UND Roster

2020-21 Football Roster

#72 Robert Hainsey


Height 6-4 5/8
Weight 290
Class Senior
Hometown Pittsburgh, PA
High School IMG Academy (FL)


  • Team captain (2019)
  • Notre Dame Offensive Lineman of the Year (2019)
  • Pro Football Focus National Offensive Team of The Week (2019 Week 5 vs. Virginia)
  • Joe Moore Award Midseason Honor Roll (Offensive Line – 2019)
  • Joe Moore Award Winner (Offensive Line – 2017)


  • Started the first eight games before suffering a season-ending injury against Virginia Tech
  • Did not allow a sack on 423 snaps (252 pass plays), conceding just two QB hits and six QB hurries


  • Started all 13 games


  • Saw action in all 13 games and started one contest (vs. LSU) at right tackle
  • Part of the offensive line that paved the way for the seventh-ranked rushing offense in the FBS (269.3 rush yards/game)–Notre Dame has not ranked higher in the FBS since 1995
  • Helped Notre Dame set the modern single-game record for rush yards per carry vs. Boston College on Sept. 16, 2017 as the Irish averaged 10.1 yards per rush and totaled 515 yards against the Eagles (previous record of 10.0 yards per rush had stood for 75 years)
  • Helped Notre Dame rush for a single-season school record 3,503 yards in 2017 (previous school record of 3,502 yards was set in 1973)
  • Helped the Irish set the single-season record for rush yards per carry in 2017 as Notre Dame averaged 6.3 yards per rush, which not only bested the previous modern-day mark of 5.63—set just two years ago in 2015—but also topped the previous school record of 6.2, which was set in 1921 (96 years ago)
  • Helped Notre Dame rush for 35 touchdowns in 2017, which was the most by the Irish since 1993
  • Helped Notre Dame rank 27th in the FBS in total offense in 2017–the Irish have not ranked higher in the FBS since 2009
  • Helped Notre Dame rank 24th in the FBS in scoring offense (34.2 points per game)–the Irish have not ranked higher in the FBS since 2006
  • Blocked for an offensive line that helped Notre Dame lead the FBS with nine runs of at least 60 yards in 2017
  • Part of Notre Dame’s offensive line that won the Joe Moore Award–presented by the Foundation for Teamwork, the award is given annually the “toughest, most physical offensive line in the country”
  • Helped Notre Dame run for over 300 yards seven times in 2017 (the Irish eclipsed 300 yards rushing seven times over the previous 17 years combined)
  • Helped Notre Dame rank among the top three nationally in runs of at least 20 yards (third, 42), 30 yards (first 28), 40 yards (third, 15), 50 yards (third, 11), 60 yards (first, nine) and 70 yards (second, four)
  • Helped Notre Dame rank third in the FBS in yards per carry (6.3) and second in the FBS in yards per carry vs. FBS teams with a winning record (6.1)
  • Helped Notre Dame rank 15th in the FBS in rushing TDs (35), and tops in the FBS in both rushing TDs vs. ranked opponents (11) and rushing TDs vs. FBS teams with a winning record (28)
  • Helped Notre Dame record seven different players register a rush of at least 30 yards
  • Helped Notre Dame have four different players rush for at least 100 yards
  • Helped Notre Dame record 13 separate 100-yard rushing games
  • Helped Notre Dame register 22 carries that netted at least 35 yards


  • Enrolled at Notre Dame in January 2017
  • Powerful offensive line prospect from Florida powerhouse IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida
  • Helped IMG Academy to a No. 3 final national ranking by MaxPreps Xcellent 25
  • IMG Academy finished the season 11-0 and outscored its opponents, 401-104
  • Named 2016 American Family Insurance First Team ALL-USA Virginia
  • One of two offensive guards named to the Florida Times-Union Super 75
  • No. 129-ranked overall player and No. 14 offensive tackle by Scout.com
  • No. 81-ranked overall player and No. 5 offensive guard by 247Sports.com
  • No. 31-ranked overall player and No. 1 offensive guard by ESPN.com
  • No. 108-ranked overall player and No. 11 offensive tackle by Rivals.com
  • Florida’s No. 17-ranked player by Scout.com, No. 15-ranked player by 247Sports, No. 7-ranked player by ESPN and No. 21-ranked player by Rivals
  • No. 96-ranked overall player and No. 18-ranked offensive lineman by Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report
  • Four-star member of the PrepStar Top 300 Dream Team, ranked as the No. 68 player in the class of 2017 and the No. 4 offensive guard
  • Played for coach Kevin Wright at IMG Academy
  • Selected to participate in the 2016 Under Armour All-American Game in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Chosen to participate in the 2016 Nike “The Opening” in Beaverton, Oregon
  • Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in finance