) 725 Vontez Duff, 2000-03 (73 returns) Per Game (Season) 49.7 Tom Schoen, 1967 (447 in 9 games) Per Game (Career) 33.8 Frank Carideo, 1928-30 (947 in 28 games)

Punt Return Yards Per Attempt Game (min. 3 attempts) 52.3 Chet Grant vs. Case Tech, 1916 (3 for 157 yards) Game (min. 5 attempts) 22.0 Frank Carideo vs. Georgia Tech, 1929 (5 for 110 yards) Season (min. 1.5 attempts per game) *19.1 Nick Rassas, 1965 (459 on 24 atts.) Career (min. 1.5 attempts per game) 15.8 Allen Rossum, 1994-97 (427 on 27 atts.) *In 1996, Allen Rossum had only 15 punt returns, which does not meet the 1.5 per game requirement. However, he eclipsed the record based on his return yards (344) divided by the min. return amount of 17 (in 11 games). Rossum actually averaged 22.9 yards per return.

Punt Returns for Touchdowns Game 2 Allen Rossum vs. Pittsburgh, 1996 2 Tim Brown vs. Michigan State, 1987 2 Vince McNally vs. Beloit, 1926 Season 3 Allen Rossum, 1996 3 Tim Brown, 1987 3 Nick Rassas, 1965 Career 3 Tom Zbikowski, 2004-07 3 Allen Rossum, 1994-96 3 Ricky Watters, 1987-90 3 Tim Brown, 1984-87 3 Nick Rassas, 1963-65

KICKOFF RETURNS Kickoff Returns Game 8 George Gipp (157 yards) vs. Army, 1920 7 Julius Jones (163 yards) vs. Pittsburgh, 1999 6 8 times - last: George Atkinson III vs. Stanford, 2013 Season 37 Theo Riddick (849 yards), 2009 35 George Atkinson III (915 yards), 2011 33 Armando Allen (740 yards), 2007 Career 88 George Atkinson III, 2011-13 (2,136 yards) 72 Julius Jones, 1999-2001, 2003 (1,678 yards) 69 Tim Brown, 1984-87 (1,613 yards) Per Game (Career) 2.37 George Atkinson III, 2011-13 (88 in 37 games) 1.54 Armando Allen, 2007-10 (54 in 35 games)

Kickoff Returns Yards Game 253 Paul Castner vs. Kalamazoo, 1922 (4 returns) 192 Raghib Ismail vs. Michigan, 1989 (3 returns) 178 George Atkinson III vs. USC, 2011 (5 returns) Season 915 George Atkinson III, 2011 (35 returns) 849 Theo Riddick, 2009 (37 returns) 704 Armando Allen, 2007 (33 returns)

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Individual Records

Kickoff Return Yards Per Attempt

Kickoff Returns for Touchdowns

Returns for Touchdowns (punts & kickoffs)

(Combined punt and kickoff returns)

Returns (punts & kickoffs)

Game 254 Willie Maher vs. Kalamazoo, 1923 (80 PR, 174 KR) 253 Paul Castner vs. Kalamazoo, 1922 (253 KR) Season 915 George Atkinson III, 2011 (915 KR, 0 PR) 911 Vontez Duff, 2002 (526 KR, 385 PR) 857 Tim Brown, 1987 (401 PR, 456 KR)

PUNTING Punts Game 15 Marchy Schwartz vs. Army, 1931 (509 yards) Season 78 Joey Hildbold, 2002 (3,038 yards) 77 Blair Kiel, 1982 (3,267 yards) 76 D.J. Fitzpatrick, 2004 (3,175 yards) Career 259 Blair Kiel, 1980-83 (10,534 yards) 256 Joey Hildbold, 1999-2002 (10,304 yards) 209 Joe Restic, 1975-78 (8,409 yards)

Punts Per Game

ALL-PURPOSE RUNNING (Yardage from rushing, receiving and all returns)

All-Purpose Yards Game 361 Willie Maher vs. Kalamazoo, 1923 (107 rushing, 80 PR, 174 KR) 357 George Gipp vs. Army, 1920 (150 rushing, 50 PR, 157 KR) 276 Jim Seymour vs. Purdue, 1966 (276 receiving) Season 1,937 Tim Brown, 1986 (254 rushing, 910 receiving, 75 PR, 698 KR) 1,915 Golden Tate, 2009 (186 rushing, 1,496 receiving, 171 PR, 62 KR) 1,847 Tim Brown, 1987 (144 rushing, 846 receiving, 401 PR, 456 KR) Career 5,462 Julius Jones, 1999-2001, 2003 (3,108 rushing, 250 receiving, 426 PR, 1,678 KR) 5,327 Autry Denson, 1995-98 (4,318 rushing, 432 receiving, 273 KR, 304 PR) 5,259 Allen Pinkett, 1982-85 (4,131 rushing, 774 receiving, 354 KR)

Season 7.4 Fred Evans, 1941 (67 in 9 games) Career 5.57 Joey Hildbold, 1999-2002 (256 in 46 games)

Punting Average Game (min. 5 punts) 51.9 Geoff Price vs. Michigan, 2006 (7 for 363 yards) Game (min. 10 punts) 44.8 Paul Castner vs. Purdue, 1921 (12 for 537 yards) Season (min. 25 punts) 45.4 Geoff Price, 2006 (50 for 2,272 yards) Career (min. 50 punts) 44.1 Craig Hentrich, 1989-92 (118 for 5,204 yards)

UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

Return Yards (punts & kickoffs)

Game 519 Joe Theismann vs. USC, 1970 (526 passing, 7 receiving, -14 rushing) 479 Brady Quinn vs. Michigan State, 2005 (487 passing, -8 rushing) 463 Brady Quinn vs. Purdue, 2005 (440 passing, 23 rushing) Season 4,009 Brady Quinn, 2005 (3,919 passing, 90 rushing) 3,627 Jimmy Clausen, 2009 (3,722 passing, -95 rushing) 3,497 Brady Quinn, 2006 (3,426 passing, 71 rushing) Career 11,944 Brady Quinn, 2003-06 (11,762 passing, 182 rushing) 7,793 Jimmy Clausen, 2007-09 (8,148 passing, -355 rushing) 7,543 Tommy Rees, 2010-13 (7,670 passing, minus-56 rushing) Per Game (Season) 334.1 Brady Quinn, 2005 (4,009 in 12 games) 302.3 Jimmy Clausen, 2009 (3,627 in 12 games) 282.0 Joe Theismann, 1970 (2,820 in 10 games) Per Game (Career) 243.8 Brady Quinn, 2003-06 (11,944 in 49 games) 225.2 Everett Golson, 2012 (2,405 in 12 games) 222.7 Jimmy Clausen, 2007-09 (7,793 in 35 games)

