CAREER: Non-scholarship player who has been a contributor on the scout team throughout his Notre Dame career ... hopes to compete for playing time at guard this season ... has not yet played in a game for the Irish.
2004 (JUNIOR): Did not see game action as a reserve offensive guard in 2004 ... worked at guard on the scout team for the Irish.
2003 (SOPHOMORE): Did not see game action as a reserve offensive guard in 2003.
2002 (FRESHMAN): Did not see game action as a rookie offensive guard in 2002.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Marquette Catholic in Alton, Ill. ... a three-year starter at both offensive and defensive tackle ... as a senior, he recorded 117 tackles, 9 sacks, 6 fumble recoveries, one interception and one blocked punt ... named the Scholar Athlete of the year for Southern Illinois ... averaged 2.3 points, 14 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks during his senior season playing center ... one of seven players in school history to break the 1,000-point scoring mark ... attended the same high school as Craig Hentrich, a standout punter out for the Irish from 1989-92 ... full name is David R. Fitzgerald ... born January 27, 1984 ... the middle of three children to Sue and Mike Fitzgerald ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business with a major in finance.