The Fighting Irish finished the regular season undefeated and No. 1 for the first time since 1988.
CONNOR CAVALARIS' CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 2, vs. Alabama, Jan. 7, 2012 (1-1)
SENIOR SEASON (2014): Played in 11 games, predominantly on Irish special teams ... collected a half tackle on kickoff return vs. Northwestern (Nov. 15) ... did not play vs. Navy (Nov. 1) or Louisville (Nov. 22) ... walk-on was awarded a scholarship at the end of preseason practice.
JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Saw action in three games, Rutgers (Dec. 28), Oklahoma (Sept. 28) and Stanford (Nov. 30) ... picked up a solo stop against the Scarlet Knights ... shared a tackle against the Sooners.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Saw action in 11 games ... registered five total tackles, two vs. Alabama in BCS National Championship Game (Jan. 7) and one each against BYU (Oct. 20), Pittsburgh (Nov. 3) and Wake Forest (Nov. 17).
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Did not see game action during the season.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: As a prep player, participated in football and track ... on the gridiron, registered four interceptions in his senior season and returned one for a TD ... in that season was recognized as team captain ... garnered all-conference, all-region and all-county accolades ... in track, earned all-conference, all-region and all county accolades as well ... played alongside former Irish quarterback Tommy Rees (2010-14) at Lake Forest High School ... played for coach Chuck Spagnoli ... son of John and Sheila Cavalaris ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in accountancy.