Brian Kelly Spring Football Preview Press Conference Transcript

Brian Kelly opens 2015 Spring Practice


Brian Kelly Michigan State Preview Transcript

Irish head coach previews Saturday's contest with the Michigan State Spartans.


Coach Kelly Press Conference Transcript - After Boston College


Coach Kelly Press Conference Transcript - After Pittsburgh


#11/15 Irish Host #18/17 Michigan In Saturday Primetime Showdown

Notre Dame and Michigan to meet under the lights at Notre Dame Stadium for the first time since 1990 (7:39 p.m. ET, live on NBC).


FB: ICON 39 - Blue Gold Saturday

Irish Connection returns to take you inside Blue-Gold Saturday with the Notre Dame football team.


FB: Blue Gold Game (1st Half)


FB: Blue Gold Game (Highlights)

Highlights of the 2012 Blue-Gold Game.


FB: Practice Update March 23

UND.com goes inside the second practice of spring 2012 with the Fighting Irish, focusing on the ND linebacking corps.


High school highlights of football early enrollee Ishaq Williams

High school highlights of football early enrollee Ishaq Williams


No. 22 Notre Dame vs. No. 14/12 Oklahoma (USATSI)

George Atkinson III runs for 148 yards, but Irish have seven-game winning streak vs. OU snapped, 35-21.


Notre Dame at Purdue (USATSI)

Daniels keys fourth-quarter comeback in sixth straight win over Boilermakers, 31-24.


Notre Dame at Michigan (USATSI)

The Irish fell 41-30 in front of an NCAA-record crowd of 115,109.


Notre Dame vs. Temple (USATSI)

The Irish opened the season with a 28-6 home victory, the 200th of Brian Kelly's coaching career.


Notre Dame Football Blue-Gold Game

The Notre Dame Spring Blue-Gold game was held at Notre Dame Stadium.


Tackles: 4, vs Navy, Sep 1, 2012 (3-1)

Sacks: 1.0, at Michigan, Sep 7, 2013 (1-0)

Tackles for loss: 1.0, five times

Fumbles forced: 1, vs Navy, Sep 1, 2012

Pass breakups: 1, Wake Forest, Nov 17, 2012

SENIOR SEASON (2014): Was not enrolled at the University.

JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Saw action in 11 games as outside linebacker and picked up first career start against Air Force (Oct. 26) ... missed Navy (Nov. 2) and Pittsburgh (Nov. 9) games due to an injury ... registered 17 total tackles, including five solo stops ... added one and a half tackles for loss and one sack ... collected his first career sack at Michigan (Sept. 7) ... recorded a season-high three tackles against Michigan State (Sept. 21) and Stanford (Nov. 30) ... added two tackles against Temple (Aug. 31), Michigan (Sept. 7), Purdue (Sept. 14), Oklahoma (Sept. 28) and USC (Oct. 19).

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Played in all 13 games for the Irish at outside linebacker ... posted 22 tackles, 11 solo and 11 assisted, to go along with 3.5 tackles for loss and first career pass breakup and forced fumble ... notched a season-best four tackles in the opener against Navy (Sept. 1), including forcing a fumble, which was returned 77 yards for a TD by teammate Stephon Tuitt in the 50-10 victory ... registered two tackles against Purdue (Sept. 8) and one against Michigan State (Sept. 15) ... assisted on two tackles in a 13-6 victory over Michigan (Sept. 22) and, after failing to record a tackle against Miami, assisted on one tackle in a hard-fought 20-13 overtime win against Stanford (Oct. 13) ... assisted on one tackle in a 17-14 win against BYU (Oct. 20) before recording three tackles against Oklahoma (Oct. 27) in a 30-13 road victory ... posted a solo tackle against Pittsburgh (Nov. 3) before getting three solo tallies at Boston College (Nov. 10) in a 21-6 triumph ... ended the home slate with a solo tackle against Wake Forest (Nov. 17) in a 38-0 shutout before carding two assisted tackles at USC (Nov. 24) in a 22-13 victory.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Saw action in 11 games as a reserve outside linebacker ... recorded six tackles, including one tackle for loss ... did not play against USC or Wake Forest ... notched a tackle against Michigan, Purdue, Air Force, Navy, Maryland and Florida State in Champs Sports Bowl.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Gatorade Player of the Year as top high school football player in state of New York for 2010 ... ranked 45th nationally in 2010 by Sports Illustrated ... ranked 16th nationally on Rivals 100 list ... ranked second on Rivals weak-side defensive end listing ... rated 42nd on ESPN 150 list ... 84th among The Kickoff Top 150 high school prospects from 2010 ... 17th on SuperPrep Elite 50 and was named SuperPrep Northeast Defensive Player of Year ... fourth-ranked defensive lineman in country according to SuperPrep ... 70th player nationally on MaxPreps Top 100 ... U.S. Army All-American Bowl selection ... first-team all-Borough pick in 2010 by New York Daily News ... tabbed 2010 New York Daily News all-city selection ... dubbed top player in New York state postseason rankings by Rivals ... led Lincoln High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., to 12-1 record and a Public School Athletic League playoff runner-up spot as senior in 2010 ... had 22 tackles, six sacks and two fumble recoveries in 2010 senior season ... recorded six tackles and fumble recovery in 28-7 victory over Port Richmond in 2010 ... led Lincoln to 40-24 win over Boys & Girls in 2010 with five tackles and two sacks ... 2009 first-team New York Post all-city and Daily News all-city selection as junior ... tallied 43 tackles, 11 sacks and three forced fumbles during junior season in 2010 ... graduated from high school in December 2010 and enrolled at Notre Dame in January 2011 ... played for coach Shawn O'Connor at Lincoln High School ... son of Shaun Williams and Anastasia Lewis ... enrolled in College of Arts and Letters, majoring in philosophy.

William's Career Statistics

2011 11-0 6 4 2 1.0-2 0.0-0 0 0 0
2012 13-0 22 11 11 3.5-15 0.0-0 1 0 0
2013 11-1 17 5 12 1.5-8 1.0-8 0 0 0
TOTAL 35-1 45 20 25 6.0-25 1.0-8 1 0 0

Ishaq Williams
Ishaq  Williams


Brooklyn, NY

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-5½ / 271

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Event Calendar

October 10
3:30 PM
Notre Dame, Ind.

Game Week Central
October 17
7:30 PM
Notre Dame, Ind.

October 31
Philadelphia, Pa.(Lincoln Financial Field)

November 7
Pittsburgh, Pa.

November 14
3:30 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind.

November 21
7:30 PM
Boston College
Boston, Mass.(Fenway Park)

Uniform Gallery Photos
November 28
Stanford, Calif.


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