Standout defensive lineman is the highest Notre Dame defensive lineman drafted since 1997.
CAREER: Lone returning starter on the defensive line moves from defensive tackle to defensive end in 2007 ... strong and powerful player was approved for a fifth year of eligibility by the Faculty Board on Athletics ... rated the No. 49 defensive end in the nation by Phil Steele in the preseason ... has started 25 consecutive games for the Irish entering the '07 campaign and has appeared in 37 contests at Notre Dame ... tallied 112 career tackles including 14.5 tackles for loss and six sacks to go with two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, four pass break-ups and one interception ... represents the defensive line on the football team's leadership committee.
2006 (SENIOR): Started all 13 games at defensive tackle ... credited with 62 tackles (22 solos), 3.5 quarterback sacks (24 yards), 9.5 tackles for losses (40 yards), two quarterback hurries, one pass deflection and one blocked field-goal attempt ... made three tackles in the season-opener at Georgia Tech ... had one tackle for loss (seven yards) and a pass break up against Penn State ... recorded a career-best 10 tackles, three solo and one for loss (three yards), against Michigan ... made seven tackles (five solo), including two for loss (12 yards) and one sack (eight yards) versus Michigan State ... had eight tackles (four solo), including a tackle for loss (six yards) and half of sack (five yards) against Stanford ... made four tackles, 1.5 for loss (two yards) against UCLA ... had four tackles, two for loss (nine yards) and one sack (eight yards) in the win over Navy ... had seven tackles in the win at Air Force ... credited with seven tackles (all assists) in the win over Army ... registered three tackles at USC ... logged 313:31 of playing time.
2005 (JUNIOR): Started all 12 games at defensive tackle ... credited with 33 tackles (eight solos), 1.5 quarterback sacks (13 yards), three tackles for losses (17 yards), three quarterback hurries, one pass deflection and two blocked field-goal attempts ... shared the Westwood One/State Farm Student-Athlete of the Year Award with offensive guard Dan Santucci thanks to his 3.15 grade-point average ... assisted on two tackles and was credited with a quarterback hurry against Michigan State ... had two solo tackles and blocked a field goal in the win at Purdue ... was named special teams captain for the USC game by virtue of his performance versus Purdue ... made three tackles (one solo), including one sack (nine yards) versus the Trojans ... made a career-high nine tackles (one solo), including a tackle for a loss (two yards) against BYU ... made three tackles (two solos) against Tennessee ... had six tackles in the win over Navy ... had a big outing in the win over Syracuse with three tackles, one tackle for a loss (six yards), an assist on a quarterback sack (four yards) and a quarterback hurry ... credited with two tackles (both assists) in the win over Stanford ... credited with one tackle and blocked a field goal against Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl ... logged 235:05 of playing time with nine special teams appearances.
2004 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 12 games ... posted two tackles for loss and 17 total tackles (eight solos) ... had a sack versus BYU that resulted in an eight-yard loss ... had four tackles, including a tackle for a three-yard loss, against Michigan ... broke up a pass in the Michigan State game ... had two tackles and recovered a fumble that he forced against Washington ... made two tackles versus Navy ... assisted on one tackle each in the Tennessee, Purdue and Washington games ... assisted on one tackle and broke up a pass against USC ... logged 121:39 of playing time.
2003 (FRESHMAN): Sat out the season with an injury.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from Apple Valley (Minn.) High School ... a USA Today first-team prep All-America defensive lineman ... a first-team ESPN.com All-American ... generally rated the number-two defensive tackle in the nation ... ranked 10th on the Detroit Free Press Best of the Midwest squad ... Gatorade Player of the Year in Minnesota ... rated 41st on ESPN's list of the nation's top 100 players ... named to the 10-member SuperPrep team by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune ... the Minnesota Lions Club Athlete of the Year ... member of the Minnesota Vikings all-state team ... recorded 87 tackles (17 for loss) and 11 sacks as a senior in 2002 ... played tackle and guard on offense ... a Minnesota first-team all-state selection at defensive tackle ... made 85 tackles, 10 sacks and 25 tackles for loss as a junior in 2001 ... a two-way, three-year starter ... invited to play in U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio but declined because of a wrestling commitment ... also selected to play in the Minnesota All-State Bowl ... finished 49-0 as a state champion super-heavyweight wrestler as a junior and was ranked as the number-one high school wrestler in the nation ... finished his wrestling career as a three-time All-American with a record of 142-5 ... helped wrestling team win the state title as a sophomore, junior and senior ... team captain in both football and wrestling as a senior ... named an academic all-state wrestler in 2002 ... in track and field, he had a top shot put mark of 58 feet ... a member of the National Honor Society and a peer mediator in high school ... One of three children ... full name is Trevor David Laws ... born June 14, 1985, in Dayton, Ohio ... graduated in May 2007 from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in marketing and sociology ... earned 3.583 grade-point average in `07 spring semester and finished with a 3.220 cumulative average ... enrolled in graduate studies.