Tackles for loss: 1.0, at Michigan, Sept. 7, 2013 (1-0)
Pass breakups: 1, at Purdue, Sept. 14, 2013
SENIOR SEASON (2014): Did not see the field while recovering from a leg injury that
sidelined him for the second half of the 2013 season ... did participate fully for the first time
all year during Music City Bowl preparation.
JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Saw action in each of the first six games before missing the rest of the season with a broken leg suffered vs. Arizona State (Oct. 5) ... started the last three of those contests, vs. Michigan State (Sept. 21), Oklahoma (Sept. 28) and the Sun Devils ... his 40 tackles tied for the team lead at the time of his injury ... also broke up a pass and had one tackle for loss ... led Notre Dame in tackles in two of his five complete games played ... made three stops against Arizona State before breaking his leg ... recorded nine stops against Oklahoma ... matched Carlo Calabrese for the team lead with eight tackles against Michigan State ... topped the Irish with 10 tackles in the win at Purdue (Sept. 14) ... had a TFL among his three stops at Michigan (Sept. 7) ... started the season with a seven-tackle effort against Temple (Aug. 31).
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Saw action in all 13 games, predominantly 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 allstate
linebacker as a 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 cochampionship
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 Cincinnati
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 a junior in 2009 ... all-league
middle linebacker in 2009 when he led team to eight straight wins to end season ... secondteam
all-Ohio Central District as a junior ... had 10 tackles and recovered a fumble as a
sophomore in 2008 ... made five tackles, one tackle for loss and a fumble recovery in
Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, while playing with
future Irish classmate Eilar Hardy ... three-year letterwinner in football ... four-year letterwinner
in both basketball and track and 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 TD 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 ... graduated May, 2015, with a degree in majoring in
management-consulting from the Mendoza College of Business.