Irish starter at right tackle in 2000 and 2001 ... stalwart
of Notre Dame offensive line not missing a game his last two seasons ... good athlete who made noteworthy gains in strength and size ...
began as raw talent but developed into solid offensive lineman ...
one of Notre Dame's most improved players throughout his career with
the Irish ... was a leader on the offensive line, especially vocally
his senior season ... earned invitations to the Hula Bowl, the East West
Shrine Game and the Senior Bowl ... signed a free agent contract with
the Indianapolis Colts
AS A SENIOR: Returned as Irish starter at right offensive
tackle in 2001 ... played 264:36 minutes in '01 ... named to the
all-independent team by collegefootballnews.com ...started at right
tackle vs. Nebraska, then moved to right guard in a starting role vs.
Michigan State and Texas A&M after injury to Sean Milligan ... returned
to start at right tackle the remainder of the season ... named to
Football News preseason all-independent team ... helped Irish amass 345
yards rushing vs. West Virginia, Notre Dame's most since gaining 380
yards vs. Boston College last year ... Irish collected 208 yards
rushing vs. USC ... helped Notre Dame rush for 233 yards vs. Boston
College ... Notre Dame finished 30th in the nation in rushing offense.
AS A JUNIOR: Irish regular at right offensive tackle in 2000
... started all 12 games, including vs. Oregon State in 2001
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl ... played every offensive snap vs. Air Force
... helped Irish score four touchdowns on the ground and rack up
380 yards rushing vs. Boston College, the highest Notre Dame rushing
output since 1996 vs. Boston College ... helped Irish rank 14th
nationally in rushing and 17th in passing efficiency.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Saw action in every game on special teams in
'99 (60 appearances) and as reserve offensive lineman vs. Kansas,
Purdue, Michigan State, and Tennessee ... started last three games
of season at left tackle following season-ending injury to Jordan
Black ... made first career start vs. Pittsburgh, replacing Black,
then also started vs. Boston College and Stanford.
AS A FRESHMAN: Made one game appearance in '98 as offensive
guard ... played vs. Navy as backup at quick guard on Irish
offensive line ... made '98 preseason switch from defense to
offensive line ... did not see varsity action as rookie Irish
defensive lineman in '97.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: USA Today honorable mention
All-American ... a Reebok prep All-America pick, one of 26 players
... rated one of top 27 high school seniors in '96 by Football News
... rated 38th nationally among offensive prospects by The Sporting
News ... ranked as 25th best prospect nationally by Chicago
Sun-Times ... named to Best in the West team by Long Beach
Press-Telegram ... earned three letters in football at Servite High
School in Anaheim, Calif. ... made 79 tackles and eight sacks on
defense in '96 ... helped Servite to league titles in '95 and '96 ... committed to Notre Dame in September '96 ... from same high
school as former Irish quarterback Steve Beuerlein ... selected for
California vs. Texas Shrine all-star game ... earned two letters in
basketball, two in track and one in baseball ... league champion in
shot put and discus as junior ... born 4-4-79 in San Gabriel,
Calif. ... second oldest of four children ... full name is Kurt
F. Vollers ... earned a degree from the College of Arts and Letters
with a major in sociology.
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