The Fighting Irish finished the regular season undefeated and No. 1 for the first time since 1988.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Did not see any action during the season.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Second-team pick on MaxPreps 2011 U.S. Air Force All-American team as offensive lineman . . . second-leading vote-getter among offensive linemen on 2011 Associated Press North Carolina all-state team . . . first-team offensive lineman on All-Observer squad named by Charlotte Observer in both 2011 and 2010 . . . rated 16th among North Carolina players by SuperPrep . . . ranked 17th-best prospect in North Carolina and 25th-best offensive lineman in the nation by Rivals.com . . . helped Catholic average 333 rushing yards and 43 points per game in 2011 to go with 5,197 yards of total offense and also played some at tight end . . . two-time first-team All-Mecklenburg selection by Charlotte Observer in 2011 and 2010 for players in immediate Charlotte area . . . three-time all-MEGA 7 3A/4A selection . . . helped 2010 Catholic team to 14-1 record in junior campaign that featured 4,904 team rushing yards and included advancement to North Carolina Class 3AA playoff semifinals . . . played in Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Phoenix . . . chosen to play in North Carolina-South Carolina Shrine Bowl . . . also played basketball and throw the shot in track and field . . . coached by Jim Oddo at Charlotte Catholic High School . . . enrolled in First Year of Studies.