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    Kyle Brindza

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Canton, MI

    High School:
    Plymouth

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 236

    Position:
    Kicker/Punter

    Birthdate:
    01/13/1993


    11/19/2013

    Irish Welcome BYU for Season's Final Home Game

    Senior class - which has more wins (35) than any class since 1995 - will be honored.

    09/22/2013

    Brian Kelly Michigan State Review Teleconference Transcript

    Notre Dame head coach discusses 17-13 home victory over the Spartans.

    09/21/2013

    No. 22 Notre Dame Edges Michigan State, 17-13

    The Irish have won 10 consecutive home games.

    09/07/2013

    #14 Irish Fall at #17 Michigan, 41-30

    Fourth-quarter rally falls short in front of an NCAA-record crowd of 115,109.

    02/06/2013

    Fighting Irish Add 24 Names to 2013 Football Roster

    Brian Kelly announces the student-athletes who have signed national letters of intent

    04/21/2012

    FB: Blue Gold Game (1st Half)

    04/16/2011

    Gold defeats Blue 17-14.

    The Gold team defeats Blue 17-14 behind two rushing touchdowns from Andrew Hendrix.

    02/02/2011

    High school highlights of football early enrollee Kyle Brindza

    High school highlights of football early enrollee Kyle Brindza

    02/02/2011

    Interview with football early enrollee Kyle Brindza

    Interview with football early enrollee Kyle Brindza

    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.

    12/28/2013

    Notre Dame vs. Rutgers - UTSI

    New Era Pinstripe Bowl

    11/30/2013

    Notre Dame vs. Stanford (USATSI)

    Notre Dame vs. Stanford (USATSI)

    11/02/2013

    Notre Dame vs. Navy (USATSI)

    Irish average 9.0 yards per play - a high since 1998 - en route to 38-34 victory.

    09/14/2013

    Notre Dame at Purdue (USATSI)

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

    09/07/2013

    Notre Dame at Michigan (USATSI)

    The Irish fell 41-30 in front of an NCAA-record crowd of 115,109.

    Kyle Brindza's place in the NCAA record books

    Single-Bowl Game Field Goals (Dec. 28, 2013 vs. Rutgers, 5, t-1st)

    Kyle Brindza's place in the Irish record books

    Single-Game Field Goals (Dec. 28, 2013 vs. Rutgers, 5, t-1st)

    Single-Game Field Goals (Nov. 24, 2012 at USC, 5, t-1st)

    Single-Game Points (Dec. 28, 2013 vs. Rutgers, 17, t-1st)

    Single-Game Points (Nov. 24, 2012 at USC, 16, t-4th)

    Single-Season Scoring By Place Kicker (2013, 98, 1st)

    Single-Season Scoring By Place Kicker (2012, 97, 2nd)

    Single-Season Field Goals (2013, 20, 3rd)

    Single-Season Field Goals (2012, 23, 1st)

    Single-Season Field Goals Attempted (2013, 26, 3rd)

    Single-Season Field Goals Attempted (2012, 31, 1st)

    Single-Season Extra-Point Percentage (2013, 38-38 (1.000), t-1st)

    Single-Season 50-yard Field Goals (2013, 3, 1st)

    Single-Season Scoring (2013, 98, 7th)

    Single-Season Scoring (2012, 97, 8th)

    Career Field Goal Percentage (2011-, .754, 1st)

    Career 50-yard Field Goals (2011-, 4, 1st)

    Career Extra-Point Percentage (2011-, 67-68 (98.53), 2nd)

    Career Field Goals (2011-, 43, 3rd)

    Career Field Goal Attempts (2011-, 57, 4th)

    Career Consecutive Field Goals (2012, 8, t-8th)

    Career Consecutive Extra Points (2011-, 49, 8th)

    Career Scoring By Place Kicker (2011-, 195, 6th)

    Longest Field Goal (Oct. 5, 2013 vs. Arizona State, 53, t-1st)

    Longest Field Goal (Nov. 24, 2012 at USC, 52, t-3rd)

    Longest Field Goal (Nov. 23, 2013 vs. BYU, 51, t-5th)

    Longest Field Goal (Oct. 26, 2013 vs. Air Force, 51, t-5th)

