Five Irish Players Sign NFL Free-Agent Contracts

A total of 13 Notre Dame players from the 2013 squad either drafted or signed this past weekend.


Defense Leads Irish Past USC, 14-10

Notre Dame does not allow a point in second half in first home win over USC since 2001.


Brian Kelly Arizona State Preview Press Conference

Irish head coach previews the Shamrock Series game in Arlington, Texas.


2013 Notre Dame Media Day Quotes

Brian Kelly, eight Irish players and the entire coaching staff met with the media


Notre Dame Defense Dominates in Spring Game

Defense tops offense 54-43 in front of 31,652 fans on a chilly day for the annual Blue-Gold game.


FB: Practice Update March 23 goes inside the second practice of spring 2012 with the Fighting Irish, focusing on the ND linebacking corps.


FB: Award Show Highlight Video

Watch the season highlight video shown at the 2011 Football Awards Show.


FB: Maryland Highlights


Watch the highlights from the Irish Victory


Take a close look at the Irish linebackers in today's practice update.

As training camp winds down for the Irish football team, takes a look at the Irish linebackers in today's practice update.


Notre Dame vs. Stanford (USATSI)

Notre Dame vs. Stanford (USATSI)


No. 22 Notre Dame vs. Michigan State (USATSI)

The Fighting Irish topped the Spartans 17-13 for their 10th straight home victory.


Notre Dame at Purdue (USATSI)

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


Notre Dame vs. Temple (USATSI)

The Irish opened the season with a 28-6 home victory, the 200th of Brian Kelly's coaching career.


Notre Dame Football Blue-Gold Game

The Notre Dame Spring Blue-Gold game was held at Notre Dame Stadium.

GRADUATE SEASON (2013): Started all 13 games ... second on the team, trailing only Dan Fox, in both total tackles (92) and solo tackles (43) ... recorded 5.5 tackles for loss to rank third on the Irish ... shared a sack, broke up a pass and recovered a fumble ... finished career with 238 tackles (more than any other member of Irish team) ... collected eight tackles in the 29-16 victory over Rutgers (Dec. 28) in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl ... credited with eight tackles at Stanford (Nov. 30) ... stopped seven Cougars against BYU (Nov. 23) ... recorded four tackles at Pittsburgh (Nov. 9) ... had a half of a tackle for loss amongst his career-high-matching 10 tackles against Navy (Nov. 2) ... made seven tackles at Air Force (Oct. 26) ... led the Irish with his eight stops, including a TFL, in the win over USC (Oct. 19) ... broke up a pass and made four tackles against Arizona State (Oct. 5) ... topped the Irish with 10 tackles against Oklahoma (Sept. 28) ... tied for the team lead, and made a TFL, in the victory over eventual Big Ten champion Michigan State (Sept. 21) ... recorded a TFL amongst his four total tackles at Purdue (Sept. 14) ... had a two TFL game at Michigan (Sept. 7) ... recovered a fumble and ranked second on the team with nine tackles in the season opener against Temple (Aug. 31).

SEASON (2012): Participated in 12 games, starting five ... recorded 49 tackles, 19 solo stops, three tackles for loss and one forced fumble ... started his first game of the season against Miami (Oct. 6), and recorded three stops against the Hurricanes ... was a key cog in the red-zone defense against Stanford (Oct. 13), making stops on the final two stands of the game and denying Cardinal RB Stepfan Taylor on back-to-back runs from the one-yard line ... picked up his second start of 2012 against BYU (Oct. 20) and had four stops ... notched five tackles, including a half tackle for loss against Oklahoma (Oct. 27) ... also had seven tackles against Purdue (Sept. 8) ... forced one fumble against Wake Forest (Nov. 17) which was converted into a touchdown ... had seven tackles, four of them unassisted against the Demon Deacons.

JUNIOR SEASON (2011): Saw action in all 13 games as a reserve linebacker ... recorded 37 tackles, including 15 solo stops, one for loss, one sack and three pass breakups ... registered a season-high-tying five tackles, including a sack and pass breakup, in the victory at Pittsburgh ... also had five tackles in victories over Maryland and Air Force as well as season-opening game vs. USF.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010): Appeared in 11 games, starting against Purdue, Michigan, Michigan State, Stanford, Boston College, Pittsburgh, Western Michigan and Navy ... missed two games (Tulsa and Utah) with a hamstring injury ... ranked fifth on the Irish with 60 tackles, including 26 solo tackles ... recorded five tackles for loss, pushing back opponents a total of 18 yards, and added two and a half sacks ... debuted in the starting role against Purdue with seven solo stops and two assists ... recorded a career-high 10 tackles against Michigan ... posted one solo and one assisted sack against Michigan State ... dominated the Boston College offense with eight solo tackles, one of which was a sack for a loss of four yards ... recorded a career high of three and a half tackles for loss, pushing the Eagles back 11 yards ... the three and a half tackles for loss were the most by an Irish player in 2010 season and most since Derek Landri had four and a half tackles for loss against Army on Nov 18, 2006 ... helped slow down Pittsburgh's rushing attack with eight stops ... recorded seven stops against Western Michigan ... aided the Irish defense with eight tackles against Navy ... returned to the lineup against Army, posting one solo tackle ... collected one tackle in the season finale at USC ... totaled 489 snaps on defense, the third most of any Irish linebacker.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2009): Did not see any game action during his first season at Notre Dame.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA:Named to 2008 MaxPreps All-America second team ... ranked 23rd among inside linebackers and the fourth-best run stopper by ... named 11th-best prospect in the postseason New Jersey Top 30 ... ranked 12th-best inside linebacker by ESPN ... selected to SuperPrep All-America team as the 30th-best linebacker nationally ... rated as sixth-best player in New Jersey 35 by SuperPrep ... rated 234th-overall player and 14th-best middle linebacker by ... named first-team all-state and New Jersey defensive player of the year as a senior at Verona High School ... named second-team all-state, first-team all-group 1 and first-team all-Essex County as junior by Newark Star-Ledger, to go along with Essex County sophomore defensive player of the year ... totaled 131 tackles and three sacks as senior ... played quarterback and receiver on offense, catching 27 passes for 488 yards and four touchdowns his senior year ... led team to New Jersey state championship in 2008 ... recorded 104 tackles including 34 tackles for a loss, six sacks, three forced fumbles and two interceptions during junior campaign ... rushed for 800 yards as starting quarterback during junior season in 2007 ... recorded 53 tackles, 2.5 sacks and four fumble recoveries as a sophomore in 2006 ... named freshman defensive player of the year by Star-Ledger after tallying 50 solo tackles and three sacks in 2005 ... played for head coach Lou Racioppe at Verona High School ... son of Annie and Carlo Calabrese ... graduated on May, 19, 2013 with a degree in design from the College of Arts and Letters.

Calabrese's Career Statistics

2009 Did Not Play
2010 11 60 26 34 5.0 2.5 0 0 0 0-0
2011 13 37 15 22 1.0 1 0 0 3 0-0
2012 12 49 19 30 3.0 0 1 0 0 0-0
Total 36 146 60 86 9.0 3.5 1 0 3 0-0

Carlo Calabrese
Carlo  Calabrese

Graduate Student

Verona, NJ

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Height / Weight:
6-1 / 250

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