#13 Danny Spond
Spond[apos]s Career Highs
Kick returns: 1, at Stanford, Nov. 26, 2011
Interceptions: 1, BYU, Oct. 20, 2012
Tackles: 7, Michigan, Sept. 22, 2012 (3-4)
Tackles for loss: .5, at USC, Nov. 24, 2012 (0-1); Air Force, Oct. 8, 2011 (0-1); BYU, Oct. 20, 2012 (0-1)
Fumbles forced: 1, Michigan, Sept. 22, 2012
Pass breakups: 2, BYU, Oct. 20, 2012
JUNIOR SEASON (2012): After sitting out the first two games of the season, bounced back into the starting role for the last 11 games of the season … totaled 39 tackles (17 solo), one tackle for loss, one interception and three pass breakups … registered four tackles in first start of the season on the road against Michigan State (Sept. 15) … back home against Michigan (Sept. 22) logged seven tackles, three of them being unassisted … notched two more tackles against Miami (Oct. 6) in the Shamrock Series game … had six tackles in an overtime win over Stanford (Oct. 13) … recorded four tackles, three of them solo stops, against BYU (Oct. 20) … grabbed a crucial interception off Cougars[apos] quarterback Riley Nelson at BYU[apos]s 39-yard line to secure the victory for Notre Dame … during the game against Oklahoma (Oct. 27), notched five more tackles as the Irish took down the Sooners … had three tackles against Pittsburgh (Nov. 3) … went on to bruise Boston College (Nov. 10) with three unassisted tackles … made three more tackles against Wake Forest (Nov. 17) and finished the regular season with two tackles against USC (Nov. 24) … credited against both BYU and USC with a half tackle for loss for one yard.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011): Played in 10 games, primarily on special teams and also as a reserve linebacker … did not play vs. Michigan State, Pittsburgh or Purdue … totaled 13 tackles, including seven solo … had then career-best six tackles in win vs. Maryland … notched three tackles in win vs. Navy and two tackles in win vs. Air Force … chipped in with one-half tackle for loss against the Falcons.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2010): Saw action in eight games in 2010 … one of six freshmen to make their Irish debut against Purdue … saw the field against Purdue, Michigan, Michigan State, Stanford, Boston College, Pittsburgh, Utah and Miami (Fla.) in Hyundai Sun Bowl … majority of playing time came on multiple Irish special teams … recorded one solo tackle against Boston College … totaled 105 plays on special teams and 10 plays on defense.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team all-Colorado selection by Denver Post as junior and honorable mention all-state by Post as senior in 2009 … played quarterback for Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., and helped lead Rebels to state semifinals as junior and quarterfinals as senior in 2009 … rated by Rivals.com as second-best player in Colorado and the 27th-best athlete nationally … labeled as ‘best athlete’ in Colorado high school football prior to start of 2009 season by Denver Post … missed four games as a senior in 2009 due to injury … passed for 517 yards on 41-for-64 throwing with 10 touchdowns and rushed for 386 yards with four TDs in 2009 … also kicked five of seven PATs, connected on both field-goal attempts (one for 46 yards), punted 14 times for 35.9-yard average, intercepted one pass and made 13.5 tackles as cornerback … rushed for 178 yards in one 2009 game vs. Chatfield … first-team all-Big 8 Conference selection for 2009 on Columbine team that finished 8-4 and qualified for Colorado 5A playoffs … played quarterback in wing-T offense and passed 57 times for 511 yards as junior in 2008, with eight passes for TDs … totaled 874 rushing yards in 2008 and averaged 9.8 rushing yards per carry with 10 rushing TDs … led Columbine to 11-2 record in 2008 … named all-conference linebacker in 2007 and also served as placekicker for Rebels as sophomore … named Denver Post high school student-athlete of week on Sept. 6, 2009 … won seven consecutive Carnation Bowls, South Jeffco (Colo.) youth league[apos]s version of Super Bowl … compiled 77-1 record in youth football with one loss occurring as he sat out due to injury … played for coach Andy Lowry at Columbine … son of Don and Janet Spond … enrolled in College of Arts and Letters as a political science major.
Spond[apos]s Career Statistics