CAREER: Solid special teams player during his sophomore and junior seasons burst onto the scene as a senior in 2006 starting the final nine contests ... approved for a fifth season of eligibility by Notre Dame's Faculty Board on Athletics since he did not play as a freshman in 2003 ... fundamentally sound linebacker continued to improve with increased playing time last year ... rated the No. 59 outside linebacker in the nation in the preseason by Phil Steele ... has played in 35 games over the past three seasons, starting nine contests (all in 2006) ... tallied 71 total tackles with 28 solo tackles, three tackles for loss, one sack and one pass break-up.
2006 (SENIOR): Saw action at linebacker in all 13 games, starting the final nine games ... sixth on the team with 59 total tackles ... recorded first tackle of season in the opener against Georgia Tech ... made three tackles against Purdue ... recorded five tackles, along with 0.5 for loss, the following week versus Stanford ... registered seven tackles and another 0.5 for loss against UCLA ... recorded seven tackles against Navy in Baltimore and followed that with four tackles against North Carolina ... posted a career-high 15 tackles (five solo, 10 assisted) at Air Force ... made eight tackles on senior day against Army ... recorded six tackles, along with his first career sack, in season finale at USC ... made four tackles, three solo, in the Sugar Bowl against LSU ... logged 268:22 of playing time.
2005 (JUNIOR): Played in 11 games as a reserve linebacker and on special teams ... made nine tackles (four solos) ... was very active on special teams in the Michigan game, recording a solo tackle in the 17-10 victory ... made one tackle for loss (one yard) against Michigan State ... saw 2:13 of action at linebacker in the win at Purdue ... had one tackle (an assist) against BYU while playing 1:05 at linebacker and making 10 special teams appearances ... made three tackles (two solos) against Tennessee ... made one tackle in the win over Navy, playing 5:23 at linebacker ... made one tackle in the win over Syracuse ... made one tackle (an assist) in the win over Stanford ... logged 11:29 of playing time with 115 special teams appearances.
2004 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 11 games, mostly on special teams ... finished the season with three tackles (one solo) ... collected two tackles versus Tennessee ... had one solo tackle in the Pittsburgh game ... played 79:30 and made 152 special teams appearances.
2003 (FRESHMAN): Did not see action at linebacker in his rookie season.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from Palmyra (Pa.) High School ... named a PrepStar All-American ... four-year letterwinner ... most valuable player as a junior ... a shoulder injury in the second game ended his senior season in 2002 ... a two-time all-conference and all-county selection ... made 65 solo tackles and 45 assists on defense and rushed for 1,046 yards as a junior in 2001 ... recorded nine rushing TDs, two receiving TDs and a defensive score in 2001 ... had 1,117 rushing yards as a sophomore with 12 rushing TDs and two receiving scores ... played several games at quarterback during junior season ... finished with approximately 3,500 career rushing yards ... recorded 116 tackles (64 solos) as a sophomore ... had 51 pancake blocks as a junior and 56 as a sophomore ... also was a four-year letterman in basketball ... served as his basketball team's captain his senior year ... invited to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio but did not play due to injury ... one of two children ... born June 16, 1984, in Hershey, Pa. ... graduated in May 2007 from the College of Arts and Letters, with a major in American studies and computer applications ... currently enrolled in graduate studies.
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