UND Roster

2014-15 Football Roster

#30 Ben Councell


Height 6'4''
Weight 254 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Asheville, NC
High School A.C. Reynolds


Tackles: 5, Navy, Nov 02, 2013 (3-2)

Tackles for loss: 1.0, Navy, Nov 02, 2013 (1-0)

Fumbles forced: 1, at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013

Pass breakups: 1, Navy, Nov 02, 2013

JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Played in the first nine games before being lost for the season to an injury suffered against Navy (Nov. 2) … made 15 tackles on the year, 10 of them solos … also forced a fumble, broke up a pass and registered a tackle for loss … had a career-high five tackles, including a TFL, plus a pass break-up before suffering an injury against Navy … recorded three tackles, all solo, at Air Force (Oct. 26) and forced a fumble … had two-tackle contests against Michigan (Sept. 7) and Oklahoma (Sept. 28) … made one tackle against Temple (Aug. 31), Michigan State (Sept. 21) and USC (Oct. 19).

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Played in 12 games during the season … tallied 10 tackles, five of them solo stops … received extra snaps in fall practice that benefitted him greatly following the early-season injury to Danny Spond … had a tackle against Navy (Sept. 1) in his Notre Dame debut … recorded another tackle against Michigan (Sept. 22) … picked up three more tackles against Miami (Oct. 6) … against Wake Forest (Nov. 17) recorded a career-best four tackles, two of them solo stops … tallied one tackle vs. Alabama in BCS National Championship Game.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Did not see game action during the season.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked 91st on Rivals.com list of top 100 players nationally for 2010 … also rated by Rivals.com as fifth-best weak-side defensive end nationally … rated ninth-best outside linebacker prospect in nation by Scout.com … tabbed 97th-best player in 2011 class and fourth-best prospect in North Carolina by Scout.com … listed 19th on Rivals.com North Carolina postseason top 30 chart … participated in Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas, registered 13 tackles, one sack and one blocked punt – and was named a top 10 player of the game … totaled 141 solo stops, 47 assists and 25 tackles for loss as senior in 2010 for A.C. Reynolds High School in Asheville, N.C. … totaled 124 tackles, 13 tackles for loss and four interceptions as junior in 2009 … named 4A Defensive Player of the Year by ncprep.com following senior season in 2010 … also a North Carolina 4A all-state pick in 2010 … received 2010 All-Southern Team honorable mention accolades from Orlando Sentinel … was home-schooled until sophomore year in high school … named Mountain Athletic Conference defensive player of year following senior campaign in 2010 … selected to all-Western North Carolina football team by Asheville Citizen-Times … played for coach Shane Laws at A.C. Reynolds High School … son of John Mark and Victoria Councell .. enrolled in College of Arts and Letters, majoring in design.

Councell[apos]s Career Statistics

2011 Did Not Play
2012 12 10 5 5 0.0 0 0 0
2013 9 15 10 5 1.0-2 1 0 1
TOTALS 21 25 15 10 1.0-2 1 0 1