Postgame Notes - Notre Dame vs. Pittsburgh

Postgame Notes - Notre Dame vs. Pittsburgh


University of Notre Dame Football Media Conference

Joe Schmidt, DeShone Kizer, Nick Martin and Sheldon Day speak with the media


Notre Dame vs. Northwestern - Postgame Notes

Notre Dame falls to Northwestern, 43-40


Notre Dame vs. Navy - Postgame Notes

No. 6 Irish Defeat Navy, 49-39


Notre Dame vs. Navy - Postgame Notes

No. 6 Irish Defeat Navy, 49-39


2011-12 Athletics Highlight Video

Debuted each year at the OSCARS - the year-end highlight video provides a look back at all 26 varsity sports competed at the University of Notre Dame and is created in cooperation with the Student Welfare and Development Office and LeSea Broadcasting.


FB: ICON 39 - Blue Gold Saturday

Irish Connection returns to take you inside Blue-Gold Saturday with the Notre Dame football team.


FB: Blue Gold Game (1st Half)


FB: Blue Gold Game (Highlights)

Highlights of the 2012 Blue-Gold Game.


FB: Blue Gold Game Player Interviews


Notre Dame vs. Rutgers - UTSI

New Era Pinstripe Bowl


Notre Dame vs. Stanford (USATSI)

Notre Dame vs. Stanford (USATSI)


Notre Dame vs. Navy (USATSI)

Irish average 9.0 yards per play - a high since 1998 - en route to 38-34 victory.


Notre Dame vs. #22/24 Arizona State (USATSI)

Three Rees TD passes, two late interceptions help Irish go to 5-0 in Shamrock Series.


No. 22 Notre Dame vs. No. 14/12 Oklahoma (USATSI)

George Atkinson III runs for 148 yards, but Irish have seven-game winning streak vs. OU snapped, 35-21.

Rees' honors & Awards

Notre Dame Next Man In Award (2012)


Single-Game Consecutive Completions (Nov. 12, 2011 vs. Maryland, 14, t-1st)

Single-Game Pass Completions (Oct. 30, 2010 vs. Tulsa, 33, 2nd)

Single-Game Pass Attempts (Oct. 30, 2010 vs. Tulsa, 54, 6th)

Single-Game Touchdown Passes (Oct. 30, 2010 vs. Tulsa, 4, t-6th)

Single-Game Touchdown Passes (Oct. 8, 2011 vs. Air Force, 4, t-6th)

Single-Game Pass Completions (Nov. 12, 2011 vs. Maryland, 30, t-9th)

Single-Game Consecutive Passes Without Interception (Oct. 1, 2011 at Purdue, 40, t-10th)

Single-Season Completion Percentage (2011, 65.5, 2nd)

Single-Season Completions/Game (2011, 20.7, 4th)

Single-Season Pass Completions (2011, 269, 4th)

Single-Season Consecutive Passes Without Interception (2011, 135, 5th)

Single-Season Pass Attempts (2011, 411, 5th)

Single-Season Touchdown Passes (2011, 20, 5th)

Single-Season Passing Yards (2011, 2,871, 5th)

Single-Season Total Offense Plays (2011, 442, 6th)

Single-Season Pass Attempts/Game (2011, 31.6, 6th)

Single-Season Total Offense Yards (2011, 2,815, 6th)

Single-Season Completion Percentage (2010, 61.0, 7th)

Single-Season 300-Yard Passing Games (2011, 1, t-7th)

Single-Season 300-Yard Passing Games (2010, 1, t-7th)

Single-Season Passing Yards/Game (2011, 220.8, 8th)

Single-Season Total Yards/Game (2011, 216.5, 10th)

Single-Season Points Responsibility (2011, 120, t-10th)

Career Completion Percentage (2010-, 63.8, 1st)

Career 300-Yard Passing Games (2010-, 2, t-3rd)

Career Completions/Game (2010-, 12.9, 4th)

Career Pass Completions (2010-, 403, 5th)

Career Touchdown Passes (2010-, 34, t-5th)

Career Pass Attempts/Game (2010-, 20.3, 6th)

Career Pass Attempts (2010-, 634, 6th)

Career Passing Yards (2010-, 4,413, 7th)

Career Total Yards/Attempt (2010-, 6.40, 8th)

Career Efficiency Rating (2010-, 132.7, 9th)

