2020-21 Football Roster
#41 Kurt Hinish
Height 6-1 3/4
Hometown Pittsburgh, PA
High School Central Catholic
SENIOR SEASON (2020)
- Started at DL and posted two tackles, one sack (-5 yards) and two TFL (-9 yards) in the season-opening win vs. Duke (9/12).
- Started in the 52-0 win vs. South Florida (9/19).
- Started and posted two tackles and 1.0 TFL (-4 yards) in the win vs. Florida State (10/10).
- Started and posted 1.0 TFL (-1) in the 12-7 win vs. Louisville (10/17).
- Started and posted a solo tackle in the 45-3 win at Pitt (10/24).
- Started in the 31-13 win at Georgia Tech (10/31).
- Started and posted three tackles and 1.0 TFL (-3 yards), along with a QBH in the 47-40 2OT win over then-No. 1 Clemson (11/7).
- Started and posted 1.0 sack (-1 yard) and 2.0 TFL (-3 yards) in the 45-31 win at Boston College (11/14).
JUNIOR SEASON (2019)
- Started all 13 games on the season
- Made 4.5 tackles for loss with 2.0 sacks and 15 total tackles, adding a QB hurry and forced fumble
- Recorded a sack in the season-opening victory at Louisville
- Had a sack in win over Virginia
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2018)
- Played in all 13 games, recording 13 tackles, including 1.5 sacks
- Made 1.5 sacks in win over No. 12 Syracuse
FRESHMAN SEASON (2017)
- Appeared in 12 games
- Registered eight tackles, including a half tackle for loss
- Recorded a career-best three tackles against USC (Oct. 21)
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA
- High school teammate of fellow Notre Dame 2017 signee David Adams
- Led Central Catholic to a 14-2 record and the 2016 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class-AAAAAA state championship game
- Registered 27 tackles and 3.0 sacks as a senior in 2016
- Helped Central Catholic to a 15-1 mark and 2015 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class-AAAA state championship
- Recorded 32 tackles as a junior in 2015
- Named 2016 American Family Insurance First Team ALL-USA Pennsylvania
- Named 2016 First Team Pennsylvania Football Writers All-State
- Named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 22
- Selected to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Terrific 25
- No. 28 defensive tackle by Scout.com
- No. 41 defensive tackle by 247Sports.com
- No. 26 defensive tackle by ESPN.com
- No. 38 defensive tackle by Rivals.com
- Pennsylvania’s No. 10-ranked player by Scout.com, No. 10-ranked player by 247Sports, No. 8-ranked player by ESPN and No. 11-ranked player by Rivals
- Played for coach Terry Totten at Central Catholic High School
- Enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in sociology