Clausen-to-Rudolph touchdown pass in final minute gives Notre Dame the victory.
CAREER: Veteran wide receiver has 38 receptions in 19 games over the past two seasons ... played in 25 games in Irish career and started four contests ... totaled 39 receptions for 418 yards and a touchdown at Notre Dame ... member of a talented and deep wide receiver group and opens 2009 at the Z receiver position in competition with Michael Floyd and John Goodman.
2008 (JUNIOR): Appeared in six games in 2009 against Michigan, Michigan State, Stanford, Washington, Pittsburgh, and Navy ... recorded nine catches for 50 yards with a long reception of 12 yards ... recorded season highs in both receptions (four) and yards (22) vs. Michigan State ... reeled in three passes for 19 yards in victory at Washington ... logged 61:02 of playing time with two special-teams appearances.
2007 (SOPHOMORE): Ranked second on the team in receiving yards and third in receptions ... established career highs with 29 catches for 361 yards (12.4 avg.) and one touchdown while appearing in all 12 contests and starting four games (Michigan, Boston College, Navy, Air Force) ... led or tied for the team lead in receptions vs. Georgia Tech, Purdue and Boston College ... saw first meaningful snaps of his Notre Dame career in the season opener vs. Georgia Tech ... recorded three receptions for 30 yards ... recorded only one reception, the longest of the day at 35 yards vs. Penn State ... reception vs. the Nittany Lions was also longest in career ... started first career game for Notre Dame at Michigan and pulled in one reception for seven yards ... made a career-high seven catches for 93 yards, leading the Irish vs. Purdue ... had three receptions for 13 yards at UCLA ... led the Irish in receiving vs. Boston College... grabbed the first touchdown of his Irish career ...recorded a career-high 94 yards on four catches vs. the Eagles ... made three receptions for 15 yards vs. USC ... had two receptions for 25 yards including a long of 21 yards vs. Navy ... caught five passes for 49 yards vs. Air Force ... logged 188:08 of playing time for the season with one special teams appearance.
2006 (FRESHMAN): Promising wide receiver played in six games and caught one pass for seven yards vs. Michigan ... totaled 12:06 of playing time with three special teams appearances.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland, Ohio ... a second-team pick as end on 2005 Division I All-Ohio team named by Associated Press ... caught 32 passes for 675 yards and 12 TDs in six games as senior in `05 for St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland, Ohio ... missed second half of '05 season ... caught 10 passes for 240 yards and four TDs on a September 2005 trip to South Bend area where his St. Ignatius team defeated Penn ... caught 39 passes as junior in `04 for 900 yards and 13 TDs ... also competed in basketball and track ... high school teammate of fellow Irish senior John Ryan ... attended Notre Dame '05 summer football camp ... born Dec. 3, 1987 ... high school coach was Chuck Kyle ... son of Robert and Sue Parris ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, majoring in finance ... earned a 3.267 grade-point average in `07 spring semester, a 3.20 GPA in '07 fall semester and a 3.20 GPA in spring `09.