Only returning starting on Irish offensive line in 03
starter at right offensive guard in 2001 and 2002
is a three-year monogram winner for the Irish starting 17 games in his career
the rest of the offensive line has only four starts between them
played in all 13 games in 2002
continues to show signs of coming into his own as a player and needs to with only linemen Jim Molinaro and Dan Stevenson seeing mugh previous playing time at all
excellent technician with solid all-around ability
needs to step up and be a leader for the offense line in 03
received a fifth year of eligibility from the Notre Dame Faculty Board on Athletics.
AS A SENIOR: Irish starting right offensive guard in 2002
played 266:27 minutes on the season and has over 416:15 minutes played in his career
helped lead the way for running back Ryan Grant to 132 yards vs. Michigan, his first career 100-yard rushing game
helped Irish to rush for 249 yards vs. Stanford, the most rushing yards Stanford had given up at that point in the season
allowed the Irish to have two running backs rush for over 100 yards (Rashon Powers-Neal with 108 yards and Ryan Grant with 103 yards) for the first time since 1997 against Stanford
helped Irish rush for 335 yards vs. Air Force, a season-high and highest rushing total since the West Virginia game in 01, where the Irish gained 366 yards
helped sophomore RB Ryan Grant gain a career-high 190 yards against Air Force, the 12th-best single-game total in Irish history
Grant also went on to become only the seventh 1,000-yard rusher in Notre Dame history.
AS A JUNIOR: Irish starter at right offensive guard to open 2001
made first career start vs. Nebraska, then came off bench vs. Michigan State and Texas A&M
played 143:41 minutes in 01
started for the Irish at right guard again vs. Pittsburgh and West Virginia
helped Irish amass 345 yards rushing vs. West Virginia, Notre Dames most since gaining 380 yards vs. Boston College last year
Irish collected 208 yards rushing vs. USC
helped Irish rush for 233 yards vs. Boston College.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Irish backup offensive guard in 2000
played in first career game vs. Navy, seeing time as backup right guard
also played vs. Rutgers.
AS A FRESHMAN: Did not see game action as rookie Irish offensive lineman in 99.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A USA Today second-team All-America offensive lineman
rated 86th on list of top 100 national prospects by ESPN.com and 56th on a similar list published by The Sporting News
40th nationally on Chicago Sun-Times list of top 100 players
one of 10 offensive linemen on Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100 team
rated one of top 50 prospects in Georgia (and one of six offensive linemen) by Atlanta Journal-Constitution
honorable mention pick on Orlando Sentinel All-Southern team
a first-team pick on Fox Sports South Countdown to Signing Day All-South team
earned three letters as tackle in football at Norcross High School in Norcross, Ga.
all-state and all-league pick as senior when he captained the team as well
graded out at 93 percent as blocker
named Metro Atlanta lineman of the year by Atlanta Touchdown Club
chosen Georgias Gwinnett County lineman of the year
selected for Georgia-Florida all-star game
earned four letters in track and field as shot putter
finished third in shot put at Georgia state track meet as junior at 54-6
set school marks indoors at 53-5 and outdoors at 56-2 as junior
attended Notre Dame summer football camp
full name is Sean Patrick Milligan
second oldest of three children
born Feb. 18, 1981 in Bellflower, Calif.
enrolled in College of Arts and Letters, majoring in history and computer applications.