Sunday Brunch by John Heisler
Irish head coach discusses Saturday's Shamrock Series game at Fenway Park.
The seventh installment of the Shamrock Series brings Notre Dame to one of baseball's cathedrals and a 7:30 p.m. Saturday night game on NBCSN.
The 2015 Irish senior class over its four years finished 21-3 in Notre Dame Stadium.
Irish look to complete 26th all-time unblemished season at Notre Dame Stadium with home finale against Demon Deacons.
Notre Dame defeats Boston College 19-16
DeShone Kizer threw for five touchdowns and ran for another as No. 8 Notre Dame won 42-30 at Pitt
The Irish traveled to Philadelphia to take on the Owls on Saturday night.
The Irish welcomed the Trojans to Notre Dame on Saturday night.
Notre Dame outscores Navy 17-3 in the second half to improve to 5-1
WILL FULLER'S HONORS AND AWARDS
Sports Illustrated Honorable Mention All-American (2014)
Notre Dame Offensive Player of the Year (2014)
College Sports Madness Independent Offensive Player of the Week (10.12.2014)
WILL FULLER'S PLACE IN THE IRISH RECORD BOOKS
Single-Game Touchdown Receptions (Nov. 15, 2014 vs. Northwestern, 3, t-2nd)
Single-Season Touchdown Receptions (2014, 15, t-1st)
Single-Season Receptions (2014, 76, 7th)
Single-Season 100-Yard Receiving Games (2014, 4, t-8th)
Single-Season Receiving Yards (2014, 1,094, 8th)
Single-Season Touchdowns (2014, 15, t-7th)
Career Touchdown Receptions (2013-, 16, t-9th)
Career 100-Yard Receiving Games (2013-, 4, t-11th)
FULLER'S CAREER HIGHS
Points scored: 18, Northwestern, Nov. 15, 2014
TDs: 3, Northwestern, Nov. 15, 2014
Rush attempts: 1, vs. Rutgers, Dec. 28, 2013; USC, Oct. 19, 2013
Rush yards: 5, USC, Oct. 19, 2013 (1 carry)
Long rush: 5, USC, Oct. 19, 2013
Receptions: 9, Northwestern, Nov. 15, 2014; Michigan, Sept. 6, 2014
Receiving yards: 159, Northwestern, Nov. 15, 2014 (9 receptions)
Receiving TDs: 3, Northwestern, Nov. 15, 2014
Long reception: 75, Rice, Aug. 30, 2014
Total offense attempts: 1, vs. Rutgers, Dec. 28, 2013 (1 rush, 0 pass); USC, Oct. 19, 2013 (1 rush, 0 pass)
Total offense yards: 5, USC, Oct. 19, 2013 (5 rush, 0 pass)
All-purpose yards: 159, Northwestern, Nov. 15, 2014
Punt returns: 1, vs. LSU, Dec. 30, 2014
Tackles: 1, at Arizona State, Nov. 8, 2014 (1-0); Northwestern, Nov. 15, 2014 (1-0); Louisville, Nov. 22, 2014 (1-0)
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014): Started at wide receiver in all 13 games ... led Notre Dame in receptions (76), receiving yards (1,094) and receiving TDs (15) ... ranked third in the FBS in TD catches, 21st in receiving yards, 23rd in receiving yards per game (84.2), tied for 24th in total TD (15) and 34th in receptions per game (5.8) ... his 15 TD receptions, 76 catches and 1,094 receiving yards are the most in single-season school history by a sophomore ... eight of his 15 TD catches went for at least 20 yards ... had at least one touchdown catch in 11 of the 13 games ... had three mult receiving TD games ... eclipsed 100 yards receiving in four games, including two of the last three regular-season contests ... had a catch of at least 30 yards in seven of Notre Dame's 13 games ... had two of Notre Dame's five receptions of at least 50 yards ... fourth player in school history with a pair of TD receptions of 72 yards or longer (Nick Eddy, 1964, Tim Brown, 1986, and Golden Tate, 2009) ... had five of team's 11 receptions of at least 40 yards ... registered 19 receptions of at least 20 yards ... 51 of his 76 receptions went for a first down or touchdown ... 17 of his 19 third-down receptions went for a first down or touchdown ... his 16 career TD grabs already rank tied for ninth in school history ... opened the season with a TD grab in four straight games -- longest streak to open a season for the Irish since Jeff Samardzija began the 2005 season with a TD in each of the first eight games ... paced the Irish receiving group with four catches for 85 yards, including a 75-yard TD pass from Everett Golson, in the season-opening victory over Rice (Aug. 30) ... the 75-yard TD grab was the longest at Notre Dame Stadium since Michael Floyd had an 80-yard TD catch against Western Michigan Oct. 16, 2010 ... against Michigan (Sept. 