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03/17/2015

Brian Kelly Spring Football Preview Press Conference Transcript

Brian Kelly opens 2015 Spring Practice

HOGE'S HONORS AND AWARDS: Notre Dame Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year (2015)

FRESHMAN SEASON (2015): One of 10 scholarship freshmen who spent the season on scout team and did not see the field...joined Josh Barajas, Trevor Ruhland, Asmar Bilal, Elijah Taylor, Ashton White, Brandon Tiassum, Shaun Crawford, Micah Dew-Treadway and Miles Boykin as rookies who helped the Irish on their scout teams.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team offensive lineman on 2015 Parade prep All-America squad ... first-team offensive tackle on USA Today American Family Insurance All-USA Football Team for 2014 ... named to American Family Insurance All-USA Idaho Football Team as offensive player of the year and offensive lineman ... first-team offensive lineman on MaxPreps All-American Team for 2015 ... ranked 48th player nationally and No. 2 offensive guard on Scout 300 list ... listed 77th player nationally on PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team ... rated 150th player in nation and No. 1 center on Rivals.com 250 list ... rated 89th player in nation and No. 1 center on 247Sports Top 247 list--and 131st overall and No. 1 center on ESPN 300 list ... rated 75th player nationally on Tom Lemming's Top 300 list ... Idaho Class 5A Player of the Year as senior by Idaho Statesman ... Idaho Gatorade Player of the Year in both 2014 and 2013 as first player from Idaho to win the award twice ... played as senior in 2014 for Highland High School in Pocatello, Idaho ... helped Highland to Idaho Class 5A state title and 12-0 record with title-game victory over Meridian Mountain View ... had 133 pancake bocks and helped Highland average 407 yards and 43.1 points per game in 2014 ... started 47 consecutive games at center for Highland, from first game of freshman season through Idaho state title game in senior campaign, helping Rams to 41-6 record over that span ... played in U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio ... nephew of Merril Hoge, current ESPN pro football analyst and a former NFL running back with Pittsburgh Steelers (1987-93) and Chicago Bears (1994) ... enrolled at Notre Dame and began taking classes in January and participated in 2015 spring drills with the Irish ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in political science.

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Tristen Hoge
Tristen  Hoge

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Pocatello, ID

High School:
Highland

Height / Weight:
6-4 1/2 / 303

Position:
Offensive Line

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