2004 (SENIOR): Served as the Irish's punter and kicker ... led the team in scoring with 67 points ... was 11-of-15 in field goal attempts and 34-of-35 in extra point attempts ... punted a career-high 76 times for 3,175 yards (41.8 average) ... posted 12 punts of more than 50 yards ... connected on a season-long 47-yard field goal against Navy ... also hit a 20-yarder versus the Midshipmen ... made a game-tying 45-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter against Pittsburgh ... pinned three of his four punts against the Panthers inside the 20-yard line ... eight punts for 351 yards against USC ... made a 28-yard field goal against the Trojans ... had a season-high 10 punts versus Tennessee for a total of 398 yards (39.8-yard avg.) with a long of 52 yards ... connected on a 39-yard field goal against the Volunteers ... made a 38-yard field goal versus Stanford ... punted six times for 267 yards (44.5-yard avg.) with a career-long of 67 yards versus Boston College ... hit a 43-yard field goal against the Eagles ... had a 59-yard punt versus Purdue ... made a 45-yard field goal against Washington ... had seven punts against the Huskies for a total of 322 yards (46-yard average) with a long of 54 yards ... made a 21-yard field goal versus Brigham Young and a 23-yarder versus Michigan State ... punted 10 times versus BYU for a total of 428 yards (42.8-yard avg.) ... had seven punts for 263 yards (37.6-yard avg.) against Michigan with a long of 47 yards ... pinned 29 punts inside the opponent's 20-yard line ... made 11 kickoffs for 615 yards (55.9 average) ... had three tackles on special teams ... logged 138 special teams appearances.
2003 (JUNIOR): Played in 11 games, starting eight as the placekicker and punter ... began the year backing up Nicholas Setta at kicker and punter and serving as the holder on field-goal attempts ... made 12 of 17 field-goal attempts (70.6 percent), including a long of 50 ... converted 17 of 18 point-after kicks ... was second on the team in scoring with 53 points ... punted 44 times for a 36.8-yard average, including a long of 50 yards ... downed seven punts inside the opponent's 20-yard line ... assumed kicking duties in the Pittsburgh game and maintained the job for the remainder of the season, coming in for Setta midway through the first quarter ... made two field goals versus the Panthers, hitting from 19 and 34 yards and punted five times ... converted both field goals attempted against Boston College, hitting from 38 and 27 yards ... punted eight times versus Florida State, averaging 41.1 yards per punt, including a 49-yarder ... kicked a career-long 40-yard field goal as time expired versus Navy to give the Irish a 27-24 victory over the Midshipmen ... converted a 30-yard field goal earlier versus Navy to tie the game in the fourth quarter ... also punted four times versus Navy, including a career-long 50-yarder ... made four field goals against Brigham Young (27, 31, 34, 38) in a 33-14 win ... booted two field goals against Syracuse, including a career-long 50-yarder ... made the final eight field-goal attempts of the season ... logged 142 special teams appearances.
2002 (SOPHOMORE): Played in one game (Rutgers) and punted once for 31 yards against the Scarlet Knights.
2001 (FRESHMAN): Did not see action as a freshman kicker/punter.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Marian High School in Mishawaka, Ind. ... first-team all-state defensive back and punter his senior season ... all-state honorable mention kicker and defensive back as a junior ... a four-year letterman and senior captain ... totalled 204 career points ... recorded 58 solo tackles, 51 assists and nine interceptions as a defensive back ... also had a punting average of 38.5 yards a kick as a senior with 153 point-after converion kicks, 13 field goals and 10 touchbacks ... was captain of the state championship golf team his senior year ... full name is Daniel Joseph Fitzpatrick ... born Nov. 15, 1982, oldest of four children ... father is owner/founder of Quality Dining in Mishawaka ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business with a major in accounting.