SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Saw action in all 13 games, predominatly on multiple special teams ... registered 12 tackles, seven of them solo stops ... led Notre Dame with 10 special teams tackles, including eight on kickoff returns and two on punt returns ... the eight tackles on kickoff returns led all Irish players ... only Nicky Baratti (three) recorded more tackles on punt returns ... registered four tackles against Navy (Sept. 1) ... recorded one tackle apiece against Miami (Oct. 6), Stanford (Oct. 13), BYU (Oct. 20) and Pittsburgh (Nov. 3) ... credited with three tackles against Wake Forest (Nov. 17) ... closed out the regular season with one solo tackle against USC (Nov. 24).
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Did not see game action during the season.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team Associated Press Division I Ohio all-state linebacker as senior in 2010 ... Greater Miami Conference defensive player of the year for 2010 ... helped Colerain High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, to 11-1 record and GMC co-championship in 2010, with only loss coming by 24-23 count to St. Xavier in second round of Ohio state playoffs ... regional playoff win over Hamilton marked 59th straight Colerain victory at home ... made 92 tackles, 17 tackles for loss and added four sacks and four passes broken up in 2010 ... had 15 tackles in 48-6 win over Oak Hills to end the regular season ... Cincinnati Enquirer first-team Division I All-Star at linebacker for both 2010 and 2009 ... also an Associated Press Ohio first-team all-Southwest district selection and an Enquirer all-GMC first-team linebacker ... made team-leading 95 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, caused five fumbles and had four sacks and two interceptions as junior in 2009 ... all-league middle linebacker in 2009 when he led team to eight straight wins to end season ... second-team all-Ohio Central District as junior ... . had 10 tackles and recovered a fumble as sophomore in 2008 ... made five tackles, one tackle for loss and a fumble recovery in Dec. 31 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Myrtle Beach, S.C., while playing with future Irish classmates Brad Carrico and Eilar Hardy ... three-year letterwinner in football ... four-year letterwinner in both basketball and track & field ... earned one letter in tennis (only time ever playing the sport) ... received 2010 Colerain Multi-Sport Award as he earned 11 varsity letters in high school career ... captured the "That's Our Boy" award from the Southwest Ohio National Football Foundation ... received the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete Award ... named a Buckeye Blue Chip award winner by the Touchdown Club of Columbus ... won the 2010 Colerain LaRosa MVP Male Athlete of the Year ... graduated top 10 in his class and summa cum laude ... played for coach Tom Bolden at Colerain High School ... son of Joel and Monica Grace ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, majoring in management-consulting.