Senior linebacker grabs two interceptions in pacing defense that forced six turnovers and did not allow a touchdown.
NICKY BARATTI'S CAREER HIGHS
Interceptions: 1, Michigan, Sept. 22, 2012
Tackles: 2, at USC, Nov. 24, 2012 (1-1)
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Missed the entire season with an injury.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Saw action in all 13 games, primarily on special teams but also played as a reserve safety ... registered five unassisted tackles and three assisted stops ... had an interception against Michigan (Sept. 22) ... recorded first interception by a Notre Dame freshman since 2008.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Multipurpose standout who worked most notably at safety at Klein Oak High School in Spring, Texas ... played as many as five positions in a game in 2011, including quarterback, running back, wide receiver, tight end and safety and also punted ... named first-team all-state for class 5A by Texas Sportswriters Association in 2011 ... helped Klein Oak to 9-4 mark as senior in 2011, including 6-1 district record ... completed 13-of-33 passes in 2011 for 214 yards; rushed 59 times for 338 yards; caught 48 passes for 570 yards and four TDs ... helped Klein Oak in 2011 defeat top-ranked Klein Collins in triple overtime and end its 28-game regular-season winning streak ... caught 11 passes for 168 yards and two scores in 49-21 win over Spring ... rated 71st among Texas players by SuperPrep ... named to Houston Chronicle Top 100 list prior to 2011 season as one of six players in "athlete" category ... rated second-team quarterback on Houston Chronicle All-Greater Houston team prior to senior season ... played primarily at quarterback as junior in 2010, including one game in which he had two scoring runs of 60-plus yards ... rushed 188 times for 1,267 yards and 17 TDs and completed 136 of 237 passes for 1,873 yards and 13 TDs (five interceptions) as junior in 2010 on 8-4 Klein Oak team ... played mainly at safety as sophomore in 2009 ... also competed in 110- and 300-meter hurdles in track ... coached by David Smith at Klein Oak High School ... son of Clarke and Jill Baratti ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business.