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    Prince

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Charlotte, NC

    High School:
    Ardrey Kell

    Height / Weight:
    6-1½ / 258

    Position:
    Outside Linebacker


    08/19/2014

    Football Media Day Transcript With Coaches and Players

    Coaches and players spoke with the media on Tuesday

    05/10/2014

    Three Irish Players Drafted On Day Three Of The 2014 NFL Draft

    A total of eight former Irish players were selected in the draft, which is the most for Notre Dame since 1994

    11/21/2013

    A Prince for His Family

    Senior linebacker Prince Shembo has triumphed over family tragedy.

    11/21/2013

    A Prince for His Family

    Senior linebacker Prince Shembo has triumphed over family tragedy.

    11/10/2013

    Pitt Outlasts No. 24 Irish, 28-21

    Notre Dame piles up 456 yards of offense, but cannot overcome -3 turnover margin in road defeat.

    03/23/2012

    FB: Practice Update March 23

    UND.com goes inside the second practice of spring 2012 with the Fighting Irish, focusing on the ND linebacking corps.

    11/07/2011

    FB: Irish Connection 21

    ICON provides a full game review of the victory at Wake Forest.

    09/26/2011

    FB: Inside Notre Dame Football #4

    Watch the latest edition of Inside Notre Dame Football, recapping the Pittsburgh game.

    09/25/2011

    Watch the highlights from the Irish Victory

    09/11/2011

    Experience the sidelines at Michigan Stadium, Rocket in the locker room and a game review with Coach Kelly.

    The newest edition of Irish Connection gives you a first-hand look at the ND sidelines at Michigan Stadium, Rocket Ismail in the Irish locker room and a full game review with Coach Kelly.

    11/30/2013

    Notre Dame vs. Stanford (USATSI)

    Notre Dame vs. Stanford (USATSI)

    11/02/2013

    Notre Dame vs. Navy (USATSI)

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

    09/07/2013

    Notre Dame at Michigan (USATSI)

    The Irish fell 41-30 in front of an NCAA-record crowd of 115,109.

    08/31/2013

    Notre Dame vs. Temple (USATSI)

    The Irish opened the season with a 28-6 home victory, the 200th of Brian Kelly's coaching career.

    01/07/2013

    Irish Title Hopes Halted By Crimson Tide, 42-14 (AP)

    Everett Golson completed his first season as the starter by going 21 of 36 for 270 yards.

    SHEMBO'S PLACE IN THE IRISH RECORD BOOKS

    Career Sacks (2010-, 14.0, t-11th)

    SHEMBO'S HONORS & AWARDS

    2013 Bednarik Award Watch List

    College Football Performance Awards National Defensive Performer of the Week (11.11)

    College Football Performance Awards National Defensive Lineman of the Week (11.11)

    FBS Independent Defensive Player of the Week (11.11)

    Shembo's Career Highs

    Tackles:9, at Michigan State, Sept. 15, 2012 (3-6)

    Sacks:3.0, at Boston College, Nov. 10, 2012 (3-0)

    Tackles for loss:4.0, at Boston College, Nov. 10, 2012 (4-0)

    Fumbles forced:1, at Boston College, Oct. 02, 2010

    Fumbles recovered:1, at Boston College, Nov. 10, 2012

    Pass breakups:1, Pittsburgh, Nov. 3, 2012

    SENIOR SEASON (2013): Started all 13 games ... started each of the last 26 games of career ... registered 48 total tackles, including 26 solo stops ... recorded five and a half sacks and five and a half tackles for loss ... added a forced fumble ... collected a team-best 17 quarterback hurries ... the 17 quarterback hurries are the most by an Irish player since 2004 (when the stat started to be consistently recorded) ... recorded two tackles, and half a sack, in the 29-16 victory over Rutgers (Dec. 28) in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl ... did not register a sack over Notre Dame's first five games, but exploded for three in the victory over Arizona State (Oct. 5) ... his three sacks were tied for the seventh-most by an FBS player in a single game in '13 ... fourth Notre Dame player to ever register three or more sacks in multiple games ... joins Justin Tuck, Victor Abiamiri and Bert Berry ... ranks tied for seventh on Notre Dame's all-time sacks list with 19.0 (since 1982) ... in addition to three sacks against Arizona State, added a season-high seven tackles against the Sun Devils ... registered six tackles against Navy (Nov. 2) and Stanford (Nov. 30) ... recorded sack and forced fumble against Pittsburgh (Nov. 9) ... had two quarterback hurries against BYU (Nov. 23), three at Pittsburgh, three against Navy and season-high five against Temple (Aug. 31) ... participated in the East-West Shrine Game.

