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    Maurice Stovall

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Philadelphia, PA

    High School:
    Archbishop Carroll

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 222

    Position:
    Wide Receiver

    Birthdate:
    02/21/1985


    CAREER: Veteran talent at receiver who could be a vital component of the Irish offense ... made some of the most difficult catches for the Irish last season ... also made several big plays in 2004, including catches of 43 and 49 yards ... has earned three monograms with the Irish ... his tremendous height and leaping ability makes him extremely difficult to defend ... has proven big-play capability ... has a bright future ahead of him with limitless potential ... named to the third-team of The Sporting News' Freshman All-America team as a freshman in 2002 ... began college at the age of 17 and is still only 20 years old.

    2005 (SENIOR): One of college football's best receivers throughout the 2005 season ... ranks tied for second in Notre Dame history for touchdown receptions in a career with 19 and is fifth in receiving yards with 2,069 ... has started all 11 games at receiver and has 22 career starts ... had more than 100 yards receiving in five games this season ... has made 60 catches for 1,023 yards (17-yard average) and 11 touchdowns ... his 11 scoring catches ranks tied for second on the Irish single-season touchdown catches list ... caught seven passes for 136 yards (19.4-yard average) and one touchdown in the win over Stanford ... made several crucial catches late in the game with Stanford ... averaged 30.3 yards per catch against Syracuse with three receptions for 91 yards and a touchdown ... had catches of 41, 25 and 25 yards versus the Orange ... grabbed a game-high eight passes for 130 yards and three touchdowns in the win over Navy ... had scoring catches of 31, 16 and 10 yards against the Midshipmen ... opened the scoring versus Navy with an amazing one-handed catch in the back corner of the end zone ... caught two passes for 41 yards and a touchdown against Tennessee, including a spectacular 35-yard grab for a score ... had a record-breaking day against BYU with a school-record 14 catches for 207 yards (fifth in Irish history) and a school-record four touchdowns ... has scoring catches of 10, 15, 36 and 24 yards versus the Cougars ... made three catches for 30 yards against USC and caused matchup problems for the Trojan cornerbacks ... caught eight passes for 134 yards (16.8-yard average) against Purdue ... caught three passes for 34 yards (11.3-yard average) in the win at Washington ... had a career-best 178 receiving yards on eight catches (22.1-yard average) with one touchdown (a seven-yard catch) against Michigan State ... made a season-long 50-yard grab against the Spartans ... made two catches for 17 yards against Michigan ... had two receptions for 27 yards against Pittsburgh, including a 16-yard grab ... the pair of eight-catch outings are one short of his career single-game best (nine versus Purdue in '03 ... has logged 255:11 of playing time with six special teams appearances. 2004 (JUNIOR): Played in nine games with eight starts ... finished third on the team with 21 catches for 313 yards and one touchdown ... made three catches for 23 yards against BYU ... caught five passes for 82 yards, including a 49-yarder, versus Michigan ... caught two passes for 17 yards against Michigan State ... had a team-leading three catches for 59 yards versus Stanford, including a 43-yard reception ... had one catch for 14 yards against Navy ... had two catches for 37 yards versus Boston College with a long of 30 ... made two receptions for a team-high 41 yards against Tennessee, including a 29-yarder ... had two catches for 23 yards against Pittsburgh including a 17-yard touchdown ... made a 17-yard catch versus USC ... made 63 special team appearances and logged 131:18 of playing time.

    2003 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 12 games, starting three (Washington State, Boston College and Florida State) ... finished third on the team with 22 catches for 421 yards (19.1 avg.) and three touchdowns ... also played on special teams, making 10 tackles (seven solos) ... in his first career start, made three receptions for 24 yards versus Washington State ... led the team in receiving against Purdue by catching a career-high nine passes for a career-high 171 yards - the most receiving yards by an Irish receiver since Bobby Brown had 208 at Pittsburgh in 1999 ... turned in an 85-yard touchdown reception versus the Boilermakers, a career-long reception and the third-longest touchdown catch in Notre Dame history ... had one reception for 20 yards versus Southern California ... started against Boston College, making three receptions for 80 yards, including a 51-yard catch on the first offensive play of the game ... also had a 23-yard touchdown reception against BC ... had three receptions for 21 yards versus Florida State ... made a 45-yard touchdown catch against Stanford ... led the team with 60 receiving yards on two catches versus Syracuse ... logged 190:48 of playing time and made 74 special teams appearances.

    2002 (FRESHMAN): Played in all 13 games as a reserve wide receiver ... named to the third team of The Sporting News' freshman All-America team ... pulled in 18 catches for 312 yards, an average of 17.3 yards a catch ... in his first game with the Irish, made a 16-yard reception versus Maryland ... had a 41-yard catch on the second play of the game against Michigan ... pulled in two receptions for 59 yards against Michigan State, including a 44-yarder, and scored his first career touchdown on a 15-yard reception ... featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated for the week of Sept. 25, in a photo of that scoring catch ... had two receptions for 21 yards against Stanford ... added two catches for 33 yards against Florida State ... posted his second touchdown catch (20 yards) against Boston College, pulling in three for 33 yards versus the Eagles ... had another big play against Navy, with a 38-yard reception ... made two receptions for 39 yards versus Rutgers, including a 26-yard touchdown catch ... recorded three catches for 25 yards against North Carolina State in the 2003 Gator Bowl ... logged 146:50 and made two special teams appearances.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Archbishop John Carroll High School in Radnor, Pa. ... a first-team USA Today All-American ... a Student Sports All-American ... named co-Catholic League Player of the Year by the Philadelphia Daily News ... rated the No. 32 player nationally by the Chicago Sun-Times ... a first-team all-state pick as a senior as an all-purpose defender ... the Delaware County Daily Times player of the year for 2001 ... earned four letters in football at wide receiver and free safety ... caught 31 passes for 743 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior in 2001 for the Philadelphia Catholic League Blue Division's championship team ... returned four punts for scores in 2001 and returned five of his 11 interceptions for touchdowns - with those nine return TDs setting a city record ... caught 19 passes as a junior, finishing his career with 50 catches for 1,176 yards (23.5 average) and 15 touchdowns ... helped team go 39-3 and win two division titles in three seasons ... captain of football squad as senior ... made 56 tackles, one sack as senior safety ... returned 13 punts in 2001 for 494 yards ... finished with 26 career touchdowns ... was a starter for the East team in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio ... selected for the Pennsylvania Big 33 All-Star game ... earned two letters in track and field, competing in the 200 and 400 meters and long jump ... a two-time team captain and all-state pick in track and field ... set area records at 23.1 in 200 meters and 50.7 in 400 meters ... born Feb. 21, 1985 in Philadelphia ... full name is Maurice Aurilius Stovall Jr. ... one of two children ... father Maurice Stovall Sr. played football at Cheyney University ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in sociology and computer applications.

    G-GS Rec. Yds. Avg. TDLG
    200213-01831217.3344
    200312-32242119.1385
    20049-82131314.9149
    200511-1160102317.01150
    TOTAL45-22121206917.11185

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