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High school highlights of football signee Ben Councell

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Tackles: 5, Navy, Nov 02, 2013 (3-2)

Tackles for loss: 1.0, Navy, Nov 02, 2013 (1-0)

Fumbles forced: 1, at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013

Pass breakups: 1, Navy, Nov 02, 2013

JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Played in the first nine games before being lost for the season to an injury suffered against Navy (Nov. 2) ... made 15 tackles on the year, 10 of them solos ... also forced a fumble, broke up a pass and registered a tackle for loss ... had a career-high five tackles, including a TFL, plus a pass break-up before suffering an injury against Navy ... recorded three tackles, all solo, at Air Force (Oct. 26) and forced a fumble ... had two-tackle contests against Michigan (Sept. 7) and Oklahoma (Sept. 28) ... made one tackle against Temple (Aug. 31), Michigan State (Sept. 21) and USC (Oct. 19).

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Played in 12 games during the season ... tallied 10 tackles, five of them solo stops ... received extra snaps in fall practice that benefitted him greatly following the early-season injury to Danny Spond ... had a tackle against Navy (Sept. 1) in his Notre Dame debut ... recorded another tackle against Michigan (Sept. 22) ... picked up three more tackles against Miami (Oct. 6) ... against Wake Forest (Nov. 17) recorded a career-best four tackles, two of them solo stops ... tallied one tackle vs. Alabama in BCS National Championship Game.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Did not see game action during the season.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked 91st on list of top 100 players nationally for 2010 ... also rated by as fifth-best weak-side defensive end nationally ... rated ninth-best outside linebacker prospect in nation by ... tabbed 97th-best player in 2011 class and fourth-best prospect in North Carolina by ... listed 19th on North Carolina postseason top 30 chart ... participated in Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas, registered 13 tackles, one sack and one blocked punt - and was named a top 10 player of the game ... totaled 141 solo stops, 47 assists and 25 tackles for loss as senior in 2010 for A.C. Reynolds High School in Asheville, N.C. ... totaled 124 tackles, 13 tackles for loss and four interceptions as junior in 2009 ... named 4A Defensive Player of the Year by following senior season in 2010 ... also a North Carolina 4A all-state pick in 2010 ... received 2010 All-Southern Team honorable mention accolades from Orlando Sentinel ... was home-schooled until sophomore year in high school ... named Mountain Athletic Conference defensive player of year following senior campaign in 2010 ... selected to all-Western North Carolina football team by Asheville Citizen-Times ... played for coach Shane Laws at A.C. Reynolds High School ... son of John Mark and Victoria Councell .. enrolled in College of Arts and Letters, majoring in design.

Councell's Career Statistics

2011 Did Not Play
2012 12 10 5 5 0.0 0 0 0
2013 9 15 10 5 1.0-2 1 0 1
TOTALS 21 25 15 10 1.0-2 1 0 1

Ben Councell
Ben  Councell


Asheville, NC

High School:
A.C. Reynolds

Height / Weight:
6-4½ / 254


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