    JUNIOR SEASON (2012): Started all 13 games for the Irish ... notched career-high 51 tackles (22 unassisted), with 10.5 stops resulting in a loss and 7.5 sacks ... TFL and sack totals ranked second on the team behind Stephon Tuitt (13 TFL and 12 sacks) ... logged five tackles in the home opening win over Purdue (Sept. 8) ... career-high nine tackles, including two tackles for a loss and a full sack, in the victory at Michigan State (Sept. 15) ... had two tackles (one sack) against Michigan (Sept. 22) ... finished with four tackles in the overtime win against Stanford (Oct. 13) ... registered five stops in the home victory over BYU (Oct. 20) ... credited with three tackles, including one tackle for loss, at Oklahoma (Oct. 27) ... contributed eight tackles, with two stops behind the line of scrimmage and a full sack, against Pittsburgh (Nov. 3) ... five tackles (three sacks) at Boston College (Nov. 10) ... cost the Eagles 29 yards with four total stops for a loss, and also recovered a fumble in the game ... closed out the regular season with five tackles against USC (Nov. 24) ... credited with half of a tackle for a loss during the game.

    SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011): Appeared in 12 games for the Irish, while starting eight contests ... did not play vs. Michigan State ... did not start vs. Air Force, Maryland or Boston College ... notched six games with three tackles or more ... totaled 31 tackles, including three and a half for loss ... also had a pair of sacks ... recorded a career-high six tackles at Pittsburgh and also had a sack for an 11-yard loss ... registered four tackles and a sack in a win at Wake Forest ... also had four tackles each against USC and Navy.

    FRESHMAN SEASON (2010): Saw action in all 13 games in 2010 ... one of six freshmen to make their Irish debut against Purdue ... one of three freshmen (joined Austin Collinsworth and Bennett Jackson) to play in every game... registered 15 tackles on the year, including six solo stops and nine assisted tackles ... had only three tackles, including half a tackle for loss, in Notre Dame's first four games of the season ... then recorded two and a half sacks, forced fumble and quarterback hurry in the two games against Boston College and Pittsburgh ... picked up his first career sack and forced fumble on the same play late in the third quarter against the Eagles ... added a second sack in the fourth quarter versus Boston College ... registered a quarterback hurry and half sack in the victory over the Panthers ... recorded a career-high five tackles, including two solo, and one sack in the victory over No. 15 Utah ... totaled three tackles and a sack (for minus-16 yards) in the Hyundai Sun Bowl victory over Miami (Fla.) ... totaled 121 snaps on defense, the sixth most of any Irish linebacker.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Selected to play in 2010 Offense-Defense Bowl in Myrtle Beach, S.C. ... named SuperPrep All-American and 11th-best linebacker nationally ... rated seventh-best inside linebacker nationally and among top 250 players nationally by Rivals.com ... received honorable mention accolades on Orlando Sentinel all-Southern Team following senior year in 2009 ... played in only five games during senior campaign at Ardrey Kell High School in Charlotte, N.C., due to an ankle injury ... invited to play in Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas and helped North Carolina defeat South Carolina 24-14 ... ranked sixth-best player in North Carolina by SuperPrep ... rated ninth-best player in North Carolina by Charlotte Observer ... recorded 86 tackles with nine sacks and added two interceptions, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as junior in 2008 ... made 117 tackles during sophomore season in 2007 and was named to 2007 all-Observer team by Charlotte Observer ... one of only two sophomores on that team and was joined by former Irish defensive back Robert Blanton ... helped lead Knights to first state playoff appearance in 2007 ... became starter on Ardrey Kell's initial varsity team as freshman in 2006 ... also competed in basketball and track in high school ... played for coach Marty Woolbright at Ardrey Kell ... son of Maurice and Gina Shembo ... father moved to United States in 1986 from Democratic Republic of the Congo ...graduated in December 2013 with a degree in film, television and theatre from the College of Arts and Letters.

    Shembo's Career Statistics

    Tackles
    Year G-S TT UT AT TFL Scks FF FR BLK
    2010 13-0 15 6 9 5.0-40 4.5-39 1 0-0 0-0
    2011 12-8 31 17 14 3.5-18 2.0-15 0 0-0 0-0
    2012 13-13 51 22 29 10.5-63 7.5-55 0 1-0 0-0
    TOTALS 38-21 97 45 52 19.0-121 14.0-109 1 1-0 0-0
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