The Fighting Irish finished the regular season undefeated and No. 1 for the first time since 1988.
Jalen Brown's career highs
Tackles: 1, Wake Forest, Nov. 17, 2012 (0-1); Purdue, Sept. 8, 2012 (1-0); at Michigan State, Sept. 15, 2012 (1-0)
Pass breakups: 1, Wake Forest, Nov. 17, 2012
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Saw action in seven games ... collected two unassisted tackles, one each against Purdue (Sept. 8) and Michigan State (Sept. 15) ... notched his first career pass breakup against Wake Forest (Nov. 17); added assisted tackle as well.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Did not see game action during the season.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Recorded 37 tackles with 13 passes broken up, one interception and one fumble recovery as junior in 2009 ... played cornerback at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas ... rated one of top 100 players in Texas by Fort Worth Star-Telegram ... in final high school game vs. unbeaten Euless Trinity blocked a PAT and ran it back 90 yards for two points to conclude 4-6 campaign in 2010 ... previously ran back blocked PAT to score vs. Hurst L.D. Bell ... rated one of top 100 players in Dallas area coming into 2010 by Dallas Morning News ... first-team all-Texas District 7-5A pick at cornerback as junior in 2009 ... started several games for Cardinals as sophomore in 2008 ... has run 10.8 in 100 meters and 4.37 in 40 and also ran on 400 and 1,600 relay squads for MacArthur ... played for coach Brian Basil at MacArthur High School ... son of Lavern Brown ... enrolled in College of Arts and Letters, majoring in sociology.