HISTORY AND RECORDS

Game 10 George Gipp vs. Army, 1920 (2 PR, 8 KR, 207 yards) 10 Tom Schoen vs. Pittsburgh, 1967 (1, KR, 9 PR, 167 yards) Season 59 Vontez Duff, 2002 (40 PR, 19 KR, 941 yards) 57 Tim Brown, 1987 (34 PR, 23 KR, 857 yards) 43 Gene Edwards, 1925 (40 PR, 3 KR, 213 yards) Career 120 Vontez Duff, 2000-2003 (73 PR, 47 KR, 1,955 yards) 110 Julius Jones, 1999-2003 (38 PR, 72 KR, 2,104 yards) 105 Tim Brown, 1984-87 (36 PR, 69 KR, 2,089 yards) Per Game (Season) 5.2 Tim Brown, 1987 (57 in 11 games)

Game 2 Allen Rossum (PR) vs. Pittsburgh, 1996 2 Raghib Ismail (KR) vs. Rice, 1988 2 Raghib Ismail (PR, KR) vs. Michigan, 1989 2 Tim Brown (PR) vs. Michigan State, 1987 2 Vince McNally (PR) vs. Beloit, 1926 2 Paul Castner (KR) vs. Kalamazoo, 1922 Season 4 Allen Rossum (3 PR, 1 KR), 1996 3 Raghib Ismail (1 PR, 2 KR), 1989 3 Tim Brown (3 PR), 1987 3 Nick Rassas (3 PR), 1965 Career 6 Allen Rossum (3 PR, 3 KR), 1994-97 6 Tim Brown (3 PR, 3 KR), 1984-87 6 Raghib Ismail (5 KR, 1 PR), 1988-90 3 Vontez Duff (1PR, 2KR), 2000-03 3 Nick Rassas (3 PR), 1965 3 Ricky Watters (3 PR), 1987-90

Total Yardage

2013 SEASON REVIEW

TOTAL RETURNS

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Game (min. 5 attempts) 35.6 George Atkinson III vs. USC, 2011 (5 for 178) 35.0 Julius Jones vs. Nebraska, 2000 (5 for 175) 30.6 Tim Brown vs. USC, 1986 (5 for 153) Season (min. 1.5 per game) 29.7 Raghib Ismail, 1988 (17 for 505) 28.6 Tim Brown, 1986 (27 for 773) 28.0 Paul Hornung, 1956 (20 for 559) Career (min. 1.5 per game) 24.3 George Atkinson III, 2011-13 (88 for 2,136) 22.6 Raghib Ismail, 1988-90 (71 for 1607) 22.0 Jim Stone, 1977-80 (49 for 1079)

TOTAL YARDAGE (Yardage from rushing, passing, receiving and all returns)

COACHES & STAFF

Game 2 Raghib Ismail vs. Michigan, 1989 2 Raghib Ismail vs. Rice, 1988 2 Paul Castner vs. Kalamazoo, 1922 Season 2 George Atkinson III, 2011 2 Allen Rossum, 1997 2 Raghib Ismail, 1989 2 Raghib Ismail, 1988 2 Tim Brown, 1986 2 Nick Eddy, 1966 2 Johnny Lattner, 1953 2 Paul Castner, 1922 Career 5 Raghib Ismail, 1988-90

Return Yards Per Attempt (punts & kickoffs)

Per Game (Season) 176.1 Tim Brown, 1986 (1,937 in 11 games) Per Game (Career) 122.3 Allen Pinkett, 1982-85 (5,259 in 43 games)

THE FIGHTING IRISH

Game (min. 2 returns) 85.0 Raghib Ismail vs. Rice, 1988 (2 for 170) Season (min. 0.5 returns per game) 44.5 Paul Castner, 1922 (11 for 490) Career (min. 0.5 returns per game) 36.5 Paul Castner, 1920-22 (21 for 767)

Career 2,136 George Atkinson III, 2010-13 (0 PR, 2,136 KR) 2,104 Julius Jones, 1999-2001, 2003 (426 PR, 1678 KR) 2,089 Tim Brown, 1984-87 (476 PR, 1613 KR) Per Game (Season) 77.9 Tim Brown, 1987 (857 in 11 games) Per Game (Career) 48.6 Tim Brown, 1984-87 (2,089 in 43 games)

HERE COME THE IRISH

Career 2,136 George Atkinson III, 2011-13 (88 returns) 1,678 Julius Jones, 1999-2001, 2003 (72 returns) 1,613 Tim Brown, 1984-87 (69 returns) Per Game (Season) 70.8 Theo Riddick, 2009 (849 in 12 games) 70.4 George Atkinson III, 2011 (915 in 13 games) 70.0 Paul Castner, 1922 (490 in 7 games) Per Game (Career) 57.7 George Atkinson III, 2011-13 (2,136 in 37 games) 37.5 Tim Brown, 1984-87 (1,613 in 43 games) 32.8 Theo Riddick, 2009- (1,051 in 32 games)

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Individual Records DEFENSE

Interception Return Yards

Interceptions Game 3 14 players - last: Harrison Smith vs. Miami (Sun Bowl), 2010 Season 10 Mike Townsend, 1972 (39 yards) 9 Tom MacDonald, 1962 (81 yards) 8 Angelo Bertell, 1942 (41 yards) 8 Tony Carey, 1964 (121 yards) 8 Todd Lyght, 1989 (42 yards) Career 17 Luther Bradley, 1973, 1975-77 (218 yards) 15 Tom MacDonald, 1961-63 (167 yards) 13 John Lattner, 1951-53 (128 yards) 13 Clarence Ellis, 1969-71 (157 yards) 13 Ralph Stepaniak, 1969-71 (179 yards) 13 Mike Townsend, 1971-73 (86 yards) 13 Joe Restic, 1975-78 (176 yards) Per Game (Season) 1.0 Mike Townsend, 1972 (10 in 10 games) 0.9 Tom MacDonald, 1962 (9 in 10 games) Per Game (Career) 0.6 Tom MacDonald, 1961-63 (15 in 24 games)

