#7 Stephon Tuitt
TUITT[apos]S HONORS & AWARDS
Maxwell Award Watch List
Bednarik Award Watch List (2012,2013)
ESPN.com First Team All-American (2012)
Athlon Sports First Team All-American (2012)
Sports Illustrated First Team All-American (2012)
CBS Sports First Team All-American (2012)
Walter Camp Second Team All-American (2012)
Pro Football Weekly Honorable Mention All-American (2012)
Associated Press Second Team All-American (2012)
Sporting News Second Team All-American (2012)
Ted Hendricks Award Watch List (2012)
TUITT[apos]S PLACE IN THE IRISH RECORD BOOKS
Single-Season Sacks (2012, 12.0, 2nd)
Single-Season Fumble Return Yards (2012, 77, 2nd)
Career Fumble Return Yards (2011-, 77, 4th)
Career Sacks (2011-, 14.0, t-11th)
Tuitt[apos]s Career Highs
Points scored: 6, vs Navy, Sept. 1, 2012
Touchdowns: 1, vs Navy, Sept. 1, 2012
Tackles: 7, Stanford, Oct. 13, 2012 (1-6); USC, Oct. 22, 2011 (1-6); Navy, Oct. 29, 2011 (2-5)
Sacks: 2.0, BYU, Oct. 20, 2012 (2-0); vs Navy, Sept. 1, 2012 (2-0); Purdue, Sept. 8, 2012 (2-0)
Tackles for loss: 2.0, five times
Fumbles forced: 2, at Boston College, Nov. 10, 2012
Fumbles recovered: 1, vs Navy, Sept. 1, 2012
Pass breakups: 1, Miami, Oct. 6, 2012; Air Force, Oct. 8, 2011
Blocked kicks: 1, Stanford, Oct. 13, 2012
JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Started all 13 games … totaled 50 tackles, including 24 solo stops … registered seven and a half sacks and nine tackles for loss … added 13 quarterback hurries, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two pass breakups … recorded an interception return for touchdown against Michigan (Sept. 7) … became the first Irish defensive player with a fumble and interception return for touchdown in a career since Tommy Zbikowski (2004-07) … played arguably his best game in a Notre Dame uniform against USC (Oct. 19) … registered his first multiple sack game of the season and fourth of his career … only two players in school history have collected more multiple sack games over their career (Justin Tuck and Bryant Young) … recorded a season-high seven tackles against the Trojans … closed career with five tackles and one and a half sacks in the victory over Rutgers (Dec. 29) in the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl … registered six tackles, a sack and quarterback hurry in the victory over Michigan State (Sept. 21) … added five stops, a sack and two quarterback hurries against Oklahoma (Sept. 28) … recorded his 17th career sack and fourth career forced fumble in the fourth quarter against No. 22 Arizona State (Oct. 5) … added another half sack against the Sun Devils … milestone 20th career sack came in the final minutes of Notre Dame[apos]s 23-13 win over BYU (Nov. 23) and helped prevent any chance of a Cougar comeback … recorded seven tackles, three quarterback hurries and a pass breakup against BYU … registered 21.5 sacks over his career … tied with Kory Minor for third in school history (sacks became a recorded statistic in 1982).
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Turned in sensational sophomore campaign at defensive end, tallying 47 tackles, including 13 for loss, a team-high 12 sacks, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one pass breakup and one blocked kick … started all 13 games for the Irish … returned a fumble 77 yards for a touchdown against Navy (Sept. 1) … the touchdown was the first of his career … also tallied four tackles and two sacks for nine yards against the Midshipman … had four more tackles each against Purdue (Sept. 8) and Michigan State (Sept. 15) … recorded two sacks for 12 yards against the Boilermakers and one sack against the Spartans … had two tackles and a sack for 10 yards against Michigan (Sept. 22) … had seven tackles and a key half sack against Stanford (Oct. 13) … recorded five tackles and two sacks for a loss of 25 yards against BYU (Oct. 20) … notched six tackles and 1.5 sacks for six yards in a three-overtime win over Pittsburgh (Nov. 3) … had one sack each against Boston College (Nov. 10) and Wake Forest (Nov. 17) … forced two fumbles against Boston College … totaled five tackles in BCS National Championship Game vs. Alabama.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Talented freshman who saw action in nine games, while starting three … started vs. Navy, Wake Forest and Maryland … did not play vs. Michigan, Purdue, Boston College or Stanford … showed steady improvement throughout the season, tallying 26 of 30 tackles over final six games played … had season high in tackles with seven in games against USC and Navy … notched five tackles and a pass breakup in a win vs. Air Force … turned in most disruptive game in a win at Wake Forest, compiling four tackles, with two going for a loss of 14 yards … also had an 11-yard sack … tallied two tackles each in wins against Michigan State and Pittsburgh … registered three tackles to go along with a seven-yard sack in the Champs Sports Bowl against Florida State.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated 38th nationally on Sports Illustrated list of top players from 2010 … Georgia Class 3A all-state first-team defense selection for 2010 by Atlanta Journal-Constitution … one of four Georgia players to be named to all-Southern team by Orlando Sentinel … second on Rivals strong-side defensive end list … ranked 22nd overall on Rivals 100 lists … 23rd on Sporting News Top 100 list and 90th on ESPN 150 list … ranked 42nd nationally on MaxPrep Top 100 list … landed 13th spot on Atlanta Journal-Constitution Fab 50 breakdown and SuperPrep defensive line rankings … rated 35th on The Kickoff Top 150 Prospects list … played in U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio and Team USA vs. The World All-Star Game in Austin, Texas … led Monroe Area High School in Monroe, Ga., to 11-2 record and third-round appearance in the Georgia Class AAA state playoffs during senior season in 2010, after Monroe Area had finished a combined 0-20 the previous two seasons … also played as tight end … first-team all-Georgia Region 8-AAA for 2010 by vote of area coaches … recorded 56 tackles, 24 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, four forced fumbles and two fumbles recovered as junior in 2009 … played for coach Matt Figg at Monroe Area High School … son of Tamara Tuitt … enrolled in College of Arts and Letters, with a major in anthropology.
Tuitt[apos]s Career Statistics