Brian Kelly Sunday Teleconference Transcript

Irish Rout Syracuse, 50-33


FULL GAME: Notre Dame vs. USC

NBC's broadcast of Notre Dame's 49-14 victory over USC.


  • One of nine scholarship freshmen who did not see the field
  • Joined Ian Book, Liam Eichenberg, Tony Jones Jr., Jonathan Jones, Deon McIntosh, D.J. Morgan, Adetokunbo Ogundeji and John Shannon as first-year players who helped the Irish on their respective scout teams


  • One of the top players in the state of Ohio and an elite offensive line prospect nationally
  • Hails from the same high school as former Irish tight end and current Minnesota Viking Kyle Rudolph
  • Helped Elder to a 9-4 record and quarterfinal appearance in the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division I playoffs as a senior in 2015
  • First player from this recruiting class to commit to Notre Dame (October 2014)
  • 2015 Gatorade Ohio Player of the Year
  • First offensive lineman to win Gatorade Ohio Player of the Year since 2006
  • Joins Dan McCarthy (2008), Tony Fisher (1998) and Marc Edwards (1993) as previous Gatorade Ohio Player of the Year winners to sign with Notre Dame
  • Selected to participate in the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas and the 2015 Nike "The Opening" in Beaverton, Oregon
  • 2015 MaxPreps First Team All-American
  • 2015 American Family Insurance All-USA Ohio Football Team
  • 2015 Associated Press All-Ohio Division I First Team
  • 2015 Enquirer Media Ohio High School All-Star First Team
  • As a senior in 2015, amassed 156 pancake blocks and anchored an offense that racked up 5,064 yards of total offense and averaged 390.3 yards per game
  • No. 37-ranked player nationally and No. 3-ranked offensive tackle on 300 list
  • No. 99-ranked player in the nation and No. 10-ranked offensive tackle on ESPN 300 list
  • No. 27-ranked player in the nation and No. 3-ranked offensive tackle on Top 247
  • No. 41-ranked player in the nation and No. 4-ranked offensive tackle on 250 list
  • No. 73-ranked player on the PrepStar Top 350 Dream Team
  • No. 24-ranked player on the Tom Lemming Prep Football Report
  • Ohio's No. 1-ranked player by 247Sports, No. 2-ranked player by Scout, No. 4-ranked player by ESPN and No. 1-ranked player by Rivals
  • Played for coach Doug Ramsey at Elder High School
  • Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business


    Tommy Kraemer
    Tommy  Kraemer


    Cincinnati, OH

    High School:

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 5/8 / 315

    Offensive Line

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