Interceptions by a Linebacker Season 7 Manti Te’o, 2012 (35 yards) 5 Lyron Cobbins, 1995 (86 yards) 5 John Pergine, 1966 (72 yards) Career 9 John Pergine, 1965-67 (91 yards)

Game 103 Luther Bradley vs. Purdue, 1975 (2 returns) 89 Bobbie Howard vs. LSU, 1998 (1 return) 88 Dave Duerson vs. Miami (Fla.), 1981 (1 return) Season 197 Nick Rassas, 1965 (6 returns) 151 Frank Carideo, 1929 (5 returns) 136 Tom Zbikowski, 2005 (5 returns) Career 256 Dave Duerson, 1979-82 (12 returns) 233 Steve Lawrence, 1983-86 (10 returns) 226 Tom Schoen, 1965-67 (11 returns) Per Game (Season) 19.7 Nick Rassas, 1965 (197 in 10 games) Per Game (Career) 10.5 Nick Rassas, 1963-65 (220 in 21 games)

Interception Yards Per Return Game (min. 2 returns) 51.5 Luther Bradley vs. Purdue, 1975 (2 for 103 yards) Season (min. 4 returns) 33.8 Luther Bradley, 1975 (4 for 135 yards) 32.8 Nick Rassas, 1965 (6 for 197 yards) Career (min. 6 returns) 31.4 Nick Rassas, 1963-65 (7 for 220) 28.4 Tom Zbikowski, 2004-07 (7 for 199) 23.9 Tom Gibbons, 1977-80 (9 for 215)

Interception Returns for Touchdowns Game 2 Dave Waymer vs. Miami, 1979 Season 2 Tom Zbikowski, 2005 2 Shane Walton, 2002 2 Allen Rossum, 1995 2 Dave Waymer, 1979 2 Bobby Leopold, 1977 2 Randy Harrison, 1974 2 Tom Schoen, 1966 Career 3 Shane Walton, 1999-2002 3 Allen Rossum, 1994-97 3 Bobby Leopold, 1976-78 3 Tom Schoen, 1965-67

Tackles by a Linebacker (since 1956)

Tom Zbikowski

Game 26 Bob Crable vs. Clemson, 1979 26 Bob Golic vs. Michigan, 1978 Season 187 Bob Crable, 1979 167 Bob Crable, 1981 160 Steve Heimkreiter, 1978 Career 521 Bob Crable, 1978-81 479 Bob Golic, 1975-78 437 Manti Te’o, 2009-12

Tackles for Loss (since 1967) Season 28 Ross Browner, 1976 (203 yards) 21 Anthony Weaver, 2001 (56 yards) 19 Justin Tuck, 2003 (117 yards) Career 77 Ross Browner, 1973, 1975-77 (515 yards) 43 Justin Tuck, 2002-04 (210 yards) 42 Anthony Weaver, 1998-2001 (121 yards)

Passes Broken Up (since 1956) Season 14 Shane Walton, 2002 13 Clarence Ellis, 1969 12 Dave Waymer, 1978 Career 32 Clarence Ellis, 1969-71 28 Harrison Smith, 2007-11 27 Luther Bradley, 1973, 1975-77

Fumbles Recovered (since 1952) Season 7 Cedric Figaro, 1986 Career 12 Ross Browner, 1973, 1975-77 9 Steve Lawrence, 1983-86

Fumble Returns Game 2 Tony Driver vs. Navy, 2000 Season 2 Gerome Sapp, 2001 2 Rocky Boiman, 2001 2 Donald Dykes, 2001 2 Tony Driver, 2000 2 Anthony Denman, 1999 2 Ivory Covington, 1996 Career 4 Tony Driver, 1997-2000

Fumble Returns for Touchdowns Game 2 Tony Driver vs. Navy, 2000 Season 2 Tony Driver, 2000 Career 2 Tony Driver, 2000 2 Tom Zbikowski, 2004-07 Note: The NCAA decided to include all bowl game statistics along with regular-season statistics starting in 2003. Before the ‘03 season, all bowl game statistics were not reflected in a player’s final year stats and the NCAA decided not to make the ruling retroactive. Therefore, players who participated in bowl games before the 2003 season do not have their respective bowl game statistics reflected on these lists.

Tackles by a Front Four Lineman (since 1956) Season 113 Steve Niehaus, 1975 112 Trevor Laws, 2007 Career 340 Ross Browner, 1973, 75-77 290 Steve Niehaus, 1972-75

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Team Records SINGLE GAME OFFENSE Rushing Attempts 91.............vs. Navy, 1969 (597 yards)

Fewest Pass Attempts 0...............many times Modern Record: 1 vs. Iowa, 1945

Fewest Rushing Attempts 14.............vs. USC, 2011 (41 yards)

Pass Completions 37 ............vs. Navy, 2009 (attempted 51)

Rushing Yards 629........... vs. Drake, 1931 Modern Record: 597 vs. Navy, 1969 Fewest Rushing Yards -12............vs. Michigan State, 1965 (31 attempts)

Consecutive Pass Completions 14.............vs. Maryland, 2011 14 ............vs. Michigan State, 1997 14.............vs. Ohio State (Fiesta Bowl), 2006 Completion Percentage (min. 20 attempts) .857 .........vs. Hawai’i (Hawai’i Bowl), 2008 (24 of 28) Passing Yards 526 ..........vs. USC, 1970 (33 of 58) Fewest Passing Yards -7 .............vs. Iowa, 1948

Consecutive Pass Attempts Without Interception 47.............vs. Rutgers (Pinstripe Bowl), 2013 47.............vs. BYU, 2004 Touchdown Passes 6 ..............vs. BYU, 2005

