#44 Carlo Calabrese
GRADUATE SEASON (2013): Started all 13 games … second on the team, trailing only Dan Fox, in both total tackles (92) and solo tackles (43) … recorded 5.5 tackles for loss to rank third on the Irish … shared a sack, broke up a pass and recovered a fumble … finished career with 238 tackles (more than any other member of Irish team) … collected eight tackles in the 29-16 victory over Rutgers (Dec. 28) in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl … credited with eight tackles at Stanford (Nov. 30) … stopped seven Cougars against BYU (Nov. 23) … recorded four tackles at Pittsburgh (Nov. 9) … had a half of a tackle for loss amongst his career-high-matching 10 tackles against Navy (Nov. 2) … made seven tackles at Air Force (Oct. 26) … led the Irish with his eight stops, including a TFL, in the win over USC (Oct. 19) … broke up a pass and made four tackles against Arizona State (Oct. 5) … topped the Irish with 10 tackles against Oklahoma (Sept. 28) … tied for the team lead, and made a TFL, in the victory over eventual Big Ten champion Michigan State (Sept. 21) … recorded a TFL amongst his four total tackles at Purdue (Sept. 14) … had a two TFL game at Michigan (Sept. 7) … recovered a fumble and ranked second on the team with nine tackles in the season opener against Temple (Aug. 31).
SEASON (2012): Participated in 12 games, starting five … recorded 49 tackles, 19 solo stops, three tackles for loss and one forced fumble … started his first game of the season against Miami (Oct. 6), and recorded three stops against the Hurricanes … was a key cog in the red-zone defense against Stanford (Oct. 13), making stops on the final two stands of the game and denying Cardinal RB Stepfan Taylor on back-to-back runs from the one-yard line … picked up his second start of 2012 against BYU (Oct. 20) and had four stops … notched five tackles, including a half tackle for loss against Oklahoma (Oct. 27) … also had seven tackles against Purdue (Sept. 8) … forced one fumble against Wake Forest (Nov. 17) which was converted into a touchdown … had seven tackles, four of them unassisted against the Demon Deacons.
JUNIOR SEASON (2011): Saw action in all 13 games as a reserve linebacker … recorded 37 tackles, including 15 solo stops, one for loss, one sack and three pass breakups … registered a season-high-tying five tackles, including a sack and pass breakup, in the victory at Pittsburgh … also had five tackles in victories over Maryland and Air Force as well as season-opening game vs. USF.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010): Appeared in 11 games, starting against Purdue, Michigan, Michigan State, Stanford, Boston College, Pittsburgh, Western Michigan and Navy … missed two games (Tulsa and Utah) with a hamstring injury … ranked fifth on the Irish with 60 tackles, including 26 solo tackles … recorded five tackles for loss, pushing back opponents a total of 18 yards, and added two and a half sacks … debuted in the starting role against Purdue with seven solo stops and two assists … recorded a career-high 10 tackles against Michigan … posted one solo and one assisted sack against Michigan State … dominated the Boston College offense with eight solo tackles, one of which was a sack for a loss of four yards … recorded a career high of three and a half tackles for loss, pushing the Eagles back 11 yards … the three and a half tackles for loss were the most by an Irish player in 2010 season and most since Derek Landri had four and a half tackles for loss against Army on Nov 18, 2006 … helped slow down Pittsburgh[apos]s rushing attack with eight stops … recorded seven stops against Western Michigan … aided the Irish defense with eight tackles against Navy … returned to the lineup against Army, posting one solo tackle … collected one tackle in the season finale at USC … totaled 489 snaps on defense, the third most of any Irish linebacker.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2009): Did not see any game action during his first season at Notre Dame.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA:Named to 2008 MaxPreps All-America second team … ranked 23rd among inside linebackers and the fourth-best run stopper by Rivals.com … named 11th-best prospect in the Rivals.com postseason New Jersey Top 30 … ranked 12th-best inside linebacker by ESPN … selected to SuperPrep All-America team as the 30th-best linebacker nationally … rated as sixth-best player in New Jersey 35 by SuperPrep … rated 234th-overall player and 14th-best middle linebacker by Scout.com … named first-team all-state and New Jersey defensive player of the year as a senior at Verona High School … named second-team all-state, first-team all-group 1 and first-team all-Essex County as junior by Newark Star-Ledger, to go along with Essex County sophomore defensive player of the year … totaled 131 tackles and three sacks as senior … played quarterback and receiver on offense, catching 27 passes for 488 yards and four touchdowns his senior year … led team to New Jersey state championship in 2008 … recorded 104 tackles including 34 tackles for a loss, six sacks, three forced fumbles and two interceptions during junior campaign … rushed for 800 yards as starting quarterback during junior season in 2007 … recorded 53 tackles, 2.5 sacks and four fumble recoveries as a sophomore in 2006 … named freshman defensive player of the year by Star-Ledger after tallying 50 solo tackles and three sacks in 2005 … played for head coach Lou Racioppe at Verona High School … son of Annie and Carlo Calabrese … graduated on May, 19, 2013 with a degree in design from the College of Arts and Letters.
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