6), had nine catches for 89 yards, including a 24-yard TD grab that gave the Irish a 21-0 lead just before halftime ... hauled in six catches for 51 yards, including a six-yard TD pass from Golson on Notre Dame's opening drive against Purdue (Sept. 13) ... hauled in six catches for 119 yards and two TDs, including a 72-yard strike from Golson ... that marked first career 100-yard receiving game ... against Syracuse (Sept. 27), hauled in a career best nine receptions for 89 yards ... registered three catches for 27 yards in the 17-14 victory over No. 14 Stanford (Oct. 4) ... registered his second career multi-TD reception game in the 50-43 victory over North Carolina (Oct. 11) ... caught seven passes for a career-best 133 yards (second career 100-yard receiving day) ... tied for the team lead with his eight grabs at No. 2 Florida State (Oct. 18) ... amassed 79 receiving yards against the Seminoles, including an 11-yard TD grab ... had three catches for 16 yards, including a four-yard TD pass vs. Navy (Nov. 1) ... registered a team-high six receptions for 95 yards and a nine-yard TD at No. 11 Arizona State (Nov. 8) ... recorded a 44-yard grab against the Sun Devils ... caught a career-high three TD passes vs. Northwestern (Nov. 15) ... had nine catches for 159 yards (his third 100-yard receiving game of the season) against the Wildcats, both career highs ... his 159 receiving yards were the most since DaVaris Daniels collected 167 yards against Purdue on September 14, 2013 ... recorded the first three-receiving TD game for the Irish since 2010 when Michael Floyd had a hat trick against Western Michigan ... had five catches for 109 yards, including a 48-yard grab and a 28-yard TD reception, against Louisville (Nov. 22) ... second straight contest and fourth time during the season in which Fuller totaled over 100 receiving yards ... registered five catches for 75 yards, including a 26-yard grab, at USC (Nov. 29) ... recorded five catches for 57 yards and a TD in the Music City Bowl victory over LSU (Dec. 30) ... hauled in a 12-yard TD pass that capped off Notre Dame's opening drive against the Tigers.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Saw action in all 13 games ... started three contests, Oklahoma (Sept. 28), USC (Oct. 19) and Air Force (Oct. 26) ... had six catches on the year for 160 yards (26.7 average) and a TD ... also had two carries for eight yards ... caught a 14-yard pass at Pittsburgh (Nov. 9) ... hauled in two passes for 93 yards at Air Force, including his first career TD reception ... catches at Air Force were good for 46 and 47 yards ... made a five-yard catch against USC ... caught an 11-yard pass against Oklahoma ... first career catch was good for 37 yards in the win over eventual Big Ten champion Michigan State (Sept. 21).
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team receiver on 2012 Pennsylvania Sports Writers AAAA All State football team ... named as a receiver to Philadelphia Daily News All-City squad for 2012 ... first-team receiver on Philadelphia Inquirer All-Southeastern Pennsylvania team ... named MVP of Philadelphia Catholic League 4A ... rated 176th player nationally on Rivals 250 list ... ranked 28th on Rivals.com list of wide receivers ... ranked 179th overall and 22nd among wide receivers on Scout 300 by Scout.com ... made 57 receptions in 2012 for 932 yards and eight TDs for Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ... had 10 catches for 232 yards and two TDs in 2012 win over Cardinal O'Hara ... also played cornerback ... honorable mention Pennsylvania all-state pick as a junior ... grabbed 46 receptions in 2011 for 758 yards and 10 TDs on 8-3 Roman Catholic team ... all- Catholic League 4A pick in 2011 as both a receiver and defensive back ... a first-team All-City selection as a sophomore in 2010 by Philadelphia Daily News ... caught 39 passes for 650 yards and nine TDs in 2010 ... chosen for Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl and played for East squad ... played for coach Joe McCort ... son of Bill Fuller and Megan Mitchell ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in Africana Studies.
Fuller's Career Statistics