2005 (SENIOR): Has played in seven games this season as a reserve offensive guard ... played in the 42-21 win at Pittsburgh to start the season ... played in the 36-17 win at Washington ... played 6:37 against Purdue in a 49-28 win ... saw 4:58 of action in the victory over BYU ... played 0:59 in the victory over Tennessee ... played for 1:11 in the win over Navy ... saw 2:57 of action at guard against Syracuse ... has logged 26:31 of playing time.
2004 (JUNIOR): Did not see action in 2004 while playing on the scout team.
2003 (SOPHOMORE): Did not see action in 2003 while playing on the scout team.
2002 (FRESHMAN): Did not see action as a freshman offensive lineman in 2002.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Mishawaka (Ind.) High School ... was a three-year letterwinner ... served as captain his senior year ... named honorable mention all-state as junior and senior ... second-team all-conference as senior ... won the Moose Krause Award, given to the top football scholar-athlete in Northern Indiana ... academic all-state as senior ... most valuable player of the rugby team as a junior and senior ... captain of team his senior year ... led team to a state semifinal appearance ... named first-team all-state and Indiana all-star selection as senior ... born Sept. 6, 1983 ... full name is James Moore Bent ... youngest son of David and Colette Bent ... his father graduated from Notre Dame in 1973 ... two older brothers, Dan (Class of 2001) and Steve (Class of 2003) also graduated from Notre Dame and worked in the sports information office ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business with a major in marketing.