Alex Bars Named 2018 Notre Dame Football Captain

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


Former Irish Football Captain Maurice Crum Jr. Named Graduate Assistant

Two-time University of Notre Dame football captain named defensive GA


Notre Dame Announces 2015 Football Staff Changes

Two former Irish All-Americans - Todd Lyght and Autry Denson - are among additions to the coaching staff.


Irish Football Pro Day - March 19

The Notre Dame football program held its annual Pro Day for NFL hopefuls at the Loftus Sports Center.


2008 Notre Dame Football Media Day

The Notre Dame football team kicked off the 2008 season with its annual Media Day activities on Friday, Aug. 8.


Notre Dame vs. Stanford - 10/07/06

Notre Dame vs. Stanford

CAREER: One of three captains of `08 Notre Dame squad, joining David Bruton and David Grimes ... became the 17th player in the program's history to be named a two-time captain of the football team ... fifth-year senior who has won three monograms ... approved by Notre Dame's Faculty Board of Athletics to utilize a fifth year of eligibility ... enters the 2008 season with 241 career tackles, needing 54 stops to enter Notre Dame's top-ten list for career tackles ... on pace to pass to former teammate Tom Zbikowski who sits eighth all-time for the Irish with 300 tackles ... totaled 114 solo tackles, five sacks, 17 tackles for loss, three interceptions, eight passes broken up, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries ... has started every contest over the last three seasons and holds Notre Dame's longest active streak for both most consecutive games played and started (37) ... started at outside linebacker as a sophomore, middle linebacker as a junior (both in a 4-3 scheme) and inside linebacker as a senior (in a 3-4 scheme) ... named an honorable mention `08 preseason All-American by The Sporting News ... selected to the `08 Nagurski Trophy Watch List (defensive player of the year) and Lott Award Watch List ... rated the No. 11 inside linebacker by Phil Steele for `08 and the 11th-best outside linebacker by Lindy's ... named to `08 Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List.

2007 (SENIOR): Ranked fourth on the team and second among linebackers with 84 tackles ... added 4.5 tackles for loss, one sack, two interceptions, four passes broken up, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries ... personally responsible for five turnovers as he intercepted two passes, forced a fumble (that was recovered by a teammate), and recovered two fumbles that he forced ... started every game for third straight season ... received national Defensive Player of the Week award from the Walter Camp Foundation following his performance at UCLA ... scored first career touchdown when he returned a fumble he forced and recovered 35 yards for a score at UCLA ... tied with two teammates with a team-high nine tackles vs. Georgia Tech ... was a force in the second game of the season with six tackles (three solo, three assist) against Penn State ... assisted on six tackles and recorded a solo tackle for a total of seven against Michigan ... led the Irish with career-high 16 tackles (six solo, 10 assist) against Michigan State ... has led the Irish in tackles on six different occasions over his career ... game also marked the third of his career with 10 or more tackles ... his 16 tackles were the most for an Irish player since Chinedum Ndukwe had 22 stops at Air Force on Nov. 11, 2006 ... recorded two tackles against Purdue (one solo, one assist) ... named Walter Camp Defensive Player of the Week following incredible performance at UCLA ... had two fumble recoveries, one with a return for a touchdown, and one forced fumble ... also had two interceptions for 46 yards vs. the Bruins ... first Irish player to ever record two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two INTs in the same game ... set school record for turnovers forced (four) ... made three tackles (one solo, two assist) vs. USC ... had 13 tackles (seven solo, six assist) and a forced fumble vs. Navy ... made 11 tackles (five solo, six assist) vs. Air Force ... recorded three assisted tackles against Duke ... made six tackles (four solo, two assist) vs. Stanford ... logged 294:40 of playing time with 106 special teams appearances.

2006 (JUNIOR): Started all 13 games at middle linebacker for the Irish, one of 15 Irish players to start every game ... led the team with 100 tackles ... third on the squad with 10.0 TFL for 55 yards ... third on the team with four sacks ... made six tackles, along with two for loss and one sack, in the season opener at Georgia Tech ... recorded a career-high and game-high 14 tackles (10 solo) vs. Penn State ... also matched a career-high three TFLs and forced a fumble vs. the Nittany Lions ... made six tackles with one TFL against Michigan ... registered five tackles vs. both Michigan State and Purdue ... recorded his first career interception vs. Stanford ... also had a pass break-up and made seven tackles against the Cardinal ... made eight tackles with one sack against UCLA ... recorded 11 tackles vs. Navy ... registered nine tackles, plus one sack, vs. North Carolina, leading the team in tackles for the second time ... made six tackles at Air Force ... recorded six tackles, 1.5 TFL and one sack in home finale vs. Army ... had nine tackles, with 0.5 TFL, on the road at USC ... finished the Sugar Bowl vs. LSU with eight tackles, including five solo ... logged 238:34 of playing time with 114 special teams appearances.

2005 (SOPHOMORE): Started all 12 games at linebacker ... finished sixth on the team with 57 total tackles (32 solos) ... made 3.5 tackles for losses (five yards) with three quarterback hurries, one pass broken up and a forced fumble ... recorded five tackles (two solo) against Pittsburgh in his debut performance for the Irish ... registered five tackles at Michigan, including four solo stops and forced a fumble against the Wolverines ... made seven tackles (four solos) against Michigan State ... made two tackles (one solo) against Washington ... made one solo tackle against Purdue ... assisted on four tackles and had a quarterback hurry against USC ... made five tackles (four solos) and had two quarterback hurries in the win over BYU ... made five tackles (four solos) against Tennessee, including three for losses (five yards) and a pass broken up ... made seven tackles (two solos) in the win over Navy ... made two tackles in the victory over Syracuse ... had seven tackles (six solos) in the victory over Stanford ... credited with seven tackles (two solos) against Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl ... logged 262:56 of playing time with 57 special teams appearances.

2004 (FRESHMAN): Did not see action as a rookie reserve linebacker in 2004 ... was a significant contributor on the scout team.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from Tampa (Fla.) Bay Tech High School ... a first-team linebacker on the Florida class 3A all-state team selected by the Florida Sports Writers Association ... an all-Hillsborough County first-team pick at linebacker as a senior, selected by the Tampa Tribune ... made 68 tackles as a senior in 2003 ... had 103 tackles (60 solos) as a junior in 2002, adding three interceptions and two sacks ... served as team captain as a junior and was named all-county and all-conference ... named defensive MVP of the 2003 Hillsborough County All-Star game ... his father Maurice Crum Sr., played collegiately as a linebacker at the University of Miami, earning first-team All-America honors as a senior in 1990 and leading the Hurricanes in tackles three straight years ... full name is Maurice Crum Jr. ... born May 29, 1986, in Tampa, Fla. ... son of Maurice Sr. and Tia Alexander ... graduated in May 2008 from the College of Arts and Letters with a degree in sociology ... currently enrolled in graduate studies program..

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Maurice Crum Jr.
Maurice  Crum Jr.


Riverview, FL

High School:
Tampa Bay Tech

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 235

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