Senior linebacker grabs two interceptions in pacing defense that forced six turnovers and did not allow a touchdown.
Baratti's career highs
Interceptions: 1, Michigan, Sept. 22, 2012
Tackles: 2, at USC, Nov. 24, 2012 (1-1)
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 Collins in triple overtime and end its 28-game regular-season winning streak . . . caught 11 passes for 168 yards and two scores in 49-21 win over Spring . . . rated 71st among Texas players by SuperPrep . . . named to Houston Chronicle Top 100 list prior to 2011 season as one of six players in "athlete" category . . . rated second-team quarterback on Houston Chronicle All-Greater Houston team prior to senior season . . . played primarily at quarterback as junior in 2010, including one game in which he had two scoring runs of 60-plus yards . . . rushed 188 times for 1,267 yards and 17 TDs and completed 136 of 237 passes for 1,873 yards and 13 TDs (five interceptions) as junior in 2010 on 8-4 Klein Oak team . . . played mainly at safety as sophomore in 2009 . . .also competed in 110- and 300-meter hurdles in track . . . coached by David Smith at Klein Oak High School . . . son of Clarke and Jill Baratti ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business.