UND Roster

2015-16 Football Roster

#87 Patrick Mazza

Defensive Line

Height 6'7''
Weight 277 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Glen Ellyn, IL
High School Glenbard West


  • Graduate student walk on who provides front line practice depth.
  • Enjoyed a memorable Senior Night vs. Boston College, playing the final minute of the game and recording his first career blocked shot, rebound and career points – a dunk for Notre Dame’s final points of the the 82-66 win.
  • Made his debut in an Irish uniform by playing the final minute of the team’s victory over Seattle.
  • Saw action against Chicago State and North Carolina A&T.


  • Walk-on defensive end for the Notre Dame football team from January 2014 through January 2016.
  • Lone play of his football career ended up as the last play of the 2015-16 season, as he was inserted into the game in an attempt to block Stanford’s game-winning field goal in the Cardinal 38-36 victory on Nov. 28, 2015.
  • Two-time Bookstore Basketball Team Champion and two-time Bookstore Basketball Most Valuable Player (2015 and 2016).
  • Employed as a technician at Notre Dame’s Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility.
  • Has served as an ambassador for Saint Joseph’s Regional Health System’s Family Medicine Center.


  • A West Surburban Silver All-Conference and Academic All-Conference selection at Glenbard West High School.
  • Ended his prep career as Glenbard West’s all-time leading shot blocker after averaging 4.3 in his senior season in 2011-12.
  • Helped Glenbard West to a 10-0 start in 2011-12, the best in school history and was named the Daily Herald Player of the Week after a triple-double performance (17 points, 19 rebounds, 11 blocks) vs. Proviso West.


  • Full name is Patrick Michael Mazza.
  • Son of Michael and Mary Ellen Mazza, along with older sisters Mary Ellen and Katie and younger sister Mia.
  • Both Michael and Mary Ellen Mazza attended the University of Notre Dame, with Michael graduating in 1986 and Mary Ellen in 1987.
  • Sister, Mary Ellen, is a 2010 graduate of Notre Dame.
  • Mother, Mary Ellen, started her collegiate career as a full scholarship track and field athlete at Texas A&M before transferring to Notre Dame.
  • Father, Michael, was a Bengal Bouts champion in 1986.