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    Ben

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Asheville, NC

    High School:
    A.C. Reynolds

    Height / Weight:
    6-4½ / 254

    Position:
    Linebacker


    09/30/2014

    Stanford Preview Press Conference With Brian Kelly

    An Interview with Coach Kelly

    09/02/2014

    Brian Kelly Michigan Preview Press Conference Transcript

    Brian Kelly spoke with the media on the upcoming game with Michigan

    08/19/2014

    Media Day Transcript with Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly spoke with the media on Tuesday

    08/01/2014

    Brian Kelly Season-Opening Press Conference Transcript

    10/02/2013

    Brian Kelly Arizona State Preview Press Conference

    Irish head coach previews the Shamrock Series game in Arlington, Texas.

    04/21/2012

    FB: Blue Gold Game (1st Half)

    03/23/2012

    FB: Practice Update March 23

    UND.com goes inside the second practice of spring 2012 with the Fighting Irish, focusing on the ND linebacking corps.

    02/02/2011

    High school highlights of football signee Ben Councell

    High school highlights of football signee Ben Councell

    02/02/2011

    Irish head coach talks about all three 23 signees, answers media questions.

    Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly officially announces the signing class of 2011.

    09/28/2013

    No. 22 Notre Dame vs. No. 14/12 Oklahoma (USATSI)

    George Atkinson III runs for 148 yards, but Irish have seven-game winning streak vs. OU snapped, 35-21.

    09/14/2013

    Notre Dame at Purdue (USATSI)

    Daniels keys fourth-quarter comeback in sixth straight win over Boilermakers, 31-24.

    04/20/2013

    Notre Dame Football Blue-Gold Game

    The Notre Dame Spring Blue-Gold game was held at Notre Dame Stadium.

    BEN COUNCELL'S CAREER STATS

    Tackles: 5, Navy, Nov 02, 2013 (3-2)

    Tackles for loss: 1.0, Navy, Nov 02, 2013 (1-0)

    Fumbles forced: 1, at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013

    Pass breakups: 1, Navy, Nov 02, 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 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 Statistics

    Tackles
    Year G-S TT UT AT TFL FF FR PBU
    2011 Did Not Play
    2012 12 10 5 5 0.0 0 0 0
    2013 9 15 10 5 1.0-2 1 0 1
    TOTALS 21 25 15 10 1.0-2 1 0 1
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