Quenton Nelson Named Monogram Club Most Valuable Player

Becomes third offensive lineman to be named MVP in 97 years of Notre Dame football awards.

  • Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Rookie of the Year (2016)
  • Honorable Mention All-AAC (2016)
  • AAC Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 11, 2016)
  • Honorable Mention Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of the Week (Sept. 11, 2016)


  • Tackles: 12, vs. Notre Dame, Nov. 5, 2016 (5-7)
  • Tackles for loss: 2.0, at USF, Oct. 28, 2016 (2-0)
  • Fumbles forced: 1, UConn, Sept. 10, 2016
  • Fumbles recovered: 2, UConn, Sept. 10, 2016
  • Longest fumble return: 2, UConn, Sept. 10, 2016
  • Longest TD fumble return: 2, UConn, Sept. 10, 2016
  • Pass breakups: 2, Houston, Oct. 8, 2016


  • Played in all 14 games and started 12
  • Finished second on the team in tackles with 76 (50-26), second in pass breakups (five) and second with two fumble recoveries
  • Forced a fumble
  • Recorded six tackles against LA Tech in the Armed Forces Bowl
  • Produced eight tackles against Army
  • Recorded six tackles, including a tackle for loss against Temple in the AAC Championship Game
  • Posted four tackles at SMU, including a tackle for a loss of four yards
  • Chipped in a pair of tackles at East Carolina
  • Registered three solo stops and a pass breakup against Tulsa
  • Paced the Mids with 12 tackles against Notre Dame
  • Produced five tackles, including two tackles for a loss at USF
  • Turned in three solo tackles and broke up two passes in the win over Memphis
  • Part of a defensive unit that caused three Houston turnovers (2 INT, 1 Fumble) that in turn led to 17 points for the Mids
  • Posted four stops against the Cougars and broke up a pair of passes, the first two of his career
  • Produced five tackles, including his first collegiate tackle for loss in the Mids' win at Tulane
  • Earned his first career start and played a spectacular game against UConn in the conference opener
  • Earned AAC Defensive Player of the Week and Honorable Mention Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of the Week honors after he recorded a career-high 10 tackles, including nine solo stops, forced a fumble and recovered two fumbles
  • Returned the first of the two fumbles for two yards and his first career touchdown
  • Made his collegiate debut in the Mids' opener against Fordham where he contributed a pair of solo tackles


  • Graduated from Kahuku High School in 2015
  • Attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2015-16 academic year
  • Three-sport athlete (basketball, football and track & field), who lettered three times in football (at three different schools)
  • Earned All-State (Hawai'i) football honors as a senior and all-region recognition as a junior
  • Father played football at Southern Utah
  • Sister, Kawelina, played rugby at Utah Valley
  • Son of Asai and Keawe Gilman

    Alohi Gilman
    Alohi  Gilman


    Laie, HI

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    Height / Weight:
    5-10 1/2 / 200


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