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  • Notre Dame captain (2017, 2016)
  • Associated Press Second Team All-American (2016)
  • Phil Steele Third Team All-American (2016)
  • Maxwell Award Watch List (2017)
  • Outland Trophy Watch List (2017, 2016)
  • Lombardi Award Watch List (2016)

    SENIOR SEASON (2016)

  • Started all 12 games at left tackle
  • Helped running back Josh Adams run for over 100 yards four times (Nevada, Syracuse, Virginia Tech and USC), including a career-best 180 yards at rival USC (Nov. 26)
  • Part of the offensive line that paved the way for 417.6 total yards per game

    JUNIOR SEASON (2015)

  • Started all 13 games at right tackle on an offensive line which was a finalist for the inaugural Joe Moore Award
  • Part of an offensive line that helped the Irish average 5.63 rushing yards per carry (eighth-best in the FBS) -- a modern (post WWII) school record
  • Notre Dame ranked 27th nationally in total offense, averaging 466.4 yards per game, its third-best mark since setting a school record in 1970 by averaging 510.5 yards per game
  • Notre Dame was one of 11 programs nationally to average 205 yards rushing and 250 yards passing per game in 2015 (Irish had not accomplished this feat since 1970)
  • Notre Dame averaged 207.6 rushing yards per game (28th in the FBS), the best rushing output since 2000, including six games with 200+ yards (Texas, Virginia, Georgia Tech, UMass, USC and Stanford)
  • Paved the way for first-year RB C.J. Prosise, who rushed for 1,032 yards (second-fewest carries needed to reach 1,000 yards) and recorded the 18th 1,000-yard rushing season in school history, and freshman RB Josh Adams, who set a freshman single-season school record with 835 yards rushing
  • Blocked for an Irish rushing attack that recorded 457 yards vs. UMass (Sept. 26) -- the best single-game rushing total by Notre Dame in 23 years, and 299 yards at Stanford (Nov. 28) -- the most by an opponent in David Shaw's five seasons (35 carries for an 8.5 per-carry average against nation's No. 22 rush defense)
  • Helped the Irish register a pair of 90+ yard TD rushes (Adams 98 vs. Wake Forest, Prosise 91 vs. Georgia Tech)
  • Notre Dame had just two rushes of at least 90 yards in the first 126 seasons of Irish football
  • The 98-yard TD run by Adams vs. Wake Forest was the longest play from scrimmage in Notre Dame history and longest rush by a freshman in NCAA history
  • Blocked for 10 individual 100-yard rushing games -- the most by the Irish since 1983 (11)
  • Three different Notre Dame players recorded 100-yard rushing games


  • Played in all 13 games, predominantly on special teams before earning his first career start at right tackle in the 31-28 victory over No. 22 LSU in the Music City Bowl (Dec. 30)
  • One of 20 Irish players who made his career debut in the season-opening victory over Rice (Aug. 30)
  • Earned a spot on field goal/PAT block unit midway through the season and registered his first career field-goal block vs. Northwestern (Nov. 15)
  • Played the majority of offensive snaps at right tackle at USC (Nov. 29)


  • Did not see action during the season


  • First-team offensive lineman on 2012 Pennsylvania Sports Writers AAAA All-State football team
  • First-team offensive lineman on Philadelphia Inquirer All-Southeastern Pennsylvania team
  • First-team offensive lineman on Philadelphia Daily News All-City squad for William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Ranked 131st player nationally on 247Sports list of top 247 players
  • Ranked 24th on list of offensive tackles
  • Ranked 90th overall and eighth among offensive tackles on Scout 300 by
  • Captain of team as a senior in 2012
  • Began as a high school tight end but shifted to offensive tackle
  • Played virtually everywhere on the field on both sides of the ball, other than secondary
  • Played basketball for Penn Charter
  • Selected for Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl and played for East squad
  • First cousin of former Penn Charter, Boston College and current Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan
  • Played for coach Jeff Humble
  • Son of Mike McGlinchey Sr. and Janet McGlinchey
  • Graduated in May 2017 with a degree in film, television and theatre from the College of Arts and Letters


    Mike McGlinchey
    Mike  McGlinchey

    Graduate Student

    Philadelphia, PA

    High School:
    William Penn Charter

    Height / Weight:
    6-8 1/4 / 315

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