Notre Dame & The NFL Draft

Notre Dame's 492 players drafted is the second-most of any school in the nation


2016 Notre Dame National Football League Draft Recap

Irish had seven former players selected in the top four rounds of the 2016 NFL Draft this past weekend


Two Fighting Irish Players Off the Board in Second Round of NFL Draft

Jaylon Smith and Nick Martin, along with first-round picks Ronnie Stanley and Will Fuller, give Notre Dame four of the top 50 selections for the first time since 1993


Ronnie Stanley Selected No. 6 Overall by the Baltimore Ravens

Standout offensive tackle is the fifth Notre Dame player drafted in the first round in the past five years.


2015 Notre Dame Draft Notes

AS A JUNIOR: Returned as Irish starting center in 2001?honorable mention All-America selection by Football News?named to all-independent team. . . started all 11 games in 2001. . .team leader in minutes played with 314:17. . .named to Lombardi and Rimington Award watch list. . .despite sprained foot played entire game vs. West Virginia. . .helped Irish amass 345 yards rushing vs. West Virginia, Notre Dame's most since gaining 380 yards vs. Boston College in 2000. . . Irish collected 208 rushing yards against USC and 233 rushing yards vs. Boston College . . .Notre Dame ranked 30th nationally in rushing offense. . . helped Carlyle Holiday to his third game over 100 yards rushing vs. Boston College . . .key player in Holiday becoming the first Notre Dame quarterback ever to have three 100-yard rushing games in a season, much less a career?Notre Dame rushed for 241 yards vs. Stanford? ranked third nationally among centers in Lindy's and seventh nationally among centers in The Sporting News.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Irish starting center in 2000 after not seeing varsity action as a rookie in '99 . . . started all 12 games, including vs. Oregon State in 2001 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl . . . led all players in minutes in 2000 and leads sophomores in career playing time . . . made first career start in first career game vs. Texas A&M . . . played every offensive snap in seven games (vs. Nebraska, Purdue, Michigan State, Stanford, West Virginia, Boston College and USC) . . . helped Irish score four touchdowns on the ground and rack up 380 yards rushing vs. Boston College, the highest Notre Dame rushing output since 1996 vs. Boston College . . . played key role in enabling Irish to rank 14th nationally in rushing and 17th in passing efficiency . . . made 60 regular-season special-team appearances, then one more vs. Oregon State.

AS A FRESHMAN: Did not see varsity action as rookie center in '99.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: USA Today first-team prep All-American . . . named to Super Southern 100 team by Atlanta Journal-Constitution . . . rated one of top 100 national prospects by Dallas Morning News and Fort Worth Star-Telegram . . . rated 63rd nationally on Chicago Sun-Times list of top 100 players . . . rated 74th best prospect by and 69th by The Sporting News . . . rated one of top 25 Florida prospects by Palm Beach Post . . . Florida Class 5-A all-state pick as junior and senior at Seminole High School in Sanford, Fla. . . . won three letters in football while playing as center and tackle . . . a second-team pick on Fox Sports South Countdown to Signing Day All-South team . . . honorable mention pick on Orlando Sentinel All-Southern team . . . helped team average 400 yards per game on offense while leading the way for two 1,000-yard rushers in '98 . . had 77 pancake blocks as senior in '98 . . . graded out at 91 percent as blocker over his last two seasons . . . captain of squad and team MVP in '98 . . . three-time all-conference selection and two-time all-Central Florida and all-district pick . . . conference MVP as senior in '98 and district offensive MVP . . . helped team to league crown as junior in '97 . . . earned four letters in weightlifting and two in track and field as shot putter . . . plans to major in mechanical engineering . . . full name is Jeffrey Kalei Faine . . . born 4-6-81 in Milwaukee, Ore. . . . enrolled in College of Arts and Letters.


Jeff Faine
Jeff  Faine


Sanford, FL

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 298



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