Alex Bars Named 2018 Notre Dame Football Captain

Bars joins previously named captains center Sam Mustipher, punter Tyler Newsome and linebacker Drue Tranquill

Worked entirely at wide receiver in the spring after spending his first three seasons at Notre Dame almost solely at quarterback ... the consummate team player who has dealt with the ups and downs of his career with a maturity beyond his years ... can still play at quarterback, if needed ... has played in 34 games in his career, starting 26 ... career totals: has completed 239 of 476 passes (50.2 percent) for 2,876 yards and 14 touchdowns with 16 interceptions; has rushed for 895 yards and five touchdowns; has three receptions for 43 yards ... career record as a starter at quarterback is 15-9 ... has three monograms in his career ... has excellent speed and a good arm ... is developing into a solid wide receiver as he spends more time at the position ... a dangerous runner in the open field ... tough to tackle one-on-one.

2003 (SENIOR): Played in 11 games, starting three (Washington State, Michigan and Michigan State) at quarterback before moving to receiver for the Purdue game, while remaining the back-up at quarterback for the remainder of the season ... on the season, he completed 37 of 75 passes (49.3 percent) for 304 yards and one touchdown with four interceptions ... caught two passes for 13 yards on the season ... was named to the preseason Davey O'Brien Award Watch List ... passed for 149 yards versus Washington State on a career-high 21 completions and a career-high 34 attempts ... threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Rhema McKnight in the third quarter versus the Cougars ... completed five of 14 passes for 55 yards against Michigan ... had 10 completions in 25 attempts for 99 yards versus Michigan State ... lined up at receiver in each game after that ... caught second pass of his career and first of the season against Boston College, a 10-yard reception ... did not play versus Florida State ... carried the ball on a reverse versus Navy for a gain of 16 yards ... made his first career start at wide receiver against Stanford ... also played quarterback for much of the fourth quarter versus the Cardinal, completing one of two pass attempts ... caught one pass against Syracuse in his second start at receiver ... played 82:48 on the season.

2002 (JUNIOR): Started all 12 games he played in at quarterback, leading the Irish to a 10-3 record (including a 9-3 mark as the starting QB) ... completed 129 of 257 pass attempts for 1,788 yards and 10 touchdowns with five interceptions ... his 129 completions placed him ninth on the Notre Dame all-time single-season list, while his 257 attempts were sixth ... set career-highs in pass attempts (27), completions (17) and passing yards (226) in the season opener versus Maryland ... completed seven of 22 passes for 50 yards against Purdue ... completed eight of 17 pass attempts with one interception for 154 yards against Michigan ... completed a key 47-yard pass to Omar Jenkins in the fourth quarter, setting up an Irish touchdown against the Wolverines ... also rushed for a touchdown versus Michigan ... threw his first touchdown pass of season (15 yards) to Maurice Stovall against Michigan State ... missed the Stanford game with an injury ... returned to action as starting quarterback against Pittsburgh, passing for 145 yards and one touchdown while completing 16 of 25 attempts with one interception ... rushed for a season-high 71 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries against Air Force ... completed 13 of 21 passes for 185 yards and two touchdowns against Florida State, including a then career-long 65-yard pass to Arnaz Battle for a touchdown on the first offensive play from scrimmage ... also threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Omar Jenkins against FSU ... completed 16 of 32 passes for 198 yards and a touchdown against Boston College, including a 20-yard touchdown pass to Stovall ... completed 13 of 21 passes for a career-high 272 yards and a touchdown versus Navy, setting a school record for yards per attempt at 12.95 ... also threw a career-long pass against Navy with a 67-yard touchdown toss to Omar Jenkins for the game-winning score ... completed 13 of 25 passes for 270 yards and a career-high four touchdowns against Rutgers ... the four touchdown passes tied the Notre Dame record and Holiday was the first to do so since Jarious Jackson versus Arizona State in 1999 ... set a Notre Dame record by attempting 126 passes without throwing an interception before finally doing so in the second quarter versus Southern California ... limited to 70 yards passing by the Trojans while completing 10 of 29 attempts ... played 270:46 on the season.

2001 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 11 games at quarterback (starting nine contests), including the final eight games of the season ... for the season, he completed 73 of 144 (50.7 percent) pass attempts for 784 yards and three touchdowns with seven interceptions ... rushed for 666 yards on 156 carries (4.3 avg.) and two touchdowns on the season, ranking second on the team in rushing yards ... became starting quarterback three games into the season and started each of the last eight games ... saw the first game action of his career in the second quarter against Nebraska and led the team to a field goal on his first series ... finished five for eight passing for 41 yards versus the Huskers and carried the ball eight times for 21 yards ... gained more game experience with four rushes for seven yards and a pass completion for five yards vs. Michigan State ... made his first career start against Texas A&M, going six-for-13 passing for 73 yards in the first two quarters ... gained 122 rushing yards versus Pittsburgh, the most rushing yards by a Notre Dame quarterback since Tony Rice rushed for 141 yards at Penn State in 1989 ... his 67-yard touchdown run against Pittsburgh was the longest touchdown run by an Irish quarterback since Arnaz Battle's 74-yard run versus Kansas in 1998 ... followed that with 130 rushing yards against West Virginia ... led the Irish in rushing with 98 yards versus Southern California ... posted his third career 100-yard rushing game versus Boston College with 109 yards ... became the first Notre Dame QB to post three 100-yard rushing games in his career, as well as in a season ... threw for 133 yards vs. USC ... threw his first two career touchdown passes against Boston College - a 21-yard strike to Julius Jones and a nine-yard pass to John Owens ... was named the NBC/Chevrolet Player of the Game against Pittsburgh, West Virginia and USC ... was named the ESPN Player of the Game against Boston College ... recorded career highs in pass attempts (24), completions (13) and passing yards (146) against Tennessee ... threw a career long 47-yard touchdown pass versus Stanford, also the longest Irish pass completion of the season ... played 267:42 on the season.

2000 (FRESHMAN): Did not see action as rookie quarterback for the Irish in 2000.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Roosevelt High School in San Antonio, Texas ... rated 48th on the Chicago Sun-Times list of top 100 players nationally ... one of nine quarterbacks on The Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram lists of top 100 players in Texas ... one of 11 quarterbacks on a similar list by the Houston Chronicle ... threw for 719 yards as senior in 1999 on 48 completions among 105 passes ... rushed 100 times for 876 yards and 13 scores in 1999 while helping his team to a 9-2 record ... a standout track and field athlete who has high jumped 6-6 ... had 1,243 yards of total offense and scored eight touchdowns as junior in 1998 ... finished his career with 1,887 rushing yards, 2,468 passing yards ... a four-sport letterman ... averaged 10.4 points and 7.2 rebounds as senior in basketball ... a four-year starter in basketball who earned second-team all-district honors as a senior and finished with more than 1,000 career points ... was selected in the 44th round of the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft by the Cincinnati Reds, but has never played baseball at Notre Dame ... born Oct. 4, 1981 ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, majoring in marketing.

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TCYds. Avg. TDLGRec.Yds. TD
2001156666 4.3267000
TOTAL2768953.2 5673430

Carlyle Holiday
Carlyle  Holiday


San Antonio, TX

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 215

Wide Receiver/Quarterback


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