#90 Isaac Rochell
ROCHELL’S HONORS & AWARDS
Nagurski Trophy Watch List (2016)
Bednarik Award Watch List (2016)
ISAAC ROCHELL’S CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 9, Northwestern, Nov. 15, 2014 (5-4)
Sacks: 1.0, 3x, last vs. USC, Oct. 17, 2015 (1-0)
Tackles for loss: 2.0, Northwestern, Nov. 15, 2014 (2-0); North Carolina, Oct. 11, 2014 (2-0)
Fumbles recovered: 1, Michigan, Sept. 6, 2014
Pass breakups: 2, Northwestern, Nov. 15, 2014
Blocked Kicks: 1, vs. LSU, Dec. 30, 2014
JUNIOR SEASON (2015):Has started 25 of the 26 games over the last two seasons … played on the defensive line in all 13 games and started 12 … did not start vs. UMass (Sept. 26) … fifth on the Irish and tops among all defensive linemen in tackles with 63 … his 63 tackles were the most by a Notre Dame defensive lineman since Trevor Laws had 112 in 2007 … fourth on the team with seven and a half tackles for loss … added seven quarterback hurries, two pass breakups and one sack … registered at least a half of a TFL in nine of the 13 games … recorded a season-high seven tackles at Virginia (Sept. 12) and then matched that sum at Clemson (Oct. 3) … lone sack of the season came against USC (Oct. 17), part of a six-tackle performance against the Trojans with 1.5 TFLs and a pass breakup … broke up a pass while making six tackles in the win at No. 21 Temple (Oct. 31) … recorded five tackles apiece vs. Georgia Tech (Sept. 19) and Ohio State (Jan. 1).
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014): Started on the defensive line in all 13 games … one of three Irish defensive players to start all 13 games (Jaylon Smith and Cole Luke) … tied for third among all defensive linemen in tackles with 39 … tied for second on the team with seven and a half tackles for loss … fourth on the Irish with two and a half sacks … added 10 quarterback hurries, three PBUs and one blocked field goal … one of four Irish players who made his first career start in the season-opening victory over Rice (Aug. 30) … registered an assisted tackle against the Owls … equaled his career high of four tackles in the 31-0 rout of Michigan (Sept. 6) … added a quarterback hurry and fumble recovery … recorded a career-best six tackles in the 30-14 victory over Purdue (Sept. 13) … added his first career tackle for loss, sack and pass breakup against the Boilermakers … registered a pair of tackles, including one for loss, in the 31-15 victory over Syracuse (Sept. 27) … credited with two quarterback hurries in the 17-14 victory over No. 14 Stanford (Oct. 4) … both of his tackles against North Carolina (Oct. 11) were for a loss, costing the Tar Heels eight yards … had two forced hurries against the Tar Heels … credited with one tackle at No. 2 Florida State … registered four tackles in the 49-39 victory over Navy (Nov. 1) … had four tackles, including one TFL, at No. 11 Arizona State (Nov. 8) … registered his first career solo sack, two TFLs, two PBUs (entered the game with just one over his 20-game career) and a career-high nine tackles vs. Northwestern (Nov. 15) … recorded a sack for a 10-yard loss against Louisville (Nov. 22) … had three tackles against the Cardinals, two solo, and a forced hurry … picked up a solo tackle at USC (Nov. 29) … picked up a pair of assisted tackles, a quarterback hurry and blocked a field goal in the 31-28 Music City Bowl victory over No. 22 LSU (Dec. 30).
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Saw action in 11 games … registered 10 total tackles, including five solo stops … recorded a career-best four tackles at Air Force (Oct. 26) … registered three tackles in his Irish debut against Temple (Aug. 31) … added two tackles against Navy (Nov. 2).
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team Georgia Class A all-state pick by Atlanta Journal Constitution … helped Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy in McDonough, Georgia, to 12-1 record and Georgia Class A private state title in 2012 with 33-0 win over Prince Avenue Christian in championship game … played both defensive and offensive tackle in 2012 … first-team defensive lineman on Atlanta Journal-Constitution South Metro all-area team for 2012 … second-team Georgia Class A all-state pick on 2012 Georgia Sportswriters Association team … helped ELCA out score its opponents 618-109 in 2012 … helped ELCA to earlier playoff wins over Our Lady of Mercy (42-14), Savannah Christian (42-7) and George Walton Academy (27-14) in 2012 … ranked 139th player nationally on ESPN 300 list … ranked 127th on 247Sports list of top 247 players … rated 124th on Rivals 250 list … ranked ninth on Rivals.com list of defensive ends … ranked 153rd overall and 17th among defensive ends on Scout 300 by Scout.com … made 97 tackles, 24 tackles for loss and seven sacks as junior in 2011 … played in Offense-Defense Bowl in Houston in December 2012 … brother Matt is a junior offensive lineman at Air Force in 2014 after starting every game in 2013 … played for coach John Gess … son of Steve and Gina Rochell … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in political science.