Total Offense

Fewest Total Offense Attempts 31 ............vs. Pittsburgh, 1937 (87 yards) Total Offense Yards 720 ..........vs. Navy, 1969 (99 attempts) Fewest Total Offense Yards 12 ............vs. Michigan State, 1965 (42 attempts)

Scoring

Touchdowns 27 ............vs. American Medical, 1905 Modern Record: 10 ............vs. Georgia Tech, 1977 10 ............vs. Pittsburgh, 1965 10 ............vs. Dartmouth, 1944

Interceptions Interceptions 7 ..............vs. Northwestern, 1971 (185 yards) 7 ..............vs. Wisconsin, 1943 (75 yards) Interception Yards 185 ..........vs. Northwestern, 1971 (7 returns) Interception Returns for Touchdowns 2 ..............vs. Miami, 1979 2 ..............vs. Northwestern, 1971 2 ..............vs. USC, 1966

Punt Returns Punt Returns 13 ............vs. Wabash, 1924; Modern Record: 12 vs. Iowa, 1939 Punt Return Yards 231 ..........vs. Pittsburgh, 1996 (6 returns) Punt Return Yards Per Attempt (minimum 3) 38.5 .........vs. Pittsburgh, 1996 (6 for 231)

Kickoff Returns Kickoff Returns 9 ..............vs. Iowa, 1956 (179 yards) 9 ..............vs. Army, 1945 (137 yards) Kickoff Return Yards 354 ..........vs. Kalamazoo, 1922 Modern Record: 192 vs. Michigan, 1989 (3 returns) Kickoff Return Yards Per Attempt (min. 3) 64.0 .........vs. Michigan, 1989 (3 for 192)

UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

Tommy Rees

Points 142 ..........vs. American Medical, 1905 Modern Record: 69 ............vs. Georgia Tech, 1977 69 ............vs. Pittsburgh, 1965

Field Goal Attempts 7 ..............vs. Texas, 1913 Modern Record: 6 at USC, 2012 (made 5); vs. Miami, 1990 (made 5); vs. Washington State, 2003 (made 5)

HISTORY AND RECORDS

Total Offense Average Per Attempt 12.9 .........vs. Kalamazoo, 1923 (36 for 464) Modern Record: 10.2 vs. Navy, 1949 (50 for 511)

Field Goals 5...............vs. Rutgers (Pinstripe Bowl), 2013 (6 attempts) 5...............vs. USC, 2012 (6 attempts) 5...............vs. Washington, 2009 (5 attempts) 5...............vs. Washington State, 2003 (6 attempts) 5 ..............vs. Maryland, 2002 (5 attempts) 5 ..............vs. Miami, 1990 (6 attempts)

2013 SEASON REVIEW

Total Offense Attempts 104 ..........vs. Iowa, 1968 (587 yards) 104...........vs. Pittsburgh, 2012 (522)

Two-Point Conversion Attempts 4 ..............vs. Pittsburgh, 1970 4 ..............vs. Michigan State, 1964

COACHES & STAFF

Passes Had Intercepted 8 ..............vs. Army, 1944

Two-Point Conversions 2 ..............vs. USC, 1986 2 ..............vs. Michigan State, 1964

THE FIGHTING IRISH

Rushing Yards Per Attempt 12.9 vs. Kalamazoo, 1923 (36 for 464 yards) Modern Record: 10.0 vs. Great Lakes, 1942 (25 for 250 yards)

Fewest Pass Completions 0...............many times Modern Record: 0 vs. Iowa, 1945

Extra Points 12 ............vs. Rose Poly, 1914 Modern Record: 9 ..............vs. Georgia Tech, 1977 9 ..............vs. Pittsburgh, 1965

HERE COME THE IRISH

Pass Attempts 63 ............vs. Purdue, 1967 (completed 29)

Rushing

Rushing Touchdowns 27 ............vs. American Medical, 1905 Modern Record: 10 vs. Dartmouth, 1944

Passing

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Team Records Fumble Returns Fumble Returns 2 ..............vs. Purdue, 2000 (58 yards) 2 ..............vs. Navy, 2000 (46 yards) 2 ..............vs. Vanderbilt, 1995 (15 yards) Fumble Return Yards 96 ............vs. Michigan State, 1998 (1 return)

Punting Punts 16 ............vs. Indiana, 1921 Modern Record: 16 vs. Army, 1941 Fewest Punts 0...............several times - last: vs. Navy, 2013 Punting Average (minimum 5) 52.2 .........vs. Arizona State (5 for 261), 1998

First Downs

SEASON OFFENSE Rushing Rushing Attempts 684...........1974 (3,119 yards in 11 games) Rushing Attempts Per Game 67.3..........1973 (673 in 10 games) Rushing Yards 3,502........1973 (673 attempts in 11 games) Rushing Yards Per Attempt 6.2............1921 (556 for 3,430 yards in 11 games) Modern Record: 5.6............1992 (555 for 3,090 yards in 11 games) Rushing Yards Per Game 350.2........1973 (3,502 yards in 10 games) Rushing Touchdowns (11 games) 42.............1989

Passing

First Downs 36 ............vs. Army, 1974 Fewest First Downs 2 ..............vs. Nebraska, 1917 Modern Record: 3 vs. Pittsburgh, 1937

Pass Attempts 481...........2010 (completed 285 in 13 games) Pass Attempts Per Game 37.8..........2005 (attempted 454 in 12 games)

First Downs by Rushing 31 ............vs. Pittsburgh, 1993

Pass Completions 302...........2011 (attempted 473 in 13 games)

Fewest First Downs by Rushing 1...............vs. Michigan, 2006 1 ..............vs. Michigan State, 1965 1 ..............vs. Minnesota, 1938 1 ..............vs. Pittsburgh, 1937 1 ..............vs. Nebraska, 1917

Pass Completions Per Game 25.1..........2009 (301 in 12 games)

First Downs by Passing 24 ............vs. Navy, 2009 Fewest First Downs by Passing 0...............many times (most recent: vs. Pittsburgh, 1989) First Downs by Penalty 7 ..............vs. Michigan State, 2013

