#79 Steve Elmer
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014): Played in and started all 13 games … one of eight Irishplayers to start every game … one of five on offense and one of three on the offensive line tostart 13 games … started each of the first three games of the season at right tackle (Rice,Michigan and Purdue) … previous four career starts for the Irish came at right guard …returned to right guard against Syracuse (Sept. 27) and started at that position over the final10 games of the season.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Appeared in 10 games and made four starts at right guard in place of an injured Christian Lombard … starts came against Air Force (Oct. 26), Navy (Nov. 2), Pittsburgh (Nov. 9) and Rutgers (Dec. 28) … missed games against Temple (Aug. 31) and Oklahoma (Sept. 28) … part of an offensive line that allowed just eight sacks and ranked second in the Football Bowl Subdivision in fewest sacks allowed … no team in the nation allowed fewer sacks and attempted more passes than Notre Dame (eight sacks on 429 pass attempts) in ’13 in area of great improvement for the Fighting Irish … in 2012, Notre Dame allowed more than twice as many sacks (18) on 41 fewer passing attempts (388) … helped the Irish run the ball for a season-high 235 yards while not allowing a sack on 28 passing attempts in the victory over BYU (Nov. 23) … Michigan State entered the game against Notre Dame (Sept. 21) ranked 14th in the Football Bowl Subdivision in sacks — averaging 3.0 per game, but the Irish did not allow a single sack in 34 pass attempts against the Spartans … Notre Dame struggled to run the ball against Purdue (Sept. 14), but the Irish were successful on their final drive to run out the clock (ran for 42 yards on final drive; just 49 prior to the drive) … Notre Dame ran the final 7:22 off the game clock and the Irish converted four third-down plays on the final drive … Arizona State and Stanford both rank tied for seventh in the Football Bowl Subdivision in sacks per game (3.08) yet the duo managed a combined one sack against the Irish.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Received Anthony Munoz Award as top preplineman of the year for 2012, awarded at U.S. Army All-American Bowl … Associated PressMichigan high school football player of the year in 2012 for Division 1 and 2 … rated top prepplayer in state of Michigan for 2012 by Detroit Free Press … first-team offensive lineman onDetroit News All-State Dream Team for 2012 … named to Detroit Free Press Dream Team asboth a junior and senior in 2011 and 2012 … helped Midland High School in Midland,Michigan, to 11-1 record in 2012 and Michigan Division 2 regional championship game …ranked 73rd player nationally on MaxPreps/Tom Lemming Top100 list … ranked 136th on247Sports list of top 247 players … rated 60th on Rivals 250 list … ranked fourth on Rivals.com list of offensive tackles … ranked 74th overall and sixth among offensive tackles onScout 300 by Scout.com … selected for U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio andplayed for West team … enrolled at Notre Dame in January, 2013 … played for coach EricMethner … son of Steve and Jennifer Elmer … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters,majoring in economics.
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