2020-21 Football Roster
#17 Jordan Botelho
Height 6-2 1/2
High School Saint Louis
Hometown Honolulu, HI
FRESHMAN SEASON (2020)
- Did not participate vs. Duke (9/12).
- Posted one tackle and returned a blocked punt (Osita Ekwonu block) for a touchdown in the 52-0 win vs. South Florida (9/19). His scoring return marked the only punt return TD in the ACC that week and just the second at that point in the season.
- Botelho was the only player in the FBS that week to post a punt return touchdown. He ranked tied for first among all FBS players in punt return touchdowns, of which there have been just five this season.
- Botelho also provided notable pressure on another South Florida punt, forcing a rushed punt that traveled just one yard and gave the Irish possession at the South Florida 25-yard line.
- Posted one tackle in the win vs. Florida State (10/10).
- Posted one tackle in the 12-7 win vs. Louisville (10/17).
- Saw action in the 45-3 win at Pitt (10/24).
- Saw action in the 31-13 win at Georgia Tech (10/31).
- Marked a tackle in the 47-40 2OT win over then-No. 1 Clemson (11/7).
- Saw action in the 45-31 win at Boston College (11/14).
- Saw action in the 31-17 win at No. 19 North Carolina (11/27).
- Played in the 41-25 regular season finale win over Syracuse (12/5).
- Saw action in the ACC Championship game (12/19).
PREP AND PERSONAL
- A four-star recruit by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN.com
- No. 114 overall player nationally, No. 6 inside linebacker nationally and No. 1 player from Hawaii by 247Sports.com
- No. 198 overall player nationally, No. 12 inside linebacker nationally and No. 1 player from Hawaii by Rivals (5.8 Rivals rank)
- No. 183 overall player nationally, No. 26 player regionally, No. 14 inside linebacker nationally and No. 1 player from Hawaii by ESPN.com (82 Scout Grade)
- In 2019, tallied 35.5 tackles, including 10 sacks, helping Saint Louis to an undefeated season and state championship
- With Saint Louis, won three-straight Hawaii football state championships
- One of five high school finalists for the 2019 Butkus Award, honoring the nation’s top linebackers
- Played for coach Cal Lee at Saint Louis
- Will enroll early at Notre Dame, beginning in the spring semester of 2020