2006 (JUNIOR): Appeared in the last 10 games of the season for the Irish, both on special teams and as a reserve cornerback ... started the season finale at USC at defensive back ... recorded a season-high five tackles versus Purdue ... made one tackle in each game against Michigan State, UCLA, Navy and Army ... logged 68:28 of playing time.
2005 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 12 games at cornerback and nickel back, starting once (Purdue) ... made 22 tackles (17 solos), including two for losses (six yards), one pass interception (returned for a TD) and a fumble recovery ... had two tackles against Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl ... played against Stanford, mostly as a nickel back, but did not register a tackle ... intercepted a pass against Syracuse and returned it 16 yards for a TD to set the Irish on their way to a 34-10 victory ... made one tackle against the Orange ... had two tackles in the win over Navy ... made two tackles (both assisted) against Tennessee and recovered a fumble on a kickoff return to set up an Irish TD ... had a career-high six tackles (five solos), including a tackle for loss (five yards), versus BYU ... made two unassisted tackles against USC ... made four tackles (all solos), including a tackle for loss (one yard) in the win at Purdue ... made his first career start for the Irish in the win at Purdue, when Notre Dame started the game in a nickel defense ... made one unassisted tackle against Washington ... credited with one solo stop against Michigan State ... played extensively against Michigan at cornerback in place of starter Ambrose Wooden when Wooden was injured during the game ... was credited with one unassisted tackle in the victory over the Wolverines ... made his Irish debut in the 42-21 win at Pittsburgh, but was not credited with a tackle ... logged 102:34 of playing time with 100 special teams appearances.
2004 (FRESHMAN): Did not see action as a rookie cornerback in 2004 ... made significant strides on the scout team.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from St. Peter's Prep in Jersey City, N.J. ... earned third-team all-state honors as a senior safety by the Newark Star-Ledger ... totaled 15 TDs in 2003, scoring five different ways ... caught 27 passes for 10 TDs on a 10-1 team ... made four interceptions to go with 55 tackles and nine quarterback sacks ... helped `03 team outscore its first eight opponents 373-0 ... played for Bishop Francis Essex Catholic High School in East Orange through his junior season until it closed, then played for St. Peter's Prep School in Jersey City as a senior ... full name is Leo Brian Ferrine ... born Sept. 22, 1986, in Livingston, N.J. ... one of two children ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in film, television and theatre ... earned a 3.417 grade-point average in `05 fall semester.
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