Schmidt among sixteen Irish players honored.
Senior walk-on earned a scholarship prior to the start of this season.
Notre Dame has won nearly 82 percent of its home openers, including a 10-2 record against the Boilermakers.
Notre Dame to face Panthers for the 67th time in the series, having won 13 of the past 17 meetings (12:07 p.m. ET, ABC).
Notre Dame is 102-15-5 (.857) all-time in season openers, having won 20 of its last 24 lidlifters (3:40 p.m. ET, live on NBC).
SENIOR SEASON (2013): Played against BYU (Nov. 23).
JUNIOR SEASON (2012): Appeared in six games as a special-teams contributor during the season.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Three-year letterwinner at Providence Catholic High School ... also earned two letters in wrestling ... helped Providence to Chicago Catholic League Blue title, as well as a sectional and regional championship ... Providence reached the state title game in 2009 ... collected 139 tackles, 10 sacks and 14 tackles for loss as a senior ... led Illinois in tackles (148) as a junior in 2008 ... also collected 10 TFLs, nine sacks and one interception in '08 ... coached by Mark Coglianese at Providence Catholic High School . . . member of the National Honor Society, Habitat for Humanity and Augustinian Youth Ministry ... born in Chicago ... son of Ron and Laura Plantz ... father graduated from Notre Dame in 1986 and earned three football monograms as a center ... graduated in May 2014 from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in finance.
Hanratty's Career Statistics