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Notre Dame 62, UMass 27

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Notre Dame 38, Texas 3

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Nagurski Trophy Watch List (2016)

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Tackles: 9, Northwestern, Nov. 15, 2014 (5-4)

Sacks: 1.0, 3x, last vs. USC, Oct. 17, 2015 (1-0)

Tackles for loss: 2.0, Northwestern, Nov. 15, 2014 (2-0); North Carolina, Oct. 11, 2014 (2-0)

Fumbles recovered: 1, Michigan, Sept. 6, 2014

Pass breakups: 2, Northwestern, Nov. 15, 2014

Blocked Kicks: 1, vs. LSU, Dec. 30, 2014

JUNIOR SEASON (2015): Has started 25 of the 26 games over the last two seasons ... played on the defensive line in all 13 games and started 12 ... did not start vs. UMass (Sept. 26) ... fifth on the Irish and tops among all defensive linemen in tackles with 63 ... his 63 tackles were the most by a Notre Dame defensive lineman since Trevor Laws had 112 in 2007 ... fourth on the team with seven and a half tackles for loss ... added seven quarterback hurries, two pass breakups and one sack ... registered at least a half of a TFL in nine of the 13 games ... recorded a season-high seven tackles at Virginia (Sept. 12) and then matched that sum at Clemson (Oct. 3) ... lone sack of the season came against USC (Oct. 17), part of a six-tackle performance against the Trojans with 1.5 TFLs and a pass breakup ... broke up a pass while making six tackles in the win at No. 21 Temple (Oct. 31) ... recorded five tackles apiece vs. Georgia Tech (Sept. 19) and Ohio State (Jan. 1).

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014): Started on the defensive line in all 13 games ... one of three Irish defensive players to start all 13 games (Jaylon Smith and Cole Luke) ... tied for third among all defensive linemen in tackles with 39 ... tied for second on the team with seven and a half tackles for loss ... fourth on the Irish with two and a half sacks ... added 10 quarterback hurries, three PBUs and one blocked field goal ... one of four Irish players who made his first career start in the season-opening victory over Rice (Aug. 30) ... registered an assisted tackle against the Owls ... equaled his career high of four tackles in the 31-0 rout of Michigan (Sept. 6) ... added a quarterback hurry and fumble recovery ... recorded a career-best six tackles in the 30-14 victory over Purdue (Sept. 13) ... added his first career tackle for loss, sack and pass breakup against the Boilermakers ... registered a pair of tackles, including one for loss, in the 31-15 victory over Syracuse (Sept. 27) ... credited with two quarterback hurries in the 17-14 victory over No. 14 Stanford (Oct. 4) ... both of his tackles against North Carolina (Oct. 11) were for a loss, costing the Tar Heels eight yards ... had two forced hurries against the Tar Heels ... credited with one tackle at No. 2 Florida State ... registered four tackles in the 49-39 victory over Navy (Nov. 1) ... had four tackles, including one TFL, at No. 11 Arizona State (Nov. 8) ... registered his first career solo sack, two TFLs, two PBUs (entered the game with just one over his 20-game career) and a career-high nine tackles vs. Northwestern (Nov. 15) ... recorded a sack for a 10-yard loss against Louisville (Nov. 22) ... had three tackles against the Cardinals, two solo, and a forced hurry ... picked up a solo tackle at USC (Nov. 29) ... picked up a pair of assisted tackles, a quarterback hurry and blocked a field goal in the 31-28 Music City Bowl victory over No. 22 LSU (Dec. 30).

FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Saw action in 11 games ... registered 10 total tackles, including five solo stops ... recorded a career-best four tackles at Air Force (Oct. 26) ... registered three tackles in his Irish debut against Temple (Aug. 31) ... added two tackles against Navy (Nov. 2).

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team Georgia Class A all-state pick by Atlanta Journal Constitution ... helped Eagle's Landing Christian Academy in McDonough, Georgia, to 12-1 record and Georgia Class A private state title in 2012 with 33-0 win over Prince Avenue Christian in championship game ... played both defensive and offensive tackle in 2012 ... first-team defensive lineman on Atlanta Journal-Constitution South Metro all-area team for 2012 ... second-team Georgia Class A all-state pick on 2012 Georgia Sportswriters Association team ... helped ELCA out score its opponents 618-109 in 2012 ... helped ELCA to earlier playoff wins over Our Lady of Mercy (42-14), Savannah Christian (42-7) and George Walton Academy (27-14) in 2012 ... ranked 139th player nationally on ESPN 300 list ... ranked 127th on 247Sports list of top 247 players ... rated 124th on Rivals 250 list ... ranked ninth on list of defensive ends ... ranked 153rd overall and 17th among defensive ends on Scout 300 by ... made 97 tackles, 24 tackles for loss and seven sacks as junior in 2011 ... played in Offense-Defense Bowl in Houston in December 2012 ... brother Matt is a junior offensive lineman at Air Force in 2014 after starting every game in 2013 ... played for coach John Gess ... son of Steve and Gina Rochell ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in political science.


Isaac Rochell
Isaac  Rochell


McDonough, GA

High School:
Eagle's Landing Christian

Height / Weight:
6-3 1/2 / 290

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