The Fighting Irish finished the regular season undefeated and No. 1 for the first time since 1988.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Did not see any game action during the season.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Signed with Notre Dame in 2010 and enrolled in January 2010 . . . left school after 2010 spring semester to participate in mission in Ecuador for LDS Church . . . returned to Notre Dame in June 2012 . . . first-team Utah 4A all-state defensive back for 2009 by both Salt Lake Tribune and Salt Lake City Deseret News . . . named defensive MVP on 2009 all-Valley team selected by Provo Herald . . . ranked 10th-best player and second-best defensive back in Midlands region (Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Utah) by SuperPrep . . . selected to Tacoma News-Tribune Western 100 team for 2009 . . . one of 12 defensive backs from 11 Western states named to Western 100 ... made 77 tackles and had three interceptions as senior safety in 2009 for Timpview High School in Provo, Utah . . . also played wide receiver . . . Provo Herald all-Valley selection as defensive back as junior in 2008 as one of only two juniors to earn all-state honors . . . led Timpview in tackles as junior in 2008 with 74 tackles, two interceptions and two forced fumbles . . . made 51 tackles, three interceptions, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as sophomore in 2007 . . . earned second-team all-conference recognition as sophomore, to go with all-Valley honorable mention notice . . . led Thunderbirds to four straight Utah 4A state titles, as starter each of last three seasons . . . in Utah 4A state title games Timpview defeated Salt Lake City Highland 21-12 in 2006, Pine View 50-7 in 2007 (defensive MVP of that game), Cottonwood 34-28 in 2008 and Springville 35-6 in 2009 . . . helped Timpview to four-year combined record of 49-3 - 11-2 in 2009, 13-0 in both 2008 and 2007 and 12-1 in 2006 . . . led Timpview to four straight Utah 4A Region 7 league titles, including 6-0 conference marks in 2009, 2008 and 2007 and 5-0 record in 2006 . . . played for coach Louis Wong at Timpview ... son of Rod and Shauna Badger . . . enrolled in College of Arts and Letters.