Three Former Irish Players Invited To NFL Combine

Seniors PK Kyle Brindza, WR DaVaris Daniels and TE Ben Koyack have each received an invitation to the prestigious event.


Late Field Goal Lifts Notre Dame Over No. 22 LSU, 31-28

Malik Zaire scored two touchdowns to lead Notre Dame


Joe Schmidt Named Monogram Club Most Valuable Player

Schmidt among sixteen Irish players honored.


Notre Dame vs. USC - Postgame Notes

USC 49, Notre Dame 14


Irish Fall to Louisville, 31-28

Everett Golson threw for 236 yards and two touchdowns in loss to Louisville.


FB: Blue Gold Game (1st Half)


Gold defeats Blue 17-14.

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


High school highlights of football early enrollee Kyle Brindza

High school highlights of football early enrollee Kyle Brindza


Interview with football early enrollee Kyle Brindza

Interview with football early enrollee Kyle Brindza


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.


Senior Bowl & NFL Combine

Images of Kyle Brindza, DaVaris Daniels and Ben Koyack as they prepare for their professional careers


Notre Dame vs. LSU- Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Notre Dame vs. LSU- Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl


Football vs. Louisville (USA Today)

Football vs. Louisville; photos by Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports


Football vs. Arizona State

NCAA Football: Notre Dame at Arizona State (USATSI)


#9/8 Notre Dame 17, #14/13 Stanford 14 (USATSI)

Golson's 23-yard TD pass to Ben Koyack on 4th and 11 with 1:01 remaining pushes Notre Dame to 5-0.


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


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)


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)


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 4,635 65.3 12
2012 13 23 31 52 74.2 71 4,445 62.6 26
2013 13 20 26 53 76.9 75 4,692 62.6 35
TOTALS 39 43 57 53 75.4 217 13,772 63.5 73

Kyle Brindza
Kyle  Brindza


Canton, MI

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 236



Event Calendar

October 10
3:30 PM
Notre Dame, Ind.

Game Week Central
October 17
7:30 PM
Notre Dame, Ind.

October 31
Philadelphia, Pa.(Lincoln Financial Field)

November 7
Pittsburgh, Pa.

November 14
3:30 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind.

November 21
7:30 PM
Boston College
Boston, Mass.(Fenway Park)

Uniform Gallery Photos
November 28
Stanford, Calif.


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