#30 Steve Paskorz
CAREER: Has played both linebacker and fullback in his Irish career and enters fall competing for role as inside linebacker … has played in 12 career games for Irish, two in 2009 and 10 in 2008 … started career as linebacker and transitioned to fullback as sophomore.
2009 (JUNIOR): Saw action in two games for Irish during 2009 campaign (Washington State and Navy) as reserve fullback and on special teams … did not register a carry or a reception … totaled 2:31 of playing time and made 11 appearances on special teams.
2008 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in 10 of Notre Dame[apos]s 13 games as a backup fullback (did not play vs. Michigan, Michigan State or Boston College) … did not register a carry or reception … logged 24:25 of playing time with 85 special-teams appearances.
2007 (FRESHMAN): Did not see game action as a reserve linebacker in rookie year.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated the 29th-best prospect and No. 3 linebacker in Pennsylvania … rated the 10th-best player in Pennsylvania and 29th-best player in the ‘athlete’ category in the nation by Rivals.com … rated the seventh-best inside linebacker by Tom Lemming … Scout.com listed him as the No. 36 strong side linebacker in the nation and the 29th-best prospect in Pennsylvania … missed much of his senior season with a hamstring injury … named first-team all-state by the Pennsylvania Associated Press in 2005 as an all-purpose player on the first-team defense – one of just four juniors on the 28-player first-team all-state roster … also played running back in high school, becoming just the 35th player in Pennsylvania high school history to rush for at least 4,000 yards in his career … rated the 20th-best running back nationally and 43rd-best player in the East for 2006 on preseason basis by The Sporting News SchoolSports … one of top 33 running backs nationally on 2006 preseason basis by CBS Sportsline.com College Football Preview … rated the fifth-best prospect in the ‘athlete’ category on 2006 preseason basis by The Sporting News … played running back as a sophomore and finished with 2,187 yards including five 200-yard games and became only the sixth sophomore to make the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 22 team … hampered by an ankle injury as a junior and rushed for 1,291 yards on 160 carries … played for coach Greg Mihalik at Hampton … started as an outfielder on the varsity baseball team for four years and played on the varsity basketball team for four years … former national champion of the Punt, Pass and Kick competition … born Aug. 5, 1988 … son of Stephen and Lisa Paskorz … enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, majoring in marketing.
Paskorz[apos] Career Statistics
|2007||Did Not Play|