April 27, 2013
NEW YORK - Former University of Notre Dame safety Jamoris Slaughter was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the sixth round (175th overall), running back Theo Riddick was taken by the Detroit Lions in the sixth round (199th overall), defensive end Kapron Lewis-Moore was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the sixth round (200th overall) and safety Zeke Motta went to the Atlanta Falcons in the seventh round (244th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York on Saturday.
Slaughter saw action in 39 career games for Notre Dame and started 19, including each of the first three contests in 2012 before suffering a season-ending injury to his Achilles tendon against Michigan State. Slaughter finished his career with 98 tackles, including 61 solo stops, eight passes defended, four tackles for loss, two interceptions, two sacks and one forced fumble.
Riddick finished his Notre Dame career as one of the most versatile backs in school history. He rushed for 1,169 yards and five touchdowns over his career. Riddick also registered 120 receptions for 1,263 and eight touchdowns. In all, he totaled 3,482 all-purpose yards in 45 career games.
In 2012, Riddick led Notre Dame in rushing with 917 yards on 190 carries, good for a 4.8 per rush average, and five touchdowns. He ran for at least 100 yards on four separate occasions. Riddick had 107 yards and two touchdowns against Navy, 143 yards on 15 rushes vs. BYU, 104 yards on 18 carries against Boston College and a career-best 146 yards on 20 rushes with a touchdown vs. arch-rival USC. He also hauled in 36 passes for 370 yards and two touchdowns.
Lewis-Moore played in 45 games over his Notre Dame career and started 42 contests, including all 13 in 2010 and 2012, as well as each of the first seven in 2011 (before a knee injury against USC ended his season). He totaled 180 career stops, including 22.0 for loss and 12.0 sacks. Lewis-Moore added five passes defended, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
In 2012, Lewis-Moore, who suffered a torn ACL in the national title game against Alabama, registered 40 tackles with eight and a half for loss and six sacks (third best on the team in both categories). He was credited with nine quarterback hurries, two pass breakups, two forced fumbles and two passes defended.
Motta played in all 51 games for Notre Dame over the last four seasons. He started 28 contests over his Irish career, including all 13 games of 2012. Motta registered 77 tackles this past season, which ranked second on the team. Motta added three pass breakups, two tackles for loss and one fumble recovery.
Motta finished with 179 career stops, including a career-best 16 tackles in the BCS National Championship game against Alabama. He added nine passes defended, seven pass breakups, four tackles for loss, three fumble recoveries, two interceptions, one fumble return for touchdown and one forced fumble.