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11/01/2016

Brian Kelly Tuesday Press Conference Transcript

Notre Dame plays Navy at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Jacksonville on CBS

09/13/2016

University of Notre Dame Football Media Conference

I was really pleased with the way our guys prepared coming off a short week

FERTITTA'S CAREER HIGHS
  • Tackles: 4, vs. Syracuse, Oct. 1, 2016 (1-3)
  • Tackles for loss: 0.5, vs. Navy, Nov. 5, 2016
  • Fumbles forced: 1, vs. UMass, Sept. 26, 2015
  • Pass breakups: 1, 2x, last Stanford, Oct. 15, 2016

    SOPHOMORE SEASON (2016)

  • Played in all 12 games
  • Recorded 17 tackles, including eight unassisted stops and nine assisted tackles
  • Registered a career-best four tackles in the victory vs. Syracuse (Oct. 1)
  • Recorded tackles against Nevada (1-0), Michigan State (1-1), NC State (0-1), Stanford (2-1), Navy (1-1), Army (1-1), and USC (1-1)
  • Collected one tackle for loss vs. Navy (Nov. 5)
  • Tied for fifth on the team with four special teams tackles
  • Tied for third on the squad with four kickoff-return stops

    FRESHMAN SEASON (2015)

  • Played in 11 games, predominantly on special teams
  • Recorded his first career tackle and forced a fumble against UMass (Sept. 26)

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA

  • Named to USA Today American Family Insurance All-USA Nevada Football Team as defensive back
  • First-team defensive back on Las Vegas Review-Journal Nevada all-state team
  • Rated 295th player nationally on Tom Lemming's Top 300 list
  • Named to PrepStar All-West Region squad as defensive back
  • Credited with 71 tackles and four interceptions as senior in 2014 for Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Helped Bishop Gorman to 15-0 record, sixth straight Nevada Division 1 state title and mythical national prep title
  • Starred on defense that gave up only 54 combined points against nine in-state opponents in 2014
  • Helped Bishop Gorman defeat Reed 70-28 in Nevada Division 1 state title game as senior with three tackles and two passes broken up despite hand injury
  • Helped team to four straight Sunset-Southwest League crowns
  • Played in U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio
  • Attended the same high school as former Irish offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley and fellow junior Alizé Mack
  • Enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in art history

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    Nicco Fertitta
    Nicco  Fertitta

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Las Vegas, NV

    High School:
    Bishop Gorman

    Height / Weight:
    5-9 / 175

    Position:
    Safety

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