A former walk-on who has provided quality depth at quarterback the last two seasons ... led the Irish to victories over Michigan State and Stanford in 2002 and earned his first monogram in a Notre Dame uniform ... has played in eight games over the last two seasons (seven in 2002) ... very intelligent player who has tremendous poise on the field ... will battle for the backup quarterback position ... earned a scholarship after the 2002 season.
2003 (JUNIOR): Played in one game as a backup quarterback, but did not earn a monogram ... played one series at quarterback against Stanford for his only action of the season.
2002 (SOPHOMORE): Played in seven games, starting one contest (Stanford) ... completed 41 of 81 attempts for 434 yards and one touchdown with seven interceptions ... made first career appearance for Irish against Maryland, but did not attempt a pass ... completed three of six passes for 84 yards versus Michigan State, taking over for the injured Carlyle Holiday in the third quarter ... led the Irish to the winning score with 60-yard touchdown pass to Arnaz Battle with 1:15 remaining in the fourth quarter against the Spartans in a storybook ending ... made his first career start for Irish the following week against Stanford and completed 14 of 27 passes for 129 yards with one interception in earning a 31-7 victory ... came in for two plays vs. Air Force when Holiday was injured ... finished the first half at quarterback against Boston College after Holiday suffered a head injury ... came in for two series in the fourth quarter against Rutgers, completed an 18-yard pass to Matt Shelton ... against North Carolina State in 2003 Gator Bowl, was a career-high 19 of 37 for 166 yards after replacing the injured Holiday in the first quarter ... set Notre Dame bowl game records for completions (19) and attempts (37).
2001 (FRESHMAN): Did not see action as a rookie quarterback in 2001.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: St. Francis in Portola Valley, Calif. ... was named all-conference and first-team all-league his junior and senior years ... threw for 1,505 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior and 1,400 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior ... also played basketball as his team lost in the state finals his senior season to Compton Dominguez ... basketball team lost in state semifinals as a junior ... a Dean's List honoree in the spring of 2002 with a 3.600 grade-point average, he had a 3.400 GPA in the fall of 2003 ... has an overall GPA of 3.220 ... full name is Patrick Martin Dillingham ... second oldest of six children ... father is the head orthopedic surgeon for Stanford Sports Medicine Program and the team physician for the San Francisco 49ers ... went to the same high school as head coach Tyrone Willingham's daughter, Cassidy, at Portola Valley, born Aug. 16, 1983 ... attended Notre Dame summer football camp in 2000 ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in finance.