UND Roster

2017-18 Football Roster

#56 Quenton Nelson

Offensive Line

Height 6'5''
Weight 330 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Holmdel, NJ
High School Red Bank Catholic


Notre Dame captain (2017)AP Second Team All-American (2016)Sports Illustrated Second Team All-American (2016)Notre Dame Offensive Lineman of the Year (2016)


Started all 12 games at left guardHelped running back Josh Adams run for over 100 yards four times (Nevada, Syracuse, Virginia Tech and USC), including a career-best 180 yards at rival USC (Nov. 26)Part of the offensive line that paved the way for 417.6 total yards per game


Saw action in 12 games and started 11 at left guard on an offensive line which was a finalist for the inaugural Joe Moore AwardMissed the Navy game (Oct. 10) and most of USC (Oct. 17) with an ankle injuryPart of an offensive line that helped the Irish average 5.63 rushing yards per carry (eighth-best in the FBS) — a modern (post WWII) school recordNotre Dame ranked 27th nationally in total offense, averaging 466.4 yards per game, its third-best mark since setting a school record in 1970 by averaging 510.5 yards per gameNotre Dame was one of 11 programs nationally to average 205 yards rushing and 250 yards passing per game in 2015 (Irish had not accomplished this feat since 1970)Notre Dame averaged 207.6 rushing yards per game (28th in the FBS), the best rushing output since 2000, including six games with 200+ yards (Texas, Virginia, Georgia Tech, UMass, USC and Stanford)Paved the way for first-year RB C.J. Prosise, who rushed for 1,032 yards (second-fewest carries needed to reach 1,000 yards) and recorded the 18th 1,000-yard rushing season in school history, and freshman RB Josh Adams, who set a freshman single-season school record with 835 yards rushingBlocked for an Irish rushing attack that recorded 457 yards vs. UMass (Sept. 26) — the best single-game rushing total by Notre Dame in 23 years, and 299 yards at Stanford (Nov. 28) — the most by an opponent in David Shaw’s five seasons (35 carries for an 8.5 per-carry average against nation’s No. 22 rush defense)Helped the Irish register a pair of 90+ yard TD rushes (Adams 98 vs. Wake Forest, Prosise 91 vs. Georgia Tech)Notre Dame had just two rushes of at least 90 yards in the first 126 seasons of Irish footballThe 98-yard TD run by Adams vs. Wake Forest was the longest play from scrimmage in Notre Dame history and longest rush by a freshman in NCAA historyBlocked for 10 individual 100-yard rushing games — the most by the Irish since 1983 (11)Three different Notre Dame players recorded 100-yard rushing games


One of four freshman offensive linemen who spent the season on scout team and did not see the fieldJoined Sam Mustipher, Jimmy Byrne and Alex Bars as rookies who helped the Irish on their offensive scout team


Second-team offensive lineman on USA Today All-USA prep All-America squad for 2013Honorable mention selection on Parade prep All-America squadRanked as 29th-best player nationally by Rivals.com, 46th by Scout.com, 50th by Tom Lemming/CBS Sports, 74th by 247Sports and 175th by ESPNSecond-team offensive lineman on MaxPreps 2013 All-America teamNamed to USA Today American Family Insurance All-USA New Jersey team for 2013Played offensive line for Red Bank Catholic High School in Red Bank, New JerseyNamed to MSG Varsity all-New Jersey squadTeam finished 9-1 in 2013 and averaged 279 rushing yards and 43.5 points per gameHad 61 tackles and three sacks on defenseAll-Northeast Region preseason pick for 2013Named to MaxPreps Junior All-America 2012 second teamHelped Red Bank Catholic to New Jersey state title game with 42 tackles and seven sacks while winning Newark Star-Ledger second-team all-state honorsHelped Red Bank Catholic average 38 points and 341 yards per game on offense in 2012Played in U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San AntonioEnrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in management consulting