#76 Andrew Nuss
CAREER: One of six fifth-year seniors on scholarship on the 2011 Irish roster (Harrison Smith, David Ruffer, Mike Ragone, Gary Gray and Taylor Dever are the others) … has played in 23 career games, including 22 over the last two seasons … versatile member of offensive line that provides depth on interior and shown the ability to slide outside to tackle if needed … valuable member of Irish special teams units.
2010 (SENIOR): Played in all 13 games as a reserve lineman and special- teams member … the Irish offensive line allowed 20 sacks over their 13 games in 2010, which averaged out to 1.54 sacks per game … Notre Dame had not allowed fewer sacks per game since 1998 when the Irish allowed only nine sacks in 11 games or 0.82 per game … totaled 51 snaps on offense.
2009 (JUNIOR): Saw action in 11 games during 2009 campaign (did not play against Boston College) as reserve offensive lineman and on special teams … played primarily as reserve offensive guard … received 106:56 of playing time and made 154 special-teams appearances … ranked sixth on team in special-teams appearances.
2008 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in three games (Navy, Washington, and Hawai[apos]i) as a reserve offensive guard … logged 15:27 of playing time and three special-teams appearances.
2007 (FRESHMAN): Did not see playing time as a reserve offensive lineman in his first season.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Selected to play in the inaugural Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. with future teammate Golden Tate … named to the all-Metro first-team offense by the Washington Post after helping the Bulldogs rush for over 3,000 yards as a senior … ranked the second-best offensive lineman in Virginia and ninth best overall player in the state by the Roanoke Times … rated the ninth- best prospect in Virginia and 22nd-best offensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com … rated the 18th-best interior lineman in the country by Tom Lemming … Scout.com lists him as the 52nd-best offensive tackle in the country and the 20th-best prospect in Virginia … named to the 2006 all- Metro team by the Pigskin Club of Washington, D.C. … rated 87th-best player in the East in the preseason by The Sporting News SchoolSports … as a senior, blocked for a running back that shattered the school record with 1,744 rushing yards and 29 touchdowns … high school started 10-0 before falling in the Group AAA Northern Region Division 5 championship this past season … helped his high school reach the Group AAA Division 5 championship game as a junior … played for coach Mickey Thompson at Stone Bridge … son of Michael and Andrea Nuss … born Dec. 7, 1988 … first-team all-state Associated Press … first-team all-state coaches poll … graduated from Mendoza College of Business with a degree in finance and now enrolled in graduate studies program.
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