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2012 Notre Dame Schedule

Sept. 1 vs. Navy (CBS) W, 50-10
Sept. 8 Purdue (NBC) W, 20-17
Sept. 15 at No. 10/10 Michigan State (ABC) W, 20-3
Sept. 22 No. 18/17 Michigan (NBC) W, 13-6
Oct. 6 vs. Miami (NBC) W, 41-3
Oct. 13 No. 17/17 Stanford (NBC) W, 20-13 OT
Oct. 20 BYU (NBC) W, 17-14
Oct. 27 at No. 8/7 Oklahoma (ABC) W, 30-13
Nov. 3 Pittsburgh (NBC) W, 29-26 3OT
Nov. 10 at Boston College (ABC) W, 21-6
Nov. 17 Wake Forest (NBC) W, 38-0
Nov. 24 at USC (ABC) W, 22-13
Jan. 7 vs. No. 2/2 Alabama (ESPN) 7:30 p.m.
(Rankings Listed: AP/Coaches’)

 

Notre Dame Fighting Irish (12-0)

Head Coach: Brian Kelly
Location: South Bend, IN
National Championships: 1924, 1929, 1930,
1943, 1946, 1947, 1949,
1966, 1973, 1977, 1988

2012 Notre Dame Football

Notre Dame concluded a perfect regular season (12-0) with a 22-13 win Southern California in the Los Angeles Coliseum on November 24 to punch its ticket to the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship Game. The Fighting Irish are led by All-American senior linebacker Manti Te’o and coached by third-year head coach Brian Kelly. Notre Dame boasts four victories over top 25 teams this season, including wins over then-No. 17 Stanford in South Bend and then-No. 8 Oklahoma in Norman. The Irish have won two games in overtime, defeating the Cardinal, 20-13, and beating Pittsburgh, 29-26, in three overtimes. The Notre Dame defense leads the nation in scoring defense at 10.33 ppg (Alabama ranks second at 10.69). The Irish defense is sixth in total defense (286.83 ypg) and fourth in rush defense (92.42 ypg). The Notre Dame offense is 49th nationally (421.33 ypg) in total offense as its rushing offense ranks 27th (202.5 ypg) and its pass offense ranks 75th (218.83).

