Standout defensive lineman is the highest Notre Dame defensive lineman drafted since 1997.
Unanimous All-American as senior captain in 1978 . . . member of 1977 national championship team who made 146 tackles, broke up five passes, blocked one kick, made three interceptions and returned one punt that season . . . added another 152 tackles in 1978 . . . one of nation's top wrestlers with a three-year record of 54-4-1 - finishing third in NCAA meet in 1976 and fourth in 1977 . . . for his football career made 479 tackles; broke up eight passes; made six interceptions for 22 return yards; recovered two fumbles; blocked one kick and returned one punt 16 yards . . . 1979 participant in Hula Bowl and Japan Bowl . . . was defensive player of game in Hula Bowl... second-round selection by New England Patriots in 1979 NFL draft . . . played in NFL from 1979-92 with New England, Cleveland and Los Angeles Raiders...then became an NFL analyst for NBC Sports and also sports radio work in Los Angeles.