An Interview with Brian Kelly

The Irish Head Coach Gives Updates on the Team's Offseason


Coach Kelly Press Conference Transcript - Purdue Week


Coach Kelly's Signing Day Quotes


Notre Dame Adds 23 To 2010 Football Roster


FB: Blue Gold Game (1st Half)


FB: Blue Gold Game (Highlights)

Highlights of the 2012 Blue-Gold Game.


FB: Practice Update March 31

The Notre Dame football team continues its 2012 spring practice schedule and continues its daily report with a look at the team's first scrimmage of the season and onto the field with tight ends coach Scott Booker.


Irish work out for the ninth consecutive day as the tight end position is highlighted.

Notre Dame runs through its ninth consecutive day of preseason practice as the Irish tight end group is highlighted.


Gold defeats Blue 17-14.

The Gold team defeats Blue 17-14 behind two rushing touchdowns from Andrew Hendrix.

Welch's career highs

Receptions: 1, Navy, Oct. 29, 2011

Receiving yards: 8, Navy, Oct. 29, 2011 (1 receptions)

Long reception: 8, Navy, Oct. 29, 2011

All-purpose yards: 8, Navy, Oct. 29, 2011

Tackles: 1, vs Maryland, Nov. 12, 2011 (1-0); Boston College, Nov. 19, 2011 (0-1); Navy, Oct. 29, 2011 (1-0)

JUNIOR SEASON (2012): Missed entire season following preseason knee injury.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011): Saw action in 10 games ... caught one pass for eight yards and recorded three tackles on special teams ... caught pass in win vs. Navy ... tackles came in wins against the Midshipmen, Maryland and Maryland.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010): Did not see game action during the 2010 season.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team Ohio all-state tight end for 2009 by ... an honorable mention selection on 2009 Cincinnati Enquirer Football All-Stars ... rated #10 tight end nationally by SuperPrep ... rated 112th player nationally by The Kickoff Top 120 ... caught 43 passes for 620 yards and five touchdowns as senior in 2009 ... had five catches for 98 yards, including 41-yarder for a TD vs. Trinity in 2009 ... also caught five for 89 yards and two TDs vs. St. Francis de Sales in 2009 ... caught 32 passes for 480 yards as junior in 2008, four of them for TDs at Elder High School in Cincinnati, Ohio ... helped Elder to 10-3 mark as senior in 2009, including Ohio Division I semifinal loss to Hilliard Davidson ... selected to South roster for Ohio North-South Classic in April 2010 in Columbus, Ohio ... 2009 Elder team had been ranked as high as third nationally early in the fall ... as junior in 2008 helped Elder to 13-2 record, including Ohio Division 1 championship game loss to Cleveland St. Ignatius ... from same high school as former Irish tight end Kyle Rudolph ... played behind Rudolph at tight end as a sophomore in 2007 when Rudolph was a senior ... starting center on 2009 Elder basketball team ... joins long list of Elder graduates to play football at Notre Dame, including 1975 co-captain and offensive tackle Ed Bauer ... nephew of former Irish linebacker Steve Heimkreiter (1975-78) ... played for coach Doug Ramsey at Elder ... son of Austin and Lynn Welch ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business as a management consulting major.

Welch's Career Statistics

Year G-S Rec Yds TD LG Rec/G Avg/C Avg/G
2010 Did Not Play
2011 10-0 1 8 0 8 0.1 8 0.8
2012 Did Not Play
TOTAL 10-0 1 8 0 8 0.1 8 0.8

Alex Welch
Alex  Welch


Cincinnati, OH

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3½ / 251

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