Is starting for the Irish at left tackle in 03
is one of three offensive linemen with any game-time experience (Sean Milligan and Dan Stevenson)
earned his first monogram after playing valuable minutes toward the end of 02 after switching to the offensive line
started the last three games of the season in place of Jordan Black and Brennan Curtin
made the switch from defensive line before the beginning of the 2001 season
hard worker who is physically tough and made solid adjustment to offensive scheme in 01 spring drills.
AS A SENIOR: Reserve offensive tackle in 2002 until the last three games of the season where he moved into the starting lineup
played 124:37 minutes in 2002
also made 31 plays on special teams
played most of second half vs. Michigan State at left tackle as Notre Dame came back to defeat the Spartans 21-17
saw action at right tackle vs. Pittsburgh
made his first career start vs. Rutgers at left tackle
served as the key pass blocker as quarterback Carlyle Holiday threw for a Notre Dame record-tying four touchdowns in that game
started at right tackle vs. USC in place of Brennan Curtin
moved back to left tackle and started the 2003 Gator Bowl against North Carolina State where he played over 28 minutes.
AS A JUNIOR: Reserve offensive tackle in 01
made 20 appearances on special teams this season
made first appearance at right tackle vs. Navy.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Reserve defensive lineman for Irish in 2000
played in first career game vs. Rutgers and made one solo tackle.
AS A FRESHMAN: Did not see varsity action as rookie defensive lineman in 99.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: USA Today honorable mention All-America pick
had 18 solo tackles, 29 assists, one and a half sacks, eight forced passes and four batted passes as senior in 98 while helping team to 7-4 mark at Bethlehem Catholic High School in Bethlehem, Pa.
three-year starter earned four letters in football as offensive and defensive tackle
first-team Associated Press big school all-state pick in 97 and 98
one of five finalists for Pennsylvania Lineman of the Year award
had 46 tackles, 17 of them solo, two and a half sacks, four tackles for losses, 15 forced passes and one batted pass as junior in 97
named East Penn Conference outstanding offensive lineman as junior
helped team to conference title as freshman
captain of team as senior in 98
two-time all-conference and all-city selection
named to 98 all-area teams by both Bethlehem Morning Call and Easton Express-Times
played tight end as a freshman
chosen for McDonalds All-Star Classic
attended Notre Dame summer football camp
father Jim played football at Moravian
full name is James Anthony Molinaro, Jr.
older of two children
born April 27, 1981 in Hatfield, Pa.
enrolled in College of Mendoza College of Business, majoring in economics, sociology and computer applications.