2012 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Roster

No. Name Position Ht./Wt.    
1 Kiel, Gunner Quarterback 6-4/210 FR      Columbus, IN/Columbus East
2 Brown, Chris Wide Receiver 6-2/172 FR Hanahan, SC/Hanahan
2 Jackson, Bennett Cornerback 6-0/185 JR Hazlet, NJ/Raritan
3 Carlisle, Amir Running Back 5-10/185 SO Santa Clara,CA/Kings Academy
4 Atkinson III, George Running Back 6-1/210 SO Stockton, CA/Granada
4 Hardy, Eilar Safety 5-11/185 SO Reynoldsburg, OH/Pickerington Central
5 Golson, Everett Quarterback 6-0/185 SO Myrtle Beach, SC/Myrtle Beach
5 Te'o, Manti Inside Linebacker 6-2/255 SR Laie, HI/Punahou
6 Riddick, Theo Running Back 5-11/200 SR Manville, NJ/Immaculata
6 Russell, KeiVarae Cornerback 5-11/182 FR Everett, WA/Mariner
7 Jones, TJ Wide Receiver 5-11/190 JR Roswell, GA/Gainesville
7 Tuitt, Stephon Defensive End 6-6/303 SO Monroe, GA/Monroe
8 Moore, Kendall Inside Linebacker 6-1/242 JR Raleigh, NC/Southeast Raleigh
9 Nix III, Louis Nose Guard 6-3/326 JR Jacksonville, FL/Raines
9 Toma, Robby Wide Receiver 5-9/185 SR Laie, HI/Punahou
10 Daniels, DaVaris Wide Receiver 6-2/190 SO Vernon Hills, IL/Vernon Hills
11 Rees, Tommy Quarterback 6-2/210 JR Lake Forest, IL/Lake Forest
11 Williams, Ishaq Outside Linebacker 6-5/255 SO Brooklyn, NY/Lincoln
12 Hendrix, Andrew Quarterback 6-2/220 JR Cincinnati, OH/Moeller
13 Spond, Danny Outside Linebacker 6-2/248 JR Littleton, CO/Columbine
14 Massa, Luke Wide Receiver 6-4/225 JR Cincinnati, OH/St. Xavier
15 McCarthy, Dan Safety 6-2/205 GS Youngstown, OH/Cardinal Mooney
16 Badger, Chris Safety 6-0/193 FR Provo, UT/Timpview
17 Fiessinger, Charlie Quarterback 6-1/185 SO Mason, OH/Moeller
17 Motta, Zeke Safety 6-2/215 SR Vero Beach, FL/Vero Beach
18 Koyack, Ben Tight End 6-5/253 SO Oil City, PA/Oil City
19 Neal, Davonte' Wide Receiver 5-9/171 FR Scottsdale, AZ/Central
20 Wood, Cierre Running Back 6-0/215 SR Oxnard, CA/Santa Clara
21 Brown, Jalen Cornerback 6-1/199 SO Irving, TX/MacArthur
22 Shumate, Elijah Safety 6-0/198 FR East Orange, NJ/Don Bosco Prep
23 Wood, Lo Cornerback 5-10/195 JR Apopka, FL/Apopka
24 Salvi, Chris Safety 5-10/190 SR Lake Forest, IL/Carmel Catholic
26 Slaughter, Jamoris Safety 6-0/200 GS Stone Mountain, GA/Tucker
27 Brindza, Kyle Kicker/Punter 6-1/225 SO Canton, MI/Plymouth
28 Collinsworth, Austin Safety 6-1/202 JR Fort Thomas, KY/Highlands
29 Baratti, Nicky Safety 6-1/206 FR Tomball, TX/Klein Oak
30 Councell, Ben Outside Linebacker 6-5/240 SO Asheville, NC/A.C. Reynolds
31 Turner, John Safety 6-2/207 FR Indianapolis, IN/Cathedral
32 Mahone, Will Running Back 5-10/211 FR Austintown, OH/Fitch
33 McDaniel, Cam Running Back/Cornerback 5-10/195 SO Coppell, TX/Coppell
34 Prosise, C.J. Safety 6-2/208 FR Petersburg, VA/Woodberry Forest
35 Romano, Joe Cornerback 5-9/175 JR River Forest, IL/Fenwick
35 Turk, Ben Punter 5-11/186 SR Davie, FL/St. Thomas Aquinas
36 Salvi, Will Cornerback 5-10/176 SR Lake Forest, IL/Carmel Catholic
37 Lee, Eric Wide Receiver 5-9/180 SO West Des Moines, IA/Dowling Catholic
38 Fitzpatrick, Nick Wide Receiver 5-8/170 SR Mishawaka, IN/Marian
38 Schmidt, Joe Inside Linebacker 6-0/230 SO Orange, CA/Mater Dei
39 Liebscher, Ryan Wide Receiver 5-11/205 JR Colorado Springs, CO/Cheyenne Mountain
39 Rhodes, Jude Kicker/Punter 5-10/180 JR Kapsowar, Kenya/Nordhoff (Ojai, CA)
40 Tausch, Nick Kicker 6-0/201 SR Plano, TX/Jesuit
41 Farley, Matthias Safety 5-11/200 SO Charlotte, NC/Christian
42 Soto, Ernie Safety 5-9/188 SO Davie, FL/St. Thomas Aquinas
43 Atkinson, Josh Cornerback 5-11/185 SO Stockton, CA/Granada
