From the Fighting Irish Digital Media Archives - Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly mic'd up during spring practice in April of 2012. The Irish are set to start fall preseason practice on Aug. 4, 2012.
Earning points from stops and turnovers, the Defense topped the Offense by a score of 42-31.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA:Enrolled early at Notre Dame, beginning classes in January 2012 after graduating from high school in December 2011 ... second-team pick on USA Today All-USA high school football team for 2011 . . . honorable mention selection on SI.com High School All-America team . . . rated 24th on 247Sports list of top national prospects . . . listed the top QB in the country and number-one player in Indiana by 247Sports . . . rated number-two player nationally and top-ranked quarterback by MaxPreps and Tom Lemming . . . rated 20th on Rivals.com Rivals250 list . . . listed number-one QB in the nation and top player from Indiana by Rivals.com . . . ranked the top QB in the nation and 38th-best prospect in the country by Scout.com . . . rated number-52 player nationally on 2012 ESPNU 150 list . . . ESPNU ranked him the third-best QB in the country, second-best player in the Midwest and top player in Indiana . . . listed 10th player nationally on SuperPrep Elite 50 team . . . rated number-one quarterback nationally and SuperPrep Midwest Offensive Player of the Year . . . named top player in Indiana on Detroit Free-Press Best of the Midwest team . . . received 2011 Indiana Mr. Football Award from Indianapolis Star . . . named Gatorade Indiana Player of the Year for 2011 . . . named to Indiana Football Coaches Association Top 50 all-state team for 2011, as one of three quarterbacks selected . . . Associated PressIndiana Class 4A first-team all-state quarterback selection . . . threw for2,517 yards and 28 touchdowns as a senior in 2011, while also rushing for 482 yards and 11 TDs . . . helped East to 12-2 record and Indiana Class 4A state semifinals in 2011 . . . career statistics included 7,175 passing yards . . . honorable mention Associated Press 5A all-state pick as junior in 2010 after throwing for 2,500 yards and 25 TDs and also rushing for 425 yards and six TDs . . . played in U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio . . . uncle Blair Kiel played quarterback at Notre Dame from 1980-83 (throwing for 3,650 career yards in 29 career starts) and also spent seven seasons in NFL with Tampa Bay, Indianapolis and Green Bay . . . coached by Bob Gaddis at Columbus East High School . . . enrolled in First Year of Studies.