Images from some recent matchups between the Fighting Irish and Trojans
2012 (SENIOR): Was a crucial player in all 13 games, appearing primarily on special teams ... credited with six tackles (three unassisted) ... logged two tackles against Navy (Sept. 1) in the season opener ... had one stop on the road against Michigan State (Sept. 15) ... recorded a solo tackle against Miami (Oct. 6) to aide in defeating the Hurricanes 41-3 ... added an assisted tackle in the BCS title game against Alabama ... brother, Will, was on the 2012 team ... they comprised one of four sets of brothers on the team.
2011 (JUNIOR): Played in all 13 games as a member of the special teams unit ... tallied 10 tackles ... had two each in wins over Air Force, Navy and Maryland ... also had a tackle against Michigan State, Purdue, Wake Forest and Florida State in Champs Sports Bowl ... named gameday captain vs. Navy ... made a key block against Michigan State springing George Atkinson III for a kickoff return touchdown.
2010 (SOPHOMORE): Played in nine games for the Irish, primarily on special teams ... did not play against Purdue, Michigan, Stanford and Miami (Fla.) in the Sun Bowl ... recorded two tackles on the season.
2009 (FRESHMAN): Transferred to Notre Dame and did not play.
2008 (FRESHMAN): Played in all 11 games at Butler University and recorded four tackles ... helped the Bulldogs to a 6-5 record, the most wins by the team had in 12 seasons.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: All-conference defensive back at Carmel Catholic High School ... earned all-area recognition ... team captain ... helped lead high school team to a 10-3 record and the Illinois 7A state semifinals in 2007 ... earned two varsity football letters ... registered 107 tackles, four interceptions and one touchdown on a blocked punt as a senior ... coached in high school by Andy Bitto ... son of Pat and Lindy Salvi ...