UND Roster

2019-20 Football Roster

#84 Cole Kmet


Height 6-5 1/2
Weight 250
Class Junior
Hometown Lake Barrington, IL
High School St. Viator


  • CoSIDA Academic All-District (2019)
  • Mackey Award Tight End of the Week (2019 vs. Georgia)
  • Mackey Award Watch List (2019)


  • Started 11 games after missing the first two due to a broken collarbone suffered during fall camp
  • Had nine receptions for 108 yards and a TD in his first game back from injury at Georgia
  • Recorded a receiving TD in four straight games against Bowling Green, Southern Cal, Michigan and Virginia Tech
  • Made a TD reception among seven receptions for 78 yards against Boston College
  • Caught all six passes thrown his way for 61 yards and a score in win over Southern Cal
  • Caught all five targets in regular-season finale at Stanford for a total of 77 yards


  • Played in 11 games, making 15 catches for 162 yards


  • Played tight end in all 13 of Notre Dame’s football games throughout the 2017 season, finishing with two catches for 14 yards
  • Also played for the baseball team, leading the Irish with eight saves


  • 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