Lowest Career Interception Percentage (2010-, 3.82, 10th)

Rees' career higHs

Points scored: 6, Michigan, Sept. 22, 2012

Touchdowns: 1, Michigan, Sept. 22, 2012

Rush attempts: 5, vs Maryland, Nov. 12, 2011; at Pittsburgh, Sept. 24, 2011

Rush yards: 6, USC, Oct. 22, 2011 (1 carry); at Pittsburgh, Sept. 24, 2011 (5 carries)

Rush TDs: 1, Michigan, Sept. 22, 2012

Long rush: 12, Tulsa, Oct. 30, 2010

Pass attempts: 54, Tulsa, Oct. 30, 2010

Pass completions: 33, Tulsa, Oct. 30, 2010

Pass yards: 334, Tulsa, Oct. 30, 2010

Pass TDs: 4, Air Force, Oct. 8, 2011; Tulsa, Oct. 30, 2010

Had intercepted: 3, at USC, Nov. 27, 2010; Tulsa, Oct. 30, 2010

Long pass: 56, Navy, Oct. 29, 2011

Total offense attempts: 56, Tulsa, Oct. 30, 2010 (2 rush, 54 pass)

Total offense yards: 339, Tulsa, Oct. 30, 2010 (5 rush, 334 pass)

All-purpose yards: 6, USC, Oct. 22, 2011; at Pittsburgh, Sept. 24, 2011

Punt attempts: 1, at Wake Forest, Nov. 5, 2011; vs Maryland, Nov. 12, 2011; at Stanford, Nov. 26, 2011

Punt yards: 34, vs Maryland, Nov. 12, 2011 (1 punt)

Longest punt: 34, vs Maryland, Nov. 12, 2011

SENIOR SEASON (2013): Started all 13 games during the season ... threw for 3,257 yards and 27 touchdowns ... third signal caller in school history to eclipse the 3,000-yard passing mark in a season and only two Notre Dame quarterbacks ever registered more touchdown passes in a year ... threw at least two touchdown passes in 10 games ... completed 54.1-percent of his passes (224-of-414) for 3,257 yards and 27 touchdowns ... registered a passing efficiency of 135.4 ... posted a 23-8 (.742) career record as the Irish starting quarterback ... his 23 career victories are seventh-best in school history ... registered 19 completions of at least 32 yards (Notre Dame quarterbacks recorded 11 such passes in 2012) ... registered 48 completions for at least 20 yards and 21 for at least 30 yards ... longest pass of his career entering this season was a 56-yard pass against Navy in 2011, but he has eclipsed that mark four times (66 against Temple, 82 at Purdue, 80 at Pittsburgh, 61 vs. BYU) in '13 ... second Irish quarterback ever to throw two 80-yard touchdown passes in the same season (joining Dayne Crist in 2010) and the only one to ever do it on the road each time ... ranked 11th in the nation for most yards per completion (14.54), 19th in passing touchdowns (27), 24th in passing yards (3,257), 30th in passing yards/game (250.5), 35th in point responsibility (162) and 45th in point responsibility/game (12.5) ... five 300- yard passing games this season, matching Brady Quinn (2005) for the second-most in school history in a single season ... closed career with 319 yards passing in the 29-16 victory over Rutgers (Dec. 28) in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl ... completed 27-of-47 passes and did not toss an interception ... his 47 passes without an interception is the most without a pick in single-game school history ... engineered a string of eight straight scoring drives (six touchdowns and two field goals) between the Air Force (Oct. 26) and Navy (Nov. 2) games, excepting a series of kneel downs at the conclusion of Notre Dame's visit to Colorado Springs ... tossed three touchdown passes in the 37-34 victory over Arizona State (Oct. 5) , which marked his seventh career game with at least three touchdown passes ... had his eighth at Air Force (Oct. 26) ... completed 17-of-22 passes for 284 yards and five touchdowns against the Falcons ... his 260.71 passing efficiency rating against Air Force is the eighth-best in the nation this year against an FBS team ... his five touchdown passes against the Falcons were the most by an Irish signal caller since Jimmy Clausen at Stanford on Nov. 28, 2009 ... he threw a touchdown pass to five different Irish receivers (Corey Robinson, William Fuller, Ben Koyack, TJ Jones and Chris Brown), the most by any quarterback in a single game in school history ... threw for 156 yards on 9-of-17 passing in the second quarter alone against Arizona State (Oct. 5), finishing the frame with two touchdowns ... the 156 passing yards were the most for Notre Dame in a quarter this season, and equaled the most in any single quarter since Sept. 3, 2011 against USF (fourth quarter) ... threw for 309 yards in the victory at Purdue (Sept. 14), including two second-half touchdown passes (both to DaVaris Daniels) to help Notre Dame rally past the Boilermakers ... sensational in the second half against Purdue ... completed 12 of his 16 passes after the intermission for 215 yards, with touchdown passes of nine- and 82 yards ... threw for 314 yards at Michigan (Sept. 7), marking the first time in his Irish career the signal caller surpassed the 300-yard plateau in consecutive games (career-high 346 against Temple on Aug. 31) ... had three touchdown passes in the first half against Temple ... third time in his career that he had at least three touchdown passes in one half ... his 15.04 passing yards per attempt figure vs. Temple ranked as the third highest ever in a game by a Notre Dame quarterback who attempted a minimum of 15 passes ... his 238.97 pass-efficiency rating was more than 100 points above his career mark coming in to the game and more than double his rating over each of his previous five starts ... his 21.6 passing yards per completion figure vs. Temple ranked as the highest in a game by a Notre Dame quarterback since Brady Quinn (22.1) at Stanford in 2003 ... since 1998, only Quinn and Jarious Jackson (twice) had a higher average per completion ... surpassed the 300-yard passing mark in each of the first three games this season ... second signal caller in school history that passed for more than 300 yards in each of the first three games of the season ... participated in the East-West Shrine Game.