Penalties Penalties 20 ............vs. Beloit, 1926 Modern Record: 20 vs. Nebraska, 1948 Fewest Penalties 0 ..............vs. Ohio State, 1935 0 ..............vs. USC, 1981 0 ..............vs. Miami, 1981 0 ..............vs. LSU, 1997 Most Penalty Yards 175 ..........vs. SMU, 1954

Passes Had Intercepted 22.............1958

Points 440...........2005 Points Per Game 55.6..........1912 (389 in 7 games) Modern Record: 37.6 – 1968 (376 in 10 games) Touchdowns 59.............1991 Touchdowns Per Game 7.9.............1912 (55 in 7 games) Modern Record: 5.3 – 1949 (53 in 10 games) Extra Points 57.............1991 Extra Point Percentage 100.0........2011 (47 of 47) 100.0........2013 (42 of 42) 100.0........1990 (41 of 41) 100.0........1987 (36 of 36) 100.0........1972 (34 of 34) Two-Point Conversions Attempts 12.............1964 Two-Point Conversions 3...............1999, 1971, 1970, 1965, 1958 Field Goals 21.............2003 (27 attempts), 1986 (28 attempts) Consecutive Games With a Field Goal 17.............from 2001-02 Safeties 2...............2002, 1989, 1987, 1983, 1979, 1973, 1959, 1958, 1954, 1949

Lowest Pass Interception Percentage .011..........2009 (5 of 447 attempts) Passing Yards 3,963........2005 (294 completions in 454 attempts) Passing Yards Per Game 330.3........2005 (3,963 in 12 games) Average Passing Yards Per Attempt (min. 125 attempts) 10.0..........1993 (185 for 1,857 yards) Average Passing Yards Per Completion (min. 75 completions) 17.5...........1964 (120 for 2,105 yards) Touchdown Passes 37.............2006

Total Offense Total Offense Attempts 945...........2005 (5,728 yards)

Fumbles Fumbles 10 ............vs. Northwestern, 1931 Modern Record: 10 ............vs. Oklahoma, 1952 10 ............vs. Purdue, 1952 Fumbles Lost 7 ..............vs. Michigan State, 1952

116

Completion Percentage .673..........2009 (301 of 447 attempts)

Scoring

Total Offense Attempts Per Game 92.4..........1970 (924 in 10 games – NCAA record) Total Offense Yards 5,728........2005 (945 attempts) Total Offense Yards Per Game 510.5........1970 (5,105 in 10 games) Total Offense Yards Per Attempt 6.72..........1921 (671 for 4,512 yards) Modern Record: 6.59 – 1991 (830 for 5,467 yards)

Jimmy Clausen

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Team Records Interceptions

Kickoff Returns

Fumbles

Kickoff Returns 58..........2007 (1,142 yards)

Fumbles 57.............1952

Interception Yards 497...........1966 (26 returns)

Kickoff Return Yards 1,281.....2011 (56 returns)

Fewest Fumbles 7...............2013

Interception Yards Per Return (min. 10 returns) 21.8..........1998 (12 for 261)

Kickoff Return Yards Per Game 117.4......1956 (1,174 in 10 games)

Fumbles Lost 29.............1952

Kickoff Return Yards Per Attempt 32.2.......1922 (36 for 1,160 yards) Modern Record: 27.6 – 1957 (25 for 689 yards)

Fewest Fumbles Lost 4...............2013, 2000

Interception Returns for Touchdowns 4...............2002, 1966

Fumbles

Most Opponent Fumbles Lost 28.............1952

Punt Returns Punt Returns 66.............1921 Modern Record: 58 – 1939 (617 yards)

Fumble Returns Fumble Returns 5...............1996 (72 yards)

Rushing Defense Fewest Rushing Attempts 8...............by Kalamazoo, 1923 Modern Record: 15 by Pittsburgh (15 yards), 1968 Fewest Rushing Yards –51...........by Wisconsin (28 attempts), 1964

Fumble Return Yards 122...........2003 (4 returns) Fumble Returns for Touchdowns 2...............1996, 1998, 2000

Punting

Punt Return Yards Per Game 68.6..........1939 (617 in 9 games)

Punts 90.............1934 Modern Record: 85 – 1941, 1939

Punt Return Yards Per Attempt 18.7....1965 (25 for 468)

Fewest Punts 3...............1968

Punt Returns for Touchdowns 5.........1996

Punting Average 45.4..........2006 (50 for 2,272 yards)

First Downs First Downs 314...........2005

Most Rushing Yards Lost 141............by USC (43 attempts), 1961 Fewest Rushing Yards Per Attempt –1.8 .........by Wisconsin (28 for –51), 1964 COACHES & STAFF

Punt Return Yards 617...........1939 (58 returns)

SINGLE GAME DEFENSE

Kickoff Returns for Touchdowns 5­............... 1922

THE FIGHTING IRISH

Most Opponent Fumbles 51.............1952

HERE COME THE IRISH

Interceptions 29.............1977 (374 yards)

Pass Defense Fewest Pass Attempts 0............... by Carnegie Tech, 1925; St. Louis, 1922 Modern Record: 1 by Georgia Tech, 1976 Fewest Pass Completions 0............... many times - last: Georgia Tech, 1976 Fewest Passing Yards 0............... many times - last: Georgia Tech, 1976

First Downs Per Game 29.2..........1968 (292 in 10 games) First Downs by Rushing 193......... 1989 First Downs by Passing 169...........2005

Penalties Penalties 101......1926 Modern Record: 98 – 1952 (933 yards) Fewest Penalties 29........1939, 1937

Fewest Total Offense Yards –17...........by St. Louis, 1922 Modern Record: 2 by Carnegie Tech, 1941

First Downs Fewest First Downs 0...............by Wabash, 1924; Kalamazoo, 1923; St. Louis, 1922; Michigan State, 1921 Modern Record: 1 by USC, 1950; Carnegie Tech, 1941

Fumbles Most Fumbles 11 .............by Purdue, 1952 Most Fumbles Lost 8 ..............by Purdue, 1952

Fewest Penalty Yards 225...........1939 Fewest Penalty Yards Per Game 25.0..........(225 in 9 games), 1937

George Atkinson III

UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

Penalty Yards Per Game 93.3.....1952 (933 in 10 games)

