Irish Football keeps looking for ways to improve
Quotes from head coach Brian Kelly's media conference
Notre Dame leads the all-time series with the Tar Heels, 16-2.
Coach Kelly reviews the Fighting Irish's performance against Purdue.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2014): Played in 10 games ... did not play vs. North Carolina, Florida State and Navy ... did not catch a pass in the regular season ... majority of his action came in multiple tight end sets ... made his Irish debut in the season-opening victory over Rice (Aug. 30) ... saw limited action in the 31-0 rout of Michigan (Sept. 6) and victory over Purdue (Sept. 13) ... saw regular action at tight end as Notre Dame went to a number of two-tight end sets in the 31-15 victory over Syracuse (Sept. 27) and 17-14 triumph over No. 14 Stanford (Oct. 4) ... did not play in the 50-43 victory over North Carolina (Oct. 11) or the tight loss at No. 2 Florida State (Oct. 18) ... returned to the field in the 49-39 victory over Navy (Nov. 1) ... played at No. 11 Arizona State (Nov. 8), Northwestern (Nov. 15), Louisville (Nov. 22) and at USC (Nov. 29) ... saw most extensive action of the season in the Music City Bowl victory over No. 22 LSU (Dec. 30) ... even lined up in the backfield as a lead blocker ... helped the Irish rush for 263 yards and three TDs against the Tigers.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked as 38th best player nationally by Tom Lemming/CBS Sports and 107th by ESPN ... second-team Long Beach Press-Telegram 2013 Football Dream Team selection at tight end ... played tight end and linebacker at La Mirada High School in La Mirada, California ... made 33 receptions as a senior in 2013 for 412 yards and four TDs ... caught 43 passes for 594 yards and eight TDs as a junior in 2012 ... helped La Mirada to 9-2 overall record in 2012 as well as 5-0 league mark good for Suburban League title ... brother, Isaac, will be a redshirt junior offensive lineman at Alabama in 2014 ... played in Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Florida ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters.
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