JUNIOR SEASON (2012): Appeared in 11 games, with two starts (did not play vs. Navy and Alabama; started vs. Miami and BYU) ... completed 34 of 59 passes for 436 yards and two touchdowns ... led the Irish offense into position for the game-winning field goal against Purdue (Sept. 8), connecting on three of six throws for 35 yards on the scoring drive ... logged a season-high eight completions for 115 yards in the home victory over Michigan (Sept. 22) ... scored the only touchdown of the game against the Wolverines on a two-yard rush ... earned first start of the season against Miami (Oct. 6) at Soldier Field ... finished a perfect four for four through the air, and gunned the game-winning seven-yard touchdown strike to TJ Jones in overtime against Stanford (Oct. 13) ... threw for 116 yards and one touchdown in a starting effort against BYU (Oct. 20) ... completed six passes against Pittsburgh (Nov. 3).

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011): Started 12 games for the Irish, while appearing in all 13 ... took over for then-starter Dayne Crist at halftime of South Florida game, and started the remaining 12 games ... passed for over 200 yards in eight games ... threw multiple TDs in six games ... threw at least one touchdown pass in 11 straight games from 2010 to 2011, which ranks third for the longest streak in school history ... threw for 2,871 yards and 20 TDs on the year ... completed 65.5 percent of passes, the second-best completion percentage in a season by any Notre Dame QB ... tied school record by completing 14 consecutive passes at one point ... completed 135 consecutive passes without an interception, the third-longest streak in school history ... ranked in the top five in school history in single-season passes attempted, completed, TD passes and passing yards ... put together strong game in a 38-10 victory over Purdue, throwing for 254 yards and three scores ... tied career high with four TD passes, all coming in the first half, in a victory over Air Force ... four TD passes in first half tied with Brady Quinn for most in a half in Irish history ... named College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention Quarterback and FBS Independent Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 11) for effort against the Falcons ... produced most efficient game of season in win vs. Maryland, going 30 for 38 (79.0 percent) for 296 yards and two TDs ... named FBS Independent Offensive Player of the Week (Nov. 14) for performance against the Terrapins ... threw for 315 yards and three TDs at Michigan ... also had two TD tosses against South Florida and Wake Forest.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010): Played in nine games for the Irish, starting four contests (Utah, Army, USC and Miami) ... led Irish to four straight victories including a Hyundai Sun Bowl victory over Miami (Fla.) as the starting quarterback ... became the first freshman quarterback in Notre Dame history to ever lead the Irish to a victory in a bowl game ... completed 61.0 percent of his passes (100 of 164) for 1,106 yards and 12 touchdowns ... registered a passing efficiency of 132.70 ... recorded 17 completions of 20 yards or more ... completed 66.7 percent (40 of 60) of his passes on first down ... set a single-season freshman school record with 12 TD passes ... established a single-season freshman record in completion percentage ... ranked among the top five in the following categories for Irish freshman quarterbacks: passing yards (second, 1,106), passing efficiency (second, 132.70), pass attempts (third, 164), completions (third, 100) and games played (t-fourth, 9) ... made career debut against Michigan, but attempted two passes, one of which was intercepted, without a completion ... saw action late in the game against Navy, but guided the Irish on a touchdown drive ... went six of seven for 79 yards on the scoring drive ... replaced Dayne Crist following his