#1 Louis Nix III
NIX III HONORS & AWARDS
2013 Bednarick Award Watch List
2013 Maxwell Award Watch List
2012 Notre Dame Moose Krause Defenive Lineman of the Year
2012 CBSSports.com Third Team All-American
NIX III CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 7, Wake Forest, Nov. 17, 2012 (1-6)
Sacks: 1.5, Purdue, Sept. 8, 2012 (1-1)
Tackles for loss: 2, vs. Alabama, Jan. 7, 2013 (2-0)
Fumbles forced: 1, Michigan, Sept. 22, 2012
Pass breakups: 2, Purdue, Sept. 8, 2012
SENIOR SEASON (2013): Started each of the first seven games but then played (and started) only one of the final six games due to a knee injury … recorded 27 tackles on the season … had two tackles for loss and a pair of pass breakups … in his final collegiate action, made five tackles at Pittsburgh (Nov. 9) including one for a loss … had two stops and batted down a pass in the win over USC (Oct. 19) … made five tackles against Oklahoma (Sept. 28) … posted a season-high six tackles and broke up a pass against Michigan State (Sept. 21) … made four solo stops at Michigan (Sept. 7).
JUNIOR SEASON (2012): Impact player who helped anchor the defensive front … started 11 of 13 games (did not start at Michigan State or vs. Pittsburgh) … led all Notre Dame defensive linemen with 50 tackles and ranked fourth on the team with 7.5 tackles for loss and two sacks … had team-high five pass breakups … has 95 career tackles (32 unassisted) in his two full seasons in the trenches … started strong with three tackles (1.5 for loss) against Navy (Sept. 1) … had four more tackles, including a career-best 1.5 sacks, in the victory over Purdue (Sept. 8) … registered five tackles at Michigan State (Sept. 15) … had four tackles and forced first career fumble in the home win over Michigan (Sept. 22) … two solo tackles against Miami (Oct. 6) at Soldier Field … finished with four tackles and a quarterback hurry against Stanford (Oct. 13), and was instrumental in the goal-line stand in overtime that secured the victory for the Irish … added four tackles in each of the next three games against BYU (Oct. 20), Oklahoma (Oct. 27) and Pittsburgh (Nov. 3) … credited with 1.5 tackles for loss and half of a sack during that stretch … career-high seven tackles in the home finale triumph over Wake Forest (Nov. 10) … closed the regular season with three solo stops against USC (Nov. 24), including one for a loss … recorded five tackles (all solo) in BCS National Championship Game vs. Alabama … posted two tackles for loss vs. Crimson Tide.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011): Started 11 games at nose guard while playing in all 13 during the season … did not start vs. USF or Navy … collected 45 tackles, including four and a half for loss … also recorded one pass breakup and one-half sack … registered nine games with at least two tackles and six games of four or more … had a pair of six-tackle games … opened career with six tackles, including one-half tackle for loss against South Florida … tied career high in tackles with six, including one-half tackle for loss and one-half sack in win against Navy … had four tackles, including a career-high one-and-a-half tackles for loss, against Stanford … notched five tackles, including one tackle for loss and a pass breakup in win vs. Boston College … registered three tackles in Champs Sports Bowl against Florida State.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2010): Did not see game action during the season
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to Florida Super 75 and to Jacksonville Super 24 teams by Jacksonville Times-Union following his senior year in 2009 … rated 59th nationally on Sporting News Top 100 list … tabbed SuperPrep All-American and eighth-best defensive tackle nationally … made 50 tackles and 10 sacks as senior in 2009 at Raines High School in Jacksonville, Fla. … a 2009 all-First Coast pick as defensive lineman by Jacksonville Times-Union … selected to play in Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Fla. … tallied 19 combined sacks as a sophomore and junior in 2007 and 2008 … selected to Jacksonville Times-Union Super 11 squad prior to senior season and was labeled “most disruptive” player in First Coast … named to Super Southeast 120 team by Mobile Press-Register … rated 64th-best player nationally and sixth-best defensive tackle in ESPNU 150 … listed as seventh-best defensive tackle nationally and 85th-best player by Rivals.com … rated ninth-best defensive tackle in country and 102nd-best prospect nationally by Scout.com … ranked 108th player nationally by SI.com/TAKKLE … rated on Offense- Defense Top 250 list … rated 75th nationally by The Kickoff Top 120 … tallied 60 tackles and 10 sacks as junior and named second-team all-First Coast by Jacksonville Times-Union … helped Raines High School to 7-4 record and appearance in Florida state playoffs as sophomore in 2007 … named to Jacksonville Times-Union second-team all-First Coast in 2007 … also played basketball … played for coach Deran Wiley at Raines … son of Louis Nix and Stephanie Ancrum … will graduate in May 2014 with a degree in film, television and theatre from the College of Arts and Letters.
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