Five Former Irish Players Head To NFL Combine

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Five former University of Notre Dame players will take part in the National Football League Scouting Combine, to be held February 27-March 5, 2018, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Running back Josh Adams, offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey, offensive guard Quenton Nelson, tight end Durham Smythe and wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown have each received an invitation to the prestigious event.

Year Participants Names
2018 5 Josh AdamsMike McGlincheyQuenton NelsonDurham SmytheEquanimeous St. Brown
2017 3 DeShone KizerJarron JonesIsaac Rochell
2016 10 Chris BrownSheldon DayWill FullerNick MartinRomeo OkwaraC.J. ProsiseKeiVarae RussellElijah ShumateJaylon SmithRonnie Stanley
2015 3 Kyle BrindzaDaVaris DanielsBen Koyack
2014 9 George Atkinson IIIBennett JacksonTJ JonesZack MartinTroy NiklasLouis Nix IIIPrince ShemboStephon TuittChris Watt
2013 8 Braxston CaveTyler EifertKapron Lewis-MooreZeke MottaTheo RiddickJamoris SlaughterManti Te'oCierre Wood
2012 6 Robert Blanton, Taylor Dever, Darius FlemingMichael FloydJonas GrayHarrison Smith
2011 3 Armando Allen, Kyle RudolphIan Williams
2010 5 Jimmy Clausen, Kyle McCarthy, Eric OlsenGolden TateSam Young
2009 1 David Bruton
2008 4 John CarlsonTrevor LawsJohn SullivanTom Zbikowski
2007 6 Victor AbiamiriRyan HarrisChinedum NdukweBrady QuinnDan SantucciDarius Walker
2006 3 Anthony FasanoDan StevensonMaurice Stovall
2005 3 Jerome CollinsMike GoolsbyRyan Grant
2004 7 Darrell CampbellVontez DuffGlenn EarlCedric HilliardJulius JonesJim MolinaroCourtney Watson
2003 7 Arnaz BattleJordan BlackBrennan CurtinTom LopienskiSean MahanGerome SappShane Walton
2002 10 Rocky BoimanTony FisherDavid GivensTyreo HarrisonJavin HunterGrant Irons, Ron Isreal, John OwensKurt VollersAnthony Weaver
2001 4 Mike GandyJabari HollowayDan O'LearyBrock Williams
2000 2 Lamont BryantJarious Jackson
1999 5 Autry Denson, Bobbie Howard, Kory Minor, Luke Petitgout, Jerry Wisne

 

Notre Dame 2018 NFL Combine Notes

  • Notre Dame has had 44 combined participants in the 2012-18 NFL Scouting Combines. Only Alabama (75), Florida State (63), LSU (63), Ohio State (54), Florida (52), USC (48) and Georgia (45) have combined for more in those seven years.
  • Notre Dame's 10 participants in the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine ranked as the second-most in the nation behind Ohio State's 14. Alabama and UCLA were next in line with nine, while Florida, Georgia, Clemson and Auburn each had eight.
  • Notre Dame has had 38 combined participants in the 2013-18 NFL Scouting Combines. Only Alabama (66), Florida State (57), LSU (55), Ohio State (50), Florida (49) and USC (41) have combined for more in those six years.
  • Notre Dame's 44 combined participants in the last seven NFL Scouting Combines almost doubles the entire Irish output (25) over the previous seven NFL Combines (2005-11).
  • Nineteen schools have at least six participants in the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine. Notre Dame played 11 of those 19 schools between 2014-2017 a total of 23 times (USC five times, Stanford five times, LSU twice, Miami, Fla., twice, Texas twice, NC State twice, Virginia Tech, Florida State, Pittsburgh, Ohio State and Georgia).
  • Eleven of Notre Dame's 13 foes in 2017 have at least one participant in the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine. The 11 opponents have a combined 57 players participating in this year's event (out of a possible 336 combine participants).
  • Twenty schools have had at least 17 combined participants in the 2015-18 NFL Scouting Combines. Notre Dame played 13 of them a total of 23 times between 2014-17 (USC four times, Stanford four times, Michigan State twice, LSU twice, Miami, Fla. twice, NC State twice, Ohio State, Florida State, Clemson, Michigan, Louisville, Georgia and Virginia Tech).
  • Seven of those schools rank among the top 10 in terms of NFL Combine participants since 2012. Florida State (63) and LSU (63) rank second and third. Ohio State (54) is fourth, USC (48) is sixth, Georgia (45) is seventh, Miami, Fla. (44) is tied for eighth (with Notre Dame) and Clemson (43) is 10th.

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    Michael Bertsch, director of football media relations at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since 2006. An Akron, Ohio, native, he graduated from Walsh University (Ohio) in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in communications and also received his master's degree in health and physical education with an emphasis in sports administration from Marshall University in 2001. 

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