    Kyle Brindza's honors & awards

    Special Teams Player of the Year (2013)

    Lou Groza Award Watch List (2013)

    Ray Guy Midseason Watch List (2013)

    ESPN.com All-Bowl Team (2013 Pinstripe Bowl)

    CBSSports.com All-Bowl Team (2013 Pinstripe Bowl)

    NFL.com All-Bowl Team (2013 Pinstripe Bowl)

    FBS Independent Special Teams Player of the Week (11.25.13)

    College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention Specialist (12.1.13)

    College Football Performance Awards National Specialist of the Week (11.25.13)

    College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention Specialist (9.9.13)

    College Football Performance Awards National Specialist of the Week (10.7.13)

    College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention Specialist (10.28.13)

    Lou Groza Star of the Week (10.7.13)

    FBS Independent Special Teams Player of the Week (10.7.13)

    Notre Dame Special Teams Player of the Year (2012)

    FBS Independent Special Teams Player of the Week (12.10.12)

    College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention Placekicker (11.25.12)

    FBS Independent Special Teams Player of the Week (10.29.12)

    Kyle Brindza's career highs

    Points scored: 17, vs. Rutgers, Dec 28, 2013

    Kick PATs: 6, at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013

    Points by kicking: 17, vs. Rutgers, Dec 28, 2013

    Field goals made: 5, vs Rutgers, Dec 28, 2013 ; at USC, Nov 24, 2012

    Field goal attempts: 6, vs Rutgers, Dec 28, 2013 ; at USC, Nov 24, 2012

    Longest field goal: 53, vs Arizona State, Oct 05, 2013

    Punt attempts: 7, USC, Oct 19, 2013

    Punt yards: 260, USC, Oct 19, 2013 (7 punts)

    Longest punt: 56, at Pittsburgh, Nov 09, 2013

    Tackles: 2, Navy, Nov 02, 2013 (0-2)

    JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Saw action in all 13 games as both a punter and place kicker ... went 20-for-26 on field goals including a school-record three of at least 50 yards ... perfect 38-for-38 on extra point tries ... averaged 41.1 yards per punt in his first season of action in that role ... also handled all 75 of Notre Dame's kickoffs ... of his 75 kickoffs, 35 (46.7%) went for touchbacks ... made a career-high tying five field goals in the 29-16 victory over Rutgers in the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl (Dec. 28) ... the five field goals equaled an NCAA bowl-game record ... dropped two of his four punts inside the 20 at Stanford (Nov. 30) and also had two fair caught ... also made both of his field goal tries and both of his extra point tries against the Cardinal ... helped seal the win over BYU (Nov. 23) with his 51-yard fourth quarter field goal, one of three made field goals on the day ... had his longest punt of the season, 56 yards, at Pittsburgh (Nov. 9) and connected on all three extra point tries ... kicked a field goal and five extra points but was not called upon to punt against Navy (Nov. 2) ... went a season-high 6-for-6 on extra points and made a 51-yard field goal at Air Force (Oct. 26) ... punted the ball a season-high seven times against USC (Oct. 12), also making both of his extra point attempts and not trying a field goal ... scored a season-high 13 points in the Shamrock Series win over Arizona State (Oct. 5), connecting on 3-of-4 field goals and four extra points ... one of his field goals against Arizona State broke a 27-27 tie with 3:03 to play ... hit a 53-yard field goal in that win over the No. 22 Sun Devils, matching Dave Reeve's 37-year old school record ... also recorded a season-high seven touchbacks against Arizona State ... connected on a 41-yard field goal, made both of his extra point tries and had two punts of at least 50 yards in the win over Michigan State (Sept. 21) ... scored 12 points at Michigan, going 3-for-3 on both field goals and extra points ... pinned Temple inside its own 20-yard line twice with his punting on opening day against the Owls (Aug. 31).

    SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Saw action in all 13 games ... kicked off 71 times for a combined total of 4,445 yards ... averaged 62.6 yards per kick ... recorded a touchback on 26 occasions ... connected on 23 of 31 field goals attempted ... his 23 made field goals surpassed the single-season school record previously held by John Carney (21, 1986) ... second kicker in school history to connect on at least 20 field goals in one season ... owns school record for field-goal attempts in a single season (31) - bested Carney's previous mark of 28 (1986) ... set school record for points by kicking (97) with 23 field goals and 28 extra points ... the 97 points rank seventh all-time in total scoring ... ranks eighth in school history with eight consecutive field goals ... equaled school record with five made field goals in the 22-13 victory over USC (Nov. 24) ... registered 16 points (five field goals and one extra point) against USC, which ranks fourth ... belted a 52-yard field goal as time expired in the first half to give Notre Dame a 16-10 lead over USC ... the 52-yard field goal is tied with David Ruffer (vs. Maryland, 2011) for the second-longest in school history ... rebounded from a missed field goal to play an instrumental role in the victory over Pittsburgh (Nov. 3) ... made a 37-yard field goal to send the game into double overtime ... missed a 35-yard field goal with 8:06 left in the third quarter at No. 8 Oklahoma (Oct. 27), which would have given the Irish a 13-6 lead, but he responded with a 44-yard field goal with 13:57 left in the fourth quarter to give Notre Dame a 13-6 advantage and then added a 46-yard field goal with 3:22 left in the fourth quarter to give Notre Dame a 23-13 lead ... connected on a 22-yard field goal with 20 seconds left in regulation to tie the game with Stanford, 13-13, and send it into overtime ... stepped in for an injured Nick Tausch and connected on a pair of field goals in the victory over Purdue on Sept. 8 ... after missing his first career attempt, made field goals of 30 and 27 yards ... the 27-yard field goal came with seven seconds remaining in regulation and gave the Irish a 20-17 win.

    FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Saw action in all 13 games, serving as the team's kickoff specialist ... kicked off 71 times throughout the year, totaling 4,635 yards ... averaged 65.3 yards a kick ... forced opponents into 12 touchbacks ... averaged season-best 70.0 yards a kickoff against USC ... made two tackles on special teams

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Set Michigan state high school record with 19 made field goals as a senior in 2010, including six-of-nine from 50 yards or more ... averaged 43.2 yards per punt and 60 of 63 kickoffs resulted in touchbacks in 2010 while handling kicking and punting duties for Plymouth High School in Canton, Mich. ... played in Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Myrtle Beach, S.C. ... rated ninth-best player in Michigan by Detroit Free Press ... named 13th-best prospect in Michigan by Detroit News ... selected to Detroit News Dream Team as junior and senior ... named first-team all-state kicker by Associated Press following senior season ... tabbed nation's best kicker by Scout.com and was rated sixth best by Rivals.com ... helped lead high school team to state championship game and 11-3 record in 2010 ... lost to Lake Orion in state finals 21-13, but recorded 70-yard punt (longest in Michigan playoff history) and booted 43-yard field goal (second longest in title game history) in the championship game ... booted 47-yard field goal into wind to secure playoff victory against archrival Canton and converted game-winning field goal with 38 seconds remaining to help Plymouth defeat Detroit Catholic Central and win the Michigan Division 1 regional championship ... averaged 48.2 yards per punt as a junior in 2009 to earn first-team Associated Press all-state honors as punter ... named all-area as sophomore in 2008 by Ann Arbor News ... converted nine field goals, with a long of 45 yards, made 24 of 29 extra-point attempts and 25 of 43 kickoffs went for touchbacks in 2008 ... in addition to football was starting goalkeeper for soccer team and threw shot put and discus for track and field team ... born in Valparaiso, Ind. ... graduated from high school in December 2010 and enrolled at Notre Dame in January 2011 ... played for coach Mike Sawchuk at Plymouth High School ... son of Tiffany Brindza ... enrolled in College of Arts and Letters, majoring in graphic design.

    Brindza's Career Statistics

    Field Goals Kickoffs
    Year G Made Att Long Pct No Yds Avg TB
    2011

    13

    0 0 0 0 71 4635 65.3 12
    2012 13 23 31 52 74.2 71 4445 62.6 26
    2013 13 20 26 53 76.9 75 4692 62.6 35
    Total 39 43 57 53 75.4 217 13772 63.5 73
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