HISTORY AND RECORDS

First Downs by Penalty 28.............2011

2013 SEASON REVIEW

Total Defense

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Team Records SEASON DEFENSE Rushing Defense Fewest Rushing Attempts Allowed Per Game 29.2.......... 1920 (263 in 9 games) Modern Record: 35.7 ­– 1946 (321 in 9 games) Fewest Rushing Yards Allowed 495 – 1921 Modern Record: 611 – 1941 (340 attempts) Fewest Rushing Yards Allowed Per Game 45.0.......... 1921 (495 in 11 games) Modern Record: 67.9 – 1941 (611 in 9 games) Fewest Rushing Yards Per Attempt 1.4............ 1921 (365 for 495 yards) Modern Record: 1.8 – 1941 (340 for 611 yards) Rushing Yards Lost by Opponents 578 – 1949

Pass Defense Fewest Pass Attempts Allowed Per Game 6.9............ 1925 (69 in 10 games) Modern Record: 9.7 – 1937 (87 in 9 games) Fewest Pass Completions Allowed Per Game 1.6............1924 (14 in 9 games) Modern Record: 3.0 – 1937 (27 in 9 games) Lowest Completion Percentage .215..........1924 (14 of 65) Modern Record: .306 – 1938 (41 of 134) Fewest Passing Yards Allowed Per Game 15.6..........1924 (140 in 9 games) Modern Record: 49.4 – 1938 (445 in 9 games) Fewest Touchdown Passes Allowed 0...............1931, 1924, 1922, 1921 Modern Record: 1 – 1946, 1940 Most Quarterback Sacks 41.............1996

Total Defense Fewest Total Offense Attempts Allowed Per Game 37.1........... 1924 Modern Record: 46.1 –  1937 Fewest Total Offense Yards 651...........1924 Modern Record: 1,275 –  1946 Fewest Total Offense Yards Allowed Per Game 72.3.......... 1924 (651 in 9 games) Modern Record: 141.7 – 1946 (1275 in 9 games) Fewest Total Offense Yards Per Attempt 1.8............ 1921 (468 for 843 yards) Modern Record: 2.7 – 1941 (481 for 1,283 yards)

Scoring Fewest Points Allowed 0...............1903 (9 games) Modern Record: 24, 1946 (9 games)

Punt Returns Fewest Punt Returns 5...............1968 (52 yards) Fewest Punt Return Yards 47.............1954 Fewest Punt Return Yards Per Attempt 4.7............ 2000 (33 for 156 yards)

Punting Most Opponent Punts 119............1921 Modern Record: 98 – 1939 Most Opponent Punts Blocked 7...............1933, 1932 Modern Record: 4 ­– 2000, 1949, 1938

First Downs Fewest First Downs Allowed 42.............1924 Modern Record: 61 –  1937 Fewest First Downs by Rushing Allowed 27 –  1932, 1923 Modern Record: 40 – 1946 Fewest First Downs by Passing Allowed 8...............1924 Modern Record: 14 – 1937 Miscellaneous Win-Loss Record (includes bowl games) Won Lost Tied Pct. Home 472 119 13 .792 Away 286 147 23 .652 Neutral 116 39 6 .739 Total 874 305 42 .733 Consecutive Wins 23.............Sept. 10, 1988 to Nov. 25, 1989

Consecutive Games Without Defeat at Home 93 ............(90 wins, 3 ties) Oct. 28, 1905 to Nov. 17, 1928 (Carnegie Tech ended with 27-7 victory) Consecutive Games Scoring 131...........Sept. 24, 1966 to Sept. 9, 1978 (Missouri ended streak with 3-0 victory) Consecutive Shutouts 9...............1903 Consecutive Quarters Opponents Held Without a TD 23.............(1st quarter 10-18-80 vs. Army through 3rd quarter 11-22-80 vs. Air Force) Consecutive Games Shut Out by Opponents 4...............Oct. 21, 1933 to Nov. 11, 1933 Consecutive Capacity Crowds in Notre Dame Stadium 237...........Sept. 27, 1974 to present

Most Points Scored in Each Half and Quarter (game was divided into quarters in 1910) First Half 111............vs. American Medical, 1905 Modern Record: 49 vs. Pittsburgh, 1968 Second Half 64 ............vs. St. Viator, 1912 Modern Record: 41 vs. Navy, 1993 1st quarter 35 ............vs. Kalamazoo, 1921 Modern Record: 32 vs. Tulane, 1947 2nd quarter 40 ............vs. Pittsburgh, 1996 3rd quarter 32 ............vs. St. Viator, 1912 Modern Record: 28 vs. Rutgers, 2002 4th quarter 32 ............vs. St. Viator, 1912 Modern Record: 28 vs. Illinois, 1941

Consecutive Games Without Defeat 39.............(37 wins, 2 ties) Sept. 28, 1946 to Oct. 30, 1950 27.............(24 wins, 3 ties) Nov. 12, 1910 to Oct. 17, 1914 26 ............(25 wins, 1 tie) Oct. 5, 1929 to Nov. 21, 1931 Consecutive Losses 8...............Oct. 1, 1960 to Nov. 19, 1960 Consecutive Wins at Home 40.............Nov. 9, 1907 to Nov. 9, 1918 (Great Lakes ended with 7-7 tie) Consecutive Wins in Notre Dame Stadium 28.............Nov. 21, 1942 to Oct. 7, 1950 (Purdue ended with 28-14 victory)

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Opponent Records INDIVIDUAL GAME Rushing Attempts 44 ����������������� Charles White, USC, 1979 (261 yards) Rushing Yards 303 ��������������� Tony Dorsett, Pittsburgh, 1975 (23 attempts) Longest Rush 88 ����������������� Dick Panin, Michigan State, 1951

Passing

Returns Interceptions 4 �������������������Adrian Young, USC, 1967 Longest Interception 100 ���������������Jeff Ford, Georgia Tech, 1969 Longest Punt Return 80 �����������������Jerry Mauren, Iowa, 1959

Passing Yards 425 ���������������Carson Palmer, USC, 2002 (32-of-46 attempts)

Longest Fumble Return 96 �����������������Kayvon Webster, USF, 2011

Touchdown Passes 5 �������������������Matt Leinart, USC, 2004 5 �������������������Tyler Palko, Pittsburgh, 2004

