Irish head coach previews the Shamrock Series game in Arlington, Texas.
Cole Luke's career highs
Tackles: 6, at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013 (3-3)
Tackles for loss: .5, Navy, Nov 02, 2013 (0-0)
Pass breakups: 1, Navy, Nov 02, 2013 ; at Purdue, Sep 14, 2013
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Saw action in all 13 games ... made 15 tackles on the year, eight of them solo ... split a tackle for loss and broke up two passes in coverage ... posted a half of a tackle for loss and a pass breakup against Navy (Nov. 2) ... had a season-best six tackles at Air Force (Oct. 26) ... contributed three tackles to the win over No. 22 Arizona State (Oct. 5) ... had a pair of solo stops and a PBU at Purdue (Sept. 14) ... made a tackle in his collegiate debut against Temple (Aug. 31).
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Second-team cornerback on prep All-America team for 2013 selected by 247Sports ... first-team defensive back on Arizona Football Coaches Association 2012 Arizona all-state squad ... first-team defensive back on All-Arizona squad by Phoenix Gazette ... also a first-team defensive back on AZFCA Division I all-state team for 2012 ... helped Hamilton High School team in Chandler, Ariz., rebound from 0-2 start to 31-16 win over Phoenix Mountain Pointe in Arizona Division I 2012 state title game for final 12-2 record ... East Valley Tribune two-timeAll-Tribune selection as defensive back ... ranked 77th on 247Sports list of top 247 players ... rated 133rd on Rivals 250 list ... ranked ninth on Rivals.com list of cornerbacks ... ranked 185th overall and 21st among cornerbacks on Scout 300 by Scout.com ... also a dangerous punt returner ... as junior in 2011 made 63 tackles, broke up 12 passes and returned all three of his interceptions for touchdowns ... his Hamilton team fell to Desert Vista in 2011 Arizona Division I title game ... chosen for Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl and broke up one pass for West squad ... high school head coach was former Notre Dame quarterback Steve Belles (1986-89), who has coached five Hamilton teams to Arizona state titles ... his Hamilton team played against Sherman Oaks (Calif.) in Dublin the same weekend the Irish played Navy in 2012 ... uncle is former Dallas Cowboy safety Darren Woodson ... son of Freddie and Monica Luke ... enrolled in First Year of Studies.