The Notre Dame Spring Blue-Gold game was held at Notre Dame Stadium.
SENIOR SEASON (2013): Started each of the first seven games at right guard before suffering a season-ending back injury ... part of an offensive line that allowed just eight sacks and ranked second in the FBS in fewest sacks allowed ... no team in the nation allowed fewer sacks and attempted more passes than Notre Dame (eight sacks on 429 pass attempts) in '13 ... area of great improvement for the Fighting Irish ... in 2012, Notre Dame allowed more than twice as many sacks (18) on 41 fewer passing attempts (388) ... helped the Irish run the ball for a season-high 235 yards while not allowing a sack on 28 passing attempts in the victory over BYU (Nov. 23) ... Michigan State entered the game against Notre Dame (Sept. 21) ranked 14th in the FBS in sacks - averaging 3.0 per game, but the Irish did not allow a single sack in 34 pass attempts against the Spartans ... Notre Dame struggled to run the ball against Purdue (Sept. 14), but the Irish were successful on its final drive to run out the clock (ran for 42 yards on final drive; just 49 prior to the drive) ... Notre Dame ran the final 7:22 off the game clock and the Irish converted four third-down plays on the final drive ... Arizona State and Stanford both rank tied for seventh in the FBS in sacks per game (3.08) yet the duo managed a combined one sack against the Irish.
JUNIOR SEASON (2012): Started all 13 games ... part of an offensive line that started the same five players for every game ... helped Irish run for at least 200 yards seven times in 2012, including six of the last nine contests ... Notre Dame had not posted more 200+ yard rushing games in a single season since 1996 when the Irish registered nine games with at least 200 yards rushing ... over last nine games, Notre Dame combined to rush for 1,901 yards (359 attempts) for 5.3 yards per carry, 211.2 yards per game and 15 rushing TDs ... the Irish rushed for more yards in their last nine games combined than 51 FBS teams totaled in their entire 2012 season.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011): Backup offensive tackle and special teams performer who played in all 13 games.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2010): Did not see game action during the season.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: USA Today first-team prep All-America offensive lineman ... EA Sports first-team All-American ... named to Parade All-America team for 2009 as one of 18 offensive and defensive linemen ... MaxPreps #30 national prospect and second-team All-American ... played offensive right tackle for Fremd High School in Palatine, Ill. ... Gatorade Player of the Year for state of Illinois in 2009 ... selected to Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Class 8A all-state football squad for 2009 (one of 18) ... named to Chicago Tribune all-state team as senior in 2009 after helping Fremd to perfect regular season and final 11-1 finish after falling in Illinois Class 8A quarterfinals ... first-team pick on Champaign News-Gazette all-state squad for 2009 ... rated #13 offensive lineman nationally by SuperPrep ... rated 103rd nationally on The Kickoff Top 120 ... made 32 tackles on defense as senior in 2009 ... played in 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio ... named to Daily Herald Northwest Suburban all-area team for 2009 and 2008 ... helped team average 331 yards per game ... helped Fremd to 8-3 record as junior in 2008 ... attended U.S. Army All-American Combine in January 2009 and Notre Dame football camp in summer of 2009 ... earned special mention on all-area team as sophomore in 2007 ... played for coach Mike Donatucci at Fremd ... son of Greg and Erin Lombard ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in management consulting.