season-ending injury against Tulsa ... proceeded to complete 33 of 54 passes for 334 yards and four TDs vs. Tulsa ... first Irish freshman quarterback to throw four TD passes in a single game ... the 334 yards passing was the most by a quarterback that did not start the game ... his 300-yard game was the 35th in school history and second by a Notre Dame freshman ... Brady Quinn was the only other freshman signal caller to throw for at least 300 yards in a single game (350, Oct. 25, 2003 at Boston College) ... started the final three games of the regular season at national sports landmarks (Notre Dame Stadium, Yankee Stadium and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum) ... ninth freshman quarterback to start for the Irish in the last 60 seasons (1951-present), joining Ralph Guglielmi (1951), Blair Kiel (1980), Steve Beuerlein (1983), Kent Graham (1987), Paul Failla (1991), Matt LoVecchio (2000), Brady Quinn (2003) and Jimmy Clausen (2007) ... first Irish freshman quarterback to knock off a top-20 opponent since Blair Kiel helped Notre Dame get past No. 13 Miami, (Fla.), 32-14 ... completed 13 of 20 passes for 129 yards and three TDs in the victory over Utah ... his three TD passes were the most by a freshman in his first career start in school history ... also threw for the fourth-most yards ever by an Irish quarterback in his first start ... threw seven TD passes in back-to-back outings against Tulsa (four) and Utah (three) ... the seven TD passes in consecutive games were the third-most TD passes over a two-game stretch in school history ... only Brady Quinn has ever thrown more TD passes in consecutive games ... Quinn had nine TD passes over back-to-back games in 2009 and twice had eight TD passes in consecutive games in 2006 ... threw for 214 yards and completed 13 of 20 passes for the second straight game in the victory over Army ... collected another TD pass against the Black Knights ... closed out the regular season connecting on 20 of 32 pass attempts for 149 yards and two TDs at USC ... first rookie Notre Dame quarterback to knock off USC since Matt LoVecchio in 2000 ... completed 15 of 29 passes for 201 yards and two TDs in the Hyundai Sun Bowl victory over Miami (Fla.).

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Completed 215 of 308 passes for 2,572 yards and 23 touchdowns as senior in 2009 at Lake Forest High School in Lake Forest, Ill. ... threw for 526 yards and six TDs in one 2009 game versus Bradford (Wis.) ... also threw for five TDs and 348 yards in 2009 vs. Warren ... as junior in 2008 completed 195 of 344 passes for 2,170 yards and 21 TDs (including four in 65-52 win over Wauconda) in seasons that ended with Illinois Class 6A first-round playoff loss to Lemont ... played basketball at Lake Forest until he enrolled at Notre Dame in January 2010 ... started final six games at quarterback for Lake Forest as sophomore in 2007 ... brother, Danny, was punter and holder at UCLA ... father, Bill, is former assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for years at UCLA (1979-93) under Terry Donohue, also has worked in scouting and pro personnel for Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers - after playing quarterback at Ohio Wesleyan and serving as an assistant coach at Northwestern (1976-78) for three years ... played for coach Chuck Spagnoli at Lake Forest ... son of Bill and Susan Rees ... graduated in December 2013 with a degree in management consulting from the Mendoza College of Business.

Rees' Career Statistics
Passing Rushing
Year G-S Comp Att INT Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
2010 9-4 100 164 8 61.0 1106 12 12 -2 -0.2 0
2011 13-12 269 411 14 65.5 2871 20 31 -56 -1.8 0
2012 11-2 34 59 2 57.6 436 2 4 -13 -3.2 1
TOTALS 33-18 403 634 24 57.6 4413 34 47 -71 -1.5 1

Tommy Rees
Tommy  Rees


Lake Forest, IL

High School:
Lake Forest

Height / Weight:
6-1½ / 215


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