Offense Holds Off Defense, 47-44

Brandon Wimbush went 19-for-33 for 341 yards and two touchdowns


Replay: Trojans No Match for Physical Irish


Irish Bring Home Shillelagh in Emphatic 49-14 Win

Notre Dame matches 1977 team with second-most points scored in Southern Cal rivalry.


University of Notre Dame Football Media Conference

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


Fiesta Bowl Notes


FULL GAME: Notre Dame vs. USC

NBC's broadcast of Notre Dame's 49-14 victory over USC.


Notre Dame Football vs. USC Highlights

Highlights from the 49-14 win over the Trojans.


On the Field with Nick Watkins - Miami (OH) Week

Senior Cornerback, Nick Watkins, spoke to the @NDSportsBlogger, Tamara Brown, following Wednesday's practice.


USATSI Gallery - Notre Dame @ Boston College

USATSI Gallery - Notre Dame @ Boston College


Notre Dame vs. Georgia (USATSI)

The 24th-ranked Fighting Irish take on the No. 15 Bulldogs in the first regular-season meeting between the schools.


2017 Notre Dame Football Fall Camp - Practice One

Photos from the first fall practice of the 2017 Notre Dame football season at Culver Academies (Mike Bennett).


2017 Blue-Gold Game

Photos from the 2017 Blue-Gold Game


Navy 28, Notre Dame 27

Check out the USA Today photo gallery from the football game between Notre Dame and Navy.


  • Tackles: 3, 2x, last vs. Ohio State, Jan. 1, 2016 (3-0)
  • Pass breakups: 1, vs. Ohio State, Jan. 1, 2016


  • Missed the entire season after breaking his arm during spring practice


  • Played in 12 games, primarily on special teams and as a reserve cornerback, but made his first career start in the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State (Jan. 1)
  • Did not play against Boston College (Nov. 21)
  • Registered three tackles against UMass (Sept. 26)
  • Recorded three solo tackles and a pass breakup against the Buckeyes
  • Added assisted tackles against Texas (Sept. 5) and Navy (Oct. 10)


  • Played in 11 games, predominantly on special teams
  • One of eight true freshmen on defense to play in at least eight games in the regular season (Nyles Morgan, Greer Martini, Drue Tranquill, Andrew Trumbetti, Grant Blankenship, Kolin Hill and Daniel Cage)
  • One of 10 Irish freshmen who made his career debut in the season-opening victory over Rice (Aug. 30)
  • Did not see the field in the 31-0 rout of Michigan (Sept. 6) or the 17-14 victory over No. 14 Stanford (Oct. 4)
  • Played in the victories over Purdue (Sept. 13), Syracuse (Sept. 27) and North Carolina (Oct. 11)
  • Saw action at No. 2 Florida State (Oct. 18)
  • Contributed on special teams in the win over Navy (Nov. 1)
  • Played at No. 11 Arizona State (Nov. 8), vs. Northwestern (Nov. 15), vs. Louisville (Nov. 22) and at USC (Nov. 29), but did not register any statistics


  • Ranked as 123rd best player nationally by ESPN, 186th by Rivals. com and 205th by
  • Named to USA Today American Family Insurance All-USA Texas team for 2013
  • First-team Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Division I all-state pick for 2013
  • TAPPS District I Division I Defensive MVP
  • Standout in secondary at Bishop Dunne High School in Dallas, Texas
  • One of 27 defensive backs and eighth player overall on Dallas Morning News rating of top 100 area players
  • Helped team to 7-5 mark in 2013 and spot in TAPPS Division I state quarterfinals
  • Had three interceptions as a senior versus North Dallas
  • An academic all-state selection in 2013
  • Made four interceptions as a junior and caught 54 passes for 724 yards and 12 TDs
  • First-team all-district three straight seasons
  • Honorable mention all-state as a sophomore and junior in 2011 and 2012
  • As a sophomore made 49 tackles, five interceptions (two returned for scores), two fumble recoveries and a sack
  • All-district honorable mention as a freshman in 2010
  • Played in Under Armour All-American Game in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Father, Bobby Sr., played at Southwest Texas (now Texas State) and with NFL’s Detroit Lions (1982-88)
  • Father was 1982 second-round NFL Draft pick who went on to make 20 career NFL interceptions and recover six fumbles
  • Older brother, Bobby, was a senior defensive back at Air Force in 2013
  • Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in management consulting

Nick Watkins
Nick  Watkins

Graduate Student

DeSoto, TX

High School:
Bishop Dunne

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 205


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