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DRUE TRANQUILL'S HONORS & AWARDS
Notre Dame Newcomer of the Year: Defense (2014)
DRUE TRANQUILL'S CAREER HIGHS
All-purpose yards: -2, Louisville, Nov. 22, 2014
Interceptions: 1, Louisville, Nov. 22, 2014
Tackles: 7, Northwestern, Nov. 15, 2014 (4-3)
Sacks: 0.5, Michigan, Sept. 6, 2014 (0-1)
Tackles for loss: 1.0, Michigan, Sept. 6, 2014 (1-0)
Fumbles recovered: 1, Northwestern, Nov. 15, 2014
Blocked kicks: 1, Stanford, Oct. 4, 2014
FRESHMAN SEASON (2014): Played in 11 regular-season games and started three (Navy, Northwestern and Louisville) ... suffered a torn ACL vs. Louisville (Nov. 22) and missed the rest of the season... saw the majority of his action for the Irish in a number of their third-down and other sub packages ... one of five true freshmen (Greer Martini, Nyles Morgan, Andrew Trumbetti and Grant Blankenship) to register at least 10 tackles ... one of six true freshmen (Martini, Morgan, Trumbetti, Blankenship and Daniel Cage) on defense who played in at least 11 games ... one of four true freshmen (Martini, Morgan and Trumbetti) to start on defense this season ... registered 33 tackles, one TFL, half a sack, one interception, one fumble recovery, one blocked bunt, one pass defended and one quarterback hurry ... one of 10 Irish freshmen who made his career debut in the season-opening victory over Rice (Aug. 30) ... registered three tackles against the Owls ... recorded a pair of tackles, including a half sack, in the 31-0 rout of Michigan (Sept. 6) ... took the most snaps of his Irish career in the 30-14 victory over Purdue (Sept. 13) ... registered a career-best four tackles against the Boilermakers ... picked up an assisted tackle in the 31-15 victory over Syracuse (Sept. 27) ... blocked a punt against No. 14 Stanford (Oct. 4), the first blocked punt for the Irish since 2010 ... made two solo tackles against the Cardinal ... had three assisted tackles against North Carolina (Oct. 11) ... split a tackle for loss against the Tar Heels and hurried a pass ... played at No. 2 Florida State but did not make any tackles ... registered a career-high five tackles, all solo stops, in the 49-39 victory over Navy (Nov. 1) ... made a single tackle in the loss at No. 11 Arizona State ... registered seven tackles, including four solo stops, and recovered one fumble in his second career start vs. Northwestern (Nov. 15) ... credited with five tackles against Louisville (Nov. 22) and made his first career interception ... injured his knee on the interception return.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated as 171st best player nationally by Scout.com ... named to Indiana Football Coaches Association Top 50 for 2013 ... first-team Indiana Class 6A all-state at linebacker by Associated Press ... named Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Football Player of the Year for 2013 ... made 75 tackles, including 16 tackles for loss, to go with four sacks and an interception as a senior linebacker in 2013 at Carroll High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana ... carried 114 times for 1,420 yards and 28 TDs while averaging 12.3 yards per carry ... caught 16 passes for 348 yards and five TDs in 2013 and also threw 29-yard TD pass ... helped Carroll to 9-3 campaign in 2013 in its first season in Indiana Class 6A and spot in playoff semifinals ... pushed Carroll to two straight state sectional titles in 2012 and `13 ... rushed for 245 yards and five TDs in one 51-34 victory in 2013 against Homestead ... named to Fort Wayne News Sentinel all-area team as a senior as a running back ... participated in U.S. Army All-American Bowl combine as junior ... . honorable mention Associated Press Class 5A all-state pick as junior in 2012 at defensive back ... also an outstanding baseball player ... named to Fort Wayne News-Sentinel 2013 all-area baseball squad after hitting .403 with four home runs, 21 runs scored, 19 RBI and 16 stolen bases ... enrolled in the College of Engineering, majoring in mechanical engineering.
Tranquill's Career Statistics