44 Calabrese, Carlo Inside Linebacker 6-1/245 SR Verona, NJ/Verona
45 Okwara, Romeo Outside Linebacker 6-4/239 FR Charlotte, NC/Ardrey Kell
46 Anderson, Josh Wide Receiver 5-9/180 FR Chatsworth, CA/Notre Dame
46 McOsker, Eamon Safety 6-1/200 FR San Pedro, CA/Loyola
47 Cavalaris, Connor Safety 6-0/194 SO Lake Forest, IL/Lake Forest
48 Fox, Dan Inside Linebacker 6-3/240 SR Rocky River, OH/St. Ignatius
49 Breslau, Blake Safety 5-10/185 SR San Diego, CA/Francis Parker
49 Plantz, Tyler Running Back 5-9/202 JR Frankfort, IL/Providence Catholic
50 Hounshell, Chase Defensive End 6-4/275 SO Kirtland, OH/Lake Catholic
51 Heggie, Bruce Center 6-5/285 JR Sorrento, FL/Mount Dora
52 Cave, Braxston Center 6-3/304 GS Granger, IN/Penn
53 Utupo, Justin Defensive End 6-1/258 JR Lakewood, CA/Lakewood
54 Walsh, Kevin Linebacker 6-3/220 SR Bettendorf, IA/Davenport Assumption
55 Shembo, Prince Outside Linebacker 6-2/250 JR Charlotte, NC/Ardrey Kell
56 Rabasa, Anthony Outside Linebacker 6-3/240 SO Miami, FL/Columbus
57 Golic Jr., Mike Center/Offensive Guard 6-3/300 GS West Hartford, CT/Northwest Catholic
59 Grace, Jarrett Inside Linebacker 6-3/240 SO Cincinnati, OH/Colerain
60 Cowart, Jordan Long Snapper 6-2/230 SR Plantation, FL/St. Thomas Aquinas
61 Daly, Scott Long Snapper 6-2/245 FR Downers Grove, IL/South
62 Tansey, Matt Offensive Line 6-6/270 SR Berkeley Heights, NJ/Governor Livingston
63 Patton, Grant Defensive End 6-6/256 SR Louisville, KY/Saint Xavier
64 Nichols, Tate Offensive Tackle 6-8/320 JR Walton, KY/Ryle
65 Hanratty, Conor Center/Offensive Guard 6-5/305 SO New Canaan, CT/New Canaan
66 Watt, Chris Offensive Guard 6-3/310 SR Glen Ellyn, IL/Glenbard West
67 Carr, Kevin Defensive End 6-7/325 JR Nashville, TN/Montgomery Bell Academy
69 Springmann, Tony Nose Guard 6-6/300 SO Fort Wayne, IN/Bishop Dwenger
70 Martin, Zack Offensive Tackle 6-4/304 SR Indianapolis, IN/Bishop Chatard
71 Mahoney, Dennis Offensive Tackle 6-7/294 SR Baltimore, MD/Boys Latin School
72 Martin, Nick Offensive Guard/Tackle 6-4/290 SO Indianapolis, IN/Bishop Chatard
73 Furlong, Dan Offensive Line 6-7/250 FR Livonia, MI/Orchard Lake St. Mary's
74 Lombard, Christian Offensive Guard/Tackle 6-5/309 JR Inverness, IL/Fremd
75 Harrell, Mark Offensive Line 6-4/287 FR Charlotte, NC/Catholic
77 Hegarty, Matt Center 6-5/296 SO Aztec, NM/Aztec
78 Stanley, Ronnie Offensive Tackle 6-6/304 FR Las Vegas, NV/Bishop Gorman
80 Eifert, Tyler Tight End 6-6/251 SR Ft. Wayne, IN/Bishop Dwenger
81 Goodman, John Wide Receiver 6-3/215 GS Fort Wayne, IN/Bishop Dwenger
82 Ferguson, Justin Wide Receiver 6-2/196 FR Pembroke Pines, FL/Flanagan
82 Welch, Alex Tight End 6-4/250 JR Cincinnati, OH/Elder
83 Martinez, Gerard Wide Receiver 6-1/200 FR Las Vegas, NV/Cimarron Memorial
84 Smith, Andre Wide Receiver 6-2/190 SO Davie, FL/North Broward Prep
85 Niklas, Troy Tight End 6-7/260 SO Fullerton, CA/Servite
86 Martinez, Arturo Defensive End 6-4/250 JR Miami, FL/Belen Jesuit
87 Smith, Daniel Wide Receiver 6-4/215 JR South Bend, IN/Clay
88 Golic, Jake Tight End 6-4/245 SR West Hartford, CT/Northwest Catholic
89 Lewis-Moore, Kapron Defensive End 6-4/306 GS Weatherford, TX/Weatherford
91 Day, Sheldon Defensive End 6-2/286 FR Indianapolis, IN/Warren Central
92 Stockton, Tyler Nose Guard 6-0/285 SR Linwood, NJ/Hun School
93 Little, Connor Outside Linebacker 6-3/225 SO Lake Elmo, MN/Hill-Murray
94 Jones, Jarron Defensive End 6-5/299 FR Rochester, NY/Aquinas Institute
96 Schwenke, Kona Nose Guard 6-4/290 JR Hauula, HI/Kahuku

 

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