2005 (SENIOR): Veteran guard who has played a key role on the offensive line ... has started all 11 games this season and 34 over his career, including the last 33 ... has helped an explosive offense that has averaged 38.2 points and 489.1 yards per game (334.3 passing, 154.8 rushing) ... helped lead the way as halfback Darius Walker has eclipsed 100 rushing yards in seven games this season ... a key factor in the Irish garnering 502 total yards (275 rushing, 227 passing) in the season opener, a 42-21 win at Pittsburgh ... helped lead the offense to a dominant outing versus Washington as the Irish gained 560 total yards and controlled the ball for 36:56 of possession time ... part of an excellent performance by the line against Purdue as the Irish did not allow a sack while leading the offense to 621 total yards (468 passing, 153 rushing) and 49 points ... big part of an offensive outing versus USC that produced 31 points (most by a Trojan foe since 2003), 417 total yards (264 passing, 153 rushing) and 28 first downs while controlling the ball for an astounding 38:40 ... helped the Irish to 49 points, 511 yards of offense and seven touchdowns in a 49-23 win over BYU ... helped the Irish offense to a big day against Tennessee's highly-rated defense as Notre Dame's offense produced 27 points and 343 yards ... prevented Navy from registering a quarterback sack as the Irish moved for 505 yards, 221 rushing yards and 284 yards via the pass in a 42-21 victory over the Midshipmen ... helped the Irish offense rack up 663 yards (231 rushing, 432 passing) and five touchdowns in the win over Stanford ... has logged 303:00 of playing time with 69 special teams appearances.
2004 (SENIOR): A starter in all 12 games at right guard ... a major factor in Notre Dame's ability to rush for 195 yards against top-ranked USC, the most rushing yards allowed by the Trojans in two years ... had a solid day as part of the offensive line unit that cleared the way for the Irish to rush for 204 yards versus Navy ... provided solid protection for Brady Quinn's four-touchdown pass performance against Washington ... helped open the way for Darius Walker to rush for 115 yards versus Michigan ... made 40 special teams appearances and logged 348:05 of playing time.
2003 (JUNIOR): Played in 10 games (starting all 10) at right guard ... missed two games with an injury (Navy and Brigham Young) ... caught a tipped pass at the line versus Michigan State ... moved to right guard against Pittsburgh and helped running back Julius Jones rush for a school-record 262 yards ... was forced to leave the Florida State game due to an injury early in the second quarter and missed the next two games ... returned to action against Stanford and helped Jones run for 218 yards, becoming the first player in Notre Dame history to rush for 200-plus yards three times in a season ... played 207:13 and made 12 special teams appearances.
2002 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 11 games, making one start in the Gator Bowl versus North Carolina State ... started the year as a reserve offensive guard and moved to tackle and into the starting lineup for the Gator Bowl, in place of Brennan Curtin ... made first career appearance for the Irish versus Maryland ... became a regular part of the offensive line rotation and saw much more playing time as the season progressed ... logged 82:23 of playing time and made two special teams appearances.
2001 (FRESHMAN): Did not see action as a rookie offensive guard.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Barrington (Ill.) High School ... a Parade All-American ... rated 95th on the Chicago Sun-Times list of nation's top 100 prospects ... rated the top offensive lineman in Midwest ... earned three letters in football, helping his team win two league titles ... team captain as a senior ... made 63 "pancake blocks" as a senior in 2000 ... helped lead team to state title game as a junior in 1999 ... won three letters in track and field, qualifying for the state meet in the discus and shot put ... a two-time captain and all-league pick in track ... played volleyball on the junior varsity for two years as a freshman and a sophomore ... his father Mark Stevenson played at Missouri and for the Detroit Lions as a center/guard in 1985 ... a brother Tony played football at Arizona State while another brother Joey played football at Arizona Western ... full name is Dan Whitney Stevenson ... third-oldest of six children ... born Oct. 24, 1982, in Chicago ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business with a major in marketing.