Longest Blocked Field Goal Return 85 �����������������Floyd Miller, Tennessee, 1991

Punting

Receiving

Pass Reception Yards 238 ���������������Selwyn Lymon, Purdue, 2006 (8 receptions)

Longest Pass 97 �����������������Kyle Orton to Taylor Stubblefield, Purdue, 2004

Total Offense Total Offense Attempts 69 �����������������Steve Smith, Stanford, 1989 (289 yards)

Scoring Points 36 �����������������Anthony Davis, USC, 1972 (6 TDs) Touchdowns 6 �������������������Anthony Davis, USC, 1972

Field Goals 5 �������������������Nate Whitaker, Stanford, 2010 5 �������������������Conor Lee, Pittsburgh, 2008 5 �������������������Massimo Manca, Penn State, 1985 5 �������������������Arden Czyzewski, Florida, 1991 (Sugar Bowl)

INDIVIDUAL CAREER Rushing Rushing Attempts 120 ���������������Charles White, USC, 1976-79 (648 yards) Rushing Yards 754 ���������������Tony Dorsett, Pittsburgh, 1973-76 (96 attempts)

Touchdowns 11 ������������������Anthony Davis, USC, 1972-74 Extra Points 16 �����������������Ryan Killeen, USC, 2002-04 Field Goals 6 �������������������Kevin Harper, Pittsburgh, 2011-12 6 �������������������Ryan Killeen, USC, 2002-04

TEAM First Downs .................................................. 34 by Stanford, 1997 First Downs by Rushing .............................. 27 by Air Force, 1991 First Downs by Passing .................................. 23 by Miami, 1988 Rushing Attempts ....................................... 76 by Nebraska, 1922 Rushing Yards 411 by Pittsburgh (50 att.), 1975 411 by Michigan State (60 att.), 1962 Pass Attempts ............................ 68 by Stanford (com. 39), 1989 Pass Completions ......................... 39 by Stanford (att. 68), 1989 Passing Yards .................................. 425 by USC (32 of 46), 2002 Touchdown Passes ........................... 5 by USC and Purdue, 2004 Total Offense Attempts .......... 95 by Stanford (421 yards), 1994 Total Offense Yards ............... 617 by Ohio State (64 att.), 2006 Points .................................................................. 59 by Army, 1944 Touchdowns .............................................. 10 by Wisconsin, 1904

Passing Pass Attempts 163 ���������������Steve Stenstrom, Stanford, 1991-94 (100 comp.) 163 ���������������Alex Van Pelt, Pittsburgh, 1989-92 (99 comp.) Pass Completions 100 ���������������Steve Stenstrom, Stanford, 1991-94 (163 attempts) Passing Yards 1,020 ������������Steve Stenstrom, Stanford, 1991-94 (100 of 147) Touchdown Passes 9 �������������������Matt Leinart, USC, 2003-05

Receiving Pass Receptions 27 �����������������B.J. Cunningham, Michigan State, 2008-11 27 �����������������Robert Woods, USC, 2010-12 Pass Reception Yards 355 ���������������B.J. Cunningham, Michigan State, 2008-11 Touchdown Receptions 5 �������������������Dwayne Jarrett, USC, 2004-06

UNIVERSITY AND MEDIA INFORMATION

Extra Points (modern) 6 �������������������Jeremy Shelley, Alabama, 2013 6 �������������������Paul Edinger, Michigan State, 1998 6 �������������������Eric Hipp, USC, 1979 6 �������������������Bernie Allen, Purdue, 1960 6 �������������������Bob Prescott, Iowa, 1956

Longest Punt 83 �����������������Verl Lillywhite, USC, 1946

Points 68 �����������������Anthony Davis, USC, 1972-74 (11 TDs, 1 two-point conversion)

HISTORY AND RECORDS

Total Offense Yards 502 ���������������Denard Robinson, Michigan, 2010 (68 attempts)

Punting Average (min. 5 punts) 52.8 ��������������Bob Huston (5 for 264 yards), Drake, 1937

Scoring

2013 SEASON REVIEW

Touchdown Receptions 3 �������������������Jeremy Gallon, Michigan, 2013 3 �������������������Dwayne Jarrett, USC, 2006 3 �������������������Mario Manningham, Michigan, 2006 3 �������������������Pat Fitzgerald, Texas, 1995 3 �������������������Andy Hamilton, LSU, 1971

Punts 18 �����������������Joe Mihm, Carnegie Tech, 1934 18 �����������������Paul Dobson, Nebraska, 1918

Total Offense Yards 1,197 �������������Denard Robinson, Michigan, 2009-12 (162 attempts)

COACHES & STAFF

Pass Receptions 14 �����������������Robert Lavette, Georgia Tech, 1981 (50 yards) 14 �����������������John Jackson, USC, 1989 (200 yards) 14 �����������������Jim Price, Stanford, 1989 (98 yards)

Total Offense Attempts 285 ���������������Carson Palmer, USC, 1998-2002 (908 yards)

THE FIGHTING IRISH

Pass Completions 39 �����������������Steve Smith, Stanford, 1989 (attempted 68)

Longest Kickoff Return 100 ���������������Jerome Brooks, Purdue, 2004 100 ���������������Anthony Davis, USC, 1974 100 ���������������Joe Williams, Iowa, 1961 100 ���������������Frank Riepl, Penn, 1955

Pass Attempts 68 ����������������� Steve Smith, Stanford, 1989 (completed 39)

Total Offense HERE COME THE IRISH

Rushing

Longest Field Goal 60 �����������������Don Shafer, USC, 1986

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Longest Plays RUSHING

INTERCEPTIONS

PUNTS

Player (Opponent-Year) Yards Bob Livingstone (USC, 1947) ................................................ 92 Larry Coutre (Navy, 1949) .................................................... 91 Joe Heap (SMU, 1954) ......................................................... 89 Ulric Ruell (Ohio Northern, 1908) ........................................ 85 Alvin Berger (St. Louis, 1912) ............................................... 85 Paul McDonald (St. Vincent’s, 1907) ................................... 85 Jack McCarthy (Drake, 1937) .............................................. 85 Bob Kelly (Pittsburgh, 1944) ................................................. 85 Eric Penick (USC, 1973) ....................................................... 85 Lou Zontini (Minnesota, 1938) ............................................. 84 Emil Sitko (Illinois, 1946) ................................................... *83 Corwin Clatt (Great Lakes, 1942) ........................................ 81 Larry Coutre (Tulane, 1949) .................................................. 81 Robert Farmer (Boston College, 1996) ................................ 81

Player (Opponent-Year) Yards Jack Elder (Army, 1929) ....................................................... 100 Luther Bradley (Purdue, 1975) ............................................... 99 Nick Rassas (Northwestern, 1965) ....................................... 92 Jack Elder (Drake, 1927) ........................................................ 90 Bobbie Howard (LSU, 1998) .................................................. 89 Dave Duerson (Miami, 1981) ................................................ 88 Steve Juzwik (Army, 1940) .................................................... 85 Mike Swistowicz (North Carolina, 1949) .............................. 84 Tom Zbikowski (BYU, 2005) .................................................. 83 Robert Blanton (Michigan State, 2011)...............................*82 Art Parisien (Minnesota, 1925) ........................................... *82 Wally Fromhart (USC, 1935) ................................................ *82 Tom Carter (Tennessee, 1991) .............................................. 79 Elmer Layden (Stanford, 1924) ............................................ #78 Allen Rossum (Washington, 1995) ....................................... 76 Lou Loncaric (North Carolina, 1955) ..................................... 75

Player (Opponent-Year) Yards Bill Shakespeare (Pittsburgh, 1935) .................................... 86 Elmer Layden (Stanford, 1924) .......................................... #80 Hunter Smith (Arizona State, 1998) .................................... 79 Craig Hentrich (Colorado, 1990) ....................................... &77 Bill Shakespeare (Navy, 1935) ............................................. 75 Ed DeGree (Nebraska, 1922) ................................................ 74 Bill Shakespeare (Pittsburgh, 1934) .................................... 72 Nick Pietrosante (Navy, 1957) ............................................. 72 Elmer Layden (Wabash, 1924) ............................................. 71 Jim Yoder (Texas, 1970) .................................................... @71

PASS PLAYS

120

Passer-Receiver (Opponent-Year) Yards Blair Kiel-Joe Howard (Georgia Tech, 1981) ........................................................ 96 Dayne Crist-Kyle Rudolph (Michigan, 2010) .............................................................. 95 John Huarte-Nick Eddy (Pittsburgh, 1964) ............................................................ 91 Jimmy Clausen-Michael Floyd (Nevada, 2009) ................................................................ 88 Brady Quinn-Maurice Stovall (Purdue, 2003) ....................................................................... 85 Steve Beuerlein-Tim Brown (SMU, 1986) ..................................................................... 84 Terry Hanratty-Jim Seymour (Purdue, 1966) .................................................................. 84 Rick Mirer-Tony Smith (Air Force, 1991) ............................................................... 83 Tommy Rees-DaVaris Daniels (Purdue, 2013)..........................................................................82 Tommy Rees-TJ Jones (Pittsburgh, 2013)....................................................................80 Dayne Crist-Michael Floyd (Western Michigan, 2010) .............................................. 80 Brady Quinn-Jeff Samardzija (Stanford, 2005) ............................................................... 80 Paul Failla-Derrick Mayes (Stanford, 1993) ............................................................... 80 Joe Montana-Ted Burgmeier (North Carolina, 1975) ..................................................... 80 Joe Theismann-Mike Creaney (Pittsburgh, 1970) ............................................................ 78 Jimmy Clausen-Golden Tate (Stanford, 2009) ............................................................... 78 Paul Hornung-Jim Morse (USC, 1955) ....................................................................... 78 Jimmy Clausen-Golden Tate (Washington, 2009) ......................................................... 77 Steve Beuerlein-Tim Brown (Navy, 1986) ..................................................................... 77 Rusty Lisch-Tony Hunter (Air Force, 1979) ............................................................... 75 Harry Stuhldreher-Jim Crowley (Nebraska, 1924) .............................................................. 75 Bob Williams-Gary Myers (Navy, 1958) ..................................................................... 75 Steve Beuerlein-Reggie Ward (Missouri, 1984) ............................................................... 74 George Izo-Aubrey Lewis (Pittsburgh, 1957) ............................................................. 74 John Huarte-Nick Eddy (Navy, 1964) ..................................................................... 74 George Izo-Red Mack (Pittsburgh, 1958) .......................................................... *72

KICKOFF RETURNS Player (Opponent-Year) Yards Alfred Bergman (Loyola, Chicago, 1911) .......................... !105 Julius Jones (Nebraska, 2000) ............................................ 100 Clint Johnson (Stanford, 1993) ........................................... 100 Joe Savoldi (SMU, 1930) ..................................................... 100 Allen Rossum (Purdue, 1996) ................................................ 99 Greg Bell (Miami, 1981) ........................................................ 98 George Melinkovich (Northwestern, 1932) .......................... 98 Arthur Bergman (Nebraska, 1919) ........................................ 97 Terry Brennan (Army, 1947) .................................................. 97 George Atkinson III (USC, 2011).............................................96 Armando Allen (Hawai’i, 2008) ........................................... ^96 Tim Brown (LSU, 1986) .......................................................... 96 Vontez Duff (Purdue, 2001) .................................................... 96 Nick Eddy (Purdue, 1966) ....................................................... 96 Tim Brown (Air Force, 1986) .................................................. 95 Dom Callicrate (Olivet, 1907) ................................................ 95 Paul Castner (Kalamazoo, 1922) ........................................... 95 Don Miller (St. Louis, 1922) ................................................... 95 Bill Cerney (DePauw, 1922) ................................................... 95 Paul Hornung (USC, 1956) ..................................................... 95 Angus McDonald (Albion, 1898)............................................95 ! Playing field was 110 yards long in 1911. Bergman received the kickoff on his own goal line and was downed on Loyola’s 5-yard line.

FUMBLE RETURNS Player (Opponent-Year) Yards Frank Shaughnessy (Kansas, 1904) .................................... 107 Stephon Tuitt (Navy, 2012).................................................