UND Roster

2018-19 Baseball Roster

#33 Cole Kmet


Height 6-5
Weight 260 lbs.
Class Junior
Hometown Arlington Heights, IL
High School Saint Viator


  • Made eight appearances and one start before losing the rest of the season to injury
  • Tallied 18.2 innings, two saves, 27 strikeouts to just three walks with a 2.89 ERA
  • Had his second career start against Ball State, tossing a career-high 7.1 innings and a career-high 11 strikeouts
  • The 11 strikeouts were the most by an Irish pitcher since Will Hudgins struck out 12 against Pittsburgh on March 23, 2012
  • First save of the season came in the opening game of the Swig and Swine Classic against Charleston Southern (3/1)
  • Tossed the final two innings on the road to claim the save in the ACC-opening win against Wake Forest (3/9)
  • Had four straight appearances (2/17-3/1) where he did not allow a hit


  • Appeared in 26 games, leading the team with 8 saves
  • Made his college debut at LSU, where he worked 4.0 innings of scoreless relief
  • At the plate, recorded his first career hit against No. 2 NC State
  • Worked a career-high 5.1 innings with a career-best four strikeouts at Miami
  • Played tight end in all 13 of Notre Dame’s football games throughout the 2017 season


  • Named 2016 American Family Insurance Second Team ALL-USA Illinois
  • Named 2016 Second Team Chicago Tribune Preps Plus All-State
  • 2016 First Team Illinois High School Coaches Association Class 6A All-Illinois
  • 2016 Pioneer Press All-Area Football First Team
  • 2016 Daily Herald Northwest all-area team
  • 2016 First Team News-Gazette All-Illinois
  • Caught 48 passes for 773 yards and four TDs as a senior at Saint Viator in 2016
  • Averaged 96.6 receiving yards/game and 16.1 yards/reception
  • Added 31 yards rushing and one TD
  • Recorded 32 tackles, five TFL and four sacks
  • No. 109-ranked overall player and No. 4 tight end by Scout.com
  • No. 84-ranked overall player and No. 3 tight end by 247Sports.com
  • No. 83-ranked overall player and No. 3 tight end by ESPN.com
  • No. 95-ranked overall player and No. 3 tight end by Rivals.com
  • Illinois’ No. 3-ranked player by Scout.com, No. 3-ranked player by 247Sports, No. 3-ranked player by ESPN and No. 3-ranked player by Rivals
  • No. 72-ranked overall player and No. 2-ranked tight end by Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report
  • Four-star member of the PrepStar Top 300 Dream Team, ranked as the No. 182 player in the class of 2017 and the No. 3 tight end
  • Played for coach David Archibald at Saint Viator
  • Played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